Community Resources

Safety Information: 

Fire Safety - developed by the Regina Fire Department and local immigrant-serving agencies.

Videos (English and French) with transcripts, various handouts

 

Local Activity Guides: 

Regina Community Summer Programs for Children and Youth 2017 - compiled by RRLIP for the Child and Youth Summer Advisory Committee (programs submitted to the committee - many are lower cost)

Summer Activities for Children and Youth 2017 - developed by RODS SWISS staff (Settlement Support Workers in Schools) - many free and low-cost

Regina Heritage Walking Tours - learn about Regina using self-guided walking tours (16 tours, with maps and discriptions) - Free

 

Reports, Local and Provincial:

These reports that contain pertinent information related to immigration and newcomers in the City of Regina.  Some are city-specific, some provincial, others with a broader scope. They could be of value for those working or volunteering with newcomers, developing programs, or researching. The most recent edition will be nearest the top of each category.  If you are aware of helpful reports that could be added, please let us know.  Thank you.  

 

City-focused: 

Vital Signs 2016 - The South Saskatchewan Community Foundations Annual Report on the Quality of Life in Regina. This yearly report looks at many factors. Info specifically related to immigrants can be found on pages 12-15

Design Regina - The official Community Plan - 2015   This document lays out goals and plans for the future of Regina.  Much information is of value to newcomers, some specifics found on pages 35-36, 41, 49, 54, 56 and 57

Vital Signs 2015 - The South Saskatchewan Community Foundations Annual Report on the Quality of Life in Regina.  This yearly report looks at many factors.  Info specifically related to immigrants can be found starting on page 5.

 

Children and Youth: Reports that examine challenges and give ideas for solutions

Early Years Plan 2016-2020  - Saskatchewan's Early Year's Plan

The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Children - 2015 - Immigration Policy Institute (US)  A report dealing with the situation many of the recent refugees have lived through, and some ideas for addressing their needs

 

Cultural Understanding:

Brief History of Residential Schools - MCOS - Multicultural Association of Saskatchewan  Helpful to gain an understanding of the history of Indiginous Canadians, for better knowledge of the Reconciliation process now taking place

 

Employment:

The Upstream Economy - A Generational Dialogue for Transformative Change - #transformSask - 2017  Saskatchewan-sourced ideas based on consultation and discussion, with 45 calls to action in the areas of leadership, health, education, diversity and the economy 

Sask. Social Enterprise Sector Survey - 2015

Creating the Conditions for Economic Growth: Tools for People, Businesses and Communities - Dec. 2016 42nd Parliament, 1st Session - Report of the Standing Committee on Finance   Contains many recommendations in the areas of health,education, skills training, taxes, business, etc., with specific recommendations regarding newcomers 

 

Workplace: Resources that assist with understand workplace challenges for employers and newcomer employees

The Paul Holmes Workplace Integration Desk Reference – Overview of Canadian workplace culture expectations and challenges for newcomers  - 

Norquest Navigating the Interview resource –  by Norquest College

Critical Incidents for Intercultural Communication in the Workplace  - by Norquest College

 

Immigrant-Serving Organization Reports:

Information about programs, statistics, local results 

RODS 2016-2017 Annual Report - Regina Open Door Society  - Celebrating 40 years

RODS 2015 -2016 Annual Report - Regina Open Door Society Report  

UNHCR Global Trends Report - 2015 - Forced displacement in 2015; Information on Refugees, background and history

 

Miscellaneous

Poverty Costs Saskatchewan Report - 2014 - A New Approach for Prosperity for All   Examines the cost of poverty to the whole of society, the poverty cycle and reasons to address the causes.  Immigrants are more likely to experience lower incomes because of language and credential recognition challenges.