Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 2

OCASi - Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants

Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ is pleased to announce the new and upcoming self-directed online training on:

Newcomers Level 2

The course will run between September 14 - October 13, 2022

The course is intended for managers and service providers to more effectively serve LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) immigrants, refugees, and newcomers. This three (3) week training is supplementary to Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1. It provides tactical & practical tools to address LGBTQIA+ newcomer issues and reviews organizational change strategies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this 3-week course you will:

1. Engage with issues of intersectionality to further develop critical thinking skills and build capacity.

2. Strategize about resistance to change through various techniques, and confront overt/covert biases of co-workers and clients.

3. Enhance organizational systems to embody best practices for working with LGBTQIA+ immigrants and refugees.

To Register:

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Registration Deadline:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Course Information:
Prior completion of Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 1 is required.

This course is open to managers, 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
Practice active participation through the program
Engage in Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) Group in, a new national online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector
Complete assignments within the given timeframe

At the successful completion of each level, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Onar Usar at

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