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Youth Program Summer Blast 2016

Youth Program Summer Blast 2016

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Make your summer more exciting and meaningful and enjoy our fun-filled learning and recreational activities for you.   RODS Youth program will be offering a Summer Program (Summer Blast 2016) for newcomer youth this July and August. A variety of fun-filled learning activities are in store...


2016 Newcomer Bursary Recipients Announced!

2016 Newcomer Bursary Recipients Announced!

Congratulations to this year's Newcomer Bursary Recipients! Bishnu Kafley Emmerence Bagenda Eh Khu Hsa Devi Pabitra Tiwari Marwa Janbaz Mensur Ali Ruth Asfaw Sumitra Sunuwa EIGHT awards of $2,000 each were award this 2016! Newcomer Bursaries are cash awards of $2,000 that are...


SOPA courses help immigrants arrive prepared to work in Canada!

SOPA courses help immigrants arrive prepared to work in Canada!

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            New video! Two immigrants who completed SOPA courses before coming to Canada share their stories - the challenges they faced and how SOPA courses helped them arrive prepared to work in...


Employment Services, Now Offering Mock Interview Practice Sessions

Employment Services, Now Offering Mock Interview Practice Sessions

Posted in Courses & Workshops

Program Overview: Practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to job interviews. The mock interview practice sessions will give you the chance to practice your job interview skills, one on one, with an experienced employment services instructor or counselor.    ...


Membership is Now Due for 2016!

Membership is Now Due for 2016!

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Memberships are now due for 2016! To become a member of the Regina Open Door Society please fill out the...


Women's Social Group - WCN Program

Women's Social Group - WCN Program

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RODS Welcoming Community for Newcomers (WCN) program in Collaboration with Canadian Progress Club Regina Wascana present the Women’s Support Group for newcomer women.     Saturday, April 16th, 201610:30 am - 12:30 pm2nd Floor - 2332 11th Avenue, Student Lunchroom  Topic: Crafting   To...


Saher Tariq - Employment Services Success Story

Saher Tariq - Employment Services Success Story

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From Zero Job Offers, to a Bounty of Choices! Saher is originally from Pakistan, but she lived in Dubai for many years, where she received her professional certification through the Association of Certified Chartered accountants (ACCA) and worked in the accounting field for many years. Once...


Job Fair 2016

Job Fair 2016

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Come meet some of the best employers in the city, learn about networking opportunities and connect with different professional organizations and employment resources!   Thursday, April 28th, 2016Core Ritchie Multi-Purpose Gym445 14th Avenue10:00 am to 4:00 pm  Bring your resume and come ready...


New! Fast Track to Employment!

New! Fast Track to Employment!

Posted in Courses & Workshops / News

The Fast Track to Employment is an employment preparation program designed to assist newcomers.   A series of half day sessions focusing on job search topics which will allow participants the opportunity to improve in the specific areas that they need further support with.     If you are...


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...