Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

The SISA settlement team greets our Government Sponsored Refugees at the airport, and are often the first helpful person they meet in their new home of Medicine Hat.  After initial meeting and paperwork, the settlement team is able to provide wraparound services, including provision of temporary housing for Government Assisted Refugees and ongoing support for integration.  Intensive RAP programming is available for the first 6 weeks in Canada.  Information and orientation sessions are explained by trained interpreters (when required) regarding:

  • banking and budgeting
  • housing and initially setting up the household
  • health & dental care
  • transportation
  • education
  • legal system
  • life skills coaching
  • booking assessments for English classes and CLB level tests
  • assistance with paperwork and Canadian documentation
  • referrals to other organizations and supports in the community

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