Redesigning The Future Of Sponsored Refugee Resettlement in Ontario

Do you want to participate in the reshaping of private sponsorship of refugees?

Refugees 613 in collaboration with the Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is looking for former privately-sponsored refugees, private sponsors, and settlement workers who work with privately-sponsored refugees.

Participants will have a full day of brainstorming focused on designing tools and ideas that can make an impact on private sponsorship.

½ Day Accessibility Training Session

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.

Roundtable To Better Support LGBTQIA+ Refugees

The Ontario Council of Agencies (OCASI) in collaboration with the Aids Committee of Ottawa (ACO), Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), KIND and Sommerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) are organizing a roundtable to develop strategies to better support LGBTQIA+ refugees.

The aim is to showcase the commitments made in the health, LGBTQIA+ and settlement serving sectors.

This will be an opportunity to explore and share best practices when services the members of this community.

Trauma Informed Services For settlement sector staff part 2

Trauma Informed Services for settlement sector staff is part two of a training series organized by Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) in collaboration with The Canadian Center for Victims of Torture and Women’s Health In Women’s Hands Community Health Centre.

This workshop series aims to strengthen collaboration and partnership between newcomers and refugee serving organization.

The following topics will be covered:

1/2 Day Accessibility Training Session

Moving abroad can be challenging and stressful for newcomers.

Adjusting to a new culture, language, and environment can be especially challenging for immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities.

To help settlement workers cater to immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities, the Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is organizing a ½ day training session.

Once the training is done, you will be able to: