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Professional development training: Serving Youth in Newcomer Communities (SYNC)

OCASI is pleased to launch registration for the upcoming online professional development training program for settlement service providers: Serving Youth in Newcomer Communities (SYNC)

The course will build on essential foundational concepts and take an anti-oppressive, youth-centered, trauma-informed approach to better equip service providers working with newcomer youth populations.

Learning Objectives :

  • Learn to unpack their biases and engage in self-reflective practice
  • Develop interpersonal and professional skills and knowledge to support diverse communities of newcomer youth
  • Critically analyze the various systems that newcomer youth come into contact with that may cause or perpetuate barriers and/or trauma
  • Strategize interventions that respond to barriers and empower youth
  • Develop programming that centers youth and responds directly to community-identified needs

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 the province who are willing to:

  • Commit to approximately 2-4 hours of learning per week.
  • Engage in SYNC 101 Group in, a new national online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector.
  • Complete assignments within the given timeframe.

Please note this is a 5 Module ONLINE training program. At the successful completion of the entire e-course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI.

  • Course Launch Date: July 1 - Sep 30, 2023
  • Location: Online at
  • Registration deadline: June 25, 2023 (or once registration fills up)

If you have any questions, please contact

Event Details

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