News from Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) acts as a collective voice for 170 agencies serving immigrants and coordinates response to the shared needs and concerns of these agencies.
OCASI is responsible for a number of projects including:
Settlement.Org is a website that provides information for newcomers. On Settlement.Org, you will find current information on topics such as employment, education, healthcare, and housing. Settlement.Org also provides access to local immigrant-serving agencies, multilingual information, and an online community for those seeking answers to their resettlement questions. Settlement.org is a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).
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When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto M5R 1C7
Panel discussion on refugee rights in 2017: is Toronto really a sanctuary city / refugee experience with Islamophobia, anti-black racism / healthcare for refugees / refugee claimants and human rights.
OCASI urges you to tell your MP to reject the language amendment, which increases the requirement of language & knowledge test for citizenship from age 55 to 60.
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET
OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - invites you to participate in a webinar, "Hands Off My Sister!"
Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will launch a province-wide 1-800 number to provide summary legal advice and information to the communities they serve.
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, on York Mills Road near Don Mills
This is a panel discussion to be presented at the OCASI Annual General Meeting 2016.
OCASI has been providing training for front-line workers in OCASI member agencies, on war trauma and refugee mental health. In-person training sessions have begun across the province.
When: Monday, April 4, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Women's College Hospital Auditorium, 76 Grenville Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, M5S 1B2
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a panel presentation and discussion on refugee determination, detention, healthcare, and more, and featuring Spoken Word performance by refugee youth.
Sept.-Oct.: OCASI's E-learning Training on Responding to Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities
When: Course SV D, September 10 - October 15; Course SV E, September 18 - October 23
This course is intended to help frontline practitioners working with immigrant and refugee communities to understand issues of sexual violence and develop a supportive response for survivors.
Canadians Call on Minister of Immigration to Celebrate Family Day By Strengthening Family Class Reunification
A coalition of organizations and academic institutes across Canada are calling on the Federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to mark Family Day 2014 by strengthening the family class immigration program.
CitizenshipCounts.ca - OCASI Launches New Website & App To Help Youth Study For The Citizenship Test
CitizenshipCounts.ca is a new national website and Android / iPhone app that helps young people study for the citizenship test and learn about the benefits of Canadian citizenship.
Date Wednesday March 20, 2013
Time 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Place Novella Room, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Contact Amy Casipullai at OCASI, 416-322-4950 ext. 239, email@example.com or Jehad Aliweiwi at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, 416-421-1495, firstname.lastname@example.org
OCASI and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office invite you to a panel discussion on Voting Rights for Permanent Residents in Municipal Elections: Citizen Engagement or Citizenship Devaluation?
Date April 4, 2011
Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each April 4th 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.
The survey will gather information about the service needs of immigrants and refugees to Ontario, assess their satisfaction with services, and identify how services might be improved.
Launched: SWAVE online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant, and refugee women
SWAVE - Settlement Workers Against Violence Everywhere - is OCASI's online community dedicated to issues of violence against newcomer, immigrant and refugee women.
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has launched a new site that will support the Francophone settlement sector by providing information and resources focused on professional development, capacity building, promising practices, and information-sharing.
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has rolled out 136 videos in 17 languages to quickly highlight services that very recent newcomers (or those getting ready to come) might not know about.
New French-Language Website for Ontario's Francophone Settlement Sector: Ensemble pour l'Établissement
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants has announced the launch of Ensemble pour l'Établissement, a new French-language website for Ontario's francophone settlement sector.
Date June 1, 2010 to June 2, 2010
Time 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 304, Toronto
These interactive workshops are to enhance the capacity of settlement service workers in addressing the mental health issues of the people they serve.