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Crisis Intervention & Counselling

Dealing with a crisis can be a challenging, emotional experience. We understand and are here to offer you personalized counseling support in a safe and caring environment. You are not alone, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We believe education is key and together, we can help you speak up and seek the help you need to move forward.

About the Program

  • One-on-one sessions provide the privacy and confidentiality we need to effectively support your unique needs.
  • You will take part in informative and supportive workshops which will enhance your knowledge of and access to customized resources to address the issues.

Please Note: IWS does not provide free assessments for academic enrollment in higher education institutions or for citizenship application

Who Can Participate?

  • Newcomer women ages 18 and up
  • Any residency status
    ( Permanent Resident, Citizen, Visitor or Work Permit)
  • All language levels are welcome

Common Questions About Provincial Settlement Services

Why do I need this program?
  • Receive personalized settlement support, including a settlement action plan tailored to your needs in order to help minimize confusion and stress during settlement.
How soon should I access this program after arriving in Canada?
  • As soon as possible after arriving in Canada or as soon as you are rested from your journey.
  • Contact us to make an appointment.
  • We also provide online services to people who currently reside outside of Saskatchewan and abroad.
What documents do I need to bring to my Tier 2 appointment?
  • Immigration documents to confirm your immigration status. For example:
    • Open Work Permit Document
    • Closed Work Permit Document
    • Student visa with permission to work in Canada
    • Canadian citizenship certificate or passport
  • 6-digit ICT number issued by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training (ICT). This number confirms you are a resident of Saskatchewan and are eligible to receive free provincially funded newcomer assistance services. If you do not have an ICT number, bring your SIN number and we will help you contact ICT to obtain the number.
What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
  • Once we validate your documents, you will meet with your case worker who will work with you to identify and discuss your needs in areas such as immediate needs in education, employment, health, housing and more.
  • Your appointment will last 1 to 1.5 hours. Please ensure you are prepared to stay for the full duration of your appointment.
What do I do after I have been assessed?
  • We will create and email you a personalized settlement action plan tailored to your specific goals and needs. The plan will outline the steps you need to take to achieve your settlement goals and access to resources and referrals to other programs and services and programs that will help you address your needs.