News Release - September 13, 2000
SASKATOON IMMIGRANTS RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
A provincial government grant will support the Saskatoon Open Door Society in
its efforts to help immigrants establish homes, educate their children and find
jobs in the community.
Saskatoon Meewasin MLA Carolyn Jones 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 is a key
component to building a strong Saskatchewan," Jones said. "The many volunteers
and supporters of the Saskatoon Open Door Society are welcoming people to our
province and helping them to become established members of the community. We
are pleased to support their effort and to acknowledge their 20th
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 Saskatoon Open door Society helped 179 Kosovar refugees settle
in the community.
For further Information, contact:
Municipal Affairs Culture and Housing
Phone: (306) 787-2687