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Community Programs

As of 2019, 36 programs, including three provincial outreach teams receive funding to provide ongoing service and support to survivors of acquired brain injury and their families.  ABI community programs are listed below under their respective service area (Provincial, North, Central, and South). 

To find the program best suited to your situation, contact your nearest Outreach Team or Regional ABI Coordinator.

 

 

Provincial Programs

 

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA)
Advocacy and Support Services for Survivors and their Families

SBIA is a provincial grassroots organization supporting survivors and families. Its functions include: developing support groups and networks for both survivors and family members which may provide a vehicle for interacting with individuals with similar issues and problems; decreasing the social isolation that families sometimes face after a family member incurs a brain injury; serving as an information resource that aids in coping and adapting; and offering social support during crisis periods.

The Association offers educational events designed to facilitate and enhance the personal growth and development of survivors and family members and offers personal support to individuals who seek assistance with understanding and responding to the requirements of other community supports.

Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association
Moose Jaw, SK (Provincial Office)
Saskatoon, SK (Satellite Office)
Phone: (306) 373-1555
Fax: (306) 373-5655
Toll free: 1-888-373-1555

To find on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_116118185138649


Phoenix Residential Society,
PEARL Program - ABI Community Residential Program

Phoenix Residential Society has developed an ABI supported living program consisting of both a transitional, supported apartment program staffed on a 24-hour basis and a supportive living service for individuals who are living in a home of their choice, who do not require 24-hour in-house support services. The goal of the program is to enable individuals with ABI to live more independently in the community by assisting in the restoration of as much functional ability and quality of life as possible.

Phoenix Residential Society
Regina, SK
Phone (306) 569-1977
Fax (306) 569-1986


Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
Child Injury Prevention Program

The Institute implements programming and develops resources to prevent acquired brain injury for children.  Through its existing networks and partnerships, the Institute develops and/or enhances programming in the areas of falls, bicycle safety, child passenger safety and other relevant topics.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
Child Injury Prevention Program
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 655-2518
Fax: (306) 655-2511
www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca

 

 

 

Northern Programs

 

Sask North ABI Independent Living Program
Serving former Prince Albert Parkland, Kelsey Trail, Keewatin Yatthé, Mamawetan Churchill River and Athabasca Health Regions

This program provides residential options for persons identified as having an acquired brain injury. The program will support individuals to find and maintain appropriate accommodation and ensure supervision and skill development is provided. Individuals will be assisted in exploring and accessing vocational and prevocational options within the community and encouraged to participate in rehabilitation services.

Case Manager, ABI Independent Living Program
Prince Albert, SK
Phone: (306) 765-6468
Fax: (306) 765-6657


Northern Rehabilitation
Serving former Mamawetan Churchill River, Keewatin Yatthé Health Regions, and the Athabasca Health Authority

Northern Rehabilitation provides rehabilitation supports throughout the remote northern regions. These services are provided through the former Prince Albert Parkland Health Region. Services provided include: community development, case management and education and prevention activities.

c/o Sask North ABI Outreach Team
Phone: (306) 765-6631
Fax: (306) 765-6657
 


Speech Language Pathologist
Serving the former Kelsey Trail Health Region

This position has a base office in Melfort, while providing services throughout the Region. In addition to specific speech/language services, this position also acts as a case co-ordinator and facilitates community development initiatives, working closely with the Sask North ABI Outreach Team.

Speech Language Pathologist
Melfort, SK
Phone: (306) 752-1754
Fax: (306) 752-1755


East Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI)
Serving Kelvington

East Central SARBI provides an individual rehabilitation program designed for adults with an acquired brain injury. Volunteers, under the guidance of staff, professional therapists and consultants, play a central role in the rehabilitation services provided to the client. There are currently SARBI programs in Saskatoon, Regina and Kelvington.  East Central SARBI also provides life enrichment through individual program planning and summer programming.

East Central SARBI
Kelvington, SK
Phone: (306) 327-4595
Fax: (306) 327-4502

 

 

Central Programs 

Multiworks Vocational Training Corp.
Serving Meadow Lake

Multiworks is an organization that offers vocational and residential options to persons with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Components of the program include life skills, vocational/avocational, social, educational and stroke groups. There is no age restriction for these support services, with a focus on individualized preparation for community integration.

