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Petition to RESTORE Government Funding for Heritage Language Schools!

Petition to RESTORE Government Funding for Heritage Language Schools!

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Immigration News / Youth

The Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) is circulating a petition which will be presented in the Legislative Assembly! They need your support! SOHL and SIA have been in touch with MLA David Forbes, who is prepared to present a Petition to restore funding for heritage...


MCC - Making a Difference Around the World!

MCC - Making a Difference Around the World!

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MCC helps in various ways - at home and around the world!  From the article March 23, 2016 by Esther Epp-Tiessen  Words are important in the work of advocacy. MCC photo/Mark Tymm  Did you know that one of the ways MCC works at relief, development and peace is through advocacy to...


Canadian Census 2016!  Still time to Complete Online!

Canadian Census 2016! Still time to Complete Online!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

May 10 is census day, but no one will come to arrest you if your questionnaire hasn't been submitted by midnight, Statistics Canada says.    Statistics Canada has mailed out access codes to Canadians to complete the 2016 census online, with the friendly request to "please complete it by...


Two International Students in Trouble - The Rest of the Story!

Two International Students in Trouble - The Rest of the Story!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

14 May 2016   by Pamela Cowan  Leader-PostIt was a heartbreaking moment for a pair of Nigerian students when they were deported in 2014. But months of perseverance and support from the U of R community have the two on track to complete their degrees. Vianne Timmons (left), president of...


Newcomer Busary Applications! Deadline Approaching Soon! Contact RODS!

Newcomer Busary Applications! Deadline Approaching Soon! Contact RODS!

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Newcomer Bursaries are cash awards that are to assist students with meeting the costs of post - secondary (i.e. university or vocational) training.  Up to SIX awards of $2,000 each are available in 2016.    Individuals are eligible to apply for a bursary if they meet ALL of the...


Report! Muslims in Canada Proud to be Canadian!!

Report! Muslims in Canada Proud to be Canadian!!

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Muslims in Canada increasingly proud of and attached to Canadian identity, says Report!  May, 2016    From CIC News   A new report reveals that the Muslim population of Canada, most of whom are immigrants, have a strong attachment to Canada and feel that the country is heading in the...


A Young Syrian Refugee Already Helping Out with English Classes!

A Young Syrian Refugee Already Helping Out with English Classes!

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3 May 2016  by Ashley Martin Leader-Post   When Mohammed Ajeel came to Canada a year ago, he only knew a bit of English.  Photo Bryan Schlosser       Mohammed Ajeel, standing at left, and English instructor Lisa Jane de Gara work with students in a class.   Ajeel is a 15-year-old boy from...


RODS Job Fair Great Success!  Connects Hundreds of Newcomers to 35 Regina Employers!

RODS Job Fair Great Success! Connects Hundreds of Newcomers to 35 Regina Employers!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Job fair connects newcomers to Regina companies. CBC News Posted: Apr 28, 2016 6:54 PM Patrick Dacosta is hoping to land a job as a software analyst or technician in the telecommunications field. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)Hundreds of newcomers to Regina attended a job fair Thursday, where 35 firms...


Premier Wall Seeks $6.3 Million for Refugees

Premier Wall Seeks $6.3 Million for Refugees

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29 Apr 2016 by Morgan Modjeski  Leader-Post    Photo by Greg Pender   In a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week, Premier Brad Wall made a pitch for $6.3 million in federal funding to help support efforts to resettle some 1,100 Syrian refugees in the province.While school boards...


SOPA!  Settlement Online Pre-Arrival!  In Regina!

SOPA! Settlement Online Pre-Arrival! In Regina!

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Moving to Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s prairie provinces, can be challenging and full of surprises! Many newcomers will describe settlement and integration as a difficult task regardless of where you’re moving to or moving from.   To simplify the immigration process Regina Open...