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T.R.'s Story

T.R.'s Story

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29 year old T.R. arrived in Regina from Eritrea in 2013 as a Government Assisted Refugee (GAR).  Despite all the pain and immense challenges that he had experienced as a refugee, he arrived in Canada hoping for a better life.  T. R. knew that moving to a new country would present many...


Ivana's Story - An ELT Experience

Ivana's Story - An ELT Experience

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I am Ivana Corce, an Environmental Engineer, who moved to Canada a year ago. Since then, the most common question I have been asked is, “Why did you move to Canada?”  I moved to Canada because of a job opportunity my husband had. When we decided to move from Venezuela, where I come from, I...


Tila's Story - A Youth Experience

Tila's Story - A Youth Experience

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Life is said to be a journey of challenges.  Throughout my life I have been through various challenges and have had experiences of both success and failure. I was born and raised in a refugee-camp located in Nepal until my migration to Canada. I arrived in Canada in 2010 along with my family....


RODS Summer Family Fun Evening

RODS Summer Family Fun Evening

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RODS will be hosting their Annual Summer Picnic on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at Candy Cane Park from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.   Join us for some family fun!  Bring you own picnic, blanket and chairs. Come visit with friends and participate in fun activities.    More information...


Spring into Soccer - Media Coverage

Spring into Soccer - Media Coverage

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Beginning on May 7, the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) Youth Program partnered with the University of Regina Cougars Soccer Team to provide a 7 week soccer program for immigrant and refugee youth ages 5 to 18. This program was fully funded by KidSport with the University of Regina Cougars...


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!

Posted in News / Volunteer Openings

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

Posted in 2013 Bursary Recipients / News

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...