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Celebrating a Decade of Growth: 10th Anniversary of Leap Management Development Program!

by Desiree Tirk SARC – August 8, 2023 “Congratulations SARC on the 10th anniversary of launching the Leap program, another fantastic training initiative developed for the disability sector. With the goal of advancing skills and providing resources to senior leadership and executive directors, this program has met the mark.  Like many in this sector or […]
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5 Benefits of Investing in Professional Development

by Lori Morphy, Trainer and Resource Developer – Service Delivery Investing in professional development is part of the key to success for staff and organizations alike. For any organization, however, the reality is days are busy, budgets are tight, and there’s always more to do. So why invest in professional development? Beyond helping staff grow […]
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SARC Members Committed to Safety

By Lori Morphy and Lisa Malowany, PART and TLR Instructors  Being committed to safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace, and SARC Members continue to demonstrate this commitment. We see SARC Member employees in a variety of health and safety programs and know these dedicated staff work hard every day to keep their fellow employees […]
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SARC Delivers In-house Training

By Lori Morphy, SARC Trainer/Resource Developer Do you have staff who are ready to re-energize and build their skill set with quality training? Do you have a culture of learning at your organization and are looking for more opportunities? You likely know that SARC has a wealth of training options, but did you know that some of our training programs can also be delivered to a group of employees at your organization virtually or in person?   In spring 2021, staff from three organizations got a fresh perspective on […]
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The COMPASS Advantage – Quality Training At No Cost for Eligible Organizations

by Mindy Bonderoff, Facilitator of Education & Training, SARC  Over the last three-and-a-half years, the COMPASS Training Package has provided SARC Regular and Associate Members, as well as Affiliate Members with CLSD funding, with quality foundational training opportunities for employees and board directors, at no cost to the organization.   We know that each organization’s training needs are different and can change from […]
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Are you ready to Leap into a new year of learning?

By Mindy Bonderofff, SARC Facilitator of Education and Training Leap, SARC’s management skills development program which is intended for senior management and Executive Directors, is beginning its seventh year this September! Over these last seven years, the program has been updated, revised, and sessions have been added; however, the program itself remains constant – an […]
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Dementia Capable Support in Saskatchewan

by Lori Morphy, SARC Trainer/Resource Developer Recently, SARC was pleased to partner with the National Task Group (NTG) Canadian Consortium to offer a workshop and Train-the-Trainer session for NTG Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.  This is the first time this training has been offered in Saskatchewan. It was a full house at SARC’s training centre as people from across the province attended the two-day workshop, as […]
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Stride Takes Off!

By Lori Morphy, SARC Trainer & Resource Developer   Stride offers a unique ‘blended-learning’ format, which means there are both online and in-person components that appeal to a variety of learners and learning styles. There are options for reading and listening to content, videos, links to documents and resources, group discussions and activities, and the hands-on demonstration of learning.   It’s engaging and full of information that Direct Support Professionals will need to support people experiencing disability, including person-centred practices, supporting choice and […]
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Yep I do!

By Lisa Malowany, SARC Program Manager and Trainer If you asked Maggie Zacharias, “Do you want the people who support you to go home safe from work?” or “Do you like helping Train staff to be safe?” her answer is an enthusiastic, “Yep, I do!” Let us tell you about Maggie and how she has […]
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