Multiworks, Program Director
Meadow Lake, SK
Phone: (306) 236-3200
Fax: (306) 236-3335


Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society (LABIS), Lloydminster
Serving the former Prairie North Health Region

The Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society (LABIS) is home to the Life Enrichment Program (LEP), offered free of charge to survivors of Acquired Brain Injury. The program runs from 10am-4pm Monday and Wednesday, with an extension of the program on Thursdays, open to those members of LEP that live independently. All of the activities that the LEP group does are designed to reinforce, maintain, and advance memory skills, and/or promote, encourage, and foster social and recreational capabilities.

L.A.B.I.S.
Lloydminster, SK
Phone: (306) 825-7212
Fax: (306) 825-7213
Website: www.labis.ca


Radius Community Centre for Education & Employment Training, Saskatoon
Serving the former Saskatoon Health Region

The goal of the Community Integration Program (CIP) is to facilitate age appropriate integration opportunities for children and youth with an acquired brain injury within their own community. The program provides a transitional community integration service to support school age children and youth who currently reside and attend school within the Saskatoon service area.  The support is available after school, evenings, weekends, and during the summer with the assistance of a community support worker.  

The program utilizes existing community resources and programs to develop an individual community integration plan.  The service is provided in the community primarily in social and recreational settings but also supports personal management skills, work experience and pre-vocational training.  The CIP will also provide consultation at a program level to programs outside the Saskatoon service area.

In addition, the Summer Fun and Sports for Life programs have been established to enhance the core services for program participants.

The Summer Fun program was developed in partnership with local day camps to increase summer recreation opportunities for participants.  These additional social and recreational experiences are provided at minimal or no cost to the family, and participants attend the camp they choose with a support worker.  The program also includes art, music and recreation therapy sessions on site at Radius.  

The Sports for Life program is an inclusive recreational sports program designed to be a link for young adults ages 18-30 years with an acquired brain injury, who would like to access recreational sports programming within their community.  The weekly sessions provide an inclusive opportunity in which a variety of team sports are played in a friendly and non-competitive environment.  In this setting, the participants learn and develop the fundamental technical skills of each sport, improve their social skills and self confidence. 

Kids Camp
is offered in partnership with the North, Central and South ABI Outreach Teams and is a four day camp experience is provided for children and youth 8-15 years of age who have an ABI.  The camp is located at Arlington Beach Camp on Last Mountain Lake and  is held mid to late June each year.  While at camp participants access many outdoor activities, such as swimming, canoeing, archery, arts, crafts, drama, wall climbing and the Junior Leadership program for older youth.

RADIUS
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 665-6682
Fax: (306) 665-5579
Email: abi.radius@sasktel.net
Website: www.radiuscentre.com
 


Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service, Saskatoon
Serving the City of Saskatoon

Crisis Management Service (CMS) provides crisis intervention, service coordination and crisis management to individuals with acquired brain injury and their families, when crises persist and a high level of risk is present. CMS provides practical and proactive assistance to this group until the risk is reduced and mainstream services can be arranged. Consultation services are also available to other service providers and supports.

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 933-8234
Fax: (306) 644-1974


SaskAbilities - Saskatoon Branch
Serving the City of Saskatoon 

Partners in Employment - ABI Supported Employment Program

Through Partners in Employment, SaskAbilities Saskatoon Branch provides supported employment services to individuals with an acquired brain injury.  The Employment Specialist for the ABI program develops, implements and adapts individualized training plans with clients in order to improve their success in employment.  In addition, the Employment Specialist provides job development services and supports to clients and their employers in order to support the long-term success of workers in their jobs.  Individualized training plans may include resume writing, interview practice, vocational/workplace assessments, mentor/job coaching support as well as ongoing follow-up services from the Employment Specialist.  

ABI Employment Specialist

Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 657-2450
Fax: (306) 657-2460
www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca

ABI Community Support Services

The goal of the SaskAbilities' ABI community support services is to enhance the quality of life of adults with an ABI by assisting them in engaging in meaningful activity, becoming more independent, and becoming more integrated in the community.

