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.
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
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
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