settlement workers

Best practices in settlement-sponsor collaboration

What are the best practices to ensure a better collaboration between private sponsors and settlement providers?

That is a question that the Allies In Refugee Integration (ARI) will try to answer through a webinar.

This will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about what ARI discovered after four months of consultation and community research on that topic with stakeholders in Ontario.

The following topics will be covered:

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.

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:

Serving Newcomers with Limited Formal Education & English Ability

Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships is organizing a workshop that will focus on tools, practices, and considerations that can come in handy when working with newcomers with limited formal education and English ability.

Settlement workers will have a training in We Speak Translate project.

This project, in a nutshell, uses the Google Translate application to get rid of the language barrier by establishing a platform for communication between front-line workers and newcomers until they develop their English.

‘We Speak Translate’ training webinar: Using Google Translate for newcomer settlement

The first step to successful integration and inclusion of refugees is the crumbling down of language barrier.

To establish a common platform for communication between front-line workers and newcomers while they develop their English language skill, the Canadian Council For refugees (CCR) is organizing a webinar training to get familiar with We Speak Translate project.

We Speak Translate project aims to re-purpose technology as a means to welcome and connect with communities.

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:

Settlement Information & Referral Online Training Course

How to best carter to vulnerable newcomers’ needs? This is the question that Findhelp Information Services/211 Central will try to answer through its online training course.

This free e-learning course has four components:

  • Introduction to Information and Referral

  • Assessment Skills

  • Navigation Skills

  • Service coordination, follow-up and crisis intervention

Journey to Promote Mental Health, Essential Mental Health training for frontline workers

Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among refugees can be challenging.

To help address this problem, Hong Fook Mental Health Association is organizing a mental health training workshop.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the impacts of trauma on an individual’s mental health

  • Recognizing the influences of culture, cultural identity, stigma on refugees’ mental health

Anti-Oppression workshop for Service Providers Working with Vulnerable Newcomers

Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships invites service providers to an interactive workshop that aims to create positive, welcoming, anti-oppressive spaces for vulnerable newcomers.

Participants will also be provided with a short PowerPoint presentation that they can use to briefly describe what they learned with their respective organization and peers.

Date: Thursday, 4th of October 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m

Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto

Testing our Tolerance: The journey from foreign refugee camps to Canada’s rival political camps

Ever wanted to learn more about the experiences of a foreign correspondent to refugee camps abroad and his opinion on the resettlement of refugees in Canada? Well, wait no longer!
Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement is organizing a presentation on this subject.
Date: Thursday 4th of October 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m to 1:30 p.m
Location: Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre (6th Floor), Toronto