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2016 World Refugee Day Event!  Free!  City Square  Plaza! June 20th - Noon - 1pm!

2016 World Refugee Day Event! Free! City Square Plaza! June 20th - Noon - 1pm!

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Ordinary people, forced to FLEE!   On Monday, June 20th, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., the Regina Open Door Society will be hosting the 2016 World Refugee Day event. Please join us at the City Square Plaza - Stage at noon. The program will include a special guest speaker, the newcomer...


Researcher Exploring Health Care Challenges for Senior Immigrants!

Researcher Exploring Health Care Challenges for Senior Immigrants!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

11 Jun 2016 by Ashley Martin Leader-Post    Somayeh Faghanipour is a young woman, but she is an immigrant. That gives her some context for her PhD research into immigrant seniors’ access to health care.    Somayeh Faghanipour of the University of Toronto is exploring challenges faced by new...


Callers Using Premier Wall's Name to Try to Scam Regina Residents!

Callers Using Premier Wall's Name to Try to Scam Regina Residents!

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3 Jun 2016  by Brian Fitzpatrick - with files from D.C. Fraser Leader-Post    Premier Brad Wall’s office has warned that any callers claiming to be the premier or part of his team are not who they claim to be, after a Regina resident in her 70s was left a voice mail by an apparent scammer who...


Beautiful Feet Ministries! Taking Supplies to Zambia!

Beautiful Feet Ministries! Taking Supplies to Zambia!

7 May 2016  by Darlene Polachic  Leader-Post      BIBLES FOR ZAMBIANS   Clair Ziolkowski, founder of Beautiful Feet Ministries, will take 2,400 of these pillowcase dresses, sewn by volunteers across Saskatchewan, to Zambia later this year for girls in orphanages.  Clair Ziolkowski’s first...


Refugee Story - Boxing for Canada!

Refugee Story - Boxing for Canada!

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14 May 2016  by Greg Harder  Leader-Post   Arthur Biyarslanov has been boxing for 8½ years, but his fight began much earlier.  Team Canada’s Arthur Biyarslanov trains at the Regina Boxing Club in advance of Friday’s Ken Goff Memorial Boxing Classic.The Chechen refugee was forced to abandon...


SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) Information Video! SOPA Services Are Free!

SOPA (Settlement Online Pre-Arrival) Information Video! SOPA Services Are Free!

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The Saskatchewan SOPA team is excited to share the new Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) promotional video! This video features two clients sharing their stories of the positive impact SOPA courses made in their job search and Canadian workplace integration.     The video is available...


Language School Organizations Call On Government to Restore $225,000 Grant!

Language School Organizations Call On Government to Restore $225,000 Grant!

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Protests continue over cuts to Sask. language schools  Education Minister says parents can pick up the extra cost   CBC News Posted: May 30, 2016 5:23 PM  People who support heritage language classes were at the Legislature on Monday to protest the government's decision to cut $225,000 from...


Petition to RESTORE Government Funding for Heritage Language Schools!

Petition to RESTORE Government Funding for Heritage Language Schools!

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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!

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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...