WHO WE ARE

The only Settlement organization in Medicine Hat and have been in business since 1988

Saamis Immigration Services Association
What We Do
Our mission is to provide a support system which fosters individual and family needs in an environment of equality and dignity. We provide full-time language instruction classes, settlement services, and support workers in the school system for our newcomer families.

Language
Instructions

In 1995, SISA received funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to offer the LINC program. Over the years, SISA has developed and offered two different streams of language instruction.

Settlement
Services

The SISA settlement team greets our Government Sponsored Refugees at the airport, and are often the first helpful person they meet in their new home of Medicine Hat.

Support
Workers

The Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program originally began as a pilot project in 2007, and started as a partnership with SD76 at Southview Community School.
Stories

“I am a person who was helped by this organization. Before they gave me assistance, I was really struggling with this issue, but now my life is better.”

BALKI, FARMER AND MOTHER IN NIGER

“I am a person who was helped by this organization. Before they gave me assistance, I was really struggling with this issue, but now my life is better.”

BALKI, FARMER AND MOTHER IN NIGER
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Volunteer

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

SISA is very fortunate to be located in Medicine Hat, where so many people dedicate time and energy to causes that are important to them.  Volunteering is one of many ways that you can give back to your community, meet people, and continue to learn and grow!