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April 20, 2021

Substance use: Learning to Save a Life

Incidences of substance overdose have been increasing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Saskatchewan Coroners Service Drug Toxicity report states that there have been a total of 439 confirmed or suspected drug toxicity deaths in Saskatchewan from January 1, 2020 – April 6, 2021*. One reason for this increase is the influx of […]

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April 6, 2021

Wear Blue for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention: April 14

April is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention month in many parts of the world, including in America since 1983. The mayor of Regina has also recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention month. According to self-reported data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Victimization, one-third (33%) of Canadians aged 15 and older experienced some form […]

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March 25, 2021

Variants of Concern (VoC) Continue to Disrupt Schools and Education

Schools in Regina, Saskatchewan are experiencing a temporary closure, many to return on April 12, 2021 after the Easter break. This is due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, many of which are confirmed or suspected Variants of Concern (VoC), which may be up to 70% more transmissible. Given this, the Catholic School […]

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March 19, 2021

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Sixty-nine people were killed and eighty were wounded by the state of South Africa while peacefully protesting Apartheid on March 21, 1960. The Security Council of the United Nations condemned the Sharpeville Massacre and the South African government for this action. March 21 was declared the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” in […]

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March 15, 2021

World Social Work Month 2021

March is World Social Work Month. The theme for 2021 is “Social Workers Are Essential”. This month is dedicated to learn about and appreciate the positive contributions made through the social work profession. SASