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Support for the La Loche Community

Updates for students and parents

The Ministry of Education and the Northern Lights School Division are focused on the needs of children, staff and the La Loche community.

The school division will continue working with the Government of Saskatchewan and other organizations to provide services and supports for anyone who needs them.

To arrange for you or your child to talk to someone, or if you have questions:

  • Call an intake worker at the Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche at 306-822-2444.

Exam Status

  • La Loche Community School has cancelled all exams for the first semester. Exams are not going to be re-scheduled.

School Re-opening

  • The Northern Lights School Division is continuing its consultations with teachers, families and the community to form a plan moving forward.

Resources for victims

Victim Services are available to provide support, information, and referrals to victims, their families, and community members.

Anyone in and around the La Loche community in need of support can:

  • Call Victim Services at 306-822-1888;
  • Call La Loche RCMP at 306-822-2010; or
  • Visit the community’s crisis centre, located at Ducharme Elementary School.

Find community-based programs to offer services specifically developed supports for victims of crime.  

Financial assistance available

Financial assistance is available to help family members care for injured relatives. The Ministry of Social Services can also help people and families pay for transportation, meals and accommodation.

Benefits may also be available to help people and families in La Loche pay for the cost of food for those who have travelled to the community to be with their family, or attend a funeral.

Anyone who needs financial help can go to La Loche’s Income Assistance office, or:

  • Call La Loche Income Assistance office at 1-877-371-1131;
  • Call Buffalo Narrows Income Assistance office at 1-800-667-7685; or
  • Call Saskatoon Income Assistance office at 1-877-884-1687.

The Ministry of Social Services has additional staff in place in La Loche to support the community.

Child protection

The Ministry of Social Services helps to care for children who are believed to be in need of protection.

  • As a parent: if you feel unable to safely parent your child, immediately contact the Ministry of Social Services.
  • As a member of the community: if you believe a child may be neglected or abused, you have a legal responsibility to immediately report your concerns.

To report concerns or suspicions of abuse:

  • Call 1-866-719-6164.

After regular office hours in the La Loche and Buffalo Narrows areas:

  • Call 306-822-7776.  

Information for professional volunteers

We are encouraged and grateful for people who would like to lend a caring hand during La Loche’s time of need. However, at this time, supports are in place.

More details will follow if there are needs for additional support.

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