Immigration News

Numbers of Refugees? Unknown.  Donations?  An Outpouring!

Numbers of Refugees? Unknown. Donations? An Outpouring!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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...


New Information on the Syrian Refugees

New Information on the Syrian Refugees

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

CBC News - Latest Report on the Canadian Government's plan to settle syrian...


CBC News - Syrian Settlement Information

CBC News - Syrian Settlement Information

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Further Federal Government clarification about the Syrian Refugee Resettlement plan will be released this afternoon. CBC News presented this information in the early morning...


Parent and Grandparent Program for Canadian Immigration to Reopen January 2016!

Parent and Grandparent Program for Canadian Immigration to Reopen January 2016!

Posted in Immigration News

    The immensely popular Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is expected to reopen in January, 2016, with sponsors and candidates already preparing for what is expected to be a very short application intake period. This family sponsorship program allows Canadian citizens and...


Hope for Refugees!  Information Night

Hope for Refugees! Information Night

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is in the news.  Come to find out more about the situation - and how YOU can help make a difference. MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) has many years of experience dealing with refugees and crisis situations.  They will be sharing this knowledge and expertise at...


Hany's Story - A Syrian Refugee's Journey

Hany's Story - A Syrian Refugee's Journey

Posted in Immigration News

CBC recently highlighted part of a documentary (“Hany’s Story”) that was filmed around the story of a young Syrian refugee who recently resettled with his family in Regina. Hany is 21 years old, and suffers from an eye condition that renders him legally blind. He and his family are one of...