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Regina Public Library - Literacy Unit - Volunteers Needed!

Regina Public Library - Literacy Unit - Volunteers Needed!

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Excerpted from The Regina Leader Post - Saturday Dec.5, 2015 The Literacy Unit at Regina Public Library (RPL) is  seeking volunteers to assist newcomers. RPL helps newcomers learn English through a variety of means, including working with volunteer tutors and practising English skills...


New Schedule!  Upcoming Employment Classes at RODS (Regina Open Door Society)

New Schedule! Upcoming Employment Classes at RODS (Regina Open Door Society)

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    UPCOMING EMPLOYMENT CLASSES                  MORNING CLASSES               DECEMBER 2015 – FEBRUARY 2016                                                                  COVER LETTER WORKSHOP                                                           DEC. 7TH –...


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 document about Syrian Refugees The profile document is available in French as well.   Following is information from the summary:  The conflict in Syria, which began in 2011, has caused widespread displacement with more than...


Community Involvement With New Arrivals

Community Involvement With New Arrivals

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(From Leader Post article) The 25,000 Syrian refugees the Liberal government has pledged to bring to Canada by early 2016 is a mix of government-assisted refugees and privately sponsored refugees. While their overseas screening and assessments are similar, the two sponsorship streams differ...


'Christmas Lights Across Canada' - Regina Style!

'Christmas Lights Across Canada' - Regina Style!

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Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 Time:  6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Place: Saskatchewan Legislative Building     The Christmas Lights program was launched in 1985 to brighten the Ottawa winter. At first, the lights were only on Parliament Hill, but over the years the program expanded to all...


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...


Are You Interested in Working in the next Provincial Election - April 4, 2016?

Are You Interested in Working in the next Provincial Election - April 4, 2016?

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The next Provincial election will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016.   Many people will be needed to work on election day…as poll clerks, deputy returning officers, information officers, etc.   People usually work in their own neighbourhood, close to home.    Elections Saskatchewan does...


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,...