Regina, Saskatchewan —People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Regina will have access to improved support services. This announcement was made today by Tom Lukiwski, Member of Parliament for Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
“The Government of Canada is giving a hand-up to Canadians with housing needs and is helping people seeking to break free from the cycle of homelessness and poverty,” said Mr. Lukiwski. “We are pleased to partner with Carmichael Outreach in its effort to better prevent and address homelessness in Regina.”
“Due to the current crisis in Regina’s rental housing market, Carmichael Outreach has seen a steady increase in the demand for our services over the past few years. We are very grateful for the support we receive from Service Canada in our efforts to lessen the ill effects of Saskatchewan’s economic shift,” said Shawn Fraser, Executive Director of Carmichael Outreach. “The department’s flexibility and attentiveness to the real needs of the community we serve help us to put these resources to the best use possible.”
Carmichael Outreach will receive over $61,000 in Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding to help renovate its drop-in centre and improve its support services, including the purchase of a computer with Internet access to enable clients to search for housing. Clients who give back to Carmichael Outreach by volunteering at the drop-in centre will be referred to skills training opportunities to help them find jobs.