COR’s support model focuses on ‘houses that become homes’, because they are:
- Accepting of the person, no matter what.
- Giving without any demand of receiving.
- Helping each person to become loving toward others.
- Allowing homes to be homes – not intruding with bureaucratic demands.
- Based on unconditional love.
- Welcoming and hospitable.
- Focused on sharing and working together.
- Comforting during times of turmoil.
- Forgiving during times of ‘misbehavior’.
- COR provides support in accordance with the contractual obligations of its funders within the framework of Gentle Teaching and Person Centeredness.
- Support through COR is tailored to reflect the individuality of people.
- COR is a culture of continuous learning that puts people’s dignity and respect as its foundational principle.
- COR plays a leadership role in nurturing a culture of gentleness within our broader community.
Innovation: We are committed to developing flexible, personalized support services designed to meet what matters most to the people we serve, delivered by our team of creative, passionate people.
Making a Difference: We believe in the power of compassion, accepting people unconditionally. We strive in all our efforts to be part of something bigger than ourselves and we rally in pursuit of being the change we wish to see in the world.
Autonomy: We respect the value and individuality of all and seek to empower people to live the life they choose.
Growth: We are dedicated to fostering a culture of ongoing reflection and continuous learning through opportunities for personal growth and development.
Integrity: Guided by the principles of servant leadership, we hold high standards of character such as: Authenticity, Honesty, Fairness and Trust.
Nurturing an Inclusive Community: We are committed to discovering all our community has to offer, nurturing authentic relationships, connecting people with a true sense of belonging and opportunity for full participation.
Engagement: Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We respect the importance of working together with all stakeholders to realize success through a shared vision.
welcome to COR
what our friends have to say
“Michael Lavis, and the crew at Creative Options Regina (COR), exemplify a caring and safety centered leadership style that is not only transformative for those they serve, but for themselves as well. COR is the first name I mention, both provincially and nationally, when citing examples of organizations that treat people the right way. They are provincial leaders in psychological health and safety, the broader area of mental health and most importantly in providing support for people experiencing disability.”
“When I think of other organizations that understand the purpose of our role in lives of others I think of COR. We’ve been fortunate to partner with COR and always walk away feeling more inspired to create the culture we all deserve. The role of leadership is paramount to an organization’s ability to provide the highest quality of support and this is evidenced by COR’s exemplary training, mentoring, and Inclusion initiatives. The future of support is brighter because of COR and for that we can all be grateful.”
“The culture at COR is one that all Service Providers should aspire to create for those they serve as well as their caregivers. To see the genuine warmth, caring and understanding shared between people served and their supports is truly inspiring. COR has become a world leader in the Gentle Teaching community and we are proud to partner with them as part of the Gentle Teaching Canada Network. We see the commitment to Gentle service from the top to bottom throughout the organization and it changes lives for the better….Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone at COR for all that they do!!”
“Working with Creative Options Regina has really changed the way we do business. The general idea of ‘gentle teaching’ is so pervasive and it’s changed the way we work with clients.”
“We feel privileged to have made such a deep connection with our friends at COR. Because of our shared philosophy in Gentle Teaching, we have created a partnership and continue to exchange what we have learned. The folks at COR are open to learning, growing and sharing their knowledge with their immediate community, as well as the community of caregivers worldwide. We continue to be humbled at the opportunity to be on this journey with such an innovative, motivated and caring group of people. We are excited to see what the future holds as COR continues to broaden the scope of the supports they provide to others.”
“I had the opportunity to work with a large group of COR leaders on developing a coach-approach to leadership and communication in the workplace. This highly engaged group demonstrated a high level of passion for learning, growing and enhancing their leadership skills. Destination Leadership is honoured to partner with the COR leadership team, who is dedicated to investing in the development of their leaders and build a coaching culture now and into the future.”
“Michael Lavis and Creative Options Regina joined as a member of The Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Workplace Health and Wellness in 2018. This Council consists of over 30 Canadian organizational leaders who meet regularly to share best practices, challenges, and opportunities in Workplace Health and Wellness. Michael has been an active member of the Council participating in meetings focused on Cannabis in the Workplace, the Future of Workplace Wellness, and presenting at a Council meeting focused on Workplace Mental Health. It is forward thinking people and organizations like Michael and Creative Options Regina that ensures a vibrant Council and meaningful discussions. We look forward to working with Michael for years to come.”
“COR sees past disability to the heart of each person. They celebrate and encourage. They recognize everyone’s story and history and reach out to embrace with gentleness and kindness. Trust takes time and COR stays steady and true. I love watching people grow and flourish in the safety of being allowed to be themselves. Family’s fears slowly diminish as relationships develop and expand. The impact of that on our community is profound. Thank you Creative Options Regina for your passion and heart.”
“I have had the honor to work alongside COR for the past few years and I am encouraged and impressed as they look at each and every person as a unique individual. COR strives to really listen to people’s life stories!”