REGINA – MARCH 31, 2022
MODIFIED: APRIL 7, 2022: Change of end time.

YWCA Regina’s 2021 Annual General Meeting is Taking Place on Monday, April 25 at 6:00 PM

Please RSVP by April 20 by contacting Robyn Hiebert at robynh@ywcaregina.com

See poster below for full details:

 

Click Here to Download AGM Notice

Say YES to Helping Women & Families Succeed!

Your support of this community fundraising campaign will:

Provide Safety by supporting women fleeing violence staying at Isabel Johnson Shelter, My Aunt’s Place and Kikinaw Residence.

Create Environments of Love by supporting kids in our children’s homes who are awaiting the next step in their journey and helping us ensure their well-being.

Show Someone Cares by helping women and families in crisis through our Outreach Services. Sometimes this is as simple as a ride to a medical appointment, or providing formula or menstrual supplies, or sometimes it’s as complex as finding appropriate housing for a family of eight.

Provide Opportunities through our social programs, like Big Sisters which provides mentorship, or Children Exposed to Violence program which helps families heal.

Promote Healing by helping us focus on Reconciliation and providing culturally relevant services.

Regina – YWCA Regina is hosting the city’s third annual Women’s March virtually on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

With the safety of our city in mind, we are encouraging the community to create posters and march safely within their bubbles while connecting online.

The event invites community members of all ages, genders, races, abilities, and religions to march #ForwardTogether on Saturday January 16th 2021.

“We must continue the work we have started, advocating for women’s rights” says YWCA Regina CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen. “How we march may look different, but our mission of empowering women’s rights remains the same.”

The event seeks to inspire, unite, and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada, while shining a light on gender inequality in Regina and the surrounding area.

“The Women’s March offers residents an opportunity to imagine what a community rooted in solidarity and in the pursuit of gender and social justice looks like,” continues Coomber-Bendtsen. “We recognize how important it is for us to stand up for each other and march not just for ourselves, but to empower one another.”

Women’s March Canada is an international movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil rights, and social justice for all. To learn more, visit https://womensmarch.com/ or follow the Women’s March YQR social accounts.

Facebook: @WomensMarchYQR
Instagram: @womensmarchyqr
Twitter: @WomensMarchYQR

Download the 2021 Women’s March Poster

Download the 2021 Women’s March “Why I March” Sign

Regina – YWCA Regina is hosting the city’s second annual Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The event invites community members of all ages, genders, races, abilities, and religions to join the global #WomensWave in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation by wearing the colour red. The March will begin at 10AM at the YWCA, 1940 McIntyre St., with music by special guest Natural Sympathies kicking things off at 9:45AM.

“We’ve chosen to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as the cornerstone of this March,” says YWCA Regina CEO Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen. “We recognize how important it is for us to stand up for each other and march not just for ourselves, but to empower one another.”

The event seeks to inspire, unite, and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada, while shining a light on gender inequality in Regina and the surrounding area.

“The Women’s March offers residents an opportunity to imagine what a community rooted in solidarity and pursuit of gender and social justice looks like,” continues Coomber-Bendtsen. “By choosing to shine a light on Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in our province and amplifying the cause with our voices, we are grounding ourselves in that knowledge and committing ourselves to following the leadership of Indigenous communities to bring about an end to the crisis.”

Women’s March Canada is a Canadian national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil rights, and social justice for all. To learn more, visit www.womensmarchcanada.com/regina.

Please enjoy the YWCA Regina’s monthly newsletter for April 2020. Feel free to share our newsletter with friends and family to help spread the word that YWCA Regina is Here for Her. In this issue:
  • YWCA Regina’s services during COVID-19 closures
  • #SayYES! to helping our vulnerable women and children
  • YWCA Regina is Here for Her – Joan’s Story
  • YWCA Regina friends are Here for Her
  • Nominees Announced for Nutrien YWCA Regina Women of Distinction 
  • YWCA Regina’s AGM online April 27th
  • National YWCA news

Link to April YWCA Regina Newsletter

Photo collage of men who are "Here for Her" and for YWCA Regina

These men are “Here for Her” and for the YWCA Regina

For Immediate Release – April 20, 2020

YWCA Shelters and Essential Services remain fully accessible to those in need.

YWCA Regina continues to operate Isabel Johnson Domestic Violence Shelter, My Aunt’s Place Shelter for Women and Families, and Kikinaw Residence to serve our women in need. All four children’s shelters are also still fully operational and actively serving vulnerable children. YWCA Regina Outreach services continue to provide support to those needing assistance in securing stable income, navigating supports, housing, and acquiring basic necessities like infant formula and menstrual supplies.

In order to protect the women and children, and provide opportunity for social distancing and isolation, YWCA Regina has acquired additional apartments within the city and is undergoing renovation within our existing spaces to build fully contained private suites.

As an additional measure of protection against the transmission of COVID-19, we have temporarily closed our main building at 1940 McIntyre Street to non-essential services and at this time are not accepting donations of clothing and household items, or hosting community partners in our rental spaces.

As we mark one month of public closure, it is of utmost importance that our community understand there is still a safe place to go in the face of domestic violence, crisis, and uncertainty.

To access YWCA Services, call our 24-hour number at 306-525-2141, or visit us in person at 1940 McIntyre Street and ring the buzzer at our front door.

In case of emergency, you can also call the Mobile Crisis Helpline at 306-757-0127.

During this difficult time, we are continuing to do as we have always done –  welcome the women and children of our community with open arms and provide safety and security to those in need of support.

For questions or comment on this release or YWCA Regina programs and services  contact:
Chelsey Lemke, Senior Director Development
306-529-3036
chelseyl@ywcaregina.com

YWCA Regina Announcing that the 2020 AGM will be held online only

YWCA Regina AGM 2020 – Online Only