Opening Doors Through Stories

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Opening Doors Through Stories

A project in partnership with Regina Open Door Society and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.

In November 2018, a group of newcomers to Canada met every Saturday at the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) to work with Gail Bowen, a Regina writer, to develop their creative writing skills. These newcomers, from very diverse countries of origin and backgrounds, found common-ground in sharing their stories of what brought them to Canada, and the new world of opportunities and challenges they found. The RODS’ Welcoming Community for Newcomers program, along with Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, is proud to share some of these stories.

We want to thank the Opening Doors through Stories participants for their hard work and dedication, and for their courage in opening a door to their lives for others to see inside.

We hope that while reading you learn, smile, laugh, tear up, and gain a better understanding of the newcomer experience. Enjoy!

Click here to read Opening Doors through Stories

If you would like to learn more about this project, or if you are interested in getting a printed copy of the Chapbook**, please email  

*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the chapbook belong solely to the author.

**There are limited copies available, but more will be printed depending on demand.