Community Programs

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...


'Ride Don't Hide' Fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association!  June 26!

'Ride Don't Hide' Fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association! June 26!

Posted in Children / Community Programs / Families / Youth

Ride Don’t Hide on Sunday, June 26, 2016   Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride hosted, nationally, by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health while raising essential funds to support mental...


Cathedral Area Self-Guided Walking Tour! FREE!

Cathedral Area Self-Guided Walking Tour! FREE!

Posted in Community Programs / Families / Youth

A love story — and more on this walking tour!   May 21, 2016 by Craig Baird  Regina Leader Post  The 13th Avenue Coffeehouse is the last stop on the self-guided tour. (Photo Don Healy / Leader-Post)   The Cathedral area has a rich history. From a shoe shop love story to the home of...


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...


MCC - Making a Difference Around the World!

MCC - Making a Difference Around the World!

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

MCC helps in various ways - at home and around the world!  From the article March 23, 2016 by Esther Epp-Tiessen  Words are important in the work of advocacy. MCC photo/Mark Tymm  Did you know that one of the ways MCC works at relief, development and peace is through advocacy to...


Red Cross Seeks Volunteers!

Red Cross Seeks Volunteers!

Posted in Community Programs

The Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Red Cross is gearing up for the 2016 provincial disaster season, and they need a few good individuals to help them out.  6 May 2016 by Craig Baird Leader-Post Red Cross volunteers Kelly Moens, left, and Doug Leask help evacuees during last summer’s...


Do YOU Have an Emergency Kit Prepared?

Do YOU Have an Emergency Kit Prepared?

Posted in Community Programs / Families / Youth

Prepare An Emergency Kit!   In an emergency, you may be required to care for yourself and your family for a period of time while officials implement their emergency response plans.  Most experts agree that you should have the following kits that should have at least 3 to 7 days worth...


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...