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OCASI: Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

OCASI’s Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities provides resources, education and leadership to the settlement sector and the broader community on gender-based violence prevention and survivor support. We facilitate resource development, public education campaigns, professional development and training, online courses, community-building, knowledge-sharing, advocacy, and use of the arts in order to…

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OHC: Stories of Newcomer Workers in Manitoba’s Food Processing Industry

OHC’s final report “Stories of Newcomer Workers in Manitoba’s Food Processing Industry” is now available, based on interviews they conducted with 11 workers from the Chinese and Eritrean communities. The report details the migration and work stories of newcomer workers in this industry, as well as their concerns, hopes and dreams. OHC has made 21…

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Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers: Update / Permis de travail ouvert pour les travailleurs vulnérables : mise à jour

From: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Immigration Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada Just over a year ago, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada launched the Open Work Permit for Vulnerable Workers: a new program to help migrant workers quickly exit situations of workplace abuse. To further promote awareness of the program, the Department has released a video in multiple…

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Parent Tip sheet – Aggression in preschoolers (3-5 years of age)

Noticing aggressive behaviour in children can be distressing for parents, but it is important to know that even young children can be aggressive and that this aggression can lead to problems at home and in school. This document provides parents, especially those with preschoolers, with tips and prevention methods. Parents play an influential and important…

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Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) – a partnership between service providers and researchers

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) is an alliance of university, community, and government partners dedicated to fostering welcoming communities and promoting the integration of immigrants and minorities across Canada. Their website includes a research library of recent papers about immigration-related issues, videos, media links and information about their annual conference.

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Resource Link: http://p2pcanada.ca/

Positive Spaces Starter Kit – LGBTQ+ newcomers (available in English & French)

The Positive Spaces Initiative Starter Kit was designed by OCASI in 2009 and updated 2014 (English version only; French updates currently under development) with the intention of supporting settlement agencies in the beginning phases of creating Positive Spaces. Specifically tailored to the settlement sector in Ontario, it contains five fact sheets and five stories drawn from…

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Prairie & Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference Report

On September 25 and 26, 2017, Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, Alberta hosted a two-day conference: the Prairie and Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference convened and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The conference featured a diverse program of speakers with a range of personal and professional experiences supporting LGBTQ+ newcomers…

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Prairie Northern Territories Small Centre Promising Practices Learning Event Report 2017

The Prairie Northern Territories Small Centre Promising Practices Learning Event provided a platform to network, share challenges and successes, and collectively inform Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) priority-setting for future funding. Over a three-day period from June 26, 2017, small centre organizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba came together in Brandon, Manitoba, to share…

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RAP Need Assessments: Working Documents

These working documents were developed by MANSO in collaboration with the three Manitoba Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Providers: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place, Accueil francophone and Westman Immigrant Services. These are working documents intended to guide trained settlement practitioners in conducting needs assessments with refugee families.  The initial needs assessment is intended to…

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