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Accessibility Training (Toronto,Ontario)

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Cordially invites all Settlement Sector Employees to a one day:

Accessibility Training Session

Newcomers with disabilities experience a number of unique barriers compared to newcomers without disabilities in Ontario. The passing of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005 provides us with the opportunity to learn, reflect, discuss, and implement inclusive and accessible services for all newcomers with disabilities. While the needs of newcomers with disabilities is the same as all newcomers; how settlement service providers meet these needs will be different.

Our one day accessibility workshop goes beyond AODA to further help you and your agency learn:

  • More about the barriers and experiences newcomers with disabilities face in Canada
  • Greater information about disability legislation's and policies (.e.g. AODA, Ontario Human Rights Act, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, etc.) so you can better support newcomer clients with disabilities
  • Hands on tips and tools on how to better support newcomers with disabilities at your agency
  • Accessible and inclusive strategies at the service and organization level


July 30th, 2014


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 


Women’s Health in Women’s Hand

2 Carlton Street, Suite 500

M5B 1J3

Toronto, Ontario

Room: Board Room

 The maximum number of participants is 20 and participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided!

 For more information and for registration please contact Fanieal Abraha at OCASI at 416.322-4950 ext. 353 or fabraha@ocasi.org


OCASI supports LGBTQ positive spaces.

OCASI strives to be a scent-free space.  Fragrances and other scented products affect the health of many people.  We ask that you refrain from wearing scented products at OCASI's office or events.  We appreciate your co-operation.

Have questions about Accessibility Training (Toronto,Ontario)? Contact Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI)

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Women’s Health in Women’s Hand
2 Carlton Street Suite 500
Toronto , ON M5B 1J3

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrant (OCASI)

A description in French will follow.

OCASI was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for immigrant serving agencies and to coordinate responses to shared needs and concerns.

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 220 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario.

The Mission of OCASI is to achieve equality, access and full participation for immigrants and refugees in every aspect of Canadian life.

As a council of autonomous community-based agencies which serve the immigrant communities of Ontario, OCASI asserts the right of all persons to participate fully and equitably in the social, cultural, political and economic life of Ontario.

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OCASI a été crée en 1978 pour agir en tant que voix collective pour les agences d'accueil aux immigrants et pour coordonner les réponses aux besoins et intéret communs.

OCASI est un organisme de bienfaisance enregistré, régi par un conseil d'administration bénévole. Les membres d'OCASI comptent plus de 200 organismes communautaires dans la province de l'Ontario.

La mission d'OCASI est d'atteindre l'égalité, l'accès et la pleine participation des immigrants et des réfugiés dans tous les aspects de la vie canadienne.

En tant que conseil d'organismes communautaires autonomes qui sert les communautés d'immigrants de l'Ontario, OCASI soutient le droit de toute personne de participer pleinement et équitablement à la vie sociale, culturelle, politique et économique de l'Ontario.

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