Find out the latest status report and advisories about the Husky oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River.

Google Translate Disclaimer

Translations of content on the Government of Saskatchewan website are performed by Google™ Translate. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Province Declares Disability Employment Awareness Month in October

Released on October 1, 2015

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to proclaim the month of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM).

The goal of the month is to raise awareness of the employment barriers that many people with disabilities face, and promote strategies and services that eliminate these barriers ultimately creating more inclusive and diverse workplaces.

“We want Saskatchewan to be a place of prosperity, where everyone can achieve their training and employment goals,” Minister responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training Jeremy Harrison said.  “I am proud that Saskatchewan is leading the nation with the highest employment rate for people with disabilities in the country and helping meet Saskatchewan’s growing labour market demands.”

In June 2015, a Citizen Consultation Team presented government with Saskatchewan’s Disability Strategy.  One of the strategy’s recommendations is to expand opportunities for people experiencing disability to be involved in the labour market.

“The Disability Strategy identifies a variety of ways for people who experience disability to continue to contribute to our province’s economy,” Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer said.  “DEAM is just one of the ways that we can all become a little more aware of the opportunities we can provide for people experiencing disability.  Together, we can make life better for everyone – while also helping to make Saskatchewan’s diverse workforce even stronger.”

“We are very pleased that October 2015 has been proclaimed ‘Disability Employment Awareness Month’ as it will raise awareness with employers about hiring people experiencing disability,” Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) Executive Director Amy MacNeil said.  “People experiencing disability want to work, and many SARC Member Agencies across Saskatchewan provide the services needed for these people to obtain and maintain meaningful employment.  In a growing economy and aging population, the labour shortage is often a reality for many businesses in Saskatchewan.  People experiencing disability provide a skilled and engaged workforce solution.”

For more information about employment for people with disabilities, please visit www.sarcsarcan.ca/pages/deam.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Deb Young
Economy
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4765
Email: deb.young@gov.sk.ca

Nicole Linzmeyer
Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres 
Saskatoon
Phone: 306-933-0616 ext. 239
Email: nlinzmeyer@sarcan.sk.ca

Leya Moore
Social Services
Regina
Phone: 306-787-3610
Email: leya.moore@gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve