Regina, Saskatchewan—Local Aboriginal women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will have greater access to emergency shelter and support services, announced 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 YWCA Regina in its effort to find local solutions to local problems.”
YWCA Regina is receiving $121,147 through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and $110,000 through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to operate My Aunt’s Place, an emergency shelter primarily for Aboriginal homeless women and children. The project will pilot the use of individual case management plans, culturally appropriate counselling and housing placement and retention services.