OurSpace derives from GirlSpace: a program that was created by the YWCA of Canada in 2005. OurSpace reaches out to girls and 2SLGBTQIA+ identifying youth with quality programming that addresses key social issues facing young girls and youth while providing a safe place to hangout on a Friday night.
The programming offers youth the opportunity to increase their awareness of topics such as inclusivity, identity, puberty, healthy relationships, gender-based violence and its root causes, self-esteem, advocacy, self-care, and celebrating personal achievements.
At this time in Regina, OurSpace is offered to youth aged 12 to 16 and occurs most Friday nights 6:30 to 8:00 at the YWCA Regina (1940 McIntyre Street) between September and June.
OurSpace incorporates a fitness component into the programming. Facilitators organize games and often arrange guest instructors to assist with this part of the sessions. The fitness aspect of the programming is aimed at getting participants to engage in varied activities.