The 2021 Prairies and Northern Territories Fall Summit was a collaboration between AAISA (Alberta
Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies), SAISIA (Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement
Integration Agencies) and MANSO (Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations) and in
partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and provincial representatives.
The non‐profit umbrella organizations represent agencies that provide resettlement, settlement, and
integration services to newcomers in the respective provinces.
Each organization hosts an annual conference for its members as part of their mandate to provide
leadership and support to members and to help increase the level of service to newcomers through
professional development, networking, and collaboration. This was the second Summit in the region in
2021 and was in a virtual format which provided a unique opportunity to join and provided attendees
with expanded programming and inter‐provincial best practice sharing.