Donations always welcome:
- pillows (new or very gently used)
- shampoo & conditioner
- body wash
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- laundry detergent & fabric softener
The items listed are in high demand for the women and families that we serve through our Outreach Program. Donations are gratefully accepted at 1940 McIntyre St.
We also accept donations of gift cards to local retailers (such as Superstore) and cash to help us replenish our stock.
The YWCA Regina has been serving women and their families since 1910. We touch people from all walks of life, preschoolers to seniors. Our mission is to support and empower women, children and youth so that they can reach their full potential. Our services include:
CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
Our Before and After School program is is open on school days from 7:00 am until bus pick up for school, and from bus drop off after school until 6:00 pm, and is closed on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays. On non-school days, our Day Camp program is open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday, Sunday and all statutory holidays. (Statutory holidays include Easter Monday, Boxing Day and one additional day during Christmas that is determined one year in advance. If a statutory holiday falls on a weekend, the program will close the following Monday.)
Schools eligible for the Before and After School program in Regina are:
Connaught (French Immersion)
Holy Rosary (English)
Ecole St. Pius X (French Immersion)
To be added to the waitlist for the Before and Afterschool Progam in Regina and Balgonie, call Natasha Feld, Director of Childcare Services, 306-525-2141 ext 122 or via email at NatashaF@ywcaregina.com; you will be contacted a minimum of one month prior to a space being available.
To be added to the Before and Afterschool Progam waitlist in Lumsden, call Jenna Ripplinger, Manager of Lumsden Childcare, 306-731-1300 or via email at email@example.com; you will be contacted a minimum of one month prior to a space being available.
SUMMER BEFORE & AFTER DAY CAMP - SAME PROGRAM AS ABOVE BUT FULL DAYS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS
The Day Camp program is open to children from any school.
SUMMER DAY CAMPS
YWCA Regina offers Summer Day Camps throughout the months of July and August, at our Downtown bulding and in Lumsden. Each week offers a new theme. Campers will enjoy activities in creative arts, science, math, outdoors, and outings into the community. Click here for more information.
POWER OF BEING A GIRL CAMP - check back for 2019 information.
For information please contact YWCA Regina at:
Regina - Natasha: firstname.lastname@example.org 306-525-2141 ext. 122
Lumsden - Jenna: email@example.com 306-731-1300
Between Generations is a special opportunity for seniors. Volunteer 'grandparents' come out once a week to read and play with preschool children. Each senior is matched with one special child, but the time is spent in a group setting and staff are always available. Volunteers enjoy coffee time together following their hour with the children.
Transportation is provided.
Whether it's the traditional Big Sister / Little Sister match, small group mentoring or big group events, Big Sisters is all about friendship between women and girls. Find out how a little time from a caring adult makes a big difference in the life of a child.
In addition to the traditional Big/Little match program, the following special mentoring opportunities are available: Braided Journeys; and Couples for Kids. Click here for more information.
Learning opens doors for kids to be everything they can be. Sometimes a child needs a hand-up along the way. Big Boost tutoring program offers Regina elementary school children individual help with math, reading or sometimes English as a second language.
With the YWCA Mission and Values as a solid foundation, Babysitting 101 will provide youth (12 and over) with the skills to confidently care for children in a residential setting and develop a strong mentor relationship. This course includes the activities and training needed to create confident, independent, and responsible babysitters. This course is for any youth wanting to learn how to be an effective babysitter and to develop skills that will help them build an impressive resume. Click here for complete details and to register online.
Available Course Dates and Times (2018)
October 20th - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
November 17th - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
December 15th - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
**Any comments or concerns please e-mail course instructor: ChelseaG@ywcaregina.com
We operate four licensed subsidized child care centres for children from 6 weeks to 12 years, with one of our four centres providing care for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers from 6 weeks to 6 years. We provide care on a full time, daily or drop-in basis. Our hours of operation are from 7:00 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday. We provide children with breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Our Child Care Centres offer a full range of developmental programming to nurture children's physical, emotional, social, intellectual and creative lives. We offer a total of 271 child care spaces, both in Regina and in partnership with Lumsden Elementary School.
Please join us for a one day prenatal class loaded with the essentials of prenatal education. This condensed class helps you to prepare mentally and physically for a healthy and satisfying birth. Topics include signs and stages of labour, and what to do during labour (including when to go to the hospital), movement and positions, birth support, interventions, informed decision making, as well as tips for a more comfortable and shorter labour. Natural and medical options for pain control are discussed.
In addition to childbirth education, our health and wellness programs include fitness classes. Buy a fitness membership or register for a class, and you are more than a customer. You become part of our community. By choosing YWCA Regina as your fitness centre, you are supporting a wide range of programs that serve the needs of women, parents, children, and men. Your participation is an investment in positive change—for you and for others.
Classes are designed for all ages and stages. Pre-registered and drop-in classes are available. Pilates, cario, yoga, spin, zumba and even martial arts! Click here for details and to see the current schedule. Classes are open to members and the public.
THE POWER OF BEING YOU CONFERENCE
The Power of Being You is a Youth Conference held during the Week Without Violence. The conference's aim is violence prevention with a focus on issues that are relevant to teens today; including self-esteem, healthy relationships, dating violence, discrimination, body image, bullying and gender roles. The day includes a keynote address in the morning and a mix of break-out sessions.
To find out more about the youth conference plans in Regina this October, call the YWCA at 306-525-2141.
GirlSpace is a national YWCA “Turning Point Program” addressing key social issues facing young women. GirlSpace provides leadership opportunities, promotion of healthy and positive self-esteem, awareness about violence and its root causes and participatory hands-on activities including creative expression, group discussion and physical activities. The program has incorporated an aboriginal component and includes enthusiastic guest speakers, a delicious snack and many opportunities for girls ages 12-16 to make friendships and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities.
This program also runs in schools over lunch hour or after school for girls in grades 6-8. The volunteers would be responsible to facilitate a group with a co-facilitator for 8 weeks from an established curriculum. If you are interested in setting this program up at your school please contact our coordinator at 306-525-2141 ext. 127
KIDS IN TRANSITION SHELTER
KITS is an emergency receiving shelter for up to 10 children ages 0-12 years, with a recommended maximum stay of 15 days.
KITS provides care for children in need of housing while the Ministry of Social Services explores options for the best living arrangement for each child. KITS provides children with a warm, safe, and nurturing environment to promote their well being.
POWER OF BEING A GIRL DAYCAMP (Ages 6-14)
The Power of Being a Girl Day Camp will be filled with engaging recreational activities throughout the city and will focus on a variety of issues including self-esteem, healthy relationships, dating, discrimination, body image, bullying and Internet safety.
The Y's Kids Program provides a safe place where children and teens can explore their many feelings about their experiences at home. The program is appropriate for children aged 5 -16.
Parents may refer their children into the program. Once a referral is received, staff do a brief assessment to determine whether Y's Kids group or individual services are right for each child. There is no fee. Click here for more information.
While providing a safe place for women to turn to is a priority for YWCA Regina, our long-term commitment is to prevent intimate partner abuse, to break the cycle of violence, and to work toward a violence-free community. Partners and children call all be affected by abusive relationships. The YWCA offers a shelter, information and programming for adults and children.
The YWCA Regina's second hand store is conveniently located on the main floor of our downtown facility. Made possible by ongoing donations of goods from the community and the tireless work of dedicated volunteers.
The Encore Market is an outlet for low-cost toys, clothing, books and household goods.
All donations of goods are first made available to clients from Isabel Johnson Shelter, My Aunt's Place, and Kikinaw Residence—their needs are given priority. Items that are not needed by clients will at times will be used in a program area, or are displayed in our store, where they are still available to our clients at no cost, or sold to the public at garage sale prices. Profits from sales, currently more than $30,000 annually, support our YWCA programs for women and children.
At times, more donations come in than we can use in any of the ways listed above. We then donate surplus goods to other charities.
The YWCA Regina also provides information on abuse. Click here to find information on:
Want to learn more? Visit the YWCA Regina website.