Families

New to Canada - Importance of Immunizations

New to Canada - Importance of Immunizations

Posted in Children / Families

Are you new to Canada and unsure about immunizations? Did you know: An immunization is a given in a harmless needle.  Immunizations protect your child from life-threatening diseases. Childhood immunizations in Canada are free. A Saskatchewan Health card is not needed to...


Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 Support Programs

Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 Support Programs

Posted in Community Programs / Families

There has been a lot of information shared recently, regarding programs to support those affected by COVID-19.  In an effort to support those who are helping newcomers navigate what can be an overwhelming amount of information, the RRLIP is sharing the following updated information...


Early Years Family Centres Cultural Programs

Early Years Family Centres Cultural Programs

Posted in Community Programs / Children / Families

Regina's three Early Years Family Centres provide many programs and services  for  children newborn to age six and their parents/caregivers.   Below we're  highlighting  3 programs that focus on culture and may be interesting to newcomer families:  Arabic Story Circle is a program that...


Parent Advisory Committee Looking for Newcomers to Join

Parent Advisory Committee Looking for Newcomers to Join

Posted in Community Programs / Children / Families

Regina's Early Years Family Centres provide programs and services to all parents and caregivers of children newborn to age six. They would like for their Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) to be representative of Regina's diverse residents, which includes immigrant and refugee parents. If you...


What Canadians Need to Know About the Coronavirus

What Canadians Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Posted in Youth / Children / Families

On January 25, 2020, the first case of the coronavirus was seen in Canada. It occurred in a person who had been in Wuhan, China 14 days before becoming sick. Risk to Canadians:The Public Health Agency of Canada currently states that the public health risk for Coronavirus is low for Canada and...


Income Tax Session for Newcomers - Thursday, February 6th

Income Tax Session for Newcomers - Thursday, February 6th

Posted in Community Programs / Youth / Children / Families

Learn more about the Canadian tax system, how it works, why you need to file a tax return, how to report foreign income and assets, what tax credits and benefits you may be eligible for, and more.  Date: Thursday, February 6th  Time: 7:00pm  Location: Regina Public Library -...


Today is Bell Let's Talk Day!

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day!

Posted in Community Programs / Youth / Children / Families

On Bell Let's Talk Day, you can help raise money for Canadian mental health initiatives, without spending any of your own money.  Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health initiatives every time you: Use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter  Tweet...


Newcomer News Issue #11

Newcomer News Issue #11

The Winter 2020 Newcomer News is now available!  Newcomer News is issued quarterly and highlights local programs, initiatives and resources relevant to newcomers in Regina. It is geared to all English learner levels and can be translated into many languages, by clicking on the Google...


Information Session About Habitat Regina Homeownership Program - Monday, Jan. 20th

Information Session About Habitat Regina Homeownership Program - Monday, Jan. 20th

Posted in Community Programs / Families

Learn about the Habitat Homeownership Program and if you qualify to become a Habitat homeowner.   Habitat for Humanity Regina works with donors, volunteers, organizations and the community to support homeownership opportunities for low income families. The Habitat Homeownership Program...


Free Family photos, for those in need - Saturday, Dec. 7th

Free Family photos, for those in need - Saturday, Dec. 7th

Posted in Community Programs / Youth / Children / Families

Going to a store or hiring a photographer to take pictures of your family can cost a lot of money. HELP Portrait Regina provides free family portraits (photos) to those who would not typically be able to afford it.  Volunteer photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists will share their...