Settlement

Settlement workers need to have knowledge about the labour market and employment resources in order to connect newcomers with appropriate services.

Government of Canada invests $35 million to expand settlement services for newcomers in small towns and rural communities

Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in the future of our country and contribute in important ways to our society and economic recovery from the pandemic. To ensure newcomers settling in small towns and rural communities have access to essential services during their first year in Canada, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an investment of more than $35 million to expand resettlement capacity and settlement services across Canada.

Refugee 613's Digital Messaging Summit - session recordings

Summary:

In January 2021, Refugee 613 hosted the Digital Messaging Summit to share practical strategies and advice about managing digital messaging services by and for immigrants and refugees and build a network of people working in this area.

The Summit heard from experts in:

  • digital community design and engagement
  • community management, guidelines and protocols
  • fighting misinformation and disinformation online
  • impact measurement, and more

You can watch recordings of their presentations below at this link:

OCASI's Professional Development (PD) Conference Registration is now OPEN!

People, Power, Impact: The Future of Im/migration

Registration NOW OPEN

 

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Greetings Friends and Members, OCASI is pleased to announce the return of our Professional Development Conference which will take place on October 21st & 22nd, 2021. This year’s conference will take place virtually and registration is now open.

Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada's 1st Indigenous governor general



July 6 - Ottawa


Inuk leader and former ambassador Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general — the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed to the role.

During a news conference across the river from Parliament Hill this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the Queen has accepted his recommendation to appoint Simon — a past president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization — as the 30th governor general.

OCASI wants to hear from you, settlement practitioners!

In order to better serve its communities of settlement practitioners, OCASI is organizing a survey for its 2 bilingual knowledge hubs, SettlementAtWork and its French counterpart SecteurEtablissement.

The short survey will allow OCASI to get feedback and more insight on how settlement practitioners have been using these platforms so far and how they would like to see them evolve in the near future. A win-win situation!

ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants and Refugees in Toronto

The ICES recently published a report on the impact of COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants in Toronto, data as of November 1, 2020 and trends over time as of November 7, 2020, fully titled "Key findings from ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants (Guttmann A,
Gandhi S, Wanigaratne S, Lu H, Ferreira-Legere LE. Toronto, ON: ICES; 2020.)".

Some key findings are: