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  1940 McIntyre Street Regina, SK

  (306) 525-2141    

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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Scroll below for details.


Donations always welcome:

- pillows (new or very gently used)
- shampoo & conditioner
- body wash
- lotion
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- Kleenex
- 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 care centres
  • Interventions for children exposed to violence
  • Mentoring programs for children and teens
  • Conference and in-school programs to empower teen girls
  • Thrift store
  • Low-cost supported housing
  • Shelter for women and children escaping violence
  • Shelter for homeless women and their children
  • Emergency receiving shelters for children removed from their homes
  • Volunteer and social opportunities for seniors
  • Summer urban camping program
  • Annual awards program for women
  • Fitness and recreational facilities and programs


CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Locations:

  • YWCA Main Building, 1940 McIntyre Street
  • Lumsden Elementary School
  • Balgonie Elementary School

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:

Crescents (English)
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 NatashaF@ywcaregina.com; you will be contacted a minimum of one month prior to a space being available.

To be added to the waitlist for the Before and Afterschool Progam in Balgonie, contact Jenna Ripplinger via email jennar@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 Nadeema Omar at 306-731-1300 or via email nadeemag@ywcaregina.com; you will be contacted a minimum of one month prior to a space being available.

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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.

2019 Camps begin July 5 and run until August 30. 4 and 5 day camps 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Click here to register.

Themes:

July 2-5 (Where is Alfred?)
July 8-12 (Welcome Lords, Ladies and Dragons!)
July 15-19 (To Experiment or not to Experiment?)
July 22-26 (Lights, Camera, ACTION!)
July 29-Aug 2 ("X" marks the spot?)
Aug 6-9 (And the next great artist is ....YOU!)
Aug 12-16 (Once upon a Superhero)
Aug 19-23 (We're going on a Bug Hunt)
Aug 26-30 (Flash Back of Summer)

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.

For information please contact Jasmine at jasminef@ywcaregina.com

Find the registration form under the above 'DOWNLOADS' tab.

BIG BOOST

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.

Visit here for more information, or contact Jasmine at 306-525-2141 ext. 113 or jasminef@ywcaregina.com

BABYSITTING 101

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.

Clickh here for details and to register.

Available Course Dates and Times (2019)

*All classes run from 10:00am to 4:00pm

May 18, 2019

June 15, 2019

July 20, 2019

August 17, 2019

September 21, 2019

October 19, 2019

November 16, 2019

December 21, 2019

**Any comments or concerns please e-mail ywcaregina@ywcaregina.com

SAFE AND SOUND 101

With the YWCA Mission and Values as a solid foundation, Safe and Sound 101 will provide youth (10 and over) with the skills to confidently stay safe at home alone! You will leave this 3-hour course with fire & emergency safety skills, housekeeping & cooking skills, and basic first aid. Click here for details and to register.

*All classes run from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

June 8, 2019

July 13, 2019

August 10, 2019

September 14, 2019

October 12, 2019

November 9, 2019

December 14, 2019

CHILDCARE CENTRES

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.

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CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

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.

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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, call the YWCA at 306-525-2141.

OUR SPACE

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 8-week period, with a new topic explored each session.

Y'S KIDS

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.

BIG SISTERS

The Big Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced caseworkers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

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ABUSE PREVENTION

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.

ENCORE MARKET

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.

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YWCA Regina Encore Market

The YWCA Regina also provides information on abuse. Visit the website for more information.

What is Woman Abuse?

  • Are You Being Abused?
  • Effect on Children
  • Safety Planning
  • Warning Signs
  • 'How to Help a Friend
  • Why Does She Stay?

Want to learn more? Visit the YWCA Regina website.

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