Uprooting yourself and your family to move halfway across to the world to Saskatchewan is a daunting proposition.
Immigrants and refugees often face adapting to a new language, some unusual and ever-changing weather and building a new social circle. Just as important is learning what community supports are available to make that transition as smooth as possible.
Regina Crime Stoppers took to that challenge on March 8 by attending the Regina Open Door Society Community Fair. The ways that law enforcement and police work can be intimidating for those who come from places where authority may have been seen as a source of fear rather than a source of protection. Crime Stoppers is there to make all residents, including new Canadians, feel they can report criminal activity without feeling any apprehension.
Thanks to the many new Canadians, representing dozens of countries, who stopped by to say “Hi” and help learn what Regina Crime Stoppers is all about.