The webinars section is a place where users and organizations can access webinars and related materials that address sector

Used broadly to define a group or cluster of agencies that share some commonality. Here ‘the sector’ refers to community based agencies that serve immigrants and refugees in Ontario. Other relevant sectors include the broader non‐profit sector (sometimes referred to as the voluntary sector), and the community social services sector.

capacity building priorities and also serve as valuable professional development

All types of facilitated learning opportunities that aim to increase a person’s skills or knowledge, leading to personal development and career advancement. Learning opportunities may include courses, workshops, coaching, etc and may be specific to the present demands on an organization’s staff or leadership, or may be more broadly relevant to a person’s career goals.

tools. These webinars are organized by OCASI facilitated by leading experts, and designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn, share, and discuss priorities identified through the OrgWise online self-assessment. All webinar presentations and associated materials will be archived and available for access to interested agency and/ or user. There will be many series of webinars that will address important Settlement

Amongst community based immigrant and refugee serving agencies, settlement is defined as a multi‐dimensional, long‐term, dynamic process that involves a two‐way process of accommodation and adjustment between immigrants/refugees and society. Hence, settlement programs include a diverse range of services – from those focused on frontline activities that address the individual needs of immigrants and refugees to community capacity building & advocacy initiatives that address the context or conditions in which they live.

sector issues and priorities, therefore, users are encouraged to check back often to access the materials.

Don't forget to check the Events Calendar< to see information relating to upcoming webinars and topic areas, and be sure to write your comments, questions, and impressions of the webinars in the Forum< section of the site!