Celebrating 50 Years

SARC is celebrating 50 years in 2018!  We have many exciting events and activities in store throughout the year to highlight our membership, the history of the disability services sector, as well as the incredible work that professionals in the sector do to support people experiencing disability to live, work, and thrive in their communities according to their unique goals and desires.


Here’s how you can join us in celebrating 50 years:

Share photos and news from your organization:

  1. Photos from 1968 until now that reflect an important milestone at your organization. Photos can also demonstrate an important time for the disability services sector in Saskatchewan generally. Let’s share some history in 2018!  All photos can be sent to Nicole Linzmeyer, Communications Officer at
  2. What’s new at your organization? Do you have any innovative programs that involve creative community partnerships, demonstrate person-centredness or meeting client’s needs in a unique way? You can keep up to date with all Anniversary related stories and news on SARC’s blog.

Nominate someone for a SARC Award:

To celebrate SARC's 50th Anniversary, we are pleased to introduce the SARC Awards! An awards program designed to celebrate the unique accomplishments, journeys, skills, and contributions from across the province.  These awards celebrate community builders, inclusive employers and people that make the community a brighter place.  The nomination deadline is June 7, 2018.

The SARC Awards categories include:

  1. The Good Neighbour Award
  2. The Spotlight Award
  3. The Great Work Award
  4. The Journey Award
  5. The Community Builder Award
  6. The Inclusive Advantage Award

Nominate someone for a SARC Award today! Visit our awards page for more details.

Attend an upcoming SARC event:

The 50th Anniversary will be celebrated in various ways at SARC events throughout the year! Some upcoming events we have coming up include:

  1. SARC Regional Meetings:
    • North East Regional Meeting – April 11
    • North West Regional Meeting – April 12
    • South East Regional Meeting – April 16
    • South West Regional Meeting – April 17
  2. SARC Spring Conference – May 28-29

Registration is now open for the SARC Spring Conference! We are looking forward to having Dave Hingsburger join us to provide our closing keynote presentation on "Why 50 Years Matters." Five years ago, we had the pleasure of having Dave Hingsburger join us at our Spring Conference and he absolutely blew away the crowd with his humour, experience, and knowledge.  We couldn’t think of a better person to invite back as we celebrate SARC’s 50th Anniversary and reflect on how far disability services has come in 50 years. Dave’s presentation will consider the journey the civil liberties movement has had over the last 50 years and where we can go from here.  Register for the SARC Spring Conference here.

  1. SARC AGM – June 22
  2. SARC Fall Conference - October 24-25

As registration opens for these events and others, they will be added to SARC Learning Central.

Stay tuned for Updates

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Watch for special Member rates on professional development opportunities.

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SARC looks forward to celebrating 50 years with you throughout 2018!