Culture & Immigration

Culture & Immigration

Registering for Indian Status

Information:

An individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act is referred to as a Registered Indian (commonly referred to as a Status Indian). Status Indians are entitled to a wide range of programs and services offered by federal agencies and provincial governments. Over the years, there have been many rules for deciding who is eligible for registration as an Indian under the Indian Act.

Knowing which programs and policies apply to you may be difficult. Legislation varies across the ten provinces and three territories and so do the services available to Canadians in general and to Aboriginal people in particular. What you are eligible for depends largely on where you live.

Additional Information and Application Forms

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100021842/1100100021843

Referral Process

Online.

In Person  AANDC Regional office or your First Nation office,

By Phone call 1-800-567-9604

By Mail1-800-567-9604 to request an application.

Registering for Indian Status

Information: An individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act is referred to as a Registered Indian (commonly referred to as a Status Indian). Status Indians are entitled to a wide range of programs and services offered by federal agencies

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport

Information:

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport inc. is an organization dedicated to facilitating the delivery of culture, recreation, and sport within communities of the South West District.  The South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport works with community leaders, volunteers and youth to help grow local sport, culture and recreation programs that will stick around for future generations. We offer one-on-one consultations, workshops, training, and networking opportunities. South West staff have lots of great ideas and can help communities find solutions and explore endless possibilities.

Referral Process

No referral is necessary!

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport

Information: South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport inc. is an organization dedicated to facilitating the delivery of culture, recreation, and sport within communities of the South West District.  The South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport works with community leaders, volunteers and

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information

To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve.

We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer service providing agency acting as a gateway to equitable, respectful, welcoming communities where all members are empowered to actively participate and contribute.

Programs

The primary goal of the Welcome Centre is to assist with settlement, retention, and integration of newcomers, but we are here to welcome anyone, whoever you are or wherever you come from.

  • Gateway Services:
    • ​First point of contact for newcomers
    • ​Promoting all government and community information, resources and services available to newcomers
    • Providing information and referral services available to newcomers such as language assessments,
  • Labour Market Services (LMS) referrals, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program referrals, and other government agency referrals
    • Providing access to computer, photocopier, printer, fax and phone
    • Facilitating access to specialized provincial settlement resources and services;
    • Work with the Ministry to support ongoing improvement of services to newcomers;
    • Provide space where newcomers and service providers can meet and share their stories
    • Facility available for newcomer events, seminars and events organized by other community organizations
    • Assist in settling in their new homes by providing access to donated furniture, household items and clothing
    • Providing access to Language Line Services – over the phone interpretation during our office hours.​
  • Settlement Services
    • Assisting newcomers in taking responsible, informed and proactive steps toward their successful settlement
    • Providing a more in-depth discussion on settlement needs and when settlement planning is required
    • Meeting the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of newcomers
    • Facilitating the adaptation  and integration of newcomers to their new community
    • Providing a comfortable, safe environment
    • ​Assisting newcomers in finding and accessing support that meets their needs;Providing complete, accurate and up to date
  • SWIS – Settlement Worker In Schools
    • ​Provide workshops to students, parents, or school staff on a variety of topics (Canadian culture, cultural sensitivity, etc.)
    • Refer clients to community organizations and other available services; enhance timely and effective access to community services
    • Provide information to clients about school bus services
    • Arrange meetings with family and school staff (to discuss specific and individual issues) and follow-up
    • Promote family involvement in the student’s school life
    • Connect with students on an on-going basis
    • Attend school registration to assist newcomer families
    • Attend school staff meetings at least twice a year and provide information about the SWIS program
    • Explain the essential school information and refer clients to appropriate school staff, as necessary
    • Arrange for interpreters for student-led conferences
    • ​Encourage newcomer youth to take part in extracurricular activities within the community

 

Referral Process

​Gateway –  We have an in-take form that need to be filled out by clients attached below.

Settlement Services– In addition to the in-take form, clients need to fill out a Consent form, which is an official form from the Labour Market Services, Ministry of the Economy.

SWIS – We have a referral form available in all schools and in our office.  Parents need to sign a consent form

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve. We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer

Swift Current Community Services Guide

Information:

The annual Community Services Guide provides information about community organizations, fraternities, clubs, sports and more that are available in the City.

Swift Current Community Services Guide

Information: The annual Community Services Guide provides information about community organizations, fraternities, clubs, sports and more that are available in the City. Introduction Recreational Facilities Cemeteries Aquatics Golf Courses Community Recreation Programs Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Museum Swift Current Branch Chinook Regional

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