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Leadership and LCP Workshop

Posted by casjcanada on January 6, 2008

A message from Hermie Garcia, President of Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) and Publisher of the Philippine Reporter.

To CASJ’s members, friends and supporters, and to interested community leaders and members:

CASJ has put up a very important workshop to train community leaders in lobbying and advocacy work and also to discuss proposed changes in the Live-In Caregiver Program.

This is one workshop you can’t afford to miss. Our trainer and resource person is very competent in this field. There is no fee to attend although CASJ is using some of its resources and funds to make this possible to initiate an educational program for the community to advocate for its interests in Canada.

I am personally inviting you to attend “A Community Leaders’ Training Workshop” organized by CASJ, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at OPSEU (31 Wellesley St. East, east of Wellesley subway) Toronto, 12 noon to 5 p.m. (lunch will be served free). See attached flyer.

The topics are:
1. Proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)
2. Training in lobbying and advocacy work.

Our trainer is Arnold Minors, organization effectiveness consultant and anti-racism educator.  Following is his background information from the website Racism, Violence and Health Project:

Arnold Minors was born in Bermuda and immigrated to Canada in 1964. He has a B.Sc. from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University. Arnold is Co-Coordinating Associate of Arnold Minors and Associates, an organization effectiveness consulting firm formed in 1984 to provide consulting, training and mediation services, principally to public sector organizations.

Arnold is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Organization Development Network (ODN), a U.S.-based organization of 4,000 consulting professionals and academics. Arnold is the first Canadian elected to the ODN. He was also president of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation.

Arnold’s volunteer work has included membership on the boards of Chinese Information and Community Services and Oolagen, a children’s mental health centre. He is the first person of African heritage appointed to the Toronto Board of Health, and chaired its accreditation committee.

He is a founding Director and a past Chair of the Board of the African Canadian Legal Clinic. He was appointed by the Ontario Provincial Government to be a Commissioner on the seven-member Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board and served from 1993 to 1996.

He is immediate past chair of Across Boundaries, a mental health centre for people of color and a former vice president of Central Neighbourhood House.


: If you are attending, please register or confirm by calling any of our contact persons in the flyer or email by Friday, Jan. 19, 2008.  We need to know for space and food considerations.

Thank you very much.

Hermie Garcia


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