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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

Posted in News / Success Stories

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...


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...