Specialized Aboriginal Sport, Culture & Recreation Programs
In conjunction with the City of Regina and other community partners, the YMCA operates the Tomorrow’s Y’s Leaders program. This program engages Aboriginal youth between 14 and 18 years old in leadership development, preparing them to become future leaders in their community. Youth council members are representatives for their local high school. For more information, call 306-757-9622, ext. 244.
The City of Regina also participates in 2 other programs – Junior Aboriginal Lifeguard Program and Senior Aboriginal Lifeguard/Instructor Program:
- Junior Aboriginal Lifeguard Program This program serves as a feeder program to the Senior Lifeguard program and prepares youth ages 11 – 14 with the training and skills necessary to be successful in the later stages. Camps run throughout the year.
- Senior Aboriginal Lifeguard/Instructor Program This program, provided in partnership with the Regina Treaty Status Indian Services Inc., provides Aboriginal youth with the training, skills and knowledge to become a certified lifeguard. Applicants must be of Aboriginal ancestry and 16 years of age by the completion of the 8-month program. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information about the 2 programs above or when they will be offered, call 306-777-7047.