Project Play YQR is a community-based, registered nonprofit organization with a mission to increase access to play for people in Regina and surrounding area.
*Project Play YQR is a registered non-profit with charitable status in Saskatchewan as of June 21st, 2019 under the Non-Profit Corporations Act (1995). Certified non-profit incorporation number: 102080541
Project Play YQR is a community-based organization and therefore all funds received support the mission of the project. Although Project Play YQR is known for documenting, promoting, and maintaining calendars for playspaces in Regina and surrounding area, there are several more initiatives that help encourage play.
The founder of the organization is researching alongside families to discover what helps and hinders their ability to be more playful. Project Play YQR uses the discoveries from this work to drive the organization's activities. It's a truly community-informed project that gains frequent feedback from its many active users.
If you choose to donate to Project Play YQR, you can choose whether your donation goes towards an area of greatest need, or towards one of the following programs we are pursuing in the name of play.
Children and Family Materials Project Play YQR carefully curates and purchases books for caregivers and children that develop literacy skills through play and inspire playfulness. These books are distributed with free resources on play to families who otherwise may have limited access to board books for their young children to keep at home.
Book Club In partnership with Regina Public Library, Project Play YQR also runs a community-based book club for people to read books related to play, community, belonging, positive parenting practices, and other themes that are related to Project Play YQR. Funds received towards this initiative go towards the purchase of books and book club fees.
Regina and these playspaces are situated on Treaty 4 territory, the original lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Play is a significant part of culture and identity. Provided by the Government of Saskatchewan and offered by the University of Regina, there is a Cree language learning resource available under "Schools and play." Visitors are encouraged to visit the Anti-Racism and Play webpage.