I'm glad we are neighbours signs are back!
We are excited to relaunch the "I'm Glad We Are Neighbours" project!
The Heritage Community Association initially started the project in response to Islamophobia in Canada and the United States. They created lawn signs so that people throughout the city could show their support to their Muslim neighbours and help newcomers feel welcome. The signs read "I'm glad we are neighbours" and the word welcome in many different languages. It is a simple phrase with a powerful message of acceptance and welcoming.
Our vision at the Regina Open Door Society is to build a welcoming community enriched by the diversity and strength of newcomers to Canada. So we have partnered with the Heritage Community Association to bring this project back to the community.
We are so excited to see these signs across our city, especially at a time like this when amplifying the voices of people that make a welcoming community is more important than ever.
Click here for more details and a list of places where to find the signs!