SETI is a fund set aside annually by the Ministry of the Economy to fund new and innovative supported employment projects from all areas of the province. Each year a call for proposals goes out the first working day in January and has a quick turnaround so organizations get started by the first of April. The funds are considered seed dollars so organizations are encouraged to seek out long term funding bodies. For more information about the call for proposals or SETI funding or current projects please contact the SETI Coordinator, Joy McKinnon at 306 933 0616 or email email@example.com.
The Call for Proposals package for the Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI) for the April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 fiscal year is now available. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Please review the documents below for submission requirements and details:
The 2016-2017 fiscal year has the following projects funded by SETI:
Autism Resource Centre, Regina is funded to help individuals living with Autism find employment within their community. This project uses the Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) system to assess their client’s strengths. In the current fiscal year ARC is being funded for a half-time position.
Eagles Nest Youth Ranch in Prince Albert has received funding to transition youth from Wesmor School to employment opportunities. This is a third year project; they have used innovative ideas to find employment for school aged and graduating students with a good degree of success.
Creative Options Regina and The University of Regina’s Campus For All have partnered on this third year project with two specific areas of focus: Students as they leave the University setting and begin their journey to becoming employed and for COR participants who wish to find employment in the community.
Humboldt and District Community Services is funded for a half time job developer. Humboldt is growing quickly and new businesses are popping up everywhere so having a dedicated person on staff to engage these employers is already proving to be a great asset. This is a second year project.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Regina) is funded for one full time job coach. CMHA Regina has received funding from LMS for a job developer but without the job coach piece in place it has been difficult to provide the necessary service for their clients to be successful. CMHA is in their second year of funding with SETI.
Radius (Saskatoon) has been funded one full time position for a job developer/job coach for their “employment plus” program to help individuals map out an employment plan and execute it successfully. Radius is in their second year of funding.
Crocus Cooperative (Saskatoon) has been funded for a half time position to job develop/job coach members to find suitable employment options. The Cooperative has over 500 members, of which many feel they have been left out of the labour market.
Rail City (Melville) has been funded for a job developer/job coach position to help clients transition from day center and café activities to community based employment.
Clare Parker Homes (Regina) has been funded for a job developer/job coach position to help job seekers transition more efficiently from day center activities to community based employment.