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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Cybersecurity Education and Training with SARC's Cyber Insurance Program

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 more information, visit:  […]
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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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Leaving No One Behind

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 from a society […]
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Trauma and Supporting People Experiencing Disability During COVID and Beyond

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 emotional consequences that […]
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Josh and Jeff – An Employment Success Story

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 of the incredible […]
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Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Group Home

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 on a limited […]
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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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#GetReal this Mental Health Awareness Week

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, “How’re you doing?” with a typical response being, “I’m […]
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What to Do with Your Unfinished Basement

By SARC Facility Planner, Don Epp During my time as Facility Planner with SARC, I have had the good fortune to visit many of the group homes in the province. One question that I have often been asked during my visits is, “What can I do with the unfinished basement?” Bare concrete walls, exposed floor […]
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Maintaining Your Building During Temporary Closure

By Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner Taking an Opportunity to Perform Some Overdue Tasks  During the Covid-19 pandemic, many organizations are closing their buildings to help slow the transmission of the coronavirus. Social-distancing is the new normal and the protection and safety of the clients and staff who would normally occupy these buildings is the highest priority for community-based organizations.  While your […]
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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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Caring For Yourself and Those Around You During a Pandemic

By Lisa Malowany, Program Manager and Trainer Without a doubt, we are facing a time in our world that we have never seen before with the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are so many things happening and the news and updates seem to come at us at lightning speed.  This can produce feelings of anxiety in many of us and we may be left wondering what to do.  Then, […]
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Aging in Place

By Don Epp, SARC Facility Planner What Does Aging in Place Mean? Aging in place has become a catchphrase in the housing industry. It is a response to the need that people want to live in their home for as long as they can. More specifically, aging in place is the ability to live in […]
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