Professional Education and Training (PET)

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Are you an Ontario-Based Settlement Organization that is in Receipt of IRCC Funding?

OCASI PET provides financial support to IRCC funded organizations in Ontario, and their individual staff, to strengthen the organizational capacity of the agencies.

The goal of the project is to improve services for immigrant communities by enhancing skills and share knowledge of service providers to build organization capacity in an effort to improve the quality of services delivered to newcomers.

Through the Professional Education and Training Project (PET), OCASI aims to make funding available to organizations for group in-house professional development training to improve settlement services by addressing gaps in skills, knowledge and attitudes of service providers within each participating agencies. The project also provides settlement practitioners access to e-learning (online) courses.

OCASI encourages group training because these trainings will enable staff doing similar jobs in different immigrant services organization to apply best practices. It enhances collaboration among agencies as the training can be organized by one or more agencies for staff from a group of agencies, enabling staff from the smaller agencies in different regions to participate.

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