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IN THE NEWS - 'Happy for a new home': Syrian refugees land in Regina

IN THE NEWS - 'Happy for a new home': Syrian refugees land in Regina

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By Adriana Christianson/CJME News January 8, 2016 - 11:44pm  Updated: January 11, 2016 - 6:41amFor 18 Syrian refugee families who landed at Regina International Airport on Friday, the first greeting they heard was "welcome", and the first English words several of them spoke were "thank you"....


Your First Two Weeks in Canada - Videos to help Syrian Refugees and Other Newcomers

Your First Two Weeks in Canada - Videos to help Syrian Refugees and Other Newcomers

To help Syrian refugees and other newcomers with their settlement in Canada, the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released an Arabic version of their “Your First Two Weeks in Canada” video.   English version  French version    For more information about...


RODS has partnered with SOPA - Settlement Online Pre Arrival

RODS has partnered with SOPA - Settlement Online Pre Arrival

  Regina Open Door Society has partnered with ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia) in a pre-arrival initiative called SOPA – Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program – this program was created to improve linkages between pre-arrival and post arrival services using ISANS suite...


Holiday Office Closure

Holiday Office Closure

Regina Open Door Society will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 25th, 2015 to Friday, January 1st, 2016.   Regular office hours will resume on Monday, January 4th, 2016.  Regina Open Door Society wishes you the best this holiday season and in the New Year! From the Board and...


Update - Events in Support of Refugees!  Come Out for Some Fun!

Update - Events in Support of Refugees! Come Out for Some Fun!

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As RODS prepares for the arrival of the Syrian Refugees, our community has pulled together in support and to welcoming them with open hands.   A few local businesses are hosting events in support of the arrivals.  All proceeds will be donated to the Regina Open Door Society.  If you looking...


Imran Saleem - Employment Services Success Story

Imran Saleem - Employment Services Success Story

Posted in RRLIP

Imran moved to Regina from Pakistan in June of 2015. Upon arrival he came across Regina Open Door Society where he was able to get help with a variety of needs, such as settlement and employment readiness training. In Pakistan, Imran was the head of networks for a Bank, but when he moved...


How to Help Syrian Refugees in Regina? Frequently Asked Questions

How to Help Syrian Refugees in Regina? Frequently Asked Questions

As millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada will work with Canadians to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees.   The City of Regina is pleased to support the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) and the community to help newcomers...


Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Regina Residents Showcase Our Caring Community!

Community Announcement - City of Regina   December 1, 2015    The City of Regina and the Regina Open Door Society are pleased to announce that household goods, furniture and clothing donations have been very generous and immediate donation needs for the Syrian refugees have been met....


Syrian Population Profile

Syrian Population Profile

CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has produced an...


Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

It has been 5 years since the onset of civil war in Syria, and there is no foreseeable end in sight. Four million Syrians have been forced to leave their country and this number continues to grow, making this the largest refugee crisis facing the world since the 1940’s. The United Nations...


Looking For Arabic Language Volunteer Interpreters

Looking For Arabic Language Volunteer Interpreters

The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is looking for volunteer Arabic interpreters for recent Syrian refugees and immigrants to Regina.     If you enjoy helping others and would like to extend that help to recent Arabic speaking refugees and immigrants in Regina, please contact us for...


Remembrance Day - RODS is Closed!

Remembrance Day - RODS is Closed!

Regina Open Door Society will be closed for Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.     Regular business hours will commence on Thursday, November 12th, 2015. No classes/session/workshops will be held on this...


Confidential Consultation with Regina Police Service

Confidential Consultation with Regina Police Service

Posted in SOPA - Settlement Online Pre-Arrival

Regina Police Service in collaboration with Regina Police Services, will have a representative here at RODS, every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30, for individual confidential consultation with clients.     Police Representative Will Address: Information on What is Legal and What is Illegal...


Winter Fun Activities - Youth Program

Winter Fun Activities - Youth Program

A FREE Program for newcomer youth ages 13 to 24! The Regina Open Door Society – Youth Program assists newcomer youth in becoming familiar with their community and establish stronger and supportive social networks. The aim of the Youth Program is to help newcomer youth become thriving members...