Funding & COVID-19 Information For Settlement Agencies

Information & connect with services via the Urban Coordinator (SAISIA)

An Open Letter from SAISIA's Bilingual Urban Coordinator.

Good morning everyone!

I hope you have are able to go outside and enjoy this fabulous weather!

I had the opportunity to connect with sectors and I received some valuable feedback regarding the shift in funding & COVID-19 (e.g. programs, services, accessibility to clients), especially regarding  employment and language services. In addition to our one-on-one conversations, may you kindly provide information on the following:

  • Service, programs and client capacity (number of students who may register, limit) for Language & Employment Services
  • Due to funding adjustments and/or other circumstantial situations, sectors are wondering if other agencies are ready and/or aware that recommendation were made for collaboration by their funders. Are agencies ready for further and/or new collaboration to support clients?

The reason for this email is to collect more information and help with that connection (especially with shift in funding and COVID-19, I understand some services have been modified).  If there is any other collaborations and/or services you are wondering about, please do let me know.

I also want to mention that we are currently in the process of developing a service map. The francophone sector has a Francophone service map available as well, see link below (French and English):

I hope this is helpful, stay safe everyone!

Déborah Chevalier

Bi-Lingual Urban Coordinator

#104- 407 Ludlow Street, Saskatoon | SK S7S 1P3

P: (306) 651-4389    

Email: [email protected]



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