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Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Community Announcement - City of Regina  December 1, 2015    The City of Regina and the Regina Open Door Society are pleased to announce that household goods, furniture and clothing donations have been very generous and immediate donation needs for the Syrian refugees have been met....


Syrian Population Profile

Syrian Population Profile

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has produced an English...


Community Involvement With New Arrivals

Community Involvement With New Arrivals

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(From Leader Post article) The 25,000 Syrian refugees the Liberal government has pledged to bring to Canada by early 2016 is a mix of government-assisted refugees and privately sponsored refugees. While their overseas screening and assessments are similar, the two sponsorship streams differ...


'Christmas Lights Across Canada' - Regina Style!

'Christmas Lights Across Canada' - Regina Style!

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Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 Time:  6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Place: Saskatchewan Legislative Building     The Christmas Lights program was launched in 1985 to brighten the Ottawa winter. At first, the lights were only on Parliament Hill, but over the years the program expanded to all...


Numbers of Refugees? Unknown.  Donations?  An Outpouring!

Numbers of Refugees? Unknown. Donations? An Outpouring!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Exact numbers are not yet known but agencies are expecting about 800.  As November finally caught up with Saskatchewan this week and the cold settled in, it struck Neelu Sachdev that her organization will likely soon be helping hundreds of Syrian refugee women deal with our particular brand...


It Takes a Community to Settle a Refugee

It Takes a Community to Settle a Refugee

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

It takes a community to resettle a refugee.  Getachew Woldeyesus, settlement, family and community services manager, speaks about the launch of an Emergency Operation Centre to support the Regina Open Door Society and partner organizations in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Regina.That...


Are You Interested in Working in the next Provincial Election - April 4, 2016?

Are You Interested in Working in the next Provincial Election - April 4, 2016?

Posted in Community Programs

The next Provincial election will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016.   Many people will be needed to work on election day…as poll clerks, deputy returning officers, information officers, etc.   People usually work in their own neighbourhood, close to home.    Elections Saskatchewan does...


Newcomer Youth Face Challenges

Newcomer Youth Face Challenges

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

NEWCOMER YOUTH AND THE CHALLENGE OF "FEELING AT HOME"  Some immigrants come voluntarily to Canada to reunite their families or to seek a better future. Others come involuntarily as refugees, forced to leave their home from war or persecution. Either way, immigrants' families are separated,...


Regina Preparing to welcome Newcomers

Regina Preparing to welcome Newcomers

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City Preparing to Welcome Newcomers  November 26, 2015  The City of Regina is supporting local agencies to ensure a smooth and successful transition for Syrian newcomers. Collaborations are underway between federal, provincial, and municipal governments and non-governmental organizations...


Free Adult Conversation Circle!!

Free Adult Conversation Circle!!

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Are you new to Canada?  New to Regina?  Do you want to practise speaking English?  Would you like to meet other newcomer adults?     Come to practise English conversation!  Have fun! Make new friends!  Where?  2332 - 11th Ave., 2nd Floor (Student Lunchroom)    When?  Wednesday...