Partagez votre histoire de la pandémie

Racontez-nous comment vous avez soutenu les personnes réfugiées, immigrantes et migrantes au cours de la pandémie. OCASI est en train de créer une collection d'histoires du secteur des services aux immigrants et aux réfugiés de l'Ontario à propos de la pandémie de COVID-19.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 110

The announcement of the federal election call and the news about the escalating crisis in Afghanistan occurred within hours of each other, the latter threatening to derail the former before the campaigns had even begun. Immigrant serving organizations, particularly those with refugee resettlement programs went on high alert, memories of six years ago- another campaign, another humanitarian crisis, all too fresh.


En français

Share Your Pandemic Story

Tell us how you supported refugees, immigrants and migrants during the pandemic. OCASI is creating a collection of stories from Ontario’s immigrant and refugee-serving sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to collect and publicly share your experience of working through such an unprecedented time, in recognition of your hard work, creativity and sheer determination to be there for the people and communities you support.

OCASI Welcomes New Oath/Affirmation of Citizenship

Toronto / June 23, 2021 - OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants commends the government on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Call to Action 94 on June 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day by amending the Citizenship Act.

From June 22, 2021 new citizens will swear the new oath, making a commitment to uphold treaties with Indigenous peoples as well as other commitments to Canada.

AAP Conférence virtuelle de développement professionnel OCASI 2021

Conférence virtuelle de développement professionnel OCASI 2021 AAP


20, 21 et 22 octobre 2021

Date limite de soumission prolongée au : vendredi 30 juillet 2021

Cliquez ici pour l'appel à propositions en anglais [English Call For Proposals]

Faites défiler vers le bas pour le lien vers le formulaire de soumission en ligne.

2021 Virtual OCASI Professional Development Conference CFP


October 20, 21 and 22, 2021

EXTENDED! Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 30, 2021

Click here for call for proposals in French [en français]

Scroll down for the link to the online submission form.

OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2021 Virtual OCASI Professional Development Conference.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 107

The day began with the news that the statue of Egerton Ryerson, often lauded as the father of education, but more recently and more accurately known as a key architect of (Indian) Residential Schools, outside Ryerson University was torn down. The sculptured head was detached and dropped into the Toronto Harbour. A symbolic move, but one that resonated with many whose families experienced the violence of the residential school system.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 106

The City of Toronto announced with great fanfare that its Toronto sign- the marker of a proud city that for some rivals the CN Tower as THE Toronto landmark - would be lit in bright red to mark the beginning of Asian Heritage Month. For Torontonians, this is par for the course as we celebrate our rich diversity of cultures and peoples from every corner of the globe. Then the sun rose …