COSTI & the Community

Community Planning and Coordination

COSTI is represented on many community planning networks, umbrella organizations and advisory committees:

  • Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
  • Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN)
  • National Settlement Council
  • Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
  • Resettlement Adaptation Program Working Group
  • Service Delivery Advisory Group to the Ministry of Training, College and Universities

COSTI staff participate in various local inter-agency planning groups and advisory committees:

  • CASSA Newcomer Access to Trades Taskforce
  • City-wide Agencies Network
  • Coalition of Adult Employment Centres of Ontario (CAECO)
  • Community Services Delivery Network (CSDN) of York Region
  • Consortium of Agencies Serving Internationally Trained Persons (CASIP)
  • Crescent Town Service Council
  • Housing Help Network
  • Iranian Social Service Workers' Network
  • Lakeside Partners Group
  • Lawrence Square Partners Group
  • Local Immigration Partnership Councils including: Black Creek, City of Toronto-wide, Toronto East, Toronto West, York/South Weston, York Region
  • Local Toronto Employment Service Provider Networks
  • Network of Agencies Serving Seniors
  • North York Association of Volunteer Administrators
  • Ontario Housing Association
  • Ontario Resource Group on Gambling, Ethnicity and Culture
  • Peel Halton Workforce Development Group (PHWDG)
  • Peel Newcomer Strategy Group
  • Prevention of Elder Abuse Coalition Etobicoke-York (PEACE)
  • Resources Exist for Networking and Training (RENT)
  • Service Providers Monthly Networking Meeting (Mississauga)
  • South Asian Legal Aid Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
  • Teachers Leadership Council “(Teach Ontario)” for Internationally Trained Teachers
  • The Neighbourhood Youth Alliance
  • Toronto Assessment Centres Network
  • Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) – COSTI's Executive Director currently holds the position of Chair for its Board Development and Governance Committee
  • Toronto Social Housing Connections
  • Toronto West Partners Network
  • Trades National Sector Council
  • West End Coalition Against Poverty
  • Wife Abuse Council
  • York Region Human Services Planning Group
  • York Region Newcomers Strategic Planning Working Group