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Accessibility Codes for Group Homes Explained

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 we are compliant […]
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Celebrating a Decade of Growth: 10th Anniversary of Leap Management Development Program!

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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Removing Barriers – Celebrating the work of SARC Members 

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 into their collective […]
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10 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Board Development

Understanding Workplace Stress 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, nonprofit board development […]
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5 Benefits of Investing in Professional Development

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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Moving Forward Together

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 AccessAbility Week.  While […]
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Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Safety and New Regulations

Understanding Workplace Stress by Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner On January 1, 2022, the new Construction Codes Act (CC Act) and Building Code Regulations (BCR) came into effect in Saskatchewan. The CC Act replaces the Unified Building and Accessibility Standards (UBAS) Act and regulations. It’s important to note, however, that many of the changes in […]
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SARC Members Committed to Safety

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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Cybersecurity Education and Training with SARC’s Cyber Insurance Program

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 their devices.  For […]
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SARC Delivers In-house Training

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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The COMPASS Advantage – Quality Training At No Cost for Eligible Organizations

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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Leaving No One Behind

Understanding Workplace Stress 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. “We all benefit […]
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Trauma and Supporting People Experiencing Disability During COVID and Beyond

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 describe the challenging […]
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Josh and Jeff – An Employment Success Story

Understanding Workplace Stress 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) to discover all […]
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Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Group Home

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 group home living […]
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Are you ready to Leap into a new year of learning?

Understanding Workplace Stress 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 […]
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#GetReal this Mental Health Awareness Week

Understanding Workplace Stress By Lisa Malowany, SARC Program Manager and Trainer This week of May 4-10 has been proclaimed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as Mental Health Week. Every year, CMHA ties a different theme to the week to help raise awareness of a different mental health topic. This year’s theme is #GetReal.  When you greet someone, what is one of the first things they ask? Usually it’s something like, […]
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