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Studies, Reports & Presentations

2018 Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness: This document gives full details on the Point-In-Time Count of Homelessness held on May 13, 2018. 

Building Regina's Plan To Prevent & End Homelessness: On March 21, 2018, the YMCA of Regina hosted the Plan To End Homelessness in Regina Summit. It involved a day of approximately 125 participants from the community, non-profits, private sector, and all levels of Government coming together to offer input into Regina's Plan. As part of this day, Alina Turner of Turner Strategies, presented on the specifics behind building Regina's Plan, going over what's unique about our situation and giving us a roadmap moving forward. The slides from her presentation can be found here. 

Canada's Most Vulnerable Without A Home: On March 21, 2018, the YMCA of Regina hosted the Plan To End Homelessness in Regina Summit. It involved a day of approximately 125 participants from the community, non-profits, private sector, and all levels of Government coming together to offer input into Regina's Plan. As part of this day, Dave French of A Way Home Canada, presented on youth homelessness through an Indigenous lens, expanding on the conversation using the Indigenous definition of homelessness. The slides from his presentation can be found here.

Regina Housing First Model: In the spring of 2015 the Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Community Entity (CE) issued a Call for Proposal (CFP) for the development of a Regina Housing First Model. This model and implementation plan will provide guidance to the CAB, the CE, and community service organizations (CSO). The Regina Housing First Model will be delivered by a CSO (or consortium of CSOs) who are successful in responding to a CFP in early 2016. The Regina Housing First Model will be delivered in April 2016 to March 2017 to produce short term successes and form the basis for long term results.

Regina 2015 Homeless Count: This document gives full details on the Point-In-Time Count of Homelessness held on May 13, 2015. 

Regina Charrette Report

Carmichael Housing First Report 2013

Regina Comprehensive Housing Strategy 2013

 

Regina Community Plan

The Regina Community Plan 2014-2019 was approved by the Federal Government June 2014. The Document was develeoped through community consulations and the charrette that was held at the Conexus Arts Center earlier this year. This document should be available for viewing here in October 2014.

Regina Community Plan 2014-2019

Previous Plans:

2003 Community Plan

2001 Community Plan

 

Links to Organizations Doing Great Things in the Regina Community

Aids Programs South Saskatchewan (APSS)

Autism Resource Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Carmichael Outreach

Catholic Family Services

Circle Project

Eagle Heart Centre

Family Service Regina

Four Directions Health Centre

Fox Valley Counselling Services

Gabriel Housing Corporation

Ignite Adult Learning

Indian Metis Christian Fellowship (IMCF)

John Howard Society

Marian Centre

Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (MACSI)

Mobile Crisis Services

Namerind Housing Corporation

Newo Yotina Friendship Centre

North Central Community Association

North Central Family Centre

Oxford House Society of Regina

Phoenix HOMES

Phoenix Residential Society

Prairie Spirit Connections Inc

R.E.A.C.H.

Rainbow Youth Centre

Ranch Ehrlo Society

Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry

Regina Housing Authority

Regina Immigrant Women Centre

Regina Treaty Status Indian Services (RTSIS)

Salvation Army Waterston House

Saskatchewan Association for Community Living

Sofia House

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

South Sask Community Foundation

South Sask Independent Living Centre (SSILC)

Silver Sage Housing Corporation

Street Culture Project

Street Workers Advocacy Project

Transition House

United Way Regina

Wichihik Iskwewaic Safe House (WISH)

Youth For Christ

YWCA Regina

 

Know of an organization doing great work in Regina related to homelessness? Give us a shout and we'll add them to our list.

Regina, SK

 

Population Facts
Population: 236,481 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (as of January 2018)
Minimum Wage: $10.96/hr (as of October 2017)

 

Homelessness
Number of people estimated to be:

  • living on the streets: 100-125 (est.) (2007)
  • living in emergency shelters: 1,411(2010)
  • living in transitional shelters: 68 (2010)
  • living in core housing need: 30,000 (as of 2001) (2007)
    via the Homeless Hub

 

Housing
Number of Social Housing Units: 2,429 (2013)

Number of Affordable Housing Units: 3,518 (2013)

Vacancy Rate: 7% (2017)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,116/mo. (2017)

 

Social Assistance
Income Assistance (single person/mo.): $585 (2013)