Thank you to the City of Regina

Many of the programs we run continue because of generous donations, grants and funding opportunities. Our recreation program is one of those programs.

 
We don’t need to reiterate just how complicated this pandemic has made delivering programming, but these programs are vital to our community.

Our recreation program not only functions as a place for children and youth to grow, learn and have fun, but it also offers families a place of respite.

 In 2021, we received $15,000 towards the recreation program from the City of Regina Community Investment Grants Program. This grant allows us to deliver 812 hours of programming to children and youth with diverse needs.
812 hours filled with a sense of self-worth, social interaction, increased confidence and FUN.
 
Thank you so much to the City of Regina for the support you have provided in ensuring that against all odds, children and youth continue to thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Facts about hope's home

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Hope’s Home

Hope’s Home is much more than your typical daycare.

Our childcare services are more complex and our reach is province wide. If you only access childcare in Prince Albert, you might not even know that we have Early Learning & Childcare centres across Saskatchewan. Hope’s Home is proud of the growth our organization has seen over the years and we continue to pride ourselves in the environment we provide for not only our children, but our staff as well. With all that being said, you may be surprised by some of the 5 fun facts we are about to share. So let’s get reading!

1. We offer competitive salaries!

Many people assume our salaries and wages will be lower since we are a non-profit. However, all our wages (including our Licensed Practical Nurses!!) are very competitive with every other daycare centre, support home, and healthcare facility. It’s something we are really proud of. We also offer some very enticing career benefits. If you are interested in learning more, check our Careers page.

best childcare reginaTo add to our competitive salaries, we also offer a really great benefits package. Beyond the typical health and dental, we also offer paid time off (sick and vacation) for permanent full time employees, and a flexible schedule and remote working opportunities for our leadership team positions. There are so many other amazing benefits that a lot of people don’t expect at a non-profit.

 

2. We are a Saskatchewan wide non-profit, which is equals out to 385 kids in our care.

  • We have Supportive Living homes in both Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert – with a total of 25 kids with complex medical needs across the province who are in our care 24/7 and call us family.
  • We have four 90-space Early Learning & Childcare Centres across the province in Regina (2), Prince Albert, and Warman. That is 360 kids and approximately 250 families who access our services.

best daycare in regina3. We have went from 40 employees to over 300 in just 6 years. That’s a 650% increase in our number of staff!

Our organization has seen significant growth in its short life. Between full time, part time, and casuals, Hope’s Home is a busy place. And with our Supportive Living homes providing 24/7 care, our organization requires a lot of kind, hardworking, and enthusiastic employees!

4. Before Hope’s Home, we were the “Tisher Family Daycare.”

When our founder, Jacqueline Tisher, first got the idea to start a daycare for children with complex medical needs, it began out of her home; and she called it “Tisher Family Daycare.” Once her little home daycare began getting attention and interest, it expanded to become “Hope’s Home” – it received it’s charitable status shortly after.

5. The first child with complex medical needs to ever attend Hope’s Home turned 20.

Hope’s Home celebrated its 15th anniversary of caring for children with complex medical needs in November 2020. On one hand its been a whirlwind with how fast our organization has grown, and on the other hand it feels like forever because we can’t imagine a world where Hope’s Home doesn’t exist. So when we got the news that Ethan, the first medical kid to attend Hope’s Home, was graduating it was a pretty surreal moment. We cared for Ethan for the majority of his developing years and were there to help his family navigate the challenges that accompany having a child with complex medical needs. We are so happy to report that Ethan is thriving and doing so, so well. His graduation was such a huge milestone and we are very proud of him.

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And those are the 5 fun facts!

Our non-profit organization has grown so much in its 15 years and we are so proud to serve the communities in Regina, Saskatoon, Warman, and Prince Albert. We love an opportunity for people to learn more about us and blog posts like this are perfect for it.

Did any of the 5 facts surprise you? If you have any other questions about our early learning & childcare centres or Supportive Living homes, make sure to leave a comment down below and let us know.

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What is a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)?

Here are 5 short and frequently asked questions about Parent Advisory Committees (PAC) at Hope’s Home.

1. What is a Parent Advisory Committee?

Each Early Learning and Childcare Centre has a PAC which is comprised of the parent(s)/caregiver(s) of the children who attend the centre. For Hope’s Home, PACs are required by The Child Care Act. Meetings are held every 2 months, where parents have an opportunity to share their perspectives and offer suggestions.

2. Why is a Parent Advisory Committee Important?

The PAC is designed to ensure that the parents are provided with an opportunity to ask questions, express concerns and share suggestions to Hope’s Home. This allows parents to have a voice in the decision making process for the childcare they are paying for. It also helps Hope’s Home gain a fresh perspective and listen to concerns it might not otherwise hear.

3. How is a Parent Advisory Committee different than a Board of Directors?

Parents have a primary role in ensuring the well-being and positive developmental experiences of their children. The PAC represents the voice of the parents in the decision making process, whereas the Board of Director’s authority is more focused on centre operations.

4. As a parent of a child who attends, or is going to attend, Hope’s Home – is joining the Parent Advisory Committee mandatory?

We understand that people have busy schedules and other priorities, so it is not mandatory. We do however, greatly encourage all parents and guardians to join. Parent involvement is extremely valued and important to Hope’s Home. Your opinion matters and parents deserve to have a say in a service they are paying for! 

5. How do I join my PAC?

Joining your PAC is easy! Simply send an email to your centre (listed below) or chat with your location manager or Admin the next time you are at the centre. They will be happy to help you and give you more information specific to your committee.

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