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BUILDING BRIDGES Between Indigenous & Newcomer Youth

BUILDING BRIDGES Between Indigenous & Newcomer Youth

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During Easter Break (March 29 – 31, 2016)   DAY 1 - March 29th | 1 – 5 p.m. | Regina Open Door Society (RODS) - 2220 12th Ave (4th Floor) INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL SHARING Participants will interact and learn about communicating across cultural differences.  Sharing...


Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Newcomer Bursary Program!

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Newcomer Bursary Program!

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Newcomer Bursaries are cash awards that are to assist students with meeting the costs of post - secondary (i.e. university or vocational) training. Up to SIX awards of $2,000 each are available in 2016.    Individuals are eligible to apply for a bursary if they meet ALL of the...


Erna Seymour - Employment Services Success Story

Erna Seymour - Employment Services Success Story

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Erna and her family came from Jamaica to Canada in 2012. Her first winter here was a stark contrast to the tropical weather she was used to, but even the coldest temperatures could not shake her determination to make a home here. Erna worked in the Jamaican school system for 27 years where...


SOPA Saskatchewan Twitter Account Live! Check us out!

SOPA Saskatchewan Twitter Account Live! Check us out!

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  Our twitter account is live!   Click here to access the SOPA Saskatchewan Twitter Account    The official SOPA hashtags are:   #sopa...


Open Door Society, Police relationship helps allay newcomers' fears

Open Door Society, Police relationship helps allay newcomers' fears

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Natascia LypnyPublished on: February 12, 2016 | Last Updated: February 12, 2016 3:36 PM CST   The Regina Police Service has set up shop at the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) as yet another step in forming early relationships with newcomers. For two hours on Wednesday afternoons, clients...


You Didn't Even Know Me - Canadian Refugee Story

"You Didn't Even Know Me" - Canadian Refugee Story

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Friday, February 12, 2016 (Saskatoon, SK) Canadian singer-songwriter Elly Thorn has launched a new music video, You Didn’t Even Know Me, with all proceeds going to organizations working with Syrian refugees. “This music video is for the refugees, but also for all Canadians who are opening up...


Free Citizenship Classes - at the Library!!

Free Citizenship Classes - at the Library!!

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FREE Citizenship classes put on by the Regina Public Library, Literacy Branch, Central Library - 2311-12th Avenue (downtown) Adult Permanent Residents are welcome to take these classes.  Register at the Literacy Branch (2nd Floor) of the Central Library.   To register, adults need: their PR...


Check out the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre!  Visit our Website or like us on Facebook!

Check out the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre! Visit our Website or like us on Facebook!

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The RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre is a one-stop / first-stop, collaborative service centre to welcome newcomers (immigrants and refugees) to Regina, SK. The centre helps guide and support newcomers to an easy integration to the community, by accessing information, available resources and...


Integrating Newcomers with Volunteer Opportunities - INVOLVE!

Integrating Newcomers with Volunteer Opportunities - INVOLVE!

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Do you want to develop your Community Leadership Skills!   Integrating Newcomer With Volunteer Opportunities to add Leadership Value through Education (INVOLVE) Benefits: Gain Canadian experience Contribute to the community Develop networks Have your voice heard Develop your...


RODS partners with Jump.ca to offer a Welcome Home Program

RODS partners with Jump.ca to offer a Welcome Home Program

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Jump.ca in partnership with Regina Open Door Society, creates Welcome Home program to provide smartphones to Syrian refugee familiesReleased on January 26, 2016 Syrian refugee families arriving in Regina will be eligible for Jump.ca’s Welcome Home program which was designed to provide each...


IN THE NEWS - University of Regina research studies barriers facing refugees in the prairies

IN THE NEWS - University of Regina research studies barriers facing refugees in the prairies

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By Teri FikowskiReporter Global News REGINA – Some timely research is underway at the University of Regina around refugees, and more specially new comers coming to the prairies. Dr. Daniel Kikulwe and Dr. Donalda Halabuza with the Faculty of Social Work are leading the study to investigate...


IN THE NEWS - High School Students Show Commitment to Helping Refugees

IN THE NEWS - High School Students Show Commitment to Helping Refugees

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AUSTIN M. DAVIS, REGINA LEADER-POSTPublished on: January 15, 2016 | Last Updated: January 15, 2016 5:32 PM CST   Students at Sheldon-Williams Collegiate aren’t going out of their way to disprove stereotypes about teenagers. They believe their actions will do that for them. “We know that...


IN THE NEWS - 'A life changer': Volunteer describes helping new immigrants in Regina

IN THE NEWS - 'A life changer': Volunteer describes helping new immigrants in Regina

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By Adriana Christianson January 16, 2016 - 1:44pm Updated: January 18, 2016 - 7:59am   Imagine running from a war in your home country, spending years in a refugee camp, then stepping off a plane to build a life in a new country where you don’t know anyone. That is the moment when volunteers...


New Year - New Look!  Check out our New Website!

New Year - New Look! Check out our New Website!

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January 19th, 2016 marks the launch of the Regina Open Door Society's new website!  Please navigate through the site for updated program information, upcoming events, workshops and more.  Please share the website with others.   We hope that you enjoy the new look of the website and are able...