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International Heritage Language Week!  Feb 15th - Feb 21st!

International Heritage Language Week! Feb 15th - Feb 21st!

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SOHL - Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages Inc.   Every year we ask the cities of Saskatoon and Regina to join us in the celebration of International Mother Language Day, and every year we are pleased to have their support in our endeavor to keep languages alive. The cities...


Accelerated Process for Welcoming Privately Sponsored Syrian Refugees to Canada

Accelerated Process for Welcoming Privately Sponsored Syrian Refugees to Canada

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Privately sponsored refugees typically come to Canada through Sponsorship Agreement Holders, Groups of Five or Community Sponsors who will provide financial, social and emotional support for one year.   1. Identification:         Refugees are most often identified by family or friends already...


U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

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10 Feb 2016  Leader-Post  by Natascia Lypny  University of Regina researchers are examining what makes refugees successful in the Queen City. The project will involve interviews with the heads of 10 to 20 refugee families who have been in Canada for at least five years. It will focus on the...


Syrian Refugee Students Settling into Schools

Syrian Refugee Students Settling into Schools

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10 Feb 2016  Leader-Post - article by Natascia Lypny    Regina Public Schools’ English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) staff and resources are being stretched thin by the city’s intake of Syrian refugees.  Photo by Don Healy           Mohammad Almahameed, left, and Abdelbaree Al Hariri,...


Eliminate Racial Discrimination Campaign! Only laundry should be separated by colour!

Eliminate Racial Discrimination Campaign! "Only laundry should be separated by colour"!

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March 21st is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony.    MCoS (Multicultural Council...


Regina Public Library Film Theatre - Sudan Documentary!

Regina Public Library Film Theatre - Sudan Documentary!

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Beats of the Antonov   (People’s Choice Documentary Award winner - TIFF 2015)  (SUDAN/SOUTH AFRICA 2015, 68 min.) G (In Arabic with English subtitles)    Location: RPL Film Theatre: Central Library 2311 12th Avenue Regina, SK   S4P 3Z5 Dates and times: February 11-14 Thursday, 9:00...


Avoiding Immigration Fraud!

Avoiding Immigration Fraud!

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Two People Charged with Immigration Fraud in Canada  - by Canada Immigration News    After this week’s news that two people are facing seven charges each for allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultants and committing fraud in Regina, Saskatchewan, individuals are being...


Student Refugee Chasing Dream in New Home

Student Refugee Chasing Dream in New Home

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1 Feb 2016 Leader-Post - by Austin M. Davis   Nobody told Usama Ahmad not to read the comments.      The 20-year-old Syrian refugee beams as he talks about the warm welcome he received after landing in Regina on Dec. 31. His smile fades when he mentions seeing negative online comments posted...


Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Are you interested in sponsoring a refugee or a refugee family?  Have questions?  The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program can assist in answering your questions.    The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program designed to support: the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs)...


Regina City Buses Now Equipped with Audible Stop Announcements!

Regina City Buses Now Equipped with Audible Stop Announcements!

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NEW! Audible Stop Announcements!     Reginans can sit back and enjoy a more relaxed bus ride!     The new audible stop announcement system was implemented on conventional transit buses on January 18, 2016.     After passing a bus stop, the system will then announce the next approaching...