Call for Proposals
2018 OCASI Executive Directors Forum
November 7–8, 2018 | The Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto
The 2018 OCASI Executive Directors Forum is designed for Executive Directors or Senior Managers from OCASI member agencies and other immigrant service organizations in Ontario.
This is a time of growth and transformation for Ontario’s immigrant and refugee serving sector. The Executive Directors Forum gives sector leaders the opportunity to dialogue on sectoral priorities, issues and concerns with their peers, and with representatives from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and other stakeholders.
The application process is open to all, including trainers and consultants from the community, private and government sector, staff from OCASI member agencies and other community organizations (presenting as an organization or as a private individual/consultant). Please complete and submit the Session Proposal Application Form by Friday May 11th, 2018.
IMPORTANT: Please note that OCASI expects that all presentations are grounded in an anti-racist, anti-oppression analysis.
OCASI ARAO and Accessibility policies: ocasi.org/about-us
The goal of the OCASI Executive Directors Forum 2018 is to come to a shared understanding and commitment to work together to build and sustain an inclusive and immigrant and refugee-centered settlement and integration strategy for Ontario.
Building on the success of a decade of Executive Directors Forums and regional meetings, this event will bring together more than 200 Executive Directors and their designates from autonomous, community-based, immigrant and refugee serving organizations across Ontario.
The learning objective(s) must include organizational capacity building. The design must be an adult learning model. OCASI expects that all workshops are are based on anti-racism and anti-oppression.
The workshop description should include:
Presenters will receive detailed scheduled information closer to the time of the forum. Workshops must be 1.5 in duration.
This year we are committed to prioritizing workshops on a broad range of themes that are of critical interest to sector organizations. We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop that would address one or more of several major areas of interest identified by OCASI members through: the input from of the Forum Advisory Committee, Surveys and periodic regional meetings and discussions. You could also submit an innovative proposal on other themes that would be of interest to this audience.
Consistent with OCASI’s commitment to increase the use of French (one of Canada’s official languages) we are encouraging workshops that can be delivered in French or are bilingual English-French.
OCASI would like to showcase community start-ups and small business and OCASI Member programs in the GTA. If this is you or your organization, please submit a description of your business or program with the subject line "Vendor call" to [email protected] by May 11th, 2018.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday June 1st 2018. Approved vendors will receive complete logistic information and will be asked to register for the forum and sign a contract.
Table rental fees are as follows:
If you are interested in submitting a proposal application please download here.