Integration and Settlement

Un an plus tard, l'accueil des Syriens

Un an après l’arrivée des premiers Syriens au Canada,  dans le cadre d’un important mouvement de réinstallation, les organismes au service des nouveaux arrivants et de parrainage tiennent à saluer et à remercier les innombrables Canadiens qui ont contribué individuellement et collectivement au parrainage et à l’accueil des réfugiés.

OCASI Response to National Consultations on Immigration

IRCC Questions:

Strengthening our Canadian fabric

  • How many newcomers should we welcome to Canada in 2017 and beyond?
  • How can we best support newcomers to ensure they become successful members of our communities?
  • Do we have the balance right among the immigration programs or streams? If not, what priorities should form the foundation of Canada's immigration planning?


Services for Syrian Refugees in Ontario: OCASI Environmental Scan Report

In December 2015, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants with financial support from the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration, and International Trade (MCIIT), undertook an environmental scan to assess the existing capacity and service gaps of refugee and immigrant-serving organizations in Ontario to meet the needs of large numbers of Syrian refugee arrivals.

Letter To The Editor On Police Carding

OCASI letter to Toronto Star, sent on May 15, 2015

OCASI would like to commend Ontario Superior Court Justice Frederick Myers for his recent ruling on police carding in favor of a Sudanese immigrant who was profiled and assaulted by police for exercising his right. The ruling is a first step in the right direction and underscores what a growing number of people in Toronto believes must happen - the end of carding and other racial profiling activities in the name of 'public safety'.