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SWIS Program Is Encouraging Newcomers In Local School Divisions

February 13, 2019

Regional Connections launched the Settlement Workers in Schools, or SWIS, program in the fall in partnership with Border Land and Western school divisions. The implementation saw one full-time and one part-time SWIS worker hired to operate in Western School Division, and one full-time and two part-time SWIS workers in Border Land School Division To read […]

Regional Connections Prepare Newcomers For Citizenship

February 11, 2019

Regional Connections strives to give immigrants the tools they need to become Canadians, a prominent part of that is preparing for their citizenship exam. Volunteer and Integration Coordinator Alesha Hildebrand, says the six-week program is designed to give those who’ve completed their citizenship application, their greatest chance at success To read the full article, please […]

February 2019 Newsletter

February 1, 2019

Check out our February Newsletter! Winterfest is coming up soon! February 2019 Newsletter

Region continues to thrive in diversity

January 15, 2019

In much of the Country, an attributing factor to the population growth is immigration. The federal government has committed $113 million to pre-arrival services for new immigrants in 2019; this is an investment into new Canadians as much as it is an investment in communities, says Regional Connections Executive Director Steve Reynolds. Looking at the […]

December 2018 Newsletter

December 18, 2018

Check out our December Newsletter! We have some interesting things happening at Regional Connections!

Settlement Program Connects Immigrant Students And Families To Community

September 28, 2018

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) is new to Manitoba and undergoing a trial period, but is set up to help children better integrate into schools and their communities. Regional Connections applied for the grant program seeing the need in the local area says Olesja Kraft, Settlement and Integration Coordinator at Regional Connections. “A successful integration […]