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Self-directed course: Building Access and Equity for Im/Migrants and Refugees with In/Visible Disabilities

OCASI / Accessibility Initiative is pleased to open registration for the Accessibility Initiative's (AI) self-directed, online training course called: Building Access and Equity for Im/Migrants and Refugees with In/Visible Disabilities

This seven-module, self-directed course aims to support im/migrant and refugee serving sector practitioners across Canada working with im/migrant and refugee communities to better understand the barriers and challenges im/migrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities experience, and to work towards creating welcoming, inclusive and accessible spaces for these service users.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this 7-week course, you will be able to:

  1. Learn how to incorporate anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and disability justice frameworks into your settlement work
  2. Identify and confront overt and covert biases; including preconceived beliefs, stereotypes, as well as to work towards unlearning some Western assumptions about disability
  3. Examine the relationship between disability, race, colonialism, immigrant/refugee status, and other layers of marginalization
  4. Gain a greater understanding of the different legislation that exists internationally, nationally, provincially, and territorially as it relates to the rights of people with in/visible disabilities
  5. Become better aware of the requirements set out in the Accessible Canada Act, and what your organizations need to do to become accessible
  6. Gain a better understanding of the intersections of Gender-Based violence as it relates to women with in/visible disabilities
  7. Learn about best/good practices when working with im/migrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities

Criteria for Participation:

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the im/migrant and refugee-serving sector across Canada, who are willing to: 

  • Commit to approximately 1-3 hours of learning per week
  • Practice active participation throughout the course
  • Engage in Accessibility Initiative's (AI) Group in, a national online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector
  • Attend the mandatory webinar that will be offered during the course
  • Complete assignments 

At the successful completion of the 7 modules you will receive your certificate!

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Tecla Namusonge at

Event Details

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