Dear IRSN Members,

We are pleased to share a new job opportunity available for leaders with a passion to support the successful settlement of privately sponsored refugees!


This role (Coordinator, Community Education) supporting the Allies for Refugee Integration project at OCASI involves creativity, coordination, partnership building, resource development and virtual knowledge exchange with settlement and sponsorship community members.


OCASI is looking for someone familiar with the settlement sector and who understands private refugee sponsorship in Canada. It is a great opportunity to work on the big-picture refugee policy and capacity building of the sector and community as a whole. While OCASI is based in Toronto, Ontario, remote work options outside Ontario are possible.


Questions about the role? Email Michelle, outgoing ARI Coordinator, at as soon as possible.


Deadline has been extended until January 19, 2022: see job description at:  Opportunities at OCASI | OCASI


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