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Alternative Family Care Homes and the National Building Code – What every group home operator needs to know! 

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner, June 11, 2024 In January 2024 Saskatchewan adopted the most recent version of the National Building Code (NBC 2020). The NBC is updated every 5 years and the Government of Saskatchewan has committed to adopting the NBC within 2 years of the latest […]
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SARC Members Welcome the New Accessible Saskatchewan Act

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner, May 29, 2024 Image Description: The visual includes the text: May 26 to June 1. National AccessAbility Week 2024. Forward Together: Accessibility and Inclusion for all.Text is followed by the photo of a smiling woman with her arms crossed.The visual ends with the […]
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Accessibility Codes for Group Homes Explained

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner, November 11, 2023 Navigating the world of building and accessibility codes can be very confusing, especially when the codes are applied to residential homes where people experiencing disability live. What is required, when does this code apply, and how do we know if […]
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Celebrating a Decade of Growth: 10th Anniversary of Leap Management Development Program!

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions 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.  […]
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Removing Barriers – Celebrating the work of SARC Members 

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Don Epp SARC – National AccessAbility Week, May 28-June 3  National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to celebrate strides forward in removing barriers and making Saskatchewan and Canada a more accessible and inclusive place to live for people of all abilities.    SARC Members have inclusion and accessibility written […]
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10 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Board Development

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Desiree Tirk, Trainer/Resource Developer-Leadership Nonprofit boards of directors are made up of volunteers whose collective knowledge helps guide nonprofit organizations as they make changes, embrace challenges, and plan for the future. With this in mind, do nonprofit boards of directors need professional development? Absolutely they do! In fact, […]
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5 Benefits of Investing in Professional Development

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions 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 […]
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Moving Forward Together

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions Moving Forward Together  National AccessAbility Week (#NAAW2022), May 29 to June 4, 2022 The theme for National AccessAbility Week is “moving forward together”. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians experiencing disability and promote efforts to increase accessibility and inclusion in Canada. Learn more about National […]
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SARC Members Committed to Safety

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions 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 […]
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Cybersecurity Education and Training with SARC’s Cyber Insurance Program

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions By Melanie Weiss, Director of Member Services/Assistant Executive Director October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Canada.  It’s an internationally recognized campaign to help the public learn more about the importance of cyber security. This campaign helps Canadians stay secure online by teaching them simple steps to protect themselves and […]
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SARC Delivers In-house Training

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions 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 […]
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The COMPASS Advantage – Quality Training At No Cost for Eligible Organizations

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions 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 […]
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Leaving No One Behind

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions National AccessAbility Week May 30 – June 5 Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner The Government of Canada has declared the last week in May (starting with the last Sunday in May) National AccessAbility Week. The goal is to promote accessibility and inclusion across our country and through our communities. […]
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Trauma and Supporting People Experiencing Disability During COVID and Beyond

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Lori Morphy, SARC Trainer/Resource Developer – Service Delivery SARC recently hosted a virtual webinar for SARC Members with Dr. Margaret Newbury Jones from Shade Consulting titled “COVID-19, Trauma, and People Experiencing Disability”. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), “Trauma is a term used to […]
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Josh and Jeff – An Employment Success Story

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by SARC Communications Coordinator, Amy Janzen, and Weyburn Wor-Kin Shop Employment Coordinator, Meagan McLeod There’s no doubt that there are employment success stories all across the province, and we are eager to hear and share them. In this blog series, I will be connecting with SARC Members (and beyond) […]
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Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Group Home

Reference Check Guide - Sample Questions by Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner How Do You Know What the Right Type of Furniture Is? Choosing the right furniture for your group home is not an easy decision. Durability and price point are often the deciding factors when buying furniture. Something that can stand the rigors of […]
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