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Self-directed online course : Race, Gendered Violence and the Rights of Women with Precarious Status

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OCASI - Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is pleased to announce the upcoming self-directed online course on Race, Gendered Violence, and the Rights of Women with Precarious Status

About this Course

This 4-module course is developed to help front-line practitioners learn about how to better understand and meet the unique needs of women with precarious status who are facing gender-based violence. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use trauma-informed and anti-oppression frameworks when supporting survivors with precarious immigration status.
  • Present strategies for assisting and referring racialized women with precarious immigration status.
  • Practice supporting survivors in navigating the eligibility requirements for benefits and social services based on their immigration status.
  • Understand the broader legislative context of service provision, including the role of Access Without Fear policies and privacy legislation in supporting survivors with precarious immigration status.

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 weekly discussion forum

*The course is offered over a 5-week period to allow participants enough time to complete and receive a certificate. This is a self-directed online training, meaning you can go at your own pace and complete the modules whenever you can. Participants will receive access to the course on November 15th at 9:00 AM, and the course will close on December 13th at 5:00 PM.

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact Maggie To at

Event Details

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