ABI Programs, Manager 

Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 653-1694
Fax: (306) 652-8886
www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca


Sherbrooke Community Centre - ABI “Moving On” Program 
Serving the former Saskatoon Health Region

The ABI "Moving On" life enrichment program is a partnership between Sherbrooke Community Centre and the Central ABI Outreach Team. The purpose of the program is to work with survivors of ABI to develop independent living skills to enable access to other programs through:

Sherbrooke Community Centre - ABI "Moving On" Program
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 655-3742
Fax: (306) 655-3741


Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI)
Serving Saskatoon

SARBI provides an individual rehabilitation program designed for adults with an acquired brain injury. Volunteers, under the guidance of staff, professional therapists and consultants, play a central role in the rehabilitation services provided to the client. There are currently SARBI programs in Saskatoon, Regina and Kelvington. SARBI Saskatoon also provides life enrichment programming through fitness programs at Saskatoon YWCA, summer programming, and Individual Program Planning. 

SARBI Saskatoon
Saskatoon, SK
Phone: (306) 373-3050
Fax: (306) 373-3925

 

 

Southern Programs

SaskAbilities - Yorkton Branch
Serving the former Sunrise Health Region

 

ABI Life Enrichment

The ABI Life Enrichment Program is designed to promote and facilitate personal and social rehabilitation of adults living in the community who have an acquired brain injury. The program is client-centred, individualized and flexible to meet the specific needs of each participant. Program activities will take place in the community and when required, and in the individual's home environment.

SaskAbilities, Yorkton Branch
Yorkton, SK
Phone: (306) 782-2463
Fax: (306) 782-7844


SaskAbilities - Regina Branch
Serving the City of Regina

Partners in Employment - ABI Supported Employment

Partners in Employment, the employment services division of SaskAbilities provides Supported Employment services to individuals with an acquired brain injury. Appropriate individuals for the service have the interest and skills necessary to pursue employment in their community and demonstrate a willingness to participate. The service guides and supports individuals through the process of obtaining and maintaining employment. Clients receive programming on an individual basis that may include: developing employability skills, preparation of a resume and interview skills, managing changes at the work place, job coaching, and attaching clients to the labour market.  ABI Supported Employment clients benefit from ongoing individualized support, which serves to assist them in finding, securing and maintaining employment.

ABI Supported Employment Program, SaskAbilities, Regina Branch
Regina, SK
Phone: (306) 522-2555
www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca


ABI Life Enrichment Program

The ABI Life Enrichment Program is designed to promote and facilitate personal and social rehabilitation of adults living in the community who have an acquired brain injury. The program is client-centred, individualized and flexible to meet the specific needs of each participant.  Program activities will take place in the community and when required, in the individual's home environment.

ABI Life Enrichment Program, Saskatchewan Abilities Council
Regina, SK
Phone: (306) 569-9048
Fax: (306) 352-3717
www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca


Mobile Crisis Services Inc. (ABI Program)
Serving the City of Regina

This program provides services including case management and service coordination to survivors of ABI and their families. Crisis Intervention services provide a larger safety net for this group and their supports. The ABI Program at Mobile Crisis provides intense, proactive community help to this group who are unable to get their needs met through mainstream services. The overall goal of this program is to facilitate community reintegration by linking with the appropriate resources.
 

ABI Case Manager
Phone: (306) 757-7804

Executive Director
Regina, SK
Phone: (306) 757-0127
Fax: (306) 757-7807


ABI Independent Living Program

This program was developed in the southeastern part of the province (Yorkton and surrounding communities) to facilitate independent living for survivors of acquired brain injury. This program collaborates with local ABI programs to provide support to survivors, family members and caregivers in the attainment of a level of independent living as appropriate to each individual client. 

Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours (SIGN)
Yorkton, SK
Phone: (306) 783-9422
Fax: (306) 783-9401


Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI)
Serving Regina

SARBI provides an individual rehabilitation program designed for adults with an acquired brain injury. Volunteers, under the guidance of staff, professional therapists and consultants, play a central role in the rehabilitation services provided to the client. There are currently SARBI programs in Saskatoon, Regina and Kelvington. SARBI Regina also provides life enrichment programming through individual program planning and summer programming.
 

SARBI Regina
Regina, SK
Phone: (306) 347-9088
Fax: (306) 347-9089

 


   

 

Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project

www.abipartnership.sk.ca