Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:09 AM
To align with our monthly theme of worker well-being, we’re excited to highlight the work of the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (OHCOW).
“The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) was established in 1989 by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL). The first clinic opened in 1989 in Hamilton, with subsequent clinics opened in Toronto, Windsor, Sudbury,...
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 04:35 PM
Request for Proposals
To develop a National, Bilingual Toolkit for OCASI’s Accessibility Initiative (AI)
Deadline for Receipt of Submissions: Tuesday, August 31st, 2021, by 5 PM
OCASI invites qualified individuals/organizations/companies to submit a proposal for a contract to develop a national and bilingual toolkit for the Accessibility Initiative.
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer...
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2021 12:55 PM
How can I recognize and manage signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout?
Trusted resources and advice to help you identify, prevent and manage compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout:
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2021 12:30 PM
The Government of Canada continues to be deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and the risks it poses for many vulnerable Afghans. Canada’s special immigration program has already brought many Afghans to Canada—and our teams there, here and across the world are working around the clock to bring as many people as possible to safety.
As the Taliban continues to take over more of Afghanistan, Afghans’ lives are under threat—and many have already fled the country. To help address...
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021 06:51 PM
Settlement services are crucial to a newcomer’s success in Canada. They help new Canadians get work, learn English or French, find a place to live and, more broadly, succeed in this country. With the pandemic exacerbating the already challenging process of beginning a new life in a new land, settlement services have never been more critical.
To help ensure that all newcomers have access to the support they need, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and...
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021 04:49 PM
Envisioning the Future of the Immigrant-Serving Sector
We are pleased to share the research results of our national SPO and Newcomer surveys, collected between May and June, 2021!
Between 2021-2023, ACS-Metropolis will be conducting nationwide research to discover how to strengthen the immigrant-serving sector so that it is more responsive, collaborative, innovative, and sustainable. We’ll be identifying actionable solutions and new models by engaging service providers, newcomers, policymakers, employers...
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:28 AM
The Government of Canada is committed to helping every woman and girl in Canada reach her full potential. A central part of this is addressing and overcoming the unique barriers that can sometimes stand in their way. These barriers can be particularly significant for racialized newcomer women, and have increased since the onset of the pandemic and its disproportionate impact on women.
To help address these challenges and create more opportunities for racialized newcomer women, the Honourable Marco...
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 11:58 AM
James Swaka, a student of the N4-SPU Online Program, was born in South Sudan and came to Canada as a refugee student through the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) program. Starting in university, James was called upon to be an interpreter of both the language and the experience of people who were coming from refugee camps due to his own lived experience with these camps. He now works as a case manager at Reception House for the Waterloo region, an organization that welcomes and settles government-assisted...
Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2021 01:05 PM
How does the acceptance of an economic newcomer differ from temporary foreign workers, international students, refugees and asylum seekers?
Trusted resources and advice to help you learn more about Canada’s determination system in accepting newcomers and the common difficulties faced by economic immigrants:
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 02:14 PM
Supporting newcomers - assisting those who followed our immigration journey
Unless you are of Indigenous descent, your family settled in Canada. In honour of Canada Day, we would like to encourage everyone to reflect upon their family's immigration journey. Whether you are 1st, 2nd, 3rd or further generation immigrant, ... Read more