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Working Against Fear

Working Against Fear

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Regina Leader Post - Dec 12/15      Natascia Lypny    Don Healy  Regina Leader Post Event to spread knowledge about Muslims  When Shazia Rehman moved here from England nine years ago, she was heartened that, as a veil-wearing Muslim woman in a — at the time — less multicultural Regina, she...


Regina businesses need to chip in opportunities for Syrian refugees

Regina businesses need to chip in opportunities for Syrian refugees

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From the Regina Leader Post : Monday, Dec 14, 2015   Article by Ashley Martin Volunteers spent Saturday morning sorting through bags of items donated for Syrian refugees, but amid all the stuff, something essential was missing: jobs. “I think it’s probably the most fundamental thing of all...


Winter Has Arrived!  What Should I Wear?

Winter Has Arrived! What Should I Wear?

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It is important to know what to wear in winter to keep children (and adults) warm and safe. The Saskatchewan SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools) website has information of interest to parents, teachers and students.  There is also some information about winter...


Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

Brrrrrrr.... Canadian Winters a Shock for Newcomers!

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Leader Post, 7 Dec 2015.  Story by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press It was a frigid February in 1985 when Getachew Woldeyesus arrived in Saskatchewan as a refugee. The young man from Ethopia stayed inside for two months. “Because you don’t know, is it slippery out there? Are you wearing...


Syrian Refugees - Destination Communities

Syrian Refugees - Destination Communities

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From CIC (Citizenship and Immigration) Website Refugees arriving from Syria will be a mix of government-assisted refugees (GARs), privately sponsored refugees (PSRs), and blended visa office-referred refugees (BVORs).    Where they will go after arriving in Canada—known as their...


Events in Support of Refugees

Events in Support of Refugees

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Events in Support of Refugees! Come Out for Some Fun!From Regina Open Door Website: As RODS prepares for the arrival of the Syrian Refugees, our community has pulled together to support and welcome them with open hands and hearts.   A few local businesses are hosting events in support of...


Hany's Story Continued - Lives Interrupted

Hany's Story Continued - Lives Interrupted

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From the Regina Leader Post - Saturday December 5, 2015  As Canada prepares to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees by March, we look at the experience of some who have already arrived in Regina. Photographer Hany al Moulia, 22, described to Austin M. Davis what drove his family out of their...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!    Get Involved!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Get Involved!

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In addition to volunteering and donating, there are other ways that you can assist in helping newcomers settle into our community.    Offer Affordable Housing      Are you a landlord in Regina who can provide temporary or permanent housing to refugees?  For more information, please...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!  Become a Sponsor!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Become a Sponsor!

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Sponsor a Syrian Refugee    The Government of Canada provides information on sponsoring a refugee. The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides education on refugee sponsorship.    Contribute to a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)    Consider contributing to an organization who is...


Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP!   Volunteer!

Syrian Refugees in Regina - How to HELP! Volunteer!

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Regina residents are well-known for their volunteerism and this provides yet another opportunity for you to show you care. Some of the best ways residents can continue to volunteer include:  Volunteer with the Regina Open Door Society (RODS)Volunteers are matched up to mentor newcomers (adults...