YWCA Regina serves the community from Treaty 4 lands. Treaty 4 is home to the Saulteaux, Cree, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis. We thank Indigenous people for being stewards of these lands. We acknowledge the strength and resilience of Indigenous women and recognize their ongoing leadership and community building.

YWCA Regina
1940 McIntyre Street, Regina  SK S4P 2R3
Email: ​ywcaregina@ywcaregina.com   

Phone: 306-525-2141   Fax: 306-525-2171

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Community Development

OurSpace

In collaboration with Regina elementary schools, the YWCA OurSpace program is a brand new program delivered to boys in elementary schools for 1.5 hours per week, over an eight-week period, with a new topic explored each session.

 

The program focuses on healthy masculinity, promoting gender equity, and empowering boys towards ending violence against women and girls. Through group discussion, interactive exercises, and activities, OurSpace encourages mentor-participant relationship building, and gives the students tools on how to tackle toxic masculinity, but also on how to replace it with healthy masculinity.

 

Boys will leave the group with knowledge on how to engage in healthy relationships, to challenge stereotypes about masculinity, and to lead by example amongst their peers and within the community.

Workshops

YWCA staff are available to present to your workplace, school, or community organization on topics related to domestic and sexual violence, healthy relationships, and healthy masculinity. Presentations are tailored to the needs of the audience, whether the purpose is professional development, community awareness, or personal prevention.
 

Workshops:

  • Healthy Relationships:

    • This is a one-hour presentation with the aim to educate participants in violence prevention and bring awareness of the characteristics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships. Presenters go through myths and facts about dating violence, real-life problem-solving scenarios, warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, different types of abuse, and how to get help. There will be time for questions and discussion at the end of the presentation.
       

  • Healthy Masculinity & Building Allyship:

    • This workshop will discuss topics on healthy masculinity and how harmful masculine norms hurt everyone, and explore concrete ways which men and boys can support survivors of violence, and why gender-based violence response is essential in fostering allyship. Men and boys will leave the workshop inspired to take emotional ownership of gender equality, and their role in promoting healthy masculinities in all facets of their lives.
       

  • Consent & Bystander Training:

    • Workshop participants will learn about consent culture and gain bystander intervention skills.

 

Consent is asking permission and respecting boundaries. A culture of consent is one where consent is normalized both within our relationships and society at large.

 

Bystanders are witnesses who can intervene. This workshop will counteract the beliefs of:“It’s none of my business”. Workshop participants will learn how to: notice the event, recognize the event as a problem, assume personal responsibility, and implement and take action.

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