News Release - September 15, 2000
REGINA IMMIGRANTS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
A provincial government grant will support the Regina Open Door Society in its
efforts to help immigrants establish homes, educate their children and find
jobs in the community.
Regina Coronation Park MLA Kim Trew presented a $35,000 grant to the society on
behalf of Municipal Affairs, Culture and Housing Minister Jack Hillson.
"The provincial government believes its support to community groups such as the
Regina Open Door Society is a key component to building a strong Saskatchewan,"
Trew said. "The many volunteers and supporters of this organization are
welcoming people to our province and helping them to become established members
of the community. We are pleased to support their effort."
The society will use the money to help people find a place to live, get
utilities hooked up, open bank accounts, shop for clothing, provide translation
services and language classes, help with accessing health services and
Last year, the Regina Open Door Society helped 140 Kosovar refugees settle in
For further Information, contact:
Municipal Affairs Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-2687