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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Government Invests in Alternate Format Materials for Saskatchewan Students

Released on January 6, 2015

The Government of Saskatchewan has committed $750,000 in funding over three years to the Saskatoon Public School Division to support the needs of students who require materials in alternate formats, such as Braille and large text resources.
 
This funding will allow the Saskatoon Public School Division to develop and distribute these materials across all Saskatchewan school divisions and provide school and school division staff with training to access these materials.  In addition, it will support the operation of an alternate format resource centre that is also available to all school divisions.

“Our government is committed to meeting the needs of each and every student across the province and that means providing materials for students with visual impairments and other disabilities in a way they can use,” Education Minister Don Morgan said.  “Students need to be able to access these materials to be engaged, successful and prepared for their future.” 

“Saskatoon Public Schools works with vision teachers, Braillists and other professionals to ensure that all alternate format resources are curriculum-based,” Saskatoon Public Schools Superintendent of Education Donnalee Weinmaster said.  “We produce and purchase alternate format resources that comply with national standards in order to meet the resource learning needs of students with a visual impairment.”

In 2013-14, there were a total of 180 students across Saskatchewan requiring alternate format materials.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Johnston
Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1069
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 306-533-7506

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