Resources for Private Sponsors
The RRLIP convenes a local Private Sponsorship Group Network to exchange information and resources, share details about training and professional development opportunities, discuss challenges and successes, etc. For more information or to join the network, please email
Below you will find information that reflects some of the most requested topics for/from private sponsors and is meant to support local sponsorship efforts (e.g. training and resource support; RSTP contact info; information about settlement services and other pertinent local supports; mental health support; community leisure programs; heritage language information, etc.).
1) Refugee Sponsorship Training Program - The RSTP provides training and support to private sponsors in Canada including Sponsorship Agreement Holders (their co-sponsors and constituent groups, etc.), Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. There are many helpful resources on RSTP website, www.rstp.ca, such as the Overview of Sponsorship Responsibilities resource.
2) Saskatchewan Contact for RSTP - Helen Smith-McIntyre - Tel: 306-343-8303 ext 107 - - Located at Newcomer Information Centre, 106 - 129 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2H4
3) Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership - The RRLIP is an initiative that enhances the community's efforts in welcoming, settling and integrating newcomers. You will find valuable resources on the website including the most recent version of a local Service Map that highlights service agencies and their programs/services. Check out the Resources tab for much more!
4) Welcome to Saskatchewan App - Welcome to Saskatchewan is a settlement mobile app designed to help immigrants and refugees to achieve a smooth and successful transition into their life in Canada.
5) 211 Saskatchewan - 211 Saskatchewan is a database of over 6,000 community, social, non-clinical health, and government services across the province. Check out the tab entitled Refugees/Immigrants for pertinent information. You can also text or dial 211 to be connected with Service Navigators ready to help you find the information you need. Help over the phone is available in over 175 languages.
6) Saskatchewan Health Authority - This listing includes information about doctors accepting new patients in the Saskatchewan Health Authority. It is kept as up to date as possible however the SHA cannot guarantee that the physicialns listed are still open to new patients. Contact the clinic directly to confirm availability.
7) Mental Health Support - Through Wellness Together Canada, individuals of all ages in Canada or Canadians abroad can access supports ranging from self-assessment and peer support, to free and confidential sessions with social workers, psychologists and other professionals. Supports are provided online in both official languages as well as by phone and text for those without internet access. Phone-counselling sessions are available in 200 languages and dialects, through instantaneous interpretation.
You can connect to Wellness Together Canada in 3 different ways:
- Visiting Wellness Together Canada
- Texting the word WELLNESS to the following numbers for immediate assistance: 686868 for youth and 741741 for adults
- Calling 1-866-585-0445 (Adults) or 1-888-668-6810 (Youth)
8) Government of Saskatchewan - HealthLine 811 is a free, confidential, 24-hour health and mental health and addictions advice, education and support telephone line available to the people of Saskatchewan. It is staffed by experienced and specially trained Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and Registered Social Workers. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages. If you are having technical issues with accessing HealthLine 811 by dialling 811, you can call 1-877-800-0002 to be connected with HealthLine 811.
9) City of Regina - The City of Regina has many social programs that enhance the well-being of community members. Examples include the Bus Discount Program, Leisure Programs, Bike Program, etc.
10) Regina Public Library - The RPL provides support to newcomers to Canada through its extensive line-up of programs and services. Examples include Heritage Language resources, English Language Instruction, Citizenship resources, etc.