WHO WE ARE

The Immigration Partnership Saskatoon (IPS) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 70 local organizations working on shared awareness and leadership to create enabling environments for collective action designed to attract, settle, and integrate newcomers to Saskatoon.

IPS Partners include the City of Saskatoon, local Universities and colleges, the three school boards, employers and employer associations, settlement, human and Health service providers, regional planning bodies, faith and ethnocultural sectors, justice and police, and First Nations/Metis.

IPS promotes strategic alignment of its partners’ plans and priorities, facilitates their collaboration across sectors, and mobilizes engagement and resources to develop effective responses to complex and persistent barriers and challenges. The ultimate shared vision of IPS partners is to work together across sectors to make Saskatoon a welcoming and inclusive Community.

The Immigration Partnership Saskatoon (IPS) is a multi-sectoral partnership involving 70 local organizations working on shared awareness and leadership to create enabling environments for collective action designed to attract, settle, and integrate newcomers to Saskatoon.

IPS Partners include the City of Saskatoon, local Universities and colleges, the three school boards, employers and employment associations, settlement agencies, human and Health service providers, regional planning bodies, faith and ethnocultural sectors, justice and police, and First Nations/Metis groups.

IPS promotes strategic alignment of its partners’ plans and priorities, facilitates their collaboration across sectors, and mobilizes engagement and resources to develop effective responses to complex and persistent barriers and challenges. The ultimate shared vision of IPS partners is to work together across sectors to make Saskatoon a welcoming and inclusive Community.

What We Do

The mandate of IPS is to build community-wide capacity to attract, settle, and integrate immigrants. This mandate is fulfilled collaboratively by IPS partners through three activity streams: collective planning, collaborative leadership, and coordinated action.

PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

The Partnership Council provides strategic leadership to Immigration Partnership Saskatoon (IPS). Membership is voluntary for a term of a one year, which can be renewed twice. The council meets four times per year. The Council is responsible for championing the work of IPS, enabling systems and strategic planning, advocacy and governance of the IPS. The overall objective of the Council is to promote shared awareness and leadership and create enabling environments for collective action. See minutes taken here.

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IMMIGRANT ADVISORY TABLE

Immigration Partnership Saskatoon is committed to a community- based leadership and governance model in which immigrants, refugees, and newcomers are not only participating in consultations but are actively involved in the decision making and planning processes. The role of this table is advisory and brings a lived-experience and insight – as the saying goes, “nothing about us without us”. The table represents a variety of groups in terms of age, gender, ability, country of origin, length of stay in Canada, immigration category, languages spoken, skills, profession, and more. See minutes taken here.

WORKING GROUPS

Working Groups are made of members of the IPS Partnership Council, their staff and other community partners who have specific interest and expertise in implementing the actions of the IPS Immigrant Integration Society.

To read more on our governance structure, please see our governance page.

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If you are interested in participating in the Partnership Council, one of our Working Groups, or the Immigrant Advisory Table (IAT) please contact us for more information

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