Privacy Statement

When you visit, you should know that your privacy is important to us. Below, we've outlined the privacy policies of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). Please read on to find out more.

General Privacy Statement

OCASI neither collects personal information about its users nor receives personally identifiable information about its users unless the user volunteers it. On occasion when users provide information to us (for example, an email address) it is held in the strictest of confidence. If information is provided to us it is not shared with any outside organization or website (including government agencies related to the funding of

Specific Examples:

Asking Questions

When you ask a question, you are asked for your email address. The purpose of collecting your email is to notify you when your question has been answered on the website. OCASI does not give away or sell your email address. We will post your question and our response on the Questions page if we believe that the information would help other newcomers. We will remove any personal information before posting.

"Cookies" - Statistics

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred from a website to the hard drive of your computer so that the website may identify separate visitors to the site and track users' activities on the website. A cookie will not let a website know any personally identifiable information about you, such as your real name and address.

OCASI uses cookies only to keep track of how many people visit the Settlement.Org website and where they go on the site. Your individual movement cannot be tracked while on the site. Our only interest here is to be able to improve the quality of the site by identifying which parts of the site are not being utilized.

Linked Websites

OCASI does not review the privacy policies of entities that link their websites to the Settlement.Org website. OCASI's policies relating to collection, use and disclosure of personal information as described in this Privacy Statement do not govern the activities of such linked parties in relation to users' personal information submitted via such linked websites. Users should review the privacy statements and policies of such entities prior to submitting personal information thereto.


We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information you provide.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You have the right to request and obtain from OCASI the personal information OCASI has about you. If you have any such requests or questions about your privacy in relation to the website, please provide in writing to:

110 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M4R 1A3