Older immigrant women face unique challenges and risk factors of economic abuse due to the intersections of immigration and age.
Below are Settlement Sector events happening in Ontario.
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Canada’s labour market is gendered, racialized and consistently unequal. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is closely connected to women's economic security, including their income, employment, and housing.
The Positive Spaces Initiative is excited to host Aleks Selim Dughman Manzur (they/them), Co-Executive Director: Programming & Advocacy at Rainbow Refugee Society and Lisa Duplessis (she/her), Director, Community Access and Engagement at the 519 Community Centre for a one-hour webinar. Aleks and Lisa will discuss the specific settlement barriers faced by LGBTQIA+ refugees, im/migrants and newcomers, and how to address them. There will be a Q&A period at the end of their presentation.
This one-day virtual event will be an opportunity to share lessons learned from implementing the OCASI Mental Health Promotion Integrated Service Model and to collaborate with key stakeholders across primary care, mental health, and the settlement sectors on how to build a trauma and violence informed workplace that prioritizes client and staff mental health.
Let's talk about your resources, experiences, and insights. I'll provide some useful information, good ideas, promising practices, and resources from across the country that you can immediately use in your service delivery work with Newcomers.
Anti-Black racism is a specific form of racism, rooted in the colonial history and practice of enslavement, that continues to impact the lives of Black people, regardless of whether they have a specific lineage to the enslaved in Canada, or if they are recent comers to Canada.
OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants cordially is pleased to announce our Self-Directed E-learning Training on: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Newcomers through Positive Spaces.