Listing of All Conference Presentations

4 Plenary Sessions, 28 Breakout Sessions = 32 Presentations

Plenary Sessions:

Plenary #1 - Performance Measurement Framework and SWIS Evaluation

                        Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (John Biles - Calgary)

Plenary #2 - Working with Immigrant and Racialized Youth with Complex Needs

                        University of Calgary (Dr. Hieu Van Ngo)

Plenary #3 and #5 - Student and Parent Panel Discussions (no presentations posted)

Plenary #4 - Gathering Information: New version of the Needs Assessment

                        Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (John Biles - Calgary)

Plenary #6 - Moving Forward, Identifying Future Initiatives

                        Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (Sarosh Rizvi)

    Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (Oliver Kamau)

    Saskatchewan SWIS Coordination Program (Maryam Karimi)

Breakout Sessions:

Gender Issues for LGBTQ Newcomer Youth

            University of Calgary (Dr. Hieu Van Ngo)

Family Violence - Issues, Prevention and Intervention

            Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services (Lesley Kitsch and Salim Otiso)

Addressing the Stressors of Syrian Refugees - Challenges, Opportunities and Tools

            Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (Dr. Souheir Jamil)

Thinking Outside the SWIS Box - Creative Expansions to the SWIS model

            Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (Sarosh Rizvi)

Indigenous Involvement with Newcomers

            Regina Public Schools (Claudine Neetz)

The Journey of Becoming an Indigenous Ally

            Edmonton Immigrant Service Association (Oliver Kamau)

Effective Methods in Logic Model

            INNOVA Learning, Regina (Maureen Matthews)

Self-Care, When Caring Hurts – Taking Care of Compassion, Fatigue, Burnout, and Secondary Trauma

            Saskatchewan Mental Health Region (Dr. Jenny Keller)

Best Practices - Key Elements for Newcomer Students' Success

            Prince Albert YWCA (Amanda Davison and Carlos Correa)

            Saskatoon Open Door Society (Elizabeth Geti)

            Regina Open Door Society (Oksana Shulska)

Working with Newcomer Youth, Engaging Youth

            Saskatoon Restorative Action Program (Winston Blake)

Effective Conflict Management - Tools and Techniques

            Brawn Mediation Services, Regina (Duncan Brawn)

Peer Mentors: Indispensable Pillars of Support for Newcomer Students

            Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (Margarita Cameron, Hayder Abed)       

Newcomer Orientation Weeks in Canadian High Schools

            Centre d’accueil et d’établissement du Nord de l’Alberta (George Bahaya)

Supporting Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students, Student Support Services

            Saskatchewan Ministry of Education (Jennifer Scullen, Seema Saroj, Lynn Harper-Harris)

Learning from Refugee Families in Early Childhood Settings

            University of Regina (Dr. Christine Massing)

Play and the Unintegrated Child

            The Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre (Janine Hart)

Chill Out - Anger Management Program for Kids

            Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers Program, Winnipeg

(Gabriel Gabriel, Maricelle Banay, Malou Josue, Emmy Bacani-Tipan)

Working with Syrian Families

            West Central Women's Resource Centre and René Deleurm Centre (NISWs)

           (Iftu Ibrahim,Erika Frey and Molly Dunbar)

Differences and Similarities of Providing SWIS Services in Smaller and Urban Centres

            Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (Dakota Leggott)

SWIS in Rural and Small Centres

            The Humboldt Regional Newcomer Centre (Tracy Abel, Odessa Sherbaniuk)

Identifying and Addressing the Needs of Syrian Refugee Families

            Action for Healthy Communities, Edmonton (Sherry Park)

Students' Wellbeing (Mental Health and Youth)

            Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.), Edmonton

(Jennifer Tomsich)

Share Our World Program

            Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Program, Winnipeg

            (Dorin Adenaken, Mark Bale, Malou Josue)

Community Connections Program

            Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (NEEDS), Edmonton

            (Misty Belcourt)

When the Rubber Hits the Road - SWIS in Action

            Dr. Martin Leboldus High School - Regina Catholic Schools

            (Nenita Anonas)

Newcomer Orientation Week in Canadian High Schools

            Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA)

            (Ruth Gitaka)

Orientation Workshop for Newcomers (Own) Best Practices

            Saskatoon Open Door Society (Waleed Momani)

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers program model in Manitoba

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers Program, Winnipeg

(Sandra Hernandez, Patricia Iyamba, Erika Frey, Molly Dunbar, Rowena Hernandez

Iftu Ibrahim)

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