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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...


Raising Funds To Sponsor Syrian Refugees - Garage Sale!

Raising Funds To Sponsor Syrian Refugees - Garage Sale!

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All proceeds to sponsor Syrian Refugee Families!  Furniture, kitchenware, household items, tools, toys, sporting goods, crafts and much more!      January 22 and 23, 2016     Friday: 12 noon - 6:30 pm  Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm    Christ the King Parish Hall 3239 Garnet St., off...


IN THE NEWS - 100 more Syrian refugees arrive in Regina

IN THE NEWS - 100 more Syrian refugees arrive in Regina

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65 refugees have already arrived since late last year by Stefani Langenegger/CBC News SaskatchewanCBC News Posted: Jan 08, 2016 1:07 PM CT Last Updated: Jan 09, 2016 12:38 PM CT  Friday was a big day for Syrian refugees making a new home in Regina — with about 100 coming to the city....


IN THE NEWS - Refugees arriving in Regina have big dreams, businesses stepping up with jobs

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by Brandon is a reporter for Global News in Regina.  Click here for video   REGINA – Close to 100 Syrian refugees arrived in Regina Friday on three separate flights. It’s the largest group of refugees to arrive in Regina since the resettlement process began. Part of the process means making...