A Free Workshop on Residency Requirements for Accessing Benefits

A Professional Development/Training Opportunity for Community Service Providers and legal clinic caseworkers

At this workshop, find out about the residency requirements for accessing various government benefits, including Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Child Benefit (CCB), and Toronto subsidized housing. Let’s explore what role community service providers could play to assist their clients.

Article Series: Self-Care for the Immigrant and Refugee Serving Sector (July 2016)


Article Series on Self-Care for the Immigrant and Refugee Serving Sector by Aina-Nia Ayo'dele (July 2016)

How are you handling stress at work?
If your answer is "o.k." to "not good at all", you may want to cry at yourself or the situation that is causing you stress?

Laughter is one of the oldest healing arts and has been reported to reduce the levels of stress hormones as well as activate the release of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins (the body's natural painkillers). A technique as simple as laughter will:

OCASI Accessibility Initiative wins CRRF Award

On November 18, 2014, the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants was recognized by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) ‎for it's Accessibility Program with the 2014 Award of Excellence. The CRRF Awards of Excellence pays tribute to public, private and voluntary organizations whose efforts represent best practices in building awareness and understanding of Canadian values and identity that are reflective of Canadian diversity.

#CdnImm Event #12 - Language Services Delivery & Coordination

#CdnImm Event #12 - Language Services Delivery & Coordination

Join us on February 21, 2013 for the latest event which aims to discuss, gaining knowledge and sharing best practices in referrals to and service coordination of language services for newcomers; identifying and exploring hot topics in newcomer language services, including the launch of the Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS); and gathering information from presenters that attendees can apply to their work.