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Summer Program for Newcomer Children

Summer Program for Newcomer Children

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This program is for children (ages 6-12) of RODS LINC students.  (program is for families who have recently arrived in rEgina or have younger siblings in RODS Child Care with no older siblings at home to care for them. We offer community orientation, sport, recreational and educational...


World Refugee Day Event

World Refugee Day Event

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            1FAMILY TORN APART BY WAR IS TOO MANY....   On Thursday, June 19th, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., the Regina Open Door Society will be hosting a 2014 World Refugee Day event. Please join us at the City Square Plaza - Stage at noon. The program will include a special...


Looking for Volunteers - Campus Gardener!

Looking for Volunteers - Campus Gardener!

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Do you know any newcomer clients who are interested in gardening and volunteering this summer?   RODS Welcoming Community for Newcomers (WCN) program collaborates with U of R Green Patch program to provide newcomers with a great volunteering opportunity – gardening on the U of R campus from...


Deadline is fast approaching....2014 Newcomer Bursaries

Deadline is fast approaching....2014 Newcomer Bursaries

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    Newcomer Bursaries are cash awards of $1,500 that are to assist students with meeting the costs of post-secondary (i.e. university or vocational) training.         Up to SIX awards of $1,500 each are available in 2014.   Individuals are eligible to apply for a bursary if they meet...


Volunteers Needed for Income Tax Program and Clinics

Volunteers Needed for Income Tax Program and Clinics

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Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVIP)   Would you like to volunteer to help newcomers with their income tax?   If so the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVIP) is look for volunteers.  Many taxpayers do not know how to prepare their income tax and benefit return...


Request to Donate to Mother and Children in Regina Fire

Request to Donate to Mother and Children in Regina Fire

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  If you would like to make a donation, please email a list of items to Rehab Abdelaziz, Settlement Caseworker, at or contact her at 306-352-3500 and she will let you know if there is a need for these items.  Rehab will coordinate...


Tragedy Has Struck a Newcomer Family

Tragedy Has Struck a Newcomer Family

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Tragedy has struck a recently arrived newcomer family this morning, when a house fire destroyed their home. The family escaped safely and unharmed. RODS is working with other community organizations to support the family. We have received numerous calls this morning in terms of help for...


Learn More About How to Settle in Canada!

Learn More About How to Settle in Canada!

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Want to learn more about how to prepare before you arrive in Canada? Watch the video below from Citizenship and Immigration Canada:   Citizenship and Immigration Canda (CIC) has produced a couple videos that are intended to help newcomers settle in Canada.     Before You Arrive in...


Meet Nu Nee: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Nu Nee: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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My name is Nu Nee.  I am 20 years old.  I came from a Thailand refugee camp called Mae La Oon camp.  I have been in Regina for six years.  I live with my parents and three siblings.  I have a younger sister and a younger brother.  My parents rent a house in Regina.  My mother works part time and...


Meet Karuna Regmi: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Karuna Regmi: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

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I have been through various challenges and have experienced both success and failure.  My name is Karuna Regmi, I was born and raised as a refugee in West Asian Country of Nepal, until my migration to Canada.  I arrived to Canada in 2010 along with my parents; I can say from June 2010 my journey...


Shaif's Story

Shaif's Story

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Shaif, his wife Dilruba and daughter Marjan immigrated from Bangladesh to Canada on January 25, 2013. Before arriving in Canada, Shaif worked in a family owned grocery store. The family went to the Newcomer Welcome Centre soon after arrival where they received information on services...


Patrick's Story

Patrick's Story

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O Canada! Our Noble and Caring Land By Ziad Al-Husseini     I am relatively new to Canada. I arrived in Regina in September 2012. I enrolled in the Enhanced Language Training Program (ELT) offered by Regina Open Door Society which helps newcomers to familiarize themselves with the Canadian...