Resources and Professional Development
Some useful links where you can access information and professional development resources. You can also connect with other settlement service providers:
Professional development resources and news for front-line workers, program staff, managers and administrative staff in the Ontario settlement sector.
SettleNet.org is a bilingual community of practice for Canada's immigrant and refugee serving sector
Allies in Refugee Integration (ARI)
Allies in Refugee Integration (ARI) is an IRCC-funded project exploring how sponsors and settlement service providers can work together to best support refugees in their first year in Ontario.
Latest News & Stories
Feb 21, 2023 2 min. read
Government of Canada increases sponsorship opportunities for Sponsorship Agreement Holders
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced an increase in the number of refugees that Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) can sponsor, to 13,500 by 2023.
Feb 17, 2023 2 min. read
U.S. Launch of Welcome Corps- Private Sponsorship of Refugees
Last January 2023, U.S. Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, announced the launch of a new private sponsorship of refugees program, Welcome Corps.
Aug 31, 2022 2 min. read
The Daniel Schickedanz Scholarship Award Program
Daniel Schickedanz’s belief in youth is rooted in his own experience that if given opportunity & support, youth can excel in their education and contribute to a positive social change in societ
Mar 31, 2023 - Online
Roundtable: Gender-Based Violence & Racialized Migrant People with Disabilities and Deaf People
OCASI / The Immigrant and Refugee Communities - Neighbours, Friends and Families and the Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence invite you to participate in the u
Apr 3, 2023 - Online
Virtual Event: Refugees Are Welcome Here: Journeys to Justice and Joy
Toronto Refugee Rights Day Planning Committee invites you to participate in the event: Refugees Are Welcome Here: Journeys to Justice and Joy
Apr 4 - May 2, 2023 - Online
Self-directed course: Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in the Immigrant and Refugee-Serving Sector
OCASI invites you to register for the upcoming self-directed online course: Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in the Immigrant and Refugee-Serving Sector