Thursday, September 8, 2016

AAISA Introduces One-Stop Shop for Information on Refugee Resettlement

 CIES has been a proud member of the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) since its inception and all of us here would like to congratulate AAISA on the launch of their new website - The website is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and serves as a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on settling in Alberta and services to support them in their new life.

Following one of the largest resettlements of refugees in Canadian history, the website’s launch responds to a significant need across the province. Another wave of Syrian refugees is set to arrive in the province this fall. Service providers, such as our valued members, offer a variety of programs and services across Alberta.  AAISA has designed this website to help support refugees as well as to build the capacity of organizations that serve them with vital information related to their resettlement journey in Alberta. The website has the following features:

AASIA also recognizes that in order to support the successful resettlement of refugees in Alberta, building the capacity of the organizations and community members working with refugees is vital. With that in mind, two additional aspects of the website will launch this fall.

I am an Organization is a portal that will support organizations, such as AASIA members and I Want to Help, will support community members, whether they are private sponsors, donors or prospective volunteers with information on what they can do to help.
Resettlement Assistance Program providers. The website will provide information related to professional development and resources relevant to resettlement as well as settlement and integration practice. The second portal,

Once again CIES offers our congratulations on a job well done and we look forward AAISA's next phase of what is an important project for the provinces entire settlement sector. 

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