Partnering with Newcomers
Regina’s diversity is growing. According to the 2016 census, Saskatchewan showed an increase in immigration of 10.5% over five years. This number has increased substantially as Regina welcomed Syrian refugees at the beginning of 2017.
The Regina Police Service works closely with settlement agencies in hopes of limiting some barriers and fears newcomers have. Some of the agencies RPS works with include:
- Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada;
- Regina Open Door Society;
- Beth Jacob Synagogue;
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic; and many more.
Members assist newcomers in learning about the laws in Canada and Regina. Presentations RPS members provide to newcomers are:
- Traffic Laws;
- Domestic Violence;
- Child Abuse;
- Personal Safety;
- Reporting Crime; and many more.