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Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Leader Post, 7 Dec 2015.  Story by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press It was a frigid February in 1985 when Getachew Woldeyesus arrived in Saskatchewan as a refugee. The young man from Ethopia stayed inside for two months. “Because you don’t know, is it slippery out there? Are you wearing...


News From SGI - Preparing for your Road Test

News From SGI - Preparing for your Road Test

Posted in Community Programs

 Do you have questions about upcoming driving tests?     SGI is having a Twitter chat on Wed., Dec. 16 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tweet your driving test questions to @SGItweets using the hashtag #AskAnExaminer and an SGI driver examiner will respond right away. Driving tests can be intimidating...


Syrian Refugees - Destination Communities

Syrian Refugees - Destination Communities

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

From CIC (Citizenship and Immigration) Website Refugees arriving from Syria will be a mix of government-assisted refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees (PSRs), and blended visa office-referred refugees (BVORs).    Where they will go after arriving in Canada—known as their...


Events in Support of Refugees

Events in Support of Refugees

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Events in Support of Refugees! Come Out for Some Fun!From Regina Open Door Website: As RODS prepares for the arrival of the Syrian Refugees, our community has pulled together to support and welcome them with open hands and hearts.   A few local businesses are hosting events in support of...


Hany's Story Continued - Lives Interrupted

Hany's Story Continued - Lives Interrupted

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

From the Regina Leader Post - Saturday December 5, 2015  As Canada prepares to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees by March, we look at the experience of some who have already arrived in Regina. Photographer Hany al Moulia, 22, described to Austin M. Davis what drove his family out of their...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!    Get Involved!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Get Involved!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

In addition to volunteering and donating, there are other ways that you can assist in helping newcomers settle into our community.    Offer Affordable Housing      Are you a landlord in Regina who can provide temporary or permanent housing to refugees?  For more information, please...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!  Become a Sponsor!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Become a Sponsor!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Sponsor a Syrian Refugee    The Government of Canada provides information on sponsoring a refugee. The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides education on refugee sponsorship.    Contribute to a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)    Consider contributing to an organization who is...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!   Volunteer!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Volunteer!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Regina residents are well-known for their volunteerism and this provides yet another opportunity for you to show you care. Some of the best ways residents can continue to volunteer include:  Volunteer with the Regina Open Door Society (RODS)Volunteers are matched up to mentor newcomers (adults...


Syrian Refugees in Regina!  How to Help?  Frequently Asked Questions

Syrian Refugees in Regina! How to Help? Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

As millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada will work with Canadians to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. The City of Regina is pleased to support the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) and the community to help newcomers settle...


Regina Public Library - Literacy Unit - Volunteers Needed!

Regina Public Library - Literacy Unit - Volunteers Needed!

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Excerpted from The Regina Leader Post - Saturday Dec.5, 2015 The Literacy Unit at Regina Public Library (RPL) is  seeking volunteers to assist newcomers. RPL helps newcomers learn English through a variety of means, including working with volunteer tutors and practising English skills...