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We are splitting the presentation. I will provide an overview of why we decided to create O2O, what O2O is meant to achieve and what makes it noteworthy. Alise will then present about the content and format of O2O, as well as the benefits of the new program. We will update you on what we are planning for the future of O2O and then we will open it up for some discussion. The presentation is brief enough that we should be able to have a lengthy discussion so you may want to hold your questions until then.
No matter where a newcomer arrives in Ontario, everyone will receive the same “orientation” package and have the opportunity to attend a workshop to make sure they know of tools and supports to navigate resources and information and plan their own settlement activities in a way that makes sense for themselves and their families.
Consultations held in 2006 with newcomers and sector stakeholders as part of the development of the Strategic Plan for Settlement and Language Training Services under the Canada Ontario Immigration Agreement, identified access to comprehensive and timely information as key to effective and early settlement of newcomers. In 2009, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) initiated the development of an orientation program for newcomers to Ontario to address this need. The first phase of the project was led by George Brown College in partnership with COSTI, JVS Toronto, Skills International, World Education Services, and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges who brought their experience of the CIIP project (overseas orientation) to the group. They worked very closely with a working group which consisted of OCASI, some community colleges, Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, the the Kitchener and Toronto Y’s, 211, Catholic Immigration Centre and CIITE. These organizations were involved in hosting focus groups, reviewing workbook material, hosting pilot workshops and providing invaluable input through all of Phase 1. Now we have selected an organization to act as coordinator for Phase 2 of the project and we are in negotiations.
Online is for pre-arrival as well as clients who don’t go to settlement agencies. Printed materials are distributed in workshops but clients keep them and can lend them to friends and family. Also all on white background so can easily be photocopied and distributed.
Settlement preparation and orientation before and after arrival Language training, employment, and skills upgrading services Healthcare, education, and housing in Ontario Workplace integration in Canada The justice system, rights and responsibilities Finances, banking services, and establishing a credit record.
Interactive topics: health care, education, looking for work PICK 2 -What was health care like in your home country? -Who did you go to when you were ill, having a baby, etc. -Break into groups, use the internet, look up the roles of hospitals, walk-in clinics, family doctors -learn about OHIP Information topics: housing, shopping, labour market, banking, health care, child care PICK 4 HOUSING: Renting: apartments, houses, condos, subsidized housing Where to find listings Leases Cost of local housing
Adult learning principles. This was key finding of focus groups. Clients and agency staff want to tailor it for specific needs. Workshop can be delivered intensive for 1.5 days, or can be spread out over many days. Agencies are required to fill in the PPT and the workbook with local information.
Expectation that agencies will provide feedback
Break into groups or large group discussion