Category: COVID-19

Child twirling with rainbow ribbons at park

Family, Fun & Fit makes local activities accessible to Saskatoon’s newest residents

FFF provides opportunities to create social connections, learn about our city's facilities, and explore new local activities that newcomers may not otherwise find or access.
Mother and child immigrants learn tennis

Learn to Play Tennis helps clients be active and social

Learn to Play Tennis provided the opportunity for newcomers to improve their physical and social well-being by getting outdoors and active.
English class and teacher meet on Zoom

“Inspiring and humbling”: Three GGP teachers share about transitioning to online language learning

Hear from three GGP English teachers–Gail, Rachel, and Fred–below about their successes and challenges moving classes online.
Care for Newcomer Children Program Online

Care for Newcomer Children program provides virtual support to families during COVID-19

The Care for Newcomer Children program provides on-site childminding at the Global Gathering Place (GGP) while parent(s) attend English classes or other programs. When we shut our doors in response
Mentoring connections during COVID

The Power of Mentoring: Connecting through Weekly Phone Calls During COVID-19

30 volunteers are helping clients practise English and get social interaction during COVID-19 through weekly mentoring calls. We hear from 3 pairs in this story.
Young refugee woman using a tablet from Global Gathering Place

Press release: Vulnerable refugees find lifeline in GGP’s tablet lending initiative

GGP's new tablet lending initiative provides tablets and Wi-Fi to vulnerable refugees so they can connect with others and continue learning online.
mom teaches child at home due to COVID-19

Educating your children at home: tips and resources

As schools remain closed due to COVID-19, parents are finding themselves with an unexpected and challenging new job title: Teacher. In response, GGP Program Coordinator Kris delivered an online Home-Schooling
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GGP is providing remote document assistance during COVID-19

Global Gathering Place is here to support clients remotely. We can provide information, answer questions, and help you complete a variety of documents, including: Housing challenges and applications Service Canada