Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for refugees.
However, this experience can be pretty challenging for refugees with in/visible disabilities.
Learning who refugees with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is a significant step towards an inclusive settlement sector.
After all, despite having a broad understanding of disability, we still fail to understand the unique obstacles that refugees with in/visible disabilities face.
It seems that the settlement sector has been unable to effectively address their specific needs.
The Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day accessibility training session to better cater to the needs to refugees with in/visible disabilities.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Learn more about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code
Identify best practices to support the inclusion of immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities
Date: Friday, 15th of February, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Location: Catholic Crosscultural Services , 3660 Hurontario St 7th floor , Mississauga