Who We Are

We are…

  • An umbrella organization
  • A representative, a hub, and an amplifier of information for our member agencies and newcomers
  • A centre for knowledge, expertise, and leadership

The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is a regionally and nationally recognized leader in the settlement and integration sector. We offer the only certification program for Settlement Practitioners in Canada.

As an umbrella organization, we represent immigrant-serving agencies and organizations that work with newcomers across the province. AAISA is not a direct settlement service provider. Our mandate is to build sectorial capacity to serve newcomers by providing access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, stakeholder-informed research, act as an influential policy voice, and to advance the standards of excellence in professional settlement practice.

A list of our current membership base can be found here.