Community Connection Centre

 
 

“Connecting people from all backgrounds to supports & services in Prince Albert.”

The Community Connection Centre offers free of charge services in the Prince Albert area to assist individuals in settling in their new community. The goal of the Centre is to link clients with the vast array of community services and programs in Prince Albert, while offering clients direct support.

 
 
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Programs and Services

 

Settlement Counsellor for Canadians

• Focuses on addressing settlement barriers (e.g. housing and connecting with needed services in the community) of Canadians moving to Prince Albert for education and employment opportunities.

• Offer employment supports to obtain and/or maintain employment

• Provide appropriate referrals and access to community resources and services

• Support client with achieving goals to successfully integrate into the community


Occupational Development Counsellor for Job Seekers

• Services are available for everyone, not just newcomers, who have barriers to obtaining and/or maintaining employment

• Employment exploration, one-on-one counselling

• Goal setting and action plan writing

• Resume, cover letter writing assistance

• Interviewing skills and practice

• Community referrals to address other barriers to employment (anger management, addictions, parenting skills, etc)

• Employment supports for eligible participants (safety tickets, work clothing, bus pass, etc)

• Assistance in applying for continuing education (ABE, literacy or diploma program)


Stage One English Classes

• Learners build on their prior knowledge of English while helping them improve their daily communication skills

• For temporary residents who are eligible to work in Canada and recent Canadian Citizens who are at least 18 years old and assessed at pre-CLB to Level 4

• Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-9:00 PM at YWCA Wesley, 65 11th St E.

Regional Newcomer Centre Program

 

Settlement Advisor for New Immigrants

• Support newcomers who seek assistance to resolve issues or barriers in their path to successful settlement

• Help navigating government documents such as those from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

• Assist in obtaining social insurance number (SIN) cards, Saskatchewan health cards and photo ID

• Referrals to other service providers so clients have access to all available programs


Gateway Services

• Welcoming and assisting newcomers to Canada

• Access to information and referrals to programs and services offered in the community such as language assessments and training, employment programs, immigration, health, schools, and etc.

• Access to immigration information

• Over-the-phone Interpretation Services (Language Line Solutions) to better serve our clients using their first/native language when necessary

• Navigation of Prince Albert

• On-site access to computers, photocopier, printer, fax and phone

• Working with employers

• Assist in issues related to settlement of newcomer

• Provide assistance and/or advice during the settlement process for new employees

• Support employers’ need to welcome newcomers and immigrants to their place of employment

 

Other Services Offered

 
 

• Assistance with obtaining Canadian birth certificates and SK photo ID through our ID Program

• Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (by appointment from February to April)

• Access to a Notary Public

For more information, email the Community Connection Centre Manager, Nina Reynolds at ninareynolds.ywca@sasktel.net or call 306-765-2030.

 
 
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Our Location

1895 Central Avenue

Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

S6V 4W8

Phone: 306-765-2530

Fax: 306-763-8165