YWCA Regina Programs
YWCA Regina exists to empower women, youth, and children in realizing their full and dynamic potential. Our programs offer members of our community opportunities to learn and grow safely, while providing hope for a brighter tomorrow. An investment in YWCA Regina’s programming is an investment in the future.
YWCA programs are designed to create
bright, hopeful futures.
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You can be a part of creating positive futures for women and families through personal or corporate financial support, or by sharing your time and abilities.
YWCA Regina’s My Aunt’s Place and Kikinaw Residence offer stability to our community’s most vulnerable women. My Aunt’s Place is Regina’s only emergency homeless shelter for women and families. We are committed to a community where all women and children have their basic needs met and look forward to creating a world in which everyone has a safe place to call home.
To contact My Aunt's Place please call 306-545-7786.
To contact Kikinaw Residence please call 306-525-2141.
YWCA Regina believes that we are a strong voice for women and survivors of gender-based and family violence, largely due to the programs and services that we provide to women and families in our community.
Over 50% of Canadian women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. Indigenous women are three times more likely to report being a victim of gender-based violence than non-Indigenous women. In Saskatchewan, the rate of sexual assault is twice the national average. 78% of women accessing YWCA Regina emergency shelters do so as a result of violence.
YWCA Regina has provided a safe place for women and families experiencing domestic violence for more than 30 years at the Isabel Johnson Shelter. Our long-term commitment is to prevent gender-based violence, to break the cycle that perpetuates violence, and to work toward a violence-free community. The programs and services that we provide address both the need for immediate intervention and for long-term preventative work.
Each year, nearly 200 women who walk through our doors are set up for success by our Outreach Program. We use our resources to ensure women and families are taken care of in the community and transition smoothly into safe housing. Once established, we continue to support them in the community because our doors are always open.
Our Childcare Centres offer a full range of developmental programming to nurture your child’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual wellbeing. We practice a philosophy that celebrates each child’s unique strengths and believe that quality early childhood education is a right.
We operate four licensed subsidized childcare centres for children from six weeks to 12 years old, with one of our four centres providing care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners from six weeks to six years old. We provide care on a full time, daily, or drop-in basis, and our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We provide children with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Our staff have varying levels of education, including certificates and diplomas in Early Childhood Education, and degrees in Education and Psychology. We are First Aid and CPR certified and all YWCA Regina employees have completed police record checks.
Community Education & Programs
Have you identified a need for education in your workplace, school, or organization? YWCA Regina is available to present on topics related to domestic 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.
Our goal is to encourage women and families to positively engage in all facets of their lives, whether it is work, school, volunteering, recreation, etc.
We offer a range of wellness programming for all ages and interests. Classes include perinatal programming, crafting, self-defence for women, and babysitting courses for youth. Our programming aims to help keep social, physical, and emotional wellness a priority in the lives of women and families.