Community Initiatives Fund

Regina Transition House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Community Initiatives Fund.  Enabled by the support of the Community Initiatives Fund, Regina Transition House is launching a children’s program to promote healthy development of children and youth who have experienced domestic violence.

The Community Initiatives Fund invests in the quality of life of Saskatchewan residents by offering grants for community projects that help support community development, inclusion, leadership and vitality.

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Donald and Claire Kramer Foundation Fund

Regina Transition House is extremely grateful to once again acknowledge the generous financial support of the Donald and Claire Kramer Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation. We are thankful for the many years of dedicated support from the Donald and Claire Kramer Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation as we work towards our vision of a community where “Women and Children Live Violence Free”.

The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) is a long-term endowment fund that serves as a bridge between donors and charities within southern Saskatchewan. For nearly 50 years, the SSCF has facilitated the vision of local philanthropists by pooling together resources to maximize returns which are then invested in our communities through the support of local charities.

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South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Regina Transition House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Smart & Caring Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, which is a public foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan. The SSCF builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

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#ChangetheStory Press Release

This International Women’s Day, Regina Transition House is highlighting the epidemic of domestic violence in Saskatchewan, by bringing awareness to the problem and asking Saskatchewan residents to #ChangetheStory.

 

Regina, March 8, 2018-Regina Transition House is launching their #ChangetheStory campaign in support of eliminating domestic violence in Saskatchewan communities. Regina Transition House cannot do it alone, so they are launching an awareness campaign starting on International Women’s Day, (March 8th) which “(…) has grown to become a global day of recognition of women's achievements and a call to action to support women's rights and advance gender equality” (Status of Women Canada, February 14, 2018). One of the largest and most persistent threats to women’s equality is violence against women.

 

Over the past two years, Regina Transition House is seeing a steady increase in the number of women and children coming into the shelter, with 90% of those first being placed on a waitlist. “The increase in demand for our shelter services is a serious concern for our province, as it is indicative of a trend that more women are experiencing intimate partner violence,” says Stephanie Taylor, Executive Director of the Regina Transition House. Saskatchewan currently has the highest rate of reported incidents of domestic violence in the country.

Regina Transition House is determined to fight this trend by offering programs to reduce intergenerational violence experienced by the families that they help this year. The strategy is to address the root causes by offering on-site counselling, cultural and spiritual programming, and education and outreach for children who have been exposed to family violence.

 

In order to #ChangetheStory in Saskatchewan, people need to educate themselves about intimate partner violence and find ways to prevent it by reaching out to those who may be at risk. Regina Transition House hopes that by raising awareness about the impact of domestic violence, and highlighting the important work being done by their shelter, and many others in the province, all communities will work to prevent violence and increase understanding and support.

 

Regina Transition House has been committed to ensuring that Women and Children Live Violence Free for over 40 years. It is this mission that drives the work at their 24/7 Crisis Line, emergency safe shelter, and outreach services for women and children leaving situations of intimate partner violence, family conflict, and community violence. For media inquiries, contact Stephanie Taylor, Executive Director, Regina Transition House, 306-337-2812 or ed@reginatransitionhouse.ca.

G. Murray and Edna Forbes Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation

Regina Transition House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the G. Murray and Edna Forbes Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.  The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is a public foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan.  The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing needs and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

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Donald and Claire Kramer Foundation

Regina Transition House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Donald and Claire Kramer Foundation Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.  The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is a public foundation serving the people of South Saskatchewan.  The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing needs and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors.

 

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Team Matt and Ron Conquer Iceland!

Matthew and Ron Pfeifer, local realtors with Royal LePage Regina Realty, have completed "The Iceland Challenge for Shelter", a grueling 100K trek across Icelandic mountains to raise money for women’s shelters.  The trek was organized by Royal Lepage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation exclusively dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. 

Ron and Matthew’s commitment to making a difference in our community by promoting awareness of the harsh reality of domestic violence and raising funds to support those struggling to escape it is truly beautiful.  They worked many months to fundraise; every dollar of which has been donated directly to aid the cause of supporting women and children to live violence free.

Matthew and Ron completed an 8 day trek through some of the world’s most rugged terrain.  They crossed mountains, descended steep valleys, and traversed lava fields; all the while tolerating extreme winds, dust storms and uncomfortable temperatures.   Ron shared that the narrow high altitude trails triggered his fear of heights to a point of terror, but that he found strength to continue his journey by focusing on the courage required by women and children to flee domestic violence.

Regina Transition House is extremely grateful to be the recipient of the funds raised by the Pfeifer team.   Thank-you Matthew and Ron!

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Gilmour's Corner responds to urgent need for children's winter jackets

Gilmour’s Corner is proudly partnering with Regina Transition House to help source children’s winter jackets.

From November 13th- 27th, Gilmour’s Corner will take $10 off your purchase when you donate a brand new or gently used winter jacket.

Children’s sizes 4-16 will be accepted.

Please visit Gilmour's Corner for a delicious lunch and help to make sure kids stay warm this winter!!

 

Gilmour's Corner

1833 Scarth Street

306-347-3422

40th Anniversary Reunion

Thank you to everyone who sent greetings and attended our 40th celebration on October 28th!  It was heartwarming to be in a gathering of so many women and men who were instrumental in making Regina Transition House the organization it is today.

In 1976, Regina Transition House was founded by tenacious and determined women who believed that no one deserved to be abused and that it was possible to make our community a safer and kinder place.  Their efforts resulted in an organization for that has grown over the years, striving to provide the best possible service to women and their children fleeing all forms of violence.

The ongoing success of Regina Transition House is firmly grounded on a passion for positive change and by working within a feminist framework that values the diverse experiences brought to our organization by our employees and volunteers. 

We are proud to work alongside women to facilitate change.  Thank you for supporting our work in your community.