YWCA Regina Inc. is accredited under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
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YWCA Regina operates temporary housing for children. We believe that no matter the circumstances surrounding them, every single child deserves to feel safe and loved by people who care for them in a supportive home.
We operate four Children’s Homes, which provide long and short-term stays for children with complex needs aged 0 to 12, requiring special placement while in the care of the Ministry of Social Services. These children are provided a warm, safe, and nurturing environment to promote their well-being while awaiting the next step in their journeys.
Our Children’s Homes are supported by a Knowledge Keeper who provides spiritual support as well as advising on culturally appropriate programming, teachings, and ways of knowing. Our Senior Director of Indigenous Relations supports a Council of Directors to ensure every team member working with our children are providing culturally appropriate and supportive care to all the children. YWCA recognizes that 80% of children in the child welfare system identify as Indigenous, a result of generations of colonialism, residential schooling, and trauma that disrupts Indigenous families to this day. We are committed to taking the steps to address this and change the story for the kids in our care. The ultimate goal for children residing in our homes is to provide culturally supportive and trauma-informed safe places as they transition to stable homes, or, hopefully, be reunified with their families.