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Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

219 Argyle Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4

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OCASI- THE ONTARIO COUNCIL OF AGENCIES SERVING IMMIGRANTS

Cordially invites you to our:

One Day Accessibility Training Session

Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for newcomers. The settlement process can be especially challenging for refugees with in/visible disabilities. Learning who refugees with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is something the settlement sector is becoming more aware of. While our broader understanding of disability has led to the enhancement of legislations and programs; when it comes to the unique obstacles facing refugees with in/visible disabilities, service delivery has not been able to effectively address their needs.

Upon completion of the training you will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast how people with in/visible disabilities have been discriminated against in many parts of the world including Canada.

2. Explain the different social and cultural understandings of disability in different parts of the world.

3. Recall international, national, and provincial laws that are in place to protect the rights of people with in/visible disabilities.

4. Recognize how structures and systems of power impact people with in/visible disabilities.

5. Identify good/best practices to support the inclusion of refugees with in/visible disabilities.

WHEN:

May 1st, 2018

TIME:

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa
219 Argyle Avenue
Ottawa ON Canada
K2P 2H4

For more information and to make accessibility request please contact Chavon Niles, Senior Coordinator at OCASI by phone at 416.322-4950 ext. 260/ TTY: 416 322 1498 or by email at cniles@ocasi.org immediately

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