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In Lebanon - During the Syrian Crisis, 2014

In September 2014, we traveled to Lebanon to capture what life is like for Syrian refugees living in the Bekaa Valley.
(by Vincent Urban)

Humanitarian Needs

  • Sponsors are responsible for providing both financial and emotional support while a refugee arrives and adjusts to the country.

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The Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies (SAISIA) is a not-forprofit umbrella organization of immigrant serving agencies across Saskatchewan. SAISIA’s activities include, but are not limited to, the coordination of service and program delivery in the province; the facilitation of information exchange between its member agencies and other related associations; the identification of trends, common challenges, and promising practices in immigrant settlement and integration; the championing of common concerns and objectives to federal, provincial, and municipal governments and the public at large. Read More

SAISIA stands with Newcomers to Canada

On behalf of its board, members and staff, the Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies expresses its deep sympathy and condolences to the victims of the horrific shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec mosque and to the victims’ families and friends. SAISIA also wishes to confirm its continuing support for our Muslim friends and colleagues across Canada. This country exists only because the original First Nations welcomed and supported the first newcomers to this land, and over the centuries Canada has grown and strengthened through its continued commitment to welcoming newcomers and promoting diversity and inter-culturalism. Regardless of faith, ethnicity, race or country of origin, SAISIA and Canada welcome newcomers to this great country. Together we are strong.

The Canadian Council for Refugees CCR is hosting a webinar on Thursday February 16th 2017, 2 – 3 pm (Eastern Time).

Excluded Family Members: Understanding the problem, finding solutions. Click here to learn more!

Lessons Learned Report on Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Saskatchewan

SAISIA facilitated a consultation with Saskatchewan settlement stakeholders, May 9 – 10, 2016, to reflect on what worked best and what needed improvement in the Syrian refugees’ resettlement process in Saskatchewan. The results of this consultation is now available in the Lessons Learned Meeting Report … click here 

We would like to express our gratitude to IRCC and the City of Saskatoon for helping to fund this consultation.

SAISIA has been helping to coordinate efforts for the settlement sector as it relates to the Syrian initiative for Government Assisted Syrian Refugees’ arrivals in Saskatchewan.

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Saskatchewan Settlement Summit

SAISIA is hosting a settlement integration summit this Fall September 24-25, 2014. Stay tuned for more information.

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Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Europe, Syria, and around the World

In which John Green discusses the Syrian refugee crisis and the growing number of refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea crossing the sea with the help of smugglers to seek refuge in European Union nations.

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