First Light, which is published semi-annually, is intended to inform the interested reader about torture, its effects and what we can do in aiding survivors to overcome their experience of torture and war. The CCVT views itself as part of a larger global community and is committed to the struggle for human rights, justice and the end of the practice of torture, war, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
About the Award:Designed to recognize the efforts and work made by an OCASI Member Agency. This award recognizes an organization for its work in advancing the immigrant and refugee serving sector agenda through cross-sectoral collaborations and innovative practices and who have taken an active role in their commitment to Equity and Social Justice to improve the lives of newcomers to Ontario. The process is entirely automated on their end. The nomination with the most votes wins!
Voting is easier than ever – cast your votes at any time during the Voting Round from October 5, 2018 to October 22, 2018.
Please Note: If you are voting for one agency, the voting platform will allow you to only vote once from the same device. However, you will be able to cast your vote for more than one agency from the same device.
The winner will be announced at the OCASI 40th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
First light item donations form for gala silent auction.
Every year we invite our supporters, staff, volunteers and community members to come together for an evening to celebrate the lives transformed through our solidarity – to triumph over torture and war. Our 350 guests of medical and legal professionals, business and political leaders and generous supporters of CCVT enjoy a night of excellent dining, entertainment and inspiring talks from our keynote speakers and survivors of torture and war.
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