New funding to support COVID-19 vaccination confidence, acceptance and accessibility for newcomers.

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We are excited to announce that we are working with the Federal and Provincial governments to ensure refugees and newcomers receive the COVID-19 vaccination. With Support from the Public Health Agency of Canada - Immunization Partnership Fund,…

Working together to build a welcoming community

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On a cold, windy November day, our Settlement team moved ten refugee families from their temporary accommodations at a hotel to permanent accommodations. Although this is something that we do regularly, on this occasion, we had a few extra…

Newcomers’ guide to winter

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Is this your first winter in Saskatchewan? Read ahead to learn a few things to help you make the best of winter! Winter officially starts on December 21, but in Saskatchewan, we see winter weather conditions as early as the beginning of November.…

Saskatchewan welcomes 330 Afghan refugees

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On November 02, over 330 Afghan refugees arrived in Saskatchewan. This is the first charter flight of Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) that have come directly to Saskatchewan. Usually, GARs arrive in cities like Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary…

Tech Skills Showcase recap

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For the past four years, the Regina Open Door Society holds a Tech Skills Showcase where newcomers show off their skills to employers in the tech sector in Regina. Over the past two years, the event took place virtually, but this year it was…

Truth and Reconciliation education for staff and clients

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September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. A day to Honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Learning and understanding the truths and…

Starting High School in Canada: What you Need to Know

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Welcome to Canada! We are so excited to have you here as a member of the Regina community. Part of establishing yourself and your family includes registering your children in school. We have put together this guide to help you understand how…

Starting Elementary School in Canada: What you Need to Know

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Welcome to Canada! We are so excited to have you here as a member of the Regina community. Part of establishing yourself and your family includes registering your children in school. We have put together this guide to help you understand how…

Explore the city on a bike!

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Let's get to know the city on a bike! We've partnered with Bike Regina to explore different parts of the town through group rides. Everyone is invited, and all you need is a bike!   Our first ride was on June 15, and it took us…

Welcome to our new website!

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We are so excited to share our new website with you! Our new website includes a modern design with improved site navigation to help you find the information and resources you need to make Regina your home. Whether you are looking for settlement…

Join our youth Summer Blast program!

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Registrations are open for our youth summer blast program!  This program is delivered by our Welcoming Communities for Newcomers (WCN)- Youth team. It is open to newcomer youth ages 13 - 24 starting July 4th to August 29th.  We have…