In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.

In response, communities have been coming together for the safety of families, loved ones, and neighbours. Today, we are calling on you for your compassion, strong sense of community, and urgent support to help individuals affected by COVID-19.

Everyone has an important role to play.




       

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We will get through this together.

We know that in Regina, many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how social distancing and the spread of COVID-19 is affecting their family. Many do not have supports, should they need to self-isolate. Those who already face barriers - like poverty, homelessness and social isolation - need even more help during this time. The needs will continue to evolve. But, as you protect your family and those closest to you to keep them healthy, we urge you to think of those who may need the help of their neighbours.

Together we can keep our community strong.

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United in action during crisis.

We've been there for each other through many challenges. Each day, United Way Regina works with partners in our community to tackle the tough problems. In a crisis, we work rapidly with front-line agencies, government and partners to uncover the greatest needs, and organize to achieve the greatest impact. Together we can make sure Regina's most vulnerable are safe. We can make sure they have their basic needs met, and feel a sense of community and continuity in this difficult time.

We know that when we work together, we can make a difference.

When you give to United Way, you will help provide:

Basic needs


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Ensure people have access to life's essentials, such as food.

Capacity for community services


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Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital local work.

Mental health support


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Enable crisis lines and system navigation services.

As the situation changes, United Way Regina will work with our community partners to adapt.

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If you're able, please give generously today.

Donate

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Local Love in a Global Crisis Fund is open to donations from any individual, corporation or foundation. If you have questions, please contact our Director of Resource Development, Trish Dupuis: tdupuis@unitedwayregina.ca
Your donation will go directly into the community, and to where it will make the biggest difference possible.

Working closely with our community partners, we will be able to maximize the impact of all donations. We will be able to update the community as to where donations are being invested and the difference they are making.
Funds will be targeted towards programs and services aligned with our Emergency Fund areas: Basic Needs, Community Services, and Mental Health.

SaskTel Pioneers Community Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinic at the United Way is now reopened, and we plan to be open until the end of June.  We are working by appointment ONLY.  To make an appointment , call 306-751-4750 ext. 774 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on Wednesday or Friday mornings, or leave your name and number and we will get back to you.   You can also email: pioneers.tax.clinic@gmail.com

 

*Note: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has extended the tax filing deadline from April 30th to June 1st, 2020. This means you will have more time to file without penalty. The deadline to pay off any outstanding balances interest-free will also be extended, this time to July 31. For more information, please visit:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nationalpost.com/news/politics/government-extends-tax-deadline-to-june-1-amidst-covid-19-outbreak/amp?fbclid=IwAR2nXHGJThJXKe3lsGR63KoShr7VUDie6khM7GgbFm1NT799aQslgaTORDg

Alternate options to complete your taxes are:

1) Netfile – there are a variety of CRA certified software packages that run on computers, phones and tablets that are free to use for low to modest income individuals and families. Some of these may ask for a voluntary donation when you go to file your tax return. Most are easy to use. If you have a CRA “My Account”, you can download your tax slips right into the programs. To find the list of software packages, search for “CRA certified software”.

2) If your situation and income doesn’t change much from year to year, you may have received a letter from CRA that says “File My Return”. This invites you to file your tax return over the telephone and is easy to use.

3) If you want to try Paper Filing your return, you can order a set of forms by calling 1-855-330-3305. You can also download the forms at: canada.ca/taxes-general-package Look for the Income Tax and Benefit Return for your province.