PATH - Providing Access to Healthcare
Every year, 200 to 250 new Government Assisted Refugees arrive in Saskatoon. Accessing quality health care is especially difficult for newcomers due to the uniqueness of the Saskatchewan health care system, language barriers, poverty, and the general stress associated with resettlement. As a result, such persons can easily fall through the cracks of the current healthcare system. This can result in significant health consequences as well as downstream financial costs for both the client and government.
PATH aims to develop and maintain partnerships among Saskatoon’s health and settlement professionals in order to ensure that timely and culturally sensitive health services are provided to newcomers with high and special health needs. Thus, the mission of PATH is to foster and support immigrant and refugee health here in Saskatoon.