Since opening its doors on January 12, 1976, Regina Transition House has been providing short term emergency housing and services to over 14,000 women and children fleeing violence.

 

Our Mission

Regina Transition House serves the needs of women and children through the provision of safe temporary shelter and support services. We provide education and offer a voice to address family violence.


That first night at the shelter, I finally felt safe. For the first time in thirteen years, I actually slept through the night. It was a new beginning. A turning point.”
— Lisa

Diversity Philosophy Statement

Regina Transition House values diversity amongst people. We are a safe, non-discriminatory and affirmative environment.* We offer non-judgmental and inclusive services aligned with our vision where “women and children live violence free”.

The provision of our services will be free from discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, economic status, marital status, family status, disability, or in instances of specific criminal conviction outcomes (CHRC website, June 4, 2019).

We strive to provide a team of staff who reflect the diversity of our clients when possible, in conjunction with the necessary qualifications for posted positions and successful outcomes in an external hiring process. We are conscientious about recruiting individuals who represent our client’s diverse representations as part of the Board of Directors and among our volunteers.

Staff are protected in the workplace and while performing their duties from discrimination, and the employer adheres to the duty to accommodate (CHRC website, June 4, 2019).

References

Canadian Human Rights Commission. https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/what-duty-accommodate and https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng/content/what-discrimination. June 4, 2019.

  • Based on “necessary and advisable” exemptions commonly cited in the application of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, it is a “reasonable and justifiable measure” to exempt Regina Transition House from accommodating men and those who identify as male through our services or in our hiring practices.