Settlement workers need to have knowledge about the labour market and employment resources in order to connect newcomers with appropriate services.

OCASI wants to hear from you, settlement practitioners!

In order to better serve its communities of settlement practitioners, OCASI is organizing a survey for its 2 bilingual knowledge hubs, SettlementAtWork and its French counterpart SecteurEtablissement.

The short survey will allow OCASI to get feedback and more insight on how settlement practitioners have been using these platforms so far and how they would like to see them evolve in the near future. A win-win situation!

ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants and Refugees in Toronto

The ICES recently published a report on the impact of COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants in Toronto, data as of November 1, 2020 and trends over time as of November 7, 2020, fully titled "Key findings from ICES Report on COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Recent OHIP Registrants (Guttmann A,
Gandhi S, Wanigaratne S, Lu H, Ferreira-Legere LE. Toronto, ON: ICES; 2020.)".

Some key findings are:

International review: Strategies to support ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity for seniors

Growing ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity among older population groups is an experience shared by countries of immigration like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the United States (U.S.). These international jurisdictions have introduced a range of national-level or provincial/state-level strategies to address the evolving needs of diverse older populations in their health and social care systems; ranging from the provision of linguistically appropriate resources to enhancing cultural competency of the health and social care workforce.

Imagine Canada’s Sector Monitor Charities & the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report summarizes the responses of 1,458 leaders of charities who answered our online survey between April 15th and April 28th.1 All responses are weighted by organization size, activity area, region, principal source of revenue, and the presence of paid staff to produce estimates more representative of charities overall. Historical comparisons are based on our first Sector Monitor, conducted in late 2009 / early 2010, just as the 2008/09 recession was ending and the long economic recovery beginning