December 10 celebrates international human rights and the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family. Refugees are part of the human family and entitled to the same rights.These rights include the rights to asylum, to liberty, to protection from torture, to an adequate standard of living, to healthcare, to be reunited with family and to protection of the best interests of children.
OCASI has long wanted to create a reliable and affordable system that agencies could use to manage their interactions with clients. That time has come; OCASI introduces the OCASI Client Management System (OCMS). This new, powerful, and sophisticated client-based system can be used by multi-service agencies across Canada to record and retrieve important client information while generating detailed real-time reports on individual and group activities.
The Minimum Wage Advisory Panel in Ontario has begun public consultations on the minimum wage. Consultations are to be completed by October 18, 2013.
The purpose of the consultations is to receive input and comments on issues raised in a consultation paper that was released on July 17, 2013. The Advisory Panel is seeking input through 9 specific questions detailed in the consultation paper.
The OCASI Executive Director's Forum (ED Forum) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Toronto at the Westin Prince Hotel. At this year's Forum, you will have an opportunity to meet and get to know keynote speaker Honourable Michael Coteau, MPP, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. We invite you to join the more than 200 sector leaders, funders and government representatives to dialogue on priorities and issues of concern, and devise strategies to address current and emerging trends.
Now accepting applications for DiverseCity Fellows 2013 program (deadline: 5PM July 17 2013)
CACHC is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Canadian Community Health Centres Organizational Survey. Developed through the leadership of CACHC's Research Working Group, this brief online survey aims to increase understanding of Community Health Centres (CHCs) across Canada and the breadth of services and programs that they provide.
OCASI, through the Professional Education and Training (PET) project, is accepting applications from agencies seeking in-house group training on the topic of Non-Profit Change Management. Training on this topic will prepare sector staff to respond and adapt to changes and make necessary improvements.
My Canada Includes All Families
A Campaign to Stop Further Restrictions on Family Class Immigrants
The Government of Canada has proposed changes to theImmigration and Refugee Protection Regulationsto further limit family class immigrants to Canada.Such as:
Celebrate refugee rights in Canada on April 4!
Refugee Rights Day is commemorated on April 4 every year in Canada to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of refugee rights in Canada as a result of the Supreme Court Singh decision in 1985. Join us this year to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the 'Singh Decision'.
Scroll down to see a list of activities in Toronto that you can join. The activities are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.