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Immigrant Attraction and Retention Strategies for Smaller Communities - Webinar

Immigrant Attraction and Retention Strategies for Smaller Communities - Webinar

Posted in Immigration News

What makes a smaller community attractive to newcomers? Is there a regional recipe for building open, inclusive communities where everyone thrives?  From Atlantic to Western and Northern regions, smaller and rural communities across Canada (and the U.S.) are facing the unprecedented...


Tips for engaging young newcomer men in social and recreational programming - Webinar Nov. 13th

Tips for engaging young newcomer men in social and recreational programming - Webinar Nov. 13th

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project is hosting a free webinar  addressing:Ways to Engage Young Newcomer Men in Social and Recreational Programming The webinar will take place on on Wednesday, Nov. 13th 11:30am - 12:30pm (CST)  Follow this link...


New Initiatives to Protect Vulnerable Newcomers in Situations of Family Violence

New Initiatives to Protect Vulnerable Newcomers in Situations of Family Violence

Posted in Immigration News / Youth / Children / Families

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently introduced the following new initiatives to support vulnerable newcomers in Canada:  1.  An expedited Temporary Residence Permit (TRP), for out-of-status foreign nationals who are currently in Canada and seeking permanent residence...


Francophone Immigration Week is Nov. 3 - 9, 2019

Francophone Immigration Week is Nov. 3 - 9, 2019

The Saskatchewan Francophone Immigration Network (RIF-SK) has announced the program for National Francophone Immigration Week in Saskatchewan  National Francophone Immigration Week is an initiative that raises awareness and promotes Francophone immigration and diversity in Francophone...


Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course

Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project’s online course  is a free, self-directed training, designed to build capacity in providing equitable access to support and treatment, while highlighting the necessity of partnerships among sectors. Course participants are given access to...


Free Webinar About Opportunities to Improve Home Visiting Services for Immigrant Families

Free Webinar About Opportunities to Improve Home Visiting Services for Immigrant Families

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The Migration Policy Institute is offering a free webinar that explores the topic of home visting immigrant and dual language learner families. Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29th Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (CST) Follow this link...


Remembering The Rohingya -  Protest Against Genocide - Aug. 25th

Remembering The Rohingya - Protest Against Genocide - Aug. 25th

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

For decades, Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee their villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, seeking refuge in neighboring countries, due to systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence. Entire villages were burned to the ground, families were separated and killed, and...


IRCC's Recent Changes To Protect Newcomers Living in Vulnerable Situations

IRCC's Recent Changes To Protect Newcomers Living in Vulnerable Situations

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Families

In an effort to address issues making some newcomers particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation while in Canada, the Government has made changes to the relevant programs. The major issues and relevant changes are listed below:  Issue: Some migrant workers are afraid to report an...


Three Articles Highlighting Newcomers Celebration of Canada Day

Three Articles Highlighting Newcomers Celebration of Canada Day

With Canada Day occuring last week, it is a great time to highlight several stories about newcomers in Canada.  The first article highlight's an initiative at the Regina Huda School, with the goal of creating deeper connections between Muslims and the non-Muslim community at the school. As part...


Refugee Sponsorship Information Event – Very Successful!

Refugee Sponsorship Information Event – Very Successful!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

On behalf of the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP), Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) and the Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) we would like to sincerely thank those who attended last week’s session about Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. At the event...