Webinar Series: Gender-Based Violence Awareness and COVID-19

This webinar series is designed for Service Providers working with newcomers, immigrants, and refugees. It is focused on allyship as an important skill for service providers working with newcomers, immigrants and refugees on Gender-Based Violence awareness. The presentations are organized by a collaborative partnership between: CISSA-ACSEI, The Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance – Alliance canadienne du secteur…

Positive Spaces Starter Kit for settlement agencies – LGBTQIA+ newcomers (EN/FR)

The Positive Spaces Initiative Starter Kit was designed by OCASI in 2009 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 interviews with LGBTQIA+ newcomers, staff, and allies who participated in the…

LGBTQ Glossary of Terms (available in English & French)

This is the complete list of terms and definitions used in the OCASI Positive Spaces training modules. Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is the umbrella organization for the sector in Ontario. The resource is available in French (Français) and English.

IRCC: Dashboard on francophone immigration 2019

In 2019, IRCC Minister launched “Meeting Our Objectives: Francophone Immigration Strategy”. This Strategy displays the vision of Canada with regard to Francophone immigration in FMCs. It is an exhaustive roadmap to achieve three main objectives to support the vitality of those communities: Increase Francophone immigration to reach a target of 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside…

IRCC Gender Based Violence Settlement Sector Strategy Partnership – Winter 2020 Bulletin & Webinar Slides

In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on developing a national strategy to address GBV for newcomers and refugees. In coming together, the partners saw it as critically important to build on the expertise of the many…

Mind Your Mind: Welcome to Canada Quiz & Posters for Newcomer Youth

This project was initiated and guided by youth in the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg’s Youth Mental Wellness program, in collaboration with the Ontario-based non-profit Mind Your Mind. This single-player or multi-player quiz game reviews some key concepts on the themes “Money & Jobs”, “Finding Help”, “Social Customs”, “Coping with Change” and “Planning for the Future”. The…

IOM/ OIM: COVID-19 Analytical Snapshots

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has produced COVID-19 Analytical Snapshots, a series of 1-2 page snapshots on the latest analyses from around the world on the migration and mobility-related issues stemming from COVID-19. These COVID-19 Analytical Snapshots are designed to capture the latest information and analysis in a fast-moving environment. Download the Snapshots |…

Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Treaty Education Initiative (TEI)

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) has updated new resource of the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) on its website. TEI is s a public education initiative that promotes teaching about treaties from kindergarten to grade 12. Included is the Teacher’s Manual, as well as resources from the Treaties Education Kit. Together, these resources complement…

RIF Manitoba: Francophone service pathway – Resource for English-speaking sector staff

Réseau en Immigration Francophone (RIF) Manitoba has shared with our sector the new resource to help English-speaking sector staff when making referrals to Francophone services. This will ensure that clients will receive consistent information throughout the sector. Please feel free to share this resource with your friends or colleagues! Resource for English speaking sector staff…

UNHCR Canada Report – Are refugees good for Canada? A look at Canadian refugee integration

The following study surveys the most recent data and research available to provide a glimpse into the lives and achievements of the one million refugees who arrived in Canada since 1980. It should serve as a useful source for those interested in explaining to various audiences how refugees integrate and contribute to Canadian society and…