For 23 years, GGP has equipped newcomers with the knowledge, skills and connections to become integrated, thriving community members. Our cross-trained staff and dedicated volunteers help clients adapt to life in Canada easier and faster.
"At GGP, I appreciated all the lessons on Canadian culture, both explicit and implicit. If you learn about cultural norms ahead of time, you will be more successful in your relationships and in your job. It’s simple but very important."
What Clients Say
80% of clients felt a greater sense of belonging after participating in GGP programs
Feeling at home 80%
84% of clients report an increased confidence in English
Improving English 84%
84% of clients say they’re accessing services and supports that help them accomplish their goals
Accomplishing goals 84%
Beyond engaging and supporting newcomers, we also passionately promote the fact that we all play a role in integrating newcomers. By collaborating with organizations, groups, practicum students, and volunteers from all walks of life, we create a more welcoming and accessible community.
What Partners and Friends Say
"GGP has been a great resource for us. When we started getting more refugees and immigrants coming to Saskatoon, we knew who to call and what steps to put in place. Our service has definitely gotten better thanks to GGP."Julie KehrigVision Loss Saskatchewan
“As a future physician, my aim is to bridge the gap between patients that come into my care and GGP. With this in mind, I will continue to act as an advocate for the unique needs of immigrants and refugees because they are a vulnerable yet valuable group in our community.”Vivian MurungMedical student at the University of Saskatchewan
“As a volunteer with GGP, I feel I’m rewarded more than I give. I’ve learned so much about different countries and made wonderful friendships that continue today.”Walter Bergen10+ year GGP Volunteer
GGP in the Media
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