Released on August 23, 2017
Melville-Saltcoats MLA Warren Kaeding on behalf of Acting Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer, today announced $220,000 in capital funding for the Langenburg and District Activity Centre.
“This funding will make sure participants continue to be supported in a safe, comfortable environment that meets their needs,” Kaeding said. “The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy is committed to making sure all people experiencing disabilities have supports that address their needs in a respectful, dignified way. This new capital funding will help participants of Langenburg’s day program experience that vision.”
Langenburg and District Activity Centre has been supporting people experiencing disabilities since 1980. They operate three group homes, two day programs, a Supportive Living Program and a SARCAN depot in both Langenburg and Esterhazy and serve approximately 20 people. This capital funding will go toward making the washrooms fully accessible and repurposing rooms to allow for better programming areas.
“We thank the Government of Saskatchewan for continuing to support the important work we do,” Langenburg and District Activity Centre Executive Director Kaylee Miller said. “This funding will help us continue providing support to our program participants as we help them discover the potential within themselves and find ways to use their talents to make Langenburg an even better place.”
The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy was released by the Citizen Consultation Team in June 2015. Government accepted the strategy and is focused on the foundational work of six priority areas including: transportation, respite, accessibility legislation, residential services, service co-ordination and navigation, and awareness/understanding of the rights of people experiencing disabilities.
Saskatchewan residents and communities that have done work which aligns with the Disability Strategy are encouraged to share their accomplishments using the hashtag #SKDisability.
The Saskatchewan Disability Strategy Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/skdisability.
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