Newcomer serving organizations welcome plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees
OCASI Statement: Priorities For The New Government Of Canada
October 28, 2015/Toronto - As the newly elected government of Canada is set to be sworn into office, OCASI is encouraged by the Prime Minister Designate's leadership in countering a growing divisiveness and xenophobia through an expression of unity and appreciation of diversity in Canada. We look forward to the full realization of that message through strong public policy measures, including public education initiatives that will build equitable opportunities for all Canadian residents.
Urban Heart @ Toronto: An Evidence-based Standard for Measuring the Well-being of Toronto's Neighbourhoods
Urban HEART stands for "Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool."
Open Dialogue Event: Pathways To Citizenship
What are the current pathways to Canadian citizenship for Toronto's residents? Are these changing? What are the barriers and what supports can we put in place?
Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers 100 Queen Street West
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 Statement on Quebec Charter of Values
As an organization committed to human rights and equity, OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is deeply concerned that the proposed Quebec Charter of Values will discriminate against and marginalize women and men from equity-seeking groups and communities.
Introducing the Redesigned OrgWise Website
Voting Rights for Permanent Residents in Municipal Elections
Hundreds of thousands of Toronto residents pay local taxes and use city services, but have no say in who represents them, because they are not yet Canadian citizens. Recently, the City of Toronto's Community Development and Recreation Committee put forward a request to review “the opportunity to have permanent residents in Toronto be given the right to vote in municipal elections.” Join OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office for a panel discussion on the merits of this proposal.