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Free Professional Development - Supporting Our Own Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Work

Free Professional Development - Supporting Our Own Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Work

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Free Professional Development - Supporting Our Own Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Work All aspects of settlement work are life-changing and meaningful; that doesn't make it less challenging or hard.  Current events and a pandemic haven't helped!  this interactive training will focus on the...


Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories

Getting to know Canada’s immigration categories

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

An overview of immigration categories to help guide your journey to Canada. A recent announcement that as of July, Canada will resume Express Entry invitations to all candidates is welcome news for those who had their immigration plans put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Express...


Refugee Sponsors - Group of 5 or Community Sponsors. Hear Updates from IRCC and Ask Questions!

Refugee Sponsors - Group of 5 or Community Sponsors. Hear Updates from IRCC and Ask Questions!

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The Canadian Council for Refugees is holding a virtual meeting on June 1 with representatives from IRCC - intended for those involved in a Group of Five or Community Sponsor - Private Refugee Sponsorship, Group 2 to 5 in Quebec, and those who work with or support these sponsors. The meeting...


Credential Evaluation Service for Refugees and Displaced Persons

Credential Evaluation Service for Refugees and Displaced Persons

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Regina Open Door Society (RODS) Employment Services department has partnered with World Education Services to assist refugees and displaced individuals with credential evaluations with limited proof of academic achievements. This program aims to simplify the process of credential evaluation...


Regina/Saskatchewan Research Article, From Interviews with Service Providers - About Domestic Violence in Newcomer Families

Regina/Saskatchewan Research Article, From Interviews with Service Providers - About Domestic Violence in Newcomer Families

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A new journal article titled 'Supporting Newcomer Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence and Their Children: Insights from Service Providers', has been published in Affilia: Feminist Inquiry in Social Work. (https://journals.sagepub.com/ doi/10.1177/08861099221099318) The accepted...


News Release: The government is inviting Canadian businesses to help meet the immediate needs of Ukrainians arriving in Canada

News Release: The government is inviting Canadian businesses to help meet the immediate needs of Ukrainians arriving in Canada

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

May 11, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is resolute in supporting Ukrainians and their families as they flee the war in their country. The government has provided humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine and is looking to do more, notably by encouraging Canadians to...


 Free Webinar: "Supporting the Integration and Mental Health of Arabic Speaking Refugee Youth and Their Mothers."

Free Webinar: "Supporting the Integration and Mental Health of Arabic Speaking Refugee Youth and Their Mothers."

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News / Youth / Families

Join the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project's monthly webinar series! In this webinar, Susan Brigham and Marwa Khobieh share findings from their study with Arabic-speaking refugee youth and their mothers who participated in focus group interviews to explore their perceptions...


New Resource!  Ukrainian Migration Portal for Saskatchewan - Find the Information You Need!

New Resource! Ukrainian Migration Portal for Saskatchewan - Find the Information You Need!

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement Integration Agencies (SAISIA) is a non-profit umbrella organization for settlement and integration agencies in Saskatchewan. SAISIA is the voice of immigration and settlement agencies to the federal, provincial and municipal governments,...


BVOR (Blended Visa Office Referral) Refugee Matching Is Now Open!  Training Sessions Available.

BVOR (Blended Visa Office Referral) Refugee Matching Is Now Open! Training Sessions Available.

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IT’S BACK! The (Blended Visa Office-Referred) BVOR program has resumed. Canadians are now once again able to sponsor refugees that they have no prior connection with, to come to Canada through the BVOR program. BVOR Refugee Profiles are available to view on the profiles page here. As of April...


May is Asian Heritage Month! Heritage Canada info and links

May is Asian Heritage Month! Heritage Canada info and links

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Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love. The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2022 is, “Continuing a legacy...