The Southwest Saskatchewan Immigration Partnership (SSIP) is the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) in the region. Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), LIPs are community-based partnerships that:
Systematize local engagement of service providers and other institutions in newcomers’ integration process
Support community-level research and strategic planning
Improve coordination of effective services that facilitate immigrant settlement and integration
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The SSIP wants to ensure that the Southwest Saskatchewan region is a welcoming and inclusive community where newcomers would choose to come to study, work, live, and stay.Service Map
On average, 45% of newcomers do not access settlement services. The idea that there could be so many under-served newcomers in Southwest Saskatchewan was unacceptable. The solution? A road trip to every corner of the region making new connections and increasing awareness of available settlement services.
The Road Trip to Engagement project was presented by Icasiana de Gala, Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director; Rebecca Anderson, Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Community Connections Worker; and, Deanna Baje, Southwest Saskatchewan Immigration Partnership Coordinator, at the 2022 Prairies & Northern Territories Small Centre Virtual Conference.