Engaging The Community

These Design Labs will focus on a number of priority issues identified by the community at the Community Summit for Regina’s Plan to End Homelessness we hosted in March of this year. Community participants were very eager to tackle several issues at the Summit in an inclusive and respectful manner.

To learn more, visit our Plan page.

It is imperative to have key stakeholders join the discussion and to be active participants in this Design Lab process. This is a process of empowerment, education, relationship building and reconciliation that is essential to address the needs of the City of Regina. Each Design Lab is scheduled for two hours and will include introductions, objective setting, issue overview, clarifying deliverables, setting boundaries, breakout sessions, discussion and action planning.

Design Lab/Community Consultation Topics

Integrating Approaches for Women in Community Plan

Exploring ways to integrate responses for women into a broader system response, with a particular emphasis on how domestic violence factors into this.

May 30, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
1940 McIntyre Street

Reconciliation, Partnerships & Healing, Frontline Workers

Exploring ways that mainstream agencies can be responsive to TRC Calls to Action via Plan implementation and strategy.

May 31, 9:00am – 11:00am
YMCA Regina
2400 13th Avenue

Integrating Approaches for Youth in Community Plan

Focus on development and implementation of key youth strategies into Plan.

May 31, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Street Culture Project
1314 11th Avenue

Developing Mental Health & Addictions Support

We will explore how current harm reduction approaches can be enhanced to best support the Plan.

June 4, 9:00am – 11:00am
RQHR Addiction Treatment Centre
1640 Victoria Avenue

Research Agenda to Support the Plan

Embedding research, evaluation, and evidence-based practices in Plan roll-out will enhance impact and continuous improvement. This session will explore the role of researchers and identify key research priorities to support implementation.

June 5, 9:00am – 11:00am
YMCA Regina
2400 13th Avenue

Integrating Approaches for Newcomers in Community Plan

Focus on strategies that address particular needs of newcomers experiencing homelessness.

June 5, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Regina Immigrant Women’s Centre
1801 Toronto Street

Engaging the Faith Community

Regina’s faith community has made considerable investments in addressing social issues; we will explore areas where this role can be enhanced in advancing the Plan.

June 5, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Knox Metropolitan Church
2340 Victoria Avenue

Engaging Landlords in Housing First as Part of Community Plan

Develop strategies for action to further engage landlords in supporting and championing the plan to end homelessness – also engage in conversation about what rent supports are needed to maintain housing for people.

June 6, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
YMCA Regina
2400 13th Avenue

Causes of Homelessness & Diversion

Building short and long term actionable strategies aimed at direct causes of homelessness in order to stop the flow into the homeless-serving system. This conversation will focus on short & immediate actions that can “kick-start” diversion work.

June 7, 9:00am – 11:00am
YMCA Regina
2400 13th Avenue

Community Consultation Lab Application

Select Design Lab Topic(s)