Supported Retirement June 2017 Newsletter

Hello once again from all of us to all of you! We hope this finds you all well and enjoying the events of the spring season.

Our May was, as usual, busy. We attended the dances averaging 5-6 dancer’s each day. Our Thursday morning group began the month playing Card Bingo with Fran Soroski (many thanks Fran), we attended the Pancake Breakfast, painted beautiful flowers with Shirley Arnold (many thanks to you as well Shirley), exercised and walked with the good folks at Elphinstone Center, and of course our usual breakfast and Dollarstore shopping at Northgate Mall, in addition to bowling a couple of games.

Our June is shaping up to be active as well. Our activities include:

June 1 – breakfast at Western Pizza in Gardiner Park followed by plant shopping at the local nursery if they wish from 9:30-11:00

June 8 – a tour of Stars Ambulance at 10:00

June 15 – TBA

TUESDAY June 20 – coffee at Bev’s house, 2 Coldwell Road from 9:30 – 11:00

June 22 – Bingo at the center from 9:30 – 11:00

June 29 – Northgate Mall 9:30 – 11:00

That’s it for June! Have a great month.

For those of you asking about Sonny, I saw him recently and he seems to have settled in nicely at Sunset. He appears to be quite happy and is entertaining the staff! Lots of activities to do to keep him busy.


Inclusion Regina

Welcome to Inclusion Regina, Kathy!

kathy nicholas“Throughout my career, client-centred service remains at the heart of my value set.”

The Board of Directors of Inclusion Regina is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Nicholas as Executive Director.  Kathy’s training and experience as a social worker, accountant, and advocate provide a combination of skills that will serve Inclusion Regina well. “Throughout my career, client-centred service remains at the heart of my value set.” Kathy also notes that, as a mother and grandmother, she is motivated to continue growing and learning within our rapidly changing society.  We welcome Kathy to Inclusion Regina.


Spring Fling 2017

Spring Fling 2017


Dear friends,

At Inclusion Regina, formerly Regina & District Association for Community Living, we believe that everyone deserves a good life in our community.

Every year the Association hosts a major fundraising event, Spring Fling. We invite you to take a special role in Spring Fling by purchasing a table for the event, donating to the silent or live auction, making a cash donation or becoming an event sponsor.

With your support, we are making it possible for individuals with intellectual disabilities to have a significantly better life in our community. We are also helping to build a community in which everyone is valued and belongs. This makes our community richer, more welcoming and better for all of us.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support.

You are the champions of our community!

For more information about the event or on how to support us, please contact our office at or by calling us at 306 790-5680


Spring Fling 2017 Brochure

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Mental Health for All Conference

Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL), Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Board, Community Living Association Saskatoon Inc. (CLASI) invite you to attend the Mental Health for All conference, which will be held on March 23-24in Saskatoon.

Mental Health For All Conference

Campus for All University of Regina

Campus For All is Now Accepting Applications for Admissions.

Campus For All
 is now accepting applications for admissions.

Information about the admissions process, eligibility, application form and supporting documents can be found on the following website:


The application deadline is: April 28, 2017

3 individuals will be accepted into the program for fall 2017.


If you or the individuals and families you work with have any questions or would like more information, please be in touch with the Campus For All Coordinator, Faith Savarese

tel: 306-585-5067

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Celebration of Inclusion

Thank you to all who attended our Celebration of Inclusion this year, and a special thank you to all of our award winners for continuing to promote inclusion in our communities.

Get to know the 2016 Celebration of Inclusion Award Winners!!

Leader of Tomorrow: Maryn Kennedy



Maryn  has been a leader at friendship club for two years. She is a gentle, quiet leader that many look up to.  Maryn is the youngest of 11 children and completed her grade 12 at the age of 15.  She has been actively involved as a key leader with Inclusion Ministry at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Maryn has made an outstanding contribution to support and promote inclusion in our community in every step of her day!

Citizenship Award: Leanne Barnes


Since starting her position as a Functional Integrated Alternative Education Program (FIAEP) teacher at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, Leanne has had a positive impact on FIAEP students and, indeed, all students through her actions as a volunteer and a professional.  As the staff advisor for a large, vibrant, and popular Best Buddies Chapter and also an advisor to the SRC, she encourages friendships among all students.  Leanne is open to new ideas, fresh approaches, and encourages her students and their families to connect with community organizations like Inclusion Regina and support groups specific to their needs.  Leanne follows a person-centered approach – supporting, connecting, and educating her students when and where it is needed and understanding that each student is unique in their path.

Community Award: John Coflin


John has been a long time member of the inclusive communities in Regina.  John is the former Executive Director of both Saskatchewan Association for Community Living and for Regina and District Association for Community Living.  Over the years John has been a strong, positive advocate for building an inclusive community.  John has carved the path for a lot of programs and services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Now retired, John continues to participate with many committees continuing to promote inclusion and create new possibilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Real Work Award: Morsky Group


The Morsky Group was one of the first businesses to work with 4to40, an initiative that connects people experiencing disability with forward-thinking employers who embrace a flexible 4 to 40 hour work week.  They have customized a role that is both beneficial to the company and works towards the strength of the individual they have hired.  Morsky group has created a unique and individualized role for the employee to thrive and be successful, helping them feel like a true member of the team.  The Morsky group succeeds by maintaining its commitment to its founding values of “Ingenuity and Integrity”.  They embrace the vision of providing meaningful work with real pay and are champions in the community!

Distinguished Member Award: Dave and Lill Lareau


Dave and Lill participate in annual events, such as general meetings, Celebration of Inclusion, and Spring Fling, but also give their support to special programs and fundraising initiatives.  Dave and Lill lead by example, enabling individuals who have an intellectual disability to perform volunteer services by working beside them, offering quiet direction, and lending moral support.  When asked, they are willing to provide individual guidance to families who are attempting to navigate the world of special needs.  Lill and Dave have shown they are here for the long haul, giving of their time, talent and financial contributions.

Congratulations to the 2016 Celebration of Inclusion Award Winners!!