The Journeys to Active Citizenship project is a collaboration between North York Community House (NYCH) and OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants), and our Founding Partner was the Democratic Engagement Exchange in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University.
North York Community House
North York Community House has over 30 years of experience delivering high-impact, IRCC-funded settlement services for newcomers, and has a deep understanding of their needs. NYCH also provides community development and civic engagement programs, and since 2012 has run the highly successful Democracy Talks programs across the organization. NYCH has demonstrated the ability to develop and implement an innovative suite of programs that are evidence-based, client-centred, outcomes-focused, and responsive to community needs
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is the umbrella organization for immigrant- and refugee-serving agencies in Ontario and the collective voice of the sector with over 40 years of experience. The Council fulfills its mission of equality and access for refugees and immigrants through advocacy for progressive legislation and policies. OCASI builds sector capacity through professional development and training, promoting organizational standards, and serving as a trusted online source for information, resources, and virtual communities of practice.
Founding Partner Democratic Engagement Exchange at Toronto Metropolitan University
This project was made possible in part by the Founding Partner Democratic Engagement Exchange in the Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University. The Exchange’s valuable contributions included establishment of the project, development of the project’s theory of change and creation of parts of the curriculum.