Regina, Saskatchewan — Today Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced that people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Regina will have greater access to housing and support services. The announcement was made during an event at the YMCA of Regina.
“The Government of Canada is giving a hand-up to Canadians to help them meet certain basic needs and break free from the cycle of homelessness and poverty,” said Mr. Lukiwski. “By partnering with the YMCA of Regina to provide essential services to people in need, we are doing our part to prevent and address homelessness in Regina.”
"The YMCA of Regina is excited to work alongside the Regina Homelessness Committee and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,” said Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen, General Manager. “The YMCA of Regina's vision is to continue to build healthy communities both within and beyond our walls."
From June 2012 to March 2014, the YMCA of Regina will distribute Homelessness Partering Strategy (HPS) funding of over $2.6 million to local organizations for the development of housing and support services for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Regina.