SasKatchewan SWIS Coordination
The Saskatchewan SWIS Coordination (SSC) Program is a partnership between SWIS service providers in Saskatchewan, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The SSC Program is a provincial support and outreach coordination program to assist communities in urban and rural Saskatchewan to settle newcomers and their families in their schools and communities. The Saskatchewan SWIS Coordinator works with communities and service providers in order to help provide useful services and resources in the school and the community. This resource acts to promote settlement and enhance refugee and immigrant student achievements. Access to schools and educational institutions are the very first services that newcomers will get. With the cooperation of the SWIS service providers, communities, and IRCC, the SK SWIS Coordinator works with all communities that have a SWIS program.
The objectives of the SSC program are to:
- Provide service providers with the services required to support the SWIS Program
- Support partnership involvement in the SWIS Program
- Build capacity within SWIS service providers thereby increasing the ability to provide appropriate and timely services to clients
- Increase community awareness and involvement in the integration process
- Facilitate capacity building and information sharing amongst SWIS service providers in the province
- Communicate timely SWIS information
The SSC Program aims to provide assistance and support to SWIS Programs across SK, promote partnerships, increase community awareness and involvement in the integration process, and facilitate training and information sharing among SWIS service providers. The Saskatchewan SWIS Coordinator operates out of the Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA) office. Through the partnership, resources and services are developed and delivered to settlement organizations. Support includes province-wide coordination of needs assessment, resources, promotion, training, and information sharing. These resources assist communities and organizations to engage in settlement and integration, foster connections with newcomers and encourage the participation of refugees and immigrants in Saskatchewan.
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