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Immigrants arriving to Alberta face barriers that prevent them from meeting their full potential. Often, they find themselves navigating a confusing web of services, attending unnecessary appointments, and enduring the frustration of repeating their story to different service agencies, in hopes of finding the support they need to successfully navigate their new home.

Gateway is a new collaboration among organizations to better serve and support newcomers who choose to make Alberta their new home. Gateway streamlines the intake process, standardizes the needs assessment, and refers clients to best-fit services in their community to help them achieve and unleash their economic, social, and civic potential.

Gateway partners include immigrant-serving agencies, educational and faith-based institutions and community organizations that offer service to newcomers, academics, researchers, and funders.


The Gateway Partner Advisory Council (GPAC) helps provide advice, input and feedback on strategies, options, and analytical framework in the development and execution of Gateway. GPAC partners include Centre for Newcomers (CFN)La Cite Des RocheusesCalgary Local Immigration Partnership (CLIP)Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC)The Immigrant Education Society (TIES)United Way of Calgary and Area, and the University of Calgary:Faculty of Social Work.


The Gateway Executive Committee (GEC) provides strategic direction and governance decision-making. The GEC works to ensure funders and GPAC are aligned on vision, strategy, objectives, and activities. With this added partnership, WINS will be able to further provide its clients with more support and services to thrive!


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