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Friday, September 19, 2014
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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

education.



Last year, the Regina Open Door Society helped 140 Kosovar refugees settle in

the community.



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For further Information, contact:



Cathy Gourlie

Municipal Affairs Culture and Housing

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-2687
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