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, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority, our COVID-19 Vaccination awareness program is working towards increasing vaccination confidence, acceptance and accessibility.  The success of this project will support our healthcare system and ensure Regina community members remain safe and healthy.   

  This program offers the following:   

  • Information to address concerns and questions about COVID-19  vaccines   
  • Promotion and referrals to the COVID-19 vaccine clinics   
  • Interpretation and transportation services ( based on assessed needs) 
  • Translation of resources related to COVID-19 
  • Community partnerships and collaboration 

Our Immunization Awareness and Uptake team are working hard to increase awareness and knowledge about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. We are grateful for the support we have received in this project. 

“The Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF) supports initiatives that help individuals make informed decisions about vaccination and their health. The Regina Open Door Society provides valuable vaccine information, supporting vaccine confidence amongst newcomers through a range of strategies deployed across Regina.” 

The Honourable Dan Vandal
Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint-Vital 

“Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves against COVID-19 and its impacts. As COVID-19 continues to circulate across the country, the Regina Open Door Society plays a crucial role in supporting Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Through their initiative, refugees and newcomers living in Regina will get the support they need to make informed vaccination decisions.” 

The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos
Minister of Health 

“Projects like Regina Open Door Society’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Immunization Awareness and Uptake for Newcomers are helping support important community-based COVID-19 education, promotion and outreach. By working together to increase vaccine confidence and uptake, we are helping to protect the health of individuals in Canada as well as our healthcare system as a whole.” 

Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer
Public Health Agency of Canada 




Our upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic is on Wednesday, February 1. Please fill out this form to register. If you cannot attend on that date, we can help you find another clinic in the community, or you can attend our next clinic on March 1.  

 For more information, please get in touch with our COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness for Newcomers team at