OCASI IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO: Mental Health Promotion Knowledge Exchange

 DATE: FEBRUARY 8th 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

This one-day virtual event will be an opportunity to share lessons learned from implementing the OCASI Mental Health Promotion Integrated Service Model and to collaborate with key stakeholders across primary care, mental health, and the settlement sectors on how to build a trauma and violence-informed workplace that prioritizes client and staff mental health.

1. Learn about experiences, challenges, and successes in implementing the OCASI Mental Health Promotion Integrated Service Mode

2. Share knowledge and learn strategies on how to implement trauma and violence informed approaches at work

3. Engage in discussions, brainstorm, and plan for the future of mental health promotion in the immigrant and refugee serving sector

4. Enhance cross-sectoral collaboration between settlement, primary care, and mental health sectors

To Register: Click here

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact 
Caley Cross at  ccross@ocasi.org

Webinar series on anti-Black racism and public health

February – March 2023 | English, with closed captioning and simultaneous French interpretation.

Black health: a key area for public health education and action

Anti-Black racism is a specific form of racism, rooted in the colonial history and practice of enslavement, that continues to impact the lives of Black people, regardless of whether they have a specific lineage to the enslaved in Canada, or if they are recent comers to Canada. Policies and practices rooted in Canadian institutions such as, health care, education, and justice mirror and reinforce beliefs, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping and/or discrimination towards people of African descent and lead to a lack of equitable access, opportunities and outcomes for Black people. 

Recognizing the need for specialized public health education and action in this area, the NCCDH is partnering with the Black Health Education Collaborative, a community of scholars and practitioners committed to improving Black health through education and research. This partnership will offer the Canadian public health community an important capacity building opportunity in the form of a three-part interactive webinar series. In this series, participants will explore how anti-Black racism impacts health and identify concrete opportunities for public health action.  

Webinars in this series:

Part 1: #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism. | February 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 2: Anti-Black racism: A look at the social and physiological health impacts of injustice. | March 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 3: Uprooting anti-Black racism: Strategies and approaches for public health. | March 29th, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Register Here 

Strategic Plan Engagement Opportunities

The City of London has officially started work on the development of the Council’s 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. 

Every four years, the City of London prepares a Strategic Plan that identifies the shared vision, mission, and priorities that will guide our City’s next four years. This Plan reflects the needs and expectations of our community and drives decision-making through the Multi-Year Budget and the Technology Investment Strategy.

This new plan will build from the existing Strategic Plan. With a continuous improvement mindset and a focus on data-driven decision-making, Council’s 2023-2027 Strategic Plan will reflect all the services the City provides and will uphold commitments to equity and inclusion, fiscal stewardship and sustainability.

Building an evidence informed plan that is truly reflective of community priorities is an essential goal of the strategic planning process. We encourage you to visit  Getinvolved.london.ca/strategicplan to share input and feedback during each step of the Strategic Plan development.

Funding opportunities for sport projects that promote social development in Indigenous communities

The Government of Canada has announced the launch of a funding opportunity under the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities program. Through the program’s first and second streams, $8.9 million is available for projects serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across the country in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

This program supports Indigenous communities in accessing culturally relevant physical activity. Eligible projects must be Indigenous-designed and Indigenous-led and must address community-identified social development goals such as providing alternatives to risky behaviour or improving opportunities for employment and education.

For more information visit here.

Call for Proposals to Address Gender-Based Violence Through Promising Practices and Community-Based Research

The Government of Canada has launched a call for proposals to address gender-based violence through promising practices and community-based research.

This funding opportunity aims to fund projects that will develop, put in place, and evaluate or scale up promising practices to strengthen the gender-based violence sector. It will also fund research projects that build knowledge to help address the needs of specific groups that are at risk of gender-based violence or are underserved when they experience it.

The deadline to submit applications is February 3, 2023. To find more information and to see how to submit an application under this call for proposals, visit Call for Proposals to Address Gender-Based Violence Through Promising Practices and Community-Based Research.