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Warning! Telephone Scam Targeting Newcomers! In Regina!

Warning! Telephone Scam Targeting Newcomers! In Regina!

Posted in Immigration News

A Regina immigrant newcomer recently received a phone call from a person claiming to be a police officer, calling in relation to CIC immigration.  An ESL student, he had a hard time understanding the conversation, so asked for help from his LINC teacher (Language Instruction for Newcomers)....


A Continuing Refugee Story - Saving family #417.

Posted in Families / Immigration News

A MacLeans Magazine Article: Read the story: Saving family...


World Refugee Day!  8 Young Refugees Now Living in Regina Awarded Education Bursaries!

World Refugee Day! 8 Young Refugees Now Living in Regina Awarded Education Bursaries!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

21 Jun 2016  by Natascia Lypny   Leader-Post  Bishnu Kafley lived for a dozen years in a refugee camp in Nepal. Now she has her sights set on becoming a doctor.   Emmerence Bagenda bounced from school to school as her family hopped from country to country after leaving the Democratic Republic...


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!

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Immigration News / Youth

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!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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!

Posted in Community Programs / Families / Immigration News / Youth

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!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

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!

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Immigration News / Youth

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...