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Online Course: Building Access and Equity for Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities


OCASI is pleased to open registration of a seven week self directed online course on:


Building Access and Equity for Im/Migrants and Refugees with In/Visible Disabilities


Important dates:

Course Date : May 14th to July 2nd, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 13th, 2024

  Click here to enroll. 


Criteria for Participation


This course is open to settlement workers and service providers:

Attend a mandatory webinar before the end of the course
Commit to approximately 1-3 hours of learning per week
Practice active participation throughout the course
Engage in Accessibility Initiative’s (AI) Group in www.SettleNet.org, a national online Community of Practice for the Settlement Sector
Complete assignments 

At the successful completion of the 7 modules, you will receive your certificate! 


Key Learning Objectives:


 Upon completion of this 7-week course, you will be able to:

Learn how to incorporate anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and disability justice frameworks into their settlement work Identify and confront overt and covert biases
Examine the relationship between disability, race, colonialism, immigrant/refugee status, and other layers of marginalization
Learn about best/ good practices when working with immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities.


If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Tecla Namusonge at: tnamusonge@ocasi.org

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