COSTI & the Community

Videos

New Beginnings: Problem Gambling Awareness for Newcomers in Ethno-Cultural Communities

Produced in 2005, this video and facilitator's guide were produced by COSTI and the Responsible Gambling Council for use with newcomers to Canada. This video resource was developed for use by community-based agencies and clients to raise awareness of gambling related issues and prevent gambling related problems. The kit includes a collection of language exercises designed specifically for ESL learners. Click here to download an order form [Adobe PDF, 30 KB].

Having a Voice: Newcomers Speak on Employment and Towards Employment: Newcomers Speak

The videos speak to the barriers faced by foreign trained professionals and feature COSTI's Centre for Foreign Trained Professionals & Tradespeople.

Meaning Business – What Employers Expect

Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, this training video and manual address the critical aspects of Canadian work culture and teach presentation, communication and portfolio development skills. Click here to view video.

Meaning Business – Benefits of Hiring Newcomers

This video is directed at employers to raise their awareness of the benefits of hiring foreign trained professionals. The video was funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Click here to view video.

Settlement Video

Produced in 2000, this 25 minute settlement video describes the various settlement services funded and made available by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in the Ontario Region.

Arcobaleno (Rainbow)

Produced by COSTI and the Canadian Cancer Society, Arcobaleno is an educational and inspirational video in Italian for people living with cancer. Four cancer survivors and their families present a candid and moving account of their experience: the discovery and diagnosis; choosing doctors; treatment; the impact on family; and support.

Welcome to Ontario

Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, this video deals with the following topics: Transportation, Education, Housing, Employment, Health Care, Law, Shopping and Finance, and Recreation. The video is available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, and Vietnamese.

Loro Non Hanno Scelta (They Have No Choice)

This video deals with the issue of family violence. The video is available in Italian only.