Affiliated Organizations


CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centers for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for leaders, local authorities, and civil society. Established in 2020 as a partnership between UNITAR, York University and York Region, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada.

CIFAL York is dedicated to serve as a hub for knowledge exchange and capacity building among government officials, the private sector, academia, and civil society. CIFAL York works towards a global outreach and positive change through bridging gaps and facilitating a range of inspirational training and research opportunities.

CIFAL York Focused Areas

  • Disaster Risk, Emergency Management and Humanitarian Actions
  • Health, Development, Environment & Climate Change
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital Technology, and Economic Development
  • Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goals
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The Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) is a non-profit association whose members are Ontario's Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs). 
  • Vision: Human Services that create better lives for all Ontarians.
  • Mission: To support Members in achieving the best human services outcomes.
  • Value Proposition: An indispensable forum to collaborate and lead in advancing human service issues, reflecting the will of Members

The OMSSA supports, connects and advocates for members across Ontario to help achieve their collective mission of delivering the best human services outcomes for Ontario's communities.

Learn more about OMSSA!