Community Resources

Community Resources contain pertinent information related to immigration and settlement with a local, provincial and national perspective. The information could be of value to those working or volunteering with newcomers, developing programs and resources or conducting research. The most recent edition will be nearest the top of each category.

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Safety Information:  Resources to enhance newcomer knowledge about keeping safe 

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

Videos (English and French) with transcripts, various handouts

 

Local Activity Guides:  Community-generated information about some activities available in Regina

Regina Community Summer Programs for Children and Youth 2017 - compiled by 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

 

Regina Focused:  Information specific to the Regina community

SAISIA Settlement Services Map - developed by SAISIA (Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies) indicating agencies and services provided, includiing website contact information, a community resource to assist with newcomers settling in Regina.  Note: The Map was developed in early 2017 and will be updated as frequently as possible. Since map completion, some changes have occurred to service providers and programs. 

Vital Signs 2016 Report - 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: Official Community Plan - 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

 

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

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

 

Cultural Understanding:  Reports that focus on understanding historical realities affecting the present

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:  Reports dealing with economic information, trends and recommendations

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   Among its many findings was that 59% of social enterprises in Saskatchewan operate to achieve a cultural mission.The report was supported in part by the Community Initiatives Fund.

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. Many recommendations in the areas of health,education, skills training, taxes, business, etc., with specific recommendations regarding newcomers 

 

Workplace:  Resources that assist with understanding 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 Annual Report 2016/17 - Regina Open Door Society  - Celebrating 40 years

 

Miscellaneous:  Various reports that shed light on numerous issues, with some information regarding newcomers

Poverty Costs Saskatchewan - 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.  

Turf, Trust, Co-Creation and Collective Impact - 2017 - by Liz Weaver - Tamarack Institute.   Authentic community change moves at the speed of trust. And yet, we spend so little time and focus on intentionally building trust amongst partners. This paper explores the intricacies of trust, how to build it and what to do when trust is broken.