During this time of year, I remember and hold space for all those who are affected by war and political upheaval and persecution. Today I remember the peoples of the global south from South Sudan to Congo. From Bolivia to Haiti. From Hong Kong to West Papua. And I also remember the people here in Canada – First Peoples fighting for clean drinking water and to maintain their rights as keepers of these lands. My thoughts today as I write this are with Human Rights Defenders all over the globe.
Identities Relocated: A Newcomer’s Story of Finding Pride
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is holding its first Community Forum Theatre Performance to raise awareness on issues faced by LGBTQ+ Newcomers. November 25, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm and 5pm - 6pm - The Robby, upper hall, 85 Church Street, St. Catharines, ON. In partnership with Brock University. FREE event. Everyone is welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss a professional development conference this past month? Find it on SettleNet.org - a national community of practice platform for settlement workers and other professionals serving immigrant and refugee communities to collaborate, share articles, and form discussions around best-practices for their work. SettleNet.org is now in open beta. Come help us build the network!"
Why Agencies Love OCMS
“This week I had to pull some data from OCMS and I felt very glad in that moment that we had OCMS as our internal database. OCMS affords our agency the ability to organize all program data in one database... With OCMS, our clients are entered only once as contacts but then added to various programs streamlining the data entry process.”
International Student Pathways and Supports in Canada
An interactive discussion of policy, practice, community perspectives on supporting international students. November 29, 2019 8:30 am - 1:30 pm York University - N305 York Lanes, Toronto. Speakers Moy Wong-Tam, Baldev Mutta, Denis Gravelle, Arshdeep Sandhu. Hosted by York Region and Toronto networks of BMRC-IRMU Project, co-organized with OCASI. Please RSVP - space is limited.
CCR Consultation - CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking
Register for Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation on November 28 - 30, 2019, and CCR National Forum on Human Trafficking on November 27, 2019 - both in Ottawa, ON. The consultation will explore current issues affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement. The National Forum is a networking and information sharing space for service providers and advocates.
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