Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.

Survey on Refugee Settlement

This brief survey by OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is geared toward frontline settlement workers serving refugee clients. However, all settlement sector professionals involved in refugee settlement are invited to provide input. The survey closes Friday, February 3, 2017.

Recorded Webinar: Career Development and Job Shifts for the 50+

Dr Suzanne Cook will be presenting findings from the recently completed national CERIC-funded Redirection Project. This project examines later life career development among adults age 50 and older who shifted into second or third careers, or who were seeking new employment. The study also examined the experiences of career practitioners working with older adults in order to identify approaches that can assist and support older workers.

New Life Skills Program in Kenora

The Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy was at Kenora Chiefs Advisory to highlight its new Life Skills program. The project is receiving support from the province to help Ontario Works and ODSP clients, youth in care, parents of youth in care and persons with disabilities to transition to employment, education or training. The program provides support and coaching to help people gain soft skills and job-related skills.