Government is committed to making Saskatchewan the best place in Canada for persons with disabilities to live. Together with the disability community and all Saskatchewan citizens, the province is developing a comprehensive disability strategy to make this a reality.
The Strategy will focus on the priority areas described in The Plan for Growth which includes housing; transportation; employment; education; support for community inclusion; and support for caregivers. Other priorities may be identified during the consultation process.
A fifteen member Citizen Consultation Team (CCT) has been appointed by the Minister of Social Services and has been tasked with leading the public consultation process which will start April 28, 2014 in Swift Current and will continue across the province throughout May 2014. The team will also be consulting on a common definition of disability and the vision, values and principles that need to be considered during public forums.
These meetings are an opportunity for your municipality to:
- identify issues and solutions specific to your community;
- discuss future service delivery needs required to meet Strategy goals; and
- give your perspective on components of the Strategy.
Ensure that you and your community members get involved in the discussion! Join us at the public consultations in your area and participate in the discussion happening on the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy Facebook page.
For more information about the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy consultation process contact:
Office of Disability Issues
12th Floor, 1920 Broad Street
phone: toll free 1-877-915-7468