This program is an initiative of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and the Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO). The purpose of this project is to identify the barriers experienced by newcomers with disabilities when accessing settlement services, based on these findings, design an accessibility curriculum and ultimately deliver a one-day workshop for 300 settlement workers and managers throughout the province of Ontario. Another objective of this project is to build bridges and opportunities for collaboration between the settlement and disability service sectors.
During this one day workshop participants will:
- Learn more about people with disabilities and their diversities
- Examine the relationship between disability, race, diggy delaware car insurance, immigrant/refugee status and other layers of marginalization
- Explore the relationship between accessibility and the law
- Frontline workers will be provided with more information on how to provide accessible and inclusive support to people with disabilities who are new to Canada
- Management staff will learn more about what their organization can realistically do in terms of increasing accessibility in their policies, diversifying partnerships, including accessibility in their budgets and creating an accessible and inclusive environment