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2021 Settlement and Integration Conference

Save the Date: The 2021 Settlement and Integration Conference will be held December 7-9, 2021. 

Overview

The 2021 AAISA Settlement & Integration Conference 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.

Audience
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.

CIWA: Programs for Newcomers

CIWA serves clients representing over 140 countries and 135 languages. They come to Calgary with different levels of English abilities and educational and professional experiences. About 45% of the immigrant women they serve hold a Bachelor’s degree, college/trade certificate or higher and professional work experience from their home county, while over 30% of women have less than 12 years of education.

They offer wide range of programs and services in areas related to settlement, language, employment and family supports to address the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families.