Four OCASI member agencies in the Peel region have been selected as United Way Anchor agencies. Congratulations:
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Malton Neighbourhood Services
Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services
Punjabi Community Health Services
They and four other agencies were selected to join United Way’s local network, to go beyond service delivery and work to address deepening poverty in the 905 area. The anchor agencies will receive enhanced general operating support over the next 3 years.
This webinar hosted by OCASI provides information on access to federal and provincial income support and benefits for refugees, migrants and people with precarious immigration status. Presented by Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. Read more for links to recorded webinar, Powerpoint slides and sample letter for Ontario Works for people with precarious immigration status.
Need to streamline client information for your agency? Generate reports quickly and easily? Meet last-minute funder changes in reporting? Discover how by watching the OCMS video or sign up for a webinar. OCASI Client Management System was developed by the sector for the sector, and is exclusively user-fee supported. Contact Elena Trapeznikova firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 322-4950 ext. 241
OCASI Mental Health Promotion - Community of Practice
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CCR Updates on COVID-19 Impacts
Up-to date information from Canadian Council for Refugees on Temporary Emergency Measures for Refugee Claims, making a refugee claim in Canada during the pandemic, resources for migrant workers and more.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association wants to hear from you -- from people who been stopped for information, or have received tickets, charges, fines or other penalties for failing to comply with new COVID rules. The CCLA is gathering the information to know how emergency orders and laws are being enforced across Canada and who is most affected.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a policy statement to guide all levels of government to adopt a human rights-based approach to managing policy, legal, regulatory, public health and emergency-related responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steps to Justice answers questions about legal rights related to social assistance (Ontario Workers) and Ontario Disability Support Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the website to learn more, and for information about legal problems in many other areas.
This partnership project brings you a research bulletin featuring needs assessment findings from across the country for a Gender-Based Violence & Settlement Sector Strategy. The project focuses on working collaboratively to build capacity in the refugee and immigrant settlement and anti-violence sectors.
Ontario is seeking those with experience in providing health care who are available to help provincial efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, if required. The province announced a temporary online tool where healthcare workers can apply for work opportunities and be matched to employers in need of staff.