About Us

History

The Good Spirit Regional Economic Development Authority (GS REDA), recognizing that labour was an issue, moved forward to promote awareness of the possibility of employers looking towards the immigration process to fill their needs of skilled workers. In April 2007, the GS REDA attended the Newcomer Settlement in Smaller Centres Seminar in Prince Albert where discussions were held on foreign worker issues of housing, language, retention and others.

As a result of that meeting, the GS REDA determined that Yorkton should be involved. Phase 1 was to promote awareness. An Immigration seminar with community partners was held on November 9, 2007. From this seminar, a core group, the REDA, Parkland College, Can-Sask Career & Employment Services met to determine whether the community should move towards an immigration support initiative. Numbers indicated that the employers in this area were recruiting foreign workers and settlement was on the rise. With large numbers of immigrants expected into the community, the GS REDA spearheaded the formation of a Community Coordinating Group culminating in the establishment of the East Central Community Settlement Committee (ECCSC).

The ECCSC is a diverse group of people with a common interest of offering newcomers hospitality which would lead to successful settlement, integration and retention. The ECCSC made a decision to apply for funding in order to coordinate the development of settlement services for newcomers, employers and communities throughout the region and that the Saskatchewan Abilities Council would be the host agency.

East Central Community Settlement Committee

The East Central Community Settlement Committee, consisting of community service providers, employers and municipal governments, acts in an advisory role for Partners in Settlement and Integration.

The ECCSC meets quarterly to discuss the PSI program, services provided and challenges met. The members take active roles in providing suggestions and insights for continued improvement in providing services of highest standards to newcomers.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Saskatchewan Abilities Council (SAC) is a not for profit organization that works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services. SAC’s vision is working together to enrich futures through abilities. There are branches located in Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Yorkton. There are also five Partners in Employment offices located in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, and Yorkton. A Special Needs Equipment depot is located in Prince Albert; Manitou Lake is home to Camp Easter Seal; and Provincial Services resides in Saskatoon.

Partners in Settlement and Integration is operated by the Yorkton Branch of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

Objective of Partners in Settlement and Integration

The objective of Partners in Settlement and Integration is to retain newcomers and foster a sense of community by working with employers, communities and government partners in order to provide  settlement services across the East Central region of Saskatchewan.

YorktonNewcomerCentre.ca

Partners in Settlement and Integration
Assisting newcomers and
employers prosper in
East Central Saskatchewan

Our offices, and the Newcomer Welcome Centre, are located at:

222 Smith Street East
Yorkton SK Canada
S3N 3S6

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Telephone 1.306.783.2777
Fax 1.306.782.6967
Email Us




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