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Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1

Positive Spaces Initiative

OCASI | Positive Spaces Initiatives are pleased to announce the upcoming self-directed online training on : Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1

About this Course

The Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1 course is a free, self-directed, online course with updated information for settlement workers to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) immigrants, refugees, and newcomers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1, you will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of an anti-racism/anti-oppression framework to support LGBTQIA+ immigrants, refugees, and newcomers
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the various barriers and issues surrounding 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in their access to services
  • Situate yourself in the context of systemic oppressions faced by LGBTQIA+ newcomers in order to serve better LGBTQIA+ immigrants and refugees living in Ontario by engaging in allyship
  • Demonstrate an understanding of your responsibilities as a service provider in the settlement sector by implementing best practices to create and maintain a positive space for LGBTQIA+ newcomers in your agency

Criteria for Participation

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the immigrant and refugee-serving sector across Ontario and who are willing to:

  • Commit to approximately 2-4 hours of learning per week
  • Engage in a discussion group on, a new national online community of practice for the settlement sector
  • Complete assignments within the given timeframe

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI.

Registration deadline: January 12, 2024

If you have any questions, please contact Onar Usar (she/her) at:

Event Details

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