On October 18th-19th 2012 OCASI brought together the Accessibility Training and the Positive Space Initiative in London, ON for a two day conference to discuss issues facing newcomers living with disabilities who also identify as being a member of the LGBTQ community.
In the Field
A New Direction for Thorncliffe Park
Recently the Ontario Common Front hit the provincial scene in a big way with the launch of a report called Falling Behind. The report focuses on Ontario's growing inequality, which has dominated the media and put a spotlight on the harsh impact of cuts to jobs and services.
The report was produced by a coalition of over 90 not-for-profit organizations, unions and community groups across the province and detail how Ontario has fallen behind all other provinces in terms of income inequality, rising poverty and inadequate funding for services.
The Gateway - York Region's first conference for internationally educated professionals (IEPs), is being held on October 23, 2012. The conference provides an opportunity for IEPs, newcomer entrepreneurs, employers, professional associations and government representatives to make new contacts, exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Who Should Attend
The Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC) 2013 CANNEXUS Conference brings together career practitioners from across Canada to Ottawa January 28 – 30, 2013.
Three days of learning and sharing in the nation's capital is a must for those in career services provision who want to enhance their professional development, improve organizational productivity, and client service effectiveness.
CARE Centre for Internationally Educated Nurses, a non-profit organization, provides immigrant nurses with the one-on-one support, language and communication skills and exam preparation to be successful in the nursing profession. CARE Centre recognizes the value of nurses with diverse education and experience and is committed to advocating for their full contribution to Ontario's healthcare system.
OCASI's online self-directed courses, offered through Learn At Work are free and open to anyone. You can enroll yourself in any course listed as "self-directed". Self-directed course means that you will read the content and complete the activities at your own pace.
Currently, there are self-directed courses in the following: