JumpStart’s Community Development Grant and the City of Saskatoon’s WintercityYXE Micro-Grant allow us to provide free instruction and brand-new skates and helmets to newcomers of all ages! Having this new skill and the necessary equipment will help newcomers enjoy Canadian winter for years to come.
Not only has Mount Royal Mennonite Church (MRMC) contributed much to GGP in recent months, but we’ve been connected with the MRMC community since before GGP’s inception. This blog post written by our friend Elaine Harder tells the story.
Ahmad came from Iran to study at USask and, lucky for us, he brought his passion for volunteering to GGP. A teacher in Iran, Ahmad has been a major asset to GGP English classes, and also offers interpretation support.
Since knocking on our door after relocating from Toronto, Eilish got to know Saskatoon alongside our clients. For four years, she’s helped with several GGP programs and been a sounding board for newcomers’ ideas, plans, and pivots.
Debbie came to GGP two years ago after assisting a newcomer family at her church. Since then, Debbie has become a mentor and friend to several clients. With Debbie’s help, clients prep for IELTS and Canadian citizenship exams, do ESL homework, and navigate bureaucracy
Volunteers have a key role in building bridges between newcomers and the wider Saskatoon community.