Im glad we are neighbours


 

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.

The sign includes the message "I'm glad we are Neighbours", and the word "Welcome" in these languages: 

  • Filipino
  • Hebrew
  • Pashto
  • Punjabi
  • Tigrinya
  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Ukrainian
  • Mandarin
  • German
  • Bangla
  • English
  • Amharic
  • Yoruba
  • Cree
  • Ojibwe
  • Saulteaux
  • Korean
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Polish
  • Hindi
  • Serbian
  • Swahili
  • Urdu/Persian
  • Romanian
  • Italian

How to get a sign?

As a way to keep connected to the roots of this project, we partnered with a number of businesses in the Heritage neighbourhood where you can pick up a sign! 

Signs will be available by a cash donation to the Regina Open Door Society. The minimum suggested donation is $5. 

 

Core Coffee & T+A Vintage
2078 Halifax St, Regina, SK S4P 1T7
Tuesday &Thursday - 9:00-3:00 pm  Friday
Saturday & Sunday - 9:00-5:00 pm
Monday - closed

Ukrainian Co-Op

1805 Winnipeg St, Regina, SK S4P 1G3
Monday - Friday 9:30-5:30 pm
Saturday - 9:30-5:00 pm 
Sunday - Closed 

Heritage Community Association 
1654 11th Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0H4
By Appointment - Please call: (306) 757-9952

Trinity Lutheran Church
1909 Ottawa St, Regina, SK S4P 1P7
Tuesday we Thursday 9 am - 2 pm

Through Holy Child Social Justice Committee
Please call Agnes 306-551-9063 or Faye 306-527-9363 to arrange to pick up a sign (located in Glencairn)

 

If you are a business or organization that would like to carry these signs, please email

You can also order one online for pick up at the Regina Open Door Society by filling out the form on this page. 


Where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds from these donations will be used to cover the cost of these signs and print more once we run out.