History of The Plan

To End Homelessness in Regina

What if we could end homelessness in Regina?

In the Spring of 2017, the idea for a Plan To End Homelessness in Regina was born. A partnership was formed between the City of Regina and the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy to fund the creation of this plan. Work began with the formation of a Community Leadership Committee, which was developed to work with Homelessness Partnering Strategy staff and consultants to oversee the creation of the Plan.

A Community Summit and 20 Design Labs were held through the spring of 2018 for the community to dive into the specific issues surrounding homelessness. More than 500 people and organizations contributed for a combined total of more than 2000 hours of consultation time towards the creation of this Plan, offering insight and experience about what the Plan needs to look like in order for it to work for Regina.

This plan is unique to Regina, using a basket of Key Performance Indicators to track and measure Regina’s progress towards ending Chronic and Episodic Homelessness. The Plan will also be seeking participation from everyone; citizens, non-profit organizations, the private sector and all three levels of Government. There will be specific asks of each as the goal is full community participation. This will be necessary in order for the Plan to work.

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“An end to homelessness is absolutely possible.”

– Stephen Gaetz, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness