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Self-directed course Building Access & Equity for Newcomers with In/Visible Disabilities

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OCASI / Accessibility Initiative invites you to the upcoming self-directed course: Building Access & Equity for Newcomers with In/Visible Disabilities

This course aims to help im/migrant and refugee serving and disability sector practitioners working with im/migrant and refugee communities better understand the barriers and challenges they face, and to help them work towards creating welcoming, inclusive and accessible spaces for these service users.

Learning Objectives:

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

Criteria for Participation:

  • Attend the mandatory webinar
  • 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
  • Complete assignments

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

Registration deadline: Monday, September 25, 2023

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

Event Details

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