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Human Resources committee  I'd prefer that the money went to the service provider, because if it came to us, I really think that would speak to reconciliation. In my presentation, I spoke a little about reconciliation. I think sometimes money can go from federal to provincial, and by the time it gets to pr

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  I don't know.

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  We talked about it for the homelessness strategy, and they decided there wasn't a clear plan in place. They voted to give $20,000 in support of it, but in that same meeting they actually voted in favour of the support of a $20-million building for the humane society. The upsettin

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  The co-investment fund is a costly endeavour. As Jeff said, the time involved when you're a small non-profit, when you put your resources into one project or one program, takes from many others. We've been working on one project for quite some time and it's costly. You're always

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  Actually I did. I sent a letter. Really it wasn't applying through any sort of a program. It was just an ask, because I think it will really transform the shelter system here in Regina. I think it's something that could be replicated across the country, because shelters aren't se

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  Thank you. It's so important to us. Even sitting on the board of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association—as I said, I chair the indigenous caucus—we've invested money and worked with CMHC to develop our for indigenous, by indigenous housing strategy. I believe we've present

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  Yes. We haven't worked with Indigenous Services or anything like that. We've worked with another ministry and with CMHC.

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers

Human Resources committee  I'm the president and CEO of Namerind Housing Corporation, as well as the chair of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's indigenous housing caucus. We have a membership of around 140 indigenous housing and service providers from across Canada. Namerind is an indigenous n

June 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Robert Byers