Congratulations Jay!

On Wednesday October 22, 2014 about 25 members of staff and Jay‘s parents, Greg and Penny, gathered to recognize Jay’s 5 years of service with Stantec.

Jay received letters of recognition form the President and Vice-president of Stantec, a plaque, and a share in the company. Bob Freisen, who gave Jay the opportunity to work at Stantec, commented that “Jay has been a great addition to our work place.”

Thank you Stantec for supporting inclusion in your workplace.


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Jay receiving his award for 5 years of dedicated service. Presented by Jeff Jurzniec. Jay’s Mom, Penny, watching.



Jay with his coworkers

Jay with his coworkers




Accessing Residential Support in Regina, SK.

The Regina Residential Services Co-Management (RRSCC) is a partnership between community organizations and government. It functions to review and respond to requests for residential services, develop and monitor programs and services and allocate resources. The RRSCC is the single point of entry for individuals requiring residential services, providing coordinated planning, referral and service development and review.

The RRSCC partnership reflects a vision that recognizes the shared responsibility of our members in meeting the residential needs of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities in Regina. While each member had distinct skills, resources and capacities, all understand the importance of supporting one another as we operate and develop services and programs. We believe that services and programs must respond to the needs of the individuals whom they presently or will serve.

For more information, contact Shannon Weibe at:

2216 Smith St.
Regina, SK.
S4P 2P4
Tel: 306. 790.5682

For more information on how to access support in Regina can be found here: accessing residential services and support in Regina. Also, if you want to see more videos by COR click the image below:

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youth week

Youth Has No Age

National Youth Week is May 1 – 7 every year, that is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community.

Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, every day young people are involved in meaningful activities during their discretionary time.

National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement!

Through activities, such as recreation and art, youth learn five basic life skills, which include social, moral, ethical, physical and cognition competence.

Additionally, through their involvement, young people are meeting the seven developmental needs which they need in order to feel fully engaged in the world around then.

These needs are: self-definition, physical activity, meaningful participation, mastery and achievement, positive interaction with adults and peers, structure and clear limits, and creative expression.

Youth has no age


Lets take this moment as an opportunity for our community to celebrate youth.

Shake our groove at Sir Dancelot,

expand our imagination through Next Chapter Book Club, or

create new friendships with Best Buddies.

The options are yours.

Happy National Youth Week!


Literacies Needs Survey

The Literacy Committee of the Regina and District Association for Community Living (RDACL) would like to invite you to participate in a survey that will provide information for future literacy support in our community.

If you would like to complete the survey, please contact us and we can e-mail you a form that can be filled in on your computer. If you would prefer a paper copy to fill in, you can pick one up at the office.

Greeting from the Literacy Committee.



Our Journey So Far

It has been a productive and exciting year for the Next Chapter Book Club.

Our goal for the year was to expand the program and to create more community awareness.

We began by starting a Facebook page to share our ongoing activity and create interest using a new method.  We also reached out by distributing posters to libraries, schools, and bookstores.  In May, we increased our membership by establishing a new book club at new local café. In October, our program coordinator, 2 volunteer facilitators, and 4 book club members traveled to Chicago to attend the first conference on adult literacy in Chicago called The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond. The conference allowed us to share what we have been achieving in our community and also helped affirm what it means to create a supportive and inclusive environment.

This year, NCBC launched our first fundraising project where we commissioned a local artist to create illustrations for a story written by one of our book club members. Along with the story titled, The Next Chapter, we also sold t-shirts to promote NCBC in the community. This fundraising project gave us the opportunity to appear on CTV Morning Live and CTV News at Noon to gain awareness for the program. The Next Chapter Book Club was also featured on the CBC’s morning radio show where members shared their thoughts and feelings about being in a book club.

CBC The Morning Edition Sask – The Next Chapter Book Club

With the added exposure, we were able to fill 3 volunteer facilitator positions and we are already looking into the possibility of starting another book club in January.  The Next Chapter Book Club is growing; we have seen reading improvements from many of our members, as well as increased social connection and community inclusion.  The Next Chapter Book Club has made an impact on the lives of the individuals involved and has also impacted the community. We are excited to continue to grow and develop the program in the New Year.

Eve Reed – NCBC Coordinator

Eve Reed & Nicole Behr

Eve Reed & Nicole Behr

Congratulations Jesse!

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the technology survey.  As promised, a winner of an iPad mini was picked.  Congratulations to Jesse McGowan!

Jesse had the chance to pick up his brand new iPad from the RDACL office today and was over joyed at being chosen as the winner!  Jesse, an avid music lover, is going to fill his iPad with all of his favourite songs and cannot wait to be able to listen to them!  Jesse is also apart of our Next Chapter Book Club programs and is excited to bring it with him so that he can look up meanings of words, pictures, and even have the e-book on his iPad if he can!  The first thing Jesse was going to do is get his team leader Matt to help him set up his email, teach him how to send text messages and take pictures!

Have fun!


Wanted: Awesome people making a difference!

The Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and organizations that increase opportunities for community members who have an intellectual disability to contribute in a real and meaningful way to life in our society.  We need your help finding those people!  Please take a few minutes to fill out our nominations form so we can recognize the people who make our community better!

Check out the following awards and see if there is someone you know who fits the description!  Nomination form is below.

Real Work Award

Is given to employers who have employed persons who have an intellectual disability, have a positive attitude and willingness to provide appropriate supports, and promote inclusive employment practices.

Citizenship Award

is given to an individual or an organization for specific contributions that have demonstrated a positive impact on the lives of persons who have an intellectual disability.

Community Award

Is given to an individual or an organization for significant efforts to create greater awareness, acceptance, and understanding of persons with an intellectual disability.

Distinguished Membership Award

is given to an individual who has made a sustained commitment with demonstrated positive impact on the lives of persons with an intellectual disability.