Through this section of the Toolkit, you can explore many resources that strengthen the capacity of the settlement agencies in Alberta, the communities they serve, and those that serve as potential partners and collaborators beyond the settlement sector.

Capacity Building Through the COVID-19 Lens

Language Focus Area

Below are capacity building resources regarding the findings from the Capacity Building Through The COVID-19 Lens Project. These resources summarize the best practices identified from two rounds of focus groups that AAISA hosted, reaching 157 participants and representing over 20+ settlement and integration agencies. These capacity building resources are targeted towards:

  • Pre-Service Instructors
  • Newly Practicing Instructors
  • Substitute Instructors
  • Volunteers
  • Managers and Coordinators
  • Experienced Instructors

For more information on this project, click here.

These resources are created in combination with our Digital Literacy and Equity in Hybrid Learning with Low Literacy Learners virtual course, which can accessed for free on our AAISA Learning Management System. If you are interested in enrolling and do not have an LMS account, please click here. If you have an AAISA LMS account, please enrol using this link

Innovative Practices and Stories of Impact

Learn about the innovative practices and stories of impact from across the settlement sector in Alberta. Find out how agencies are overcoming the pressing issues that the newcomers are facing when looking for employment, education opportunities, language programs, and various community supports.

Public Awareness on Immigration, Settlement, and Integration

Learn how your agency can raise public awareness on settlement and integration at the organizational level, as well as at a broader community level. The organization level of this section examines how an organization can build public awareness and a stronger public relations presence through the mobilization of social media, increased external communication, and better media relations. On a community level, this section of the toolkit provides resources that seek to build stronger social narratives and discourse surrounding newcomers and their value and contributions to society.

Relationship Building with Various Levels of Government

Collaborative engagement or partnerships with other not-for-profit sectors, as well as strengthening government relations, is a proactive and critical approach that is to the benefit of any not-for-profit organization. Explore many resources that offer frameworks and strategies to develop relationships with the government and to foster cross-sector partnerships.