CBO – Trusted, Valued but Underfunded
What type of workplace helps people every day, is located right in your community, and is severely underfunded?
It could be an assisted living facility, an addictions support organization, a group home or any other community-based organization (CBO). CBO’s assist our friends, neighbours and family members to become well-functioning, valued, contributing members of our society. (more…)
Private for Profit = Cuts in Public Funding?
By Lisa Zunti
As an SEIU-West member who works as a Licensed Practical Nurse on a surgical care unit, I have been attending meetings of the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative Guiding Coalition for over two years under the direction of our current provincial government mandate. As a committed health care professional, I was excited at the prospect of such opportunity to actively influence future solutions to increase surgeries within our health care system. Unfortunately, I come away from these meetings with feelings of despair and futility. (more…)
Stop the Cuts to Education Assistants – Our Children are Worth More
The Sask Party initiative to cut Education Assistants from the Education sector is causing real problems for families. Shelley Campbell is a mother, a care provider in long term care, and a strong advocate for improved funding to both our Public and Catholic school systems in Saskatoon. Why? Shelley has a 9 year old boy that relies upon these resources to complete his schooling as he suffers with autism. Her son has been refused access to the two schools conveniently located to the family home.
Shelley has been asking her MLA, she has been asking Principals and she has been asking School Board administration: How can I go to work wondering where my nine year old son is? (more…)
The August 2, 2010 edition of the Moosomin World-Spectator contained a story entitled ‘Wawota residents voice frustrations’. The “Save Our Beds” committee within Wawota has been leading a fight back on bed closures and to improve community health care services. (more…)