Newcomers Program Coordinator
At Veith House, Saida works creates and runs programs for individuals and families who are new to Halifax Regional Municipality, tirelessly providing a wide range of support and advocacy for Newcomers, both diligently at work and selflessly in her spare time. She is their champion! She helps people navigate the complex requirements of residency and citizenship processes, apply for family assistance and other programs, find safe and inexpensive places to live, identify employment opportunities, benefit from educational programs, translate important documents into Arabic, and help people find a sense of community and build skills through her groups and gatherings for families and people of all ages. Her goal both at work and in life is to help newcomers find their place in in the community, using her own experience as an immigrant as well as constantly learning, networking and collecting new information about how to improve her advice and do even more. She is a leader in the Community, trusted and depended upon.
2020 Nova Scotia Invisible Champion Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Note: The pandemic led to Special Covid Awards being designated. If awarded, they are marked with a (C) in the Table above.
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Venue: Province House and various venues virtual event
Remarks: Hon. Premier Stephen McNeil
MC: Former Lt. Governor Myra A. Freeman CM ONS MSM
Awards Presentation: Sara Napier, CEO, United Way Halifax
Attendees: Senators Hon. Frances Lankin, Hon. Linda Frum, Hon. Robert Black, Hon. Kim Pate, MP Hon. Andy Filmore,Hon. Gary Burrill, Leader of the NDP, MLA Susan Leblanc, MLA Tim Halman. Hon. Margaret McCain
Autism NS receiving their trophy