Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 2

OCASI - Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants

OCASI & Positives Spaces Initiatives are pleased to announce the upcoming self-directed online training on:

Creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Newcomers Level 2

The course will run between February 20th - March 21st, 2023


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: click here

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023


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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