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Citizenship 101 Class

Citizenship 101 Class

RODS Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN), in partnership with Citizenship 101 will be offering a Citizenship class in September 2014.    Citizenship 101 is a ten week program that aims at improving knowledge and awareness of Canadian Citizenship for newcomers to Canada.  This program...


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...


Employment Readiness Classes & Workshops

Employment Readiness Classes & Workshops

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The Employment Readiness program offers classes and workshop to prepare newcomers for employment.  Services range from creating an employment action plan to offering classes to develop skils such as resume writing and interviewing.     Basic Computers & Keyboarding This course provides...


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...


Private Sponsorship of Refugee Program Workshop

Private Sponsorship of Refugee Program Workshop

  FREE WORKSHOP!         Join us to learn more about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program!   Topics will include: Refugees - the International Context Overview of the PSR Program & Recent Changes Groups of 5 - Financial Considerations Blended Visa Office-Referred...


SSWIS collaborates with Balfour Collegiate to present.....

SSWIS collaborates with Balfour Collegiate to present.....

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World Class Masters Runner, Coach, Humanitarian andMotivational Speaker, Ted Jaleta!   January 31, 2014                        Ted inspires others to achieve goals through commitment and perseverance.  He demonstrates how thinking positively can free one from life's...


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...


Request to Donate to Fire Victims in Regina

Request to Donate to Fire Victims in Regina

  RODS in collaboration with Salvation Army, will be collecting monetary donations for the four families involved in the house fire this past Wednesday morning.     Monetary donation can be drops off or mailed to: Salvation Army 2240 13th Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 3M7...


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 Hadiseh Samadyar: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Meet Hadiseh Samadyar: 2013 Newcomer Bursary Recipient

Posted in 2013 Bursary Recipients

My name is Hadiseh Samadyar.  I was born and raised in Iran however; my family is originally from Afghanistan.  When I was a little girl I had no hope, about my life and what happen to me in the future.  At the time what mattered was staying alive, having food to eat, and having a place to sleep...