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February 2021 / Toronto
It is with a heavy heart that we entered this month, with the news that OCASI’s long-term accountant Sylvia Draper-Fernandez had transitioned.
A stalwart in Toronto’s non-profit sector, Sylvia, the owner and principal of Progressive Accounting (PAS) Services was the Council’s accountant since its inception almost forty-three years ago.
We held a virtual Town Hall for frontline staff at OCASI member agencies on COVID-19 Vaccines on February 1, 2021.
COVID-19 vaccines will eventually be offered to all adults living in Canada. OCASI member agencies are helping refugees and immigrants to learn more about the vaccines and vaccination. The Town Hall featured medical doctors who answered frontline worker questions related to the vaccines.
COVID-19 Recovery and Reconstruction
Proposals and recommendations from OCASI and other civil society organizations:
Reconstruction and Reset: A Plan for Canada
By Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change. September 2020
January 2021 / Toronto
Mitho Makosi Kesikansi, Bonne année, Happy New Year, Heri ya Mwaka Mpya- regardless the language, the message is the same, best wishes/hopes/joy and happiness for the coming new year.
It is 2021 and a world of possibilities are opened before us as we continue to evolve our responses to the health pandemic and the social and economic inequities it has surfaced including the centuries old anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racisms; pandemics in their own right.