Community Programs

How to Prepare In the Event of an Emergency

How to Prepare In the Event of an Emergency

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Youth

4 May 2016 by Craig Baird Leader-Post   If the worst happens, how prepared are you?  Flooding, severe storms, and wildfires can strike with little to no warning, cutting utilities for hours or days or resulting in an evacuation. Unfortunately, most Canadians are not prepared for such a...


Habitat for Humanity Encourages Families to Apply for Home Ownership!

Habitat for Humanity Encourages Families to Apply for Home Ownership!

Posted in Community Programs / Families

Apply For Homeownership  Habitat for Humanity homes are sold to families who are in need of a hand up, not a hand out.  With no down payment required and financed with affordable, interest-free mortgages, Habitat homes are safe, decent and affordable.  Partner families will have mortgage...


Canadian Blood Services - Needs Blood Donors

Canadian Blood Services - Needs Blood Donors

Posted in Community Programs / Youth

28 Apr 2016 by Kerry Benjoe  Leader-Post     Judy Jones, Canadian Blood Services associate director for Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories, said blood donations are needed every day, but there are a few factors coming into play, which are impacting its supply. Some of the...


Local Refugee Stories! Now on RRLIP Website!

Local Refugee Stories! Now on RRLIP Website!

The RRLIP, in collaboration with local community agencies, has just completed a photo project, featuring the pictures and stories of 8 different refugee families living in Regina! Regina is full of amazing people with many different backgrounds, histories and stories.  We hope this project...


"Izzy Dolls", 'The National Gift of Peace' - in Regina!!

"Izzy Dolls", 'The National Gift of Peace' - in Regina!!

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Youth

The Canadian military is hoping to recruit volunteers with a specific skill set: knitting or crocheting.  That’s right. It wants you to help knit the national gift of peace, the Izzy Doll. For the past two decades, Canadian soldiers and health care workers have given out more than 1.3 million...


SOPA!  Settlement Online Pre-Arrival!  In Regina!

SOPA! Settlement Online Pre-Arrival! In Regina!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Moving to Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s prairie provinces, can be challenging and full of surprises! Many newcomers will describe settlement and integration as a difficult task regardless of where you’re moving to or moving from.   To simplify the immigration process Regina Open...


Healthline  (8-1-1) is Equipped with Translation Services! Call with Healthcare Concerns!

Healthline (8-1-1) is Equipped with Translation Services! Call with Healthcare Concerns!

Posted in Community Programs

Despite HealthLine’s quick access to translators, few refugees have called the 24/7 service that provides medical advice to Saskatchewan residents.  6 Apr 2016  Leader Post    Pamela Cowan       Photo - Troy Fleece   HealthLine manager Sangeeta Gupta, left, and Michelle Fisher, clinical manager...


Free!  Tutor Training Provided by the Regina Public Library! Get Involved!

Free! Tutor Training Provided by the Regina Public Library! Get Involved!

Posted in Community Programs

Nearly 300 refugees and immigrants are waiting to be matched with tutors at the Regina Public Library so they can begin literacy lessons and start a new chapter in their lives. by Don Healy  Aline Nizigama, from Burundi, works with tutor Gene Josephson at the Regina Public Library...


U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

U of R Researchers to Study Refugee Resilience, Success

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

10 Feb 2016  Leader-Post  by Natascia Lypny  University of Regina researchers are examining what makes refugees successful in the Queen City. The project will involve interviews with the heads of 10 to 20 refugee families who have been in Canada for at least five years. It will focus on the...


Avoiding Immigration Fraud!

Avoiding Immigration Fraud!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Two People Charged with Immigration Fraud in Canada  - by Canada Immigration News    After this week’s news that two people are facing seven charges each for allegedly acting as unauthorized immigration consultants and committing fraud in Regina, Saskatchewan, individuals are being...