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

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

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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...


Syrian Refugees in Regina!  How to Help?  Frequently Asked Questions

Syrian Refugees in Regina! How to Help? Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

As millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada will work with Canadians to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. The City of Regina is pleased to support the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) and the community to help newcomers settle...


Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Community Announcement - City of Regina  December 1, 2015    The City of Regina and the Regina Open Door Society are pleased to announce that household goods, furniture and clothing donations have been very generous and immediate donation needs for the Syrian refugees have been met....


Syrian Population Profile

Syrian Population Profile

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has produced an English...


Numbers of Refugees? Unknown.  Donations?  An Outpouring!

Numbers of Refugees? Unknown. Donations? An Outpouring!

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Exact numbers are not yet known but agencies are expecting about 800.  As November finally caught up with Saskatchewan this week and the cold settled in, it struck Neelu Sachdev that her organization will likely soon be helping hundreds of Syrian refugee women deal with our particular brand...


It Takes a Community to Settle a Refugee

It Takes a Community to Settle a Refugee

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

It takes a community to resettle a refugee.  Getachew Woldeyesus, settlement, family and community services manager, speaks about the launch of an Emergency Operation Centre to support the Regina Open Door Society and partner organizations in the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Regina.That...


Newcomer Youth Face Challenges

Newcomer Youth Face Challenges

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

NEWCOMER YOUTH AND THE CHALLENGE OF "FEELING AT HOME"  Some immigrants come voluntarily to Canada to reunite their families or to seek a better future. Others come involuntarily as refugees, forced to leave their home from war or persecution. Either way, immigrants' families are separated,...


Regina Preparing to welcome Newcomers

Regina Preparing to welcome Newcomers

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

City Preparing to Welcome Newcomers  November 26, 2015  The City of Regina is supporting local agencies to ensure a smooth and successful transition for Syrian newcomers. Collaborations are underway between federal, provincial, and municipal governments and non-governmental organizations...


 Syrian Refugees - Many Questions Remain

Syrian Refugees - Many Questions Remain

Posted in Immigration News

The first refugees could start arriving soon, but many questions remain unanswered.  The latest CBC News has a little more...