Virtual community fair 2021

Connecting You to the Community - At Home! This year's Community Fair will be hosted online via Zoom Webinar and Microsoft Teams. Join us to learn more about local organizations, community services and the volunteer opportunities that are available!

Throughout the week, over 40 different community organizations will be presenting online with information sessions that you can watch safely from home. You will be able to register in advance and tune in live to ask questions as you learn more about what your community has to offer! Interpretation may also be available if you register before February 27th!

Who is this event for: 

The purpose of this event is to provide newcomers to Canada (Immigrants and Refugees) with information on services and resources available to them within their community. If you are new, this is for you! You will have the chance to register for a variety of presentations in the schedule below.

How to register?

Check out the schedule below where you can choose from our many topics! For each session that you want to attend, you will need to select the "Click Here to Register" button. This will direct you to a new page where you can enter your sign-up information. You will need a valid email address in order to register. A-Zoom account is not mandatory. Be sure to double-check your email address after you enter it so that the invitation link can be sent out to you successfully. 

Do you want to attend two sessions that are being offered at the same time? No problem! You can register for both and still get a copy of the recording for the one you won't be able to attend live. Be sure to save the invitation link, time, and date for each session you plan on attending in your calendar, so you don't miss any of the live events! Don't worry, we will send you reminders too.

Schedule 


     Monday, March 8    


9:00 - 9:30 am - Creative Options Regina (COR) 
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Come learn about this non-profit, charitable organization that develops personalized and innovative support services for people experiencing disability.


9:45 - 10:15 am - Regina Early Learning Centre
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Come learn about programs and services that support healthy development in young children and their families in Regina.


10:30 - 11:00 am - Regina Optimist Dolphins 
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Find out about swimming lessons from learning to swim to the national level. Your kids will be safe in the water and able to enjoy the sport and life skills.


10:30 - 11:00 am - 211 Saskatchewan 
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Come learn about the free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat, plus a searchable website with over 6,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province. 


1:00 - 1:30 pm - SGI 
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Learn about how SGI operates the Saskatchewan Auto Fund. This is the province's required auto insurance program, operating the driver licensing and vehicle registration system.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Sask Soccer & FC Regina
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We will provide an overview of soccer programs in Regina for both Youth and Adult players.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - Regina Public Library
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Find out about this dynamic hub of literacy, learning, curiosity and new ideas, integral to the social and economic vibrancy of Regina. We inspire individuality, connection and diversity.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - CIBC 
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Come learn about how this bank is hiring for Financial Services Representatives in Telephone banking.


2:30- 3:00 p.m. - AIDS Program South Saskatchewan
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Find out about this community-based non-profit registered charitable organization. Their goal is to provide those living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV) and those at risk of contracting the virus, with relevant and current information and support services.


    Tuesday, March 9    


9:00 - 9:30 am - KidSport Saskatchewan
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KidSport is a children's charity that helps families facing financial barriers to participating in sports programs. KidSport helps qualified families by funding sport registration fees. 


9:00 - 9:30 am - Regina Transition House 
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Regina Transition House is an emergency short-term shelter for women and children fleeing violence. The shelter opened on January 12, 1976, and we have since served over 14,000 women and children. 


9:45-10:15 am - Primary Health Care South Network (SHA) 
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Primary Health Care is the everyday support for individuals and communities to better manage their own health. This presentation will discuss Immunization Strategy for SHA.


9:45-10:15 am - RODS Welcoming Community for Newcomers (WCN) program 
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Learn about how the WCN program can connect you to new people, help you feel welcome, and help you participate in the community! Volunteer opportunities are also available. 


10:30 - 11:00 am - Windmill Microlending 
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Windmill Microlending offers low-interest loans of up to 15,000 to immigrants and refugees who are permanent residents in Canada so that they can pursue the certification, licensing and or training they need to pursue their chosen careers.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Saskatchewan Soccer Association & Queen City United
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We will be providing information on youth soccer programs available through Queen City United Soccer.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - International Women of Saskatoon (IWS)
 
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International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) provides settlement services to newcomer women and their families in both Saskatoon and Regina. This presentation will include information about LINC and NAARS programs in Regina.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) 
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The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) is one of many Local Immigration Partnerships across Canada.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - Four Directions Community Health Centre 
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The presentation will offer healthy eating advice for all life stages and support for nutritious food in the community.


2:30- 3:00 p.m. - Regina Fire & Protective Services 
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Regina Fire & Protective Services has been an integral part of Regina since 1882. Firefighters in Regina respond to various incidents to protect the lives and properties of residents. Come learn more about what they do!


   Wednesday, March 10    


9:00 - 9:30 am - Regina Police Services 
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Come and learn about policing in Canada, including your rights, and generally how to report crimes to the police.


9:45-10:15 am - Ranch Ehrlo Sport Venture 
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Join us to find out more about barrier-free sports leagues for children and the sports lending library!


9:45-10:15 am - Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
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Come learn about applied learning and extensive distance education opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon.


10:30 - 11:00 am - Ombudsman 
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Ombudsman Saskatchewan, promoting and protecting fairness in the design and delivery of Provincial government services. Join this session to learn more.


10:30 - 11:00 am - RODS Employment Services 
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Our Employment Services Team strives to empower newcomers through employment and connect employers to a diverse workforce. Learn more about our free programs and services to help you prepare for working in Canada!


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskoise
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We are Saskatchewan's only French first language school division with 15 schools and over 2000 students registered across the province. We are publicly-funded and offer PreKindergarten to Grade 12 education leading to a bilingual francophone high school diploma.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - City of Regina 
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Learn about the City of Regina programs and services! There are a number of recreation and leisure opportunities that exist from swimming to drawing class, to yoga, and gym times. There are also a number of ways to get involved with low-cost or free options. 


1:45 - 2:15 pm - Red Cross 
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Learn about volunteer opportunities within the Canadian Red Cross and Emergency Management Operations.


2:30- 3:00 pm - Mobile Crisis 
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Mobile Crisis Services Inc. ("Mobile") is a non-profit community-based agency providing crisis intervention services in Regina since 1974. 


    Thursday, March 11    


9:00 - 9:30 am - Sasktel 
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SaskTel is a government-owned crown corporation. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services. Join this session to learn about them all.


9:45-10:15 am - Economic Development Regina & SquareOne 
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EDR and Square One Regina is the lead business support organization within the province. We assist entrepreneurs in starting, or growing, their business.


10:30 - 11:00 am - Office of Residential Tenancies
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The ORT is a provincial office that facilitates disputes between landlords and tenants. The ORT is a tribunal that can issue enforceable orders against parties in regards to past tenancies.


10:30 - 11:00 am - RODS Settlement Support Workers in Schools 
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Come learn more about how our SSWIS program supports newcomer children and their families as they adjust to the Canadian school system.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Royal Bank of Canada 
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Find out about the RBC banking offers available for newcomers to Canada. You will also learn about fraud and cyber fraud awareness.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Amnesty International 
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Amnesty International Regina is our local group of volunteers who support the range of human rights work initiated by Amnesty International Canada. Join to learn more about how they support justice for everyone, everywhere.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan 
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Better Business Bureau is a network of local non-profit BBB offices in North America with a shared mission of advancing ethics & trust through setting and upholding high standards for fair and honest business behaviour. Come learn about the free resources they offer for consumers!


2:30- 3:00 p.m. Service d'accueil et d'inclusion francophone (SAIF-SK) 
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The Service d'accueil et d'inclusion francophone - SK (SAIF-SK) provides comprehensive settlement services to francophone newcomers in Saskatchewan. Our head office is in Regina and our other office is in Saskatoon. 


    Friday, March 12    


9:00 - 9:30 am - Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan 
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Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS) is a non-profit, non-government organization that provides free legal advice to low-income clients in Saskatchewan. PBLS operates and partners with 14 free legal clinics across Saskatchewan. PBLS tries to fill the gap of legal services between government-funded legal aid and hiring a private lawyer.


9:45-10:15 am - RODS Kids First 
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KidsFirst is a free, optional program that helps families to become the best parents they can be by enhancing knowledge, providing support and building on family strengths. Support for bringing a new baby into your life.


10:30 - 11:00 am - RODS Settlement Online Pre-Arrival 
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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) is an Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funded program that delivers free pre-arrival services for job readiness, success and retention. Immigrants can interact with SOPA staff and access various skills development courses before their departure to Canada.


1:00 - 1:30 pm - Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan 
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MCoS is a provincial not-for-profit, non-governmental agency that works to ensure ethnocultural survival, strength and prominence and foster opportunities for cross-cultural interaction. Our work focuses on five streams of multicultural work: cultural continuity, respect for diversity, anti-racism, intercultural connection and integration. Come learn more about what we do!


1:00 - 1:30 pm -Conexus Credit Union 
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Learn about Conexus Credit Union's community-focused approach to banking and how they create a personalized experience for each member throughout Saskatchewan.


1:45 - 2:15 pm - REACH 
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REACH is a non-profit food security organization that offers a variety of programming to provide Regina residents with affordable, accessible and nutritious food through non-emergency sources. Come learn about the Good Food Box Program!


2:30- 3:00 pm - Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan 
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The Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan (SSS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. We are here to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research. Come learn about the free programs offered!

 

 

Virtual community fair 2021