Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 17, 2013

PROVINCE RENAMES CHILD AND YOUTH AGENDA

The Cabinet Committee on Children and Youth is refocusing its efforts to respond to important issues facing Saskatchewan children, youth and families and to support the goals of the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth.  To reflect this focus, the Child and Youth Agenda will be renamed the Child and Family Agenda.

“The Committee is expanding our mandate to include additional work in the areas of education, health, and family supports to respond to the needs of young people and their families today,” Social Services Minister and Committee Chair June Draude said.  “Our cross-government approach will now be referred to as the Saskatchewan Child and Family Agenda to reflect the critical role that parents and other family members play in the lives of children and youth, as well as the emphasis that our government is placing on supporting the family as a whole.”

The Cabinet Committee, comprised of ministers from across government, has identified challenges that must be addressed to meet both the goals of the Saskatchewan Child and Family Agenda (previously called the Saskatchewan Child and Youth Agenda) and the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth.
 
Goal: Children get a good start in life
Challenges: School readiness, literacy, parenting, overweight and obese children and youth

Goal: Youth are prepared for their future      
Challenges: Educational attainment among Aboriginal groups, graduation rates, school attendance

Goal: Families are strong 
Challenges: Mental health, addictions, parenting, FASD

Goal: Communities are supportive                
Challenges: Inter-agency co-operation and communication

The Cabinet Committee has tasked the seven member ministries of the Saskatchewan Child and Family Agenda with identifying initiatives to address each of these challenges, as well as establishing specific targets to track the progress of the initiatives.

“By refocusing our efforts in these critical areas, we can help children, youth and families realize the better quality of life envisioned for all Saskatchewan people in our Plan for Growth,” Draude said.

The Cabinet Committee on Children and Youth was established in December 2010 in response to the Child Welfare Review Panel’s final report.  The Committee currently consists of Social Services Minister June Draude, Chair; Education Minister Russ Marchuk; Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan; Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant; Minister responsible for Corrections and Policing Christine Tell; Government Relations Minister Jim Reiter; Health Minister Dustin Duncan and Saskatoon Fairview MLA Jennifer Campeau.

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For more information, contact:

Trish Alcorn
Social Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0916
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-536-1479

 

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