The Regina Open Door Society (RODS)’s Youth Program assists newcomer youth in becoming familiar with their community and establishing strong supportive social networks. We achieve this through diverse programs, including community connections activities, information and orientations, life skills education, cross-cultural workshops, leadership programs, sports and recreation, community referrals as well as volunteer opportunities. These programs empower the youth with knowledge and skills that are essential for them to become thriving and contributing members of the community.
Activities and Services
The RODS Homework Club provides opportunities for newcomer youth to enhance their academic performance, English communication skills, and to build social networks through one-on-one tutorials and mentorships.
This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Regina Open Door Society.
The Summer Blast Program is designed to empower newcomer youth to become proactive members of the community through a variety of educational and recreational activities. This program is made possible in partnership and collaboration with different community organizations.
- Canada Day Celebration
- Educational Workshops and Group Dynamics
- Cross-cultural Sensitivity Workshop
- Field Trips
- Art Workshop
- Volunteering activities and English
- Summer Theatre
- Multi-sports camps.
A FREE Public Speaking and Leadership workshop of Regina Open Door Society and Toastmasters International.
UNLEASH THE LEADER IN YOU!
In this program, you will learn about g speech writing, public speaking workshops, vocabulary building, leadership training, and other confidence enhancing activities. This 8-week program runs in spring and fall on Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Open to all newcomer youths with Permanent Resident status ages 13 to 21 years old.
Certificates are provided after completing the program.
Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Gworing Engagement in Saskatchewan
Bridging newcomers with indigenous youth and promote friendship, cultural sharing, understanding and appreciation. This program is an initiative of Multi-cultural Council of Saskatchewan and is made possible with the collaboration of Regina Open Door Society, Newo-Yotina Friendship Centre and Street Culture Project.
Open to all newcomer youth ages 13 to 21.
A Leadership Program organized by Welcoming Community for Newcomers of the Regina Open Door Society.
In this program, you will learn the essential leadership values that will help you be an effective leader and team player. Increase your social networks and enhance your self-confidence and gain volunteer experience and make a difference in your community!
Activities include character and leadership building, group dynamics, effective communications, self-awareness workshops, social awareness exercises, focus group discussions tackling various issues in the community, as well as learning visits to community organizations.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in volunteering activities, learn the basics of research and proposal development and receive mentorship from RODS staff and adult volunteers.
This program runs during the winter for 10 weeks every week.
Certificates are provided upon completion.
Open to all newcomer youths ages 13 to 21.
A free program that empowers newcomer youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to find a job!
Open to all newcomer youth with Permanent Resident status ages 16 - 24
In partnership with our Employment Services Program and Catholic Family Services Regina, this program helps newcomer youth access the labour market by empowering them with knowledge and skills to be able to find a job. Activities in this program include resume building, job search, effective communications, and job interview workshops. This program culminates with a job fair where the youth participants get the opportunity to interact with employers.
Learn about cultures from all around the world through their sumptuous cuisines. This program also gives emphasis on cross-cultural sharing and understanding as well as life skills such as fire and kitchen safety. Open to all newcomer youth ages 13 to 21.
Once every quarter, the Regina Open Door Society’s Youth Program runs a cultural cooking workshop where the newcomer youth can learn about different cultures from around the world and learn how to cook different cultural dishes. The program emphasizes kitchen and fire safety as well as nutrition. For more information about this program, please contact the Youth Program staff at (306) 352-3500.
Other Programs and Services
Do you want to join a sports club but do not know how and where to register? Do you need help with university or scholarship application? Do you want to access community services? Don’t worry! The Regina Door Society Youth Program can help you with that!
Our Youth Caseworkers are always ready to talk to you and help you out with your settlement needs by providing information sessions and referral services for you to be able to receive the assistance you need.
All you need to do is give us a call at (306) 352-3500 or email us at
For more information about our youth program or to join, please contact us at:
Tel: (306) 352-3500
You may also drop at our location at
2220 12th Avenue