Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. 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.

Outlook Day Program Reopens

Released on January 16, 2018

Arm River MLA Greg Brkich, on behalf of Social Services Minister Paul Merriman, joined community members, dignitaries and day program participants in Outlook to celebrate the grand reopening of Variety Place.  The day program facility had been closed in order to complete $350,000 in renovation upgrades.


“Community-based organizations like Variety Place play a vital role in supporting people with disabilities,” Brkich said.  “The renovation has ensured this building will meet the needs of clients both now and well into the future.”

Variety Place delivers supports and services for 25 people with disabilities.  The government provided $350,000 to cover renovation costs to improve and enlarge the participant entry and locker area, redesign the kitchen, food storage areas, physiotherapy/hygiene room and offices, create a participant lounge, sensory room, dedicated exercise space, laundry room, staff room, online training room, sick room and cement patio for summer barbecues.  In addition to the day program, Variety Place operates three group homes, a supported living apartment and an independent living apartment.

“The participants, staff and Board of Variety Place Association Inc. wish to express our sincerest appreciation for the capital funding provided to this agency by the Government of Saskatchewan to renovate the day program building,” Variety Place Executive Director Angela Knapik said.  “Variety Place Association is dedicated to the participants we serve and this renovation is another example of what we can do together to ensure that people with disabilities in Saskatchewan are able to reach their full potential and enjoy fulfilled lives.”

This renovation supports the Saskatchewan Disability Strategy which was released in June 2015.  It focuses on six priority areas including: transportation, respite, accessibility legislation, residential services, service co-ordination and navigation, and awareness/understanding of the rights of people with 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.

-30-

For more information, contact:

Leya Moore
Social Services
Regina 
Phone: 306-787-3610
Email: leya.moore@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-519-7835

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