Newcomer Welcome Centre
The Newcomer Welcome Centre is a place where newcomers (immigrants, temporary residents and refugees) can access information, assessments and other supports to help them make a more successful transition to life in Regina.
The Centre is a partnership between Regina Open Door Society, the Regina Public Board of Education, the Regina Catholic Board of Education and the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises.
At the Centre, newcomers can get their children assessed and registered in school, find information on a number of settlement-related topics and receive one-on-one advice and referrals in order to address settlement-related challenges.
The RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre hosts partners providing assessment and orientation services such as:
- School boards representatives (Public, Catholic and French): teachers from the three Regina school boards assess children and assist families with the registration process.
- English languages assessors (provincial and federal); both federal and provincial language assessments can be booked at the NWC. Once assessed, newcomer clients will be provided with a list of English language training programs and locations.
- Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN): appointments can be booked with an OSN worker at the Centre, for permanent residents, looking for settlement advisors. Temporary residents as well as citizens who have been in Regina less than two years will be referred to a settlement advisor. (Please call, e-mail or drop in to check out your eligibility).
- Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) for children and youth school orientation;Newcomer Children / Youth and their families receive orientations to help them choose which schools to be referred to (Public, Catholic or French).
Newcomers visiting the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre may receive referral information, assessment and orientation booked in one place.
- Monday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
- Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
For more information on the Newcomer Welcome Centre please visit our website at http://reginanewcomercentre.ca/, or to book an appointment for school registration or other centre services, please call 352-5775 or visit us at 1st Floor, 2332 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan (on the corner of Smith and 11th).