The 2021 AAISA Settlement & Integration Conference will be held December 7 – 9, 2021 and is designed for front line professionals and managers from settlement and integration agencies. The conference will provide settlement and integration professionals with an opportunity to build capacity, share new knowledge and expertise with peers while generating practice insights and strategies to better serve newcomers.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the 2021 AAISA Settlement and Integration Conference is to enhance the capacity and quality of newcomer services delivered by settlement and integration professionals in the province. It is our hope that the conference will leave attendees with a shared understanding and strengthened commitment to help all newcomers succeed.
This event will bring together about 300 front line professionals, managers, and leaders from the settlement and integration agencies. The 2021 AAISA Settlement & Integration Conference will be held as a VIRTUAL event.
Newcomers wish to succeed for themselves and their families. Much of this success is attributed to the quality and ease of access to services that assist them with language training, employment, and community connections. We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation or workshop that would address one or more of several major areas of interest identified. You could also submit an innovative proposal on other themes that would be of interest to the conference audience.
The major areas of interest are:
Language and Employment
Working with Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
Organizational Capacity Building
Community Connections and Outreach