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Déclaration d’OCASI sur la Charte des valeurs québécoises

Comme organisme engagé dans les droits des personnes et l'équité, OCASI- Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants est profondément préoccupé par le fait que la Charte des valeurs québécoises proposée, va discriminer et marginaliser les femmes et les hommes appartenant aux groupes et communautés en quête d'équité.

OCASI letter on Canada Job Grant, LMA and LMDA


OCASI wrote to Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development to express support for Ontario employment programs resourced through the federal-provincial Labour Market Agreement, and to urge that these funds are not diverted to the Canada Job Grant.


Honourable Jason Kenney
Minister of Employment and Social Development
Place du Portage, Phase IV, 14th Floor
140 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Québec K1A 0J9

Happy New Year?

I had planned a happy New Year message, filled with good thoughts and wishes for the many of us who are advocates for a just and equitable Ontario and Canada. And while I'm sending those wishes that everything that is good and positive will come our way; that the lives of those who are in distress will be made easier and that the hearts and minds of those who make decisions that have impact on our lives will be guided by fairness and good conscience, my focus in this message has changed due to two emails that I received in the dying days of 2013 and the opening days of 2014. 

A Space for All Voices: An Exhibition by the Gardiner Expressive Arts Group

The Barbra Schlifer Clinic is a daring centre providing access to justice and support for women who have experienced violence. The agency proudly carry on the tradition of social justice work inspired by their namesake, Barbra Teena Schlifer, a promising young lawyer whose life was cut short by violence in 1980.