Mission Statement


The Mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life.

Statement of Principles and Objectives

In particular,

  • OCASI asserts the right of all persons to participate fully and equitably in the social, cultural, political and economic life of Ontario.
  • OCASI affirms that immigrants and refugees to Canada should be guaranteed equitable access to all services and programs.
  • OCASI believes that Canada must be a land of refuge and opportunity, a country known for humanity and justice in its treatment of immigrants and refugees.
  • OCASI believes that in cooperation with other groups and communities which promote human rights and struggle against discrimination, OCASI will see these principles realized.

OCASI’s objectives are:

  • To act as a collective voice for member agencies serving immigrants in all matters related to immigrants
  • To work to improve services provided to immigrants in Ontario
  • To act as an advisory and resource body for community service agencies, government and other stakeholders in regard to matters of immigrant services
  • To stimulate and conduct research on the needs of immigrants and the effectiveness of services being provided as well as methods of delivery of services
  • To encourage the exchange of information among Member Agencies