The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook – Regina, SK edition

Local resources. Inspiring stories. Good advice.

Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or pyschological, obstacles come in all shapes and sizes. And no matter who you are, everybody goes through tough times in their lives.

Lifestyle Citizens’ founder Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest obstacle yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. He survived, and although it was a gruelling ordeal, having cancer taught him a lot about resilience and overcoming whatever obstacles life throws our way.

Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Regina community geared at helping people overcome obstacles.

Download your free copy of the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook [PDF 2.0 MB]

Looking for a print version of the Overcoming Obstalces Handbook? Purchase your copy here ($20)

Community Resources

One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.

Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Regina area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.

Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.

Mental health

Mobile Crisis Services
(24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention)
Mobile crisis helpline: 306-757-0127
Suicide helpline: 306-525-5333

Adult mental health clinic

Child mental health clinic

Canadian Mental Health Association

Addiction treatment centre

Grief therapists in Regina

Anxiety therapists in Regina

Depression therapists in Regina

Physical health

Canadian Cancer Society

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

Alzheimer Society of Canada – Saskatchewan

Cathedral Centre for Wellness

Seniors services

Find a physiotherapist in Saskatchewan

Women, children and family

Family Service Regina

Regina Food Bank

YMCA of Regina

Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan


(shelters and services for families that have experienced domestic violence)

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission
(food, shelter, clothing, youth, women’s addictions)

Financial and employment

Credit Counselling Saskatchewan

Credit Counselling Society

Regina Open Door Society
(Career counselling, employment workshops)

Work Prep Centre

Newcomer services

Regina Immigrant Women Centre

Immigrant Services

Regina Open Door Society

Newcomer Welcome Centre

Helping others overcome obstacles

Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are some local opportunities to consider:

Volunteer Regina
(volunteer opportunities)

Blood donor clinics
(for nearby clinics, search “Regina”)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area

Habitat for Humanity Regina