Family, Fun, and Fit- A Program for Immigrants & Refugees

Organization Sponsor: Global Gathering Place

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Program Description

Family, Fun, and Fit provides an opportunity for physical exercise and recreational activities that participants may otherwise be unable to afford, or are unable to access due to language barriers or unfamiliarity with the community. Family, Fun, and Fit strives to support families that are in transition and who may be recovering from past experiences of torture and trauma by promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging family participation.

Program Approximate Cost: 

The Global Gathering Place is a membership organization. Membership costs $10 and is due at the beginning of every calendar year. 

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Strategies For Sustainability: 

Global Gathering Place (GGP), a non-profit drop-in centre that provides services for immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon. Global Gathering Place helps newcomers adapt to life in Canada by offering support and skill development, acceptance, and a welcoming environment. Our organization works in partnership with community and immigrant-serving agencies, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and a wide network of private and government funders.

Impact Of Program: 

We serve clients from all over the world.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

For refugees, arriving in Canada can be an overwhelming experience, as these newcomers are immediately inundated with change. Everything is different: the language, culture, environment, social expectations, use of technology, and basic skill set necessary for everyday life. Every year, 200 to 250 new Government Assisted Refugees arrive in Saskatoon.

Length and Stage of Project: 

2010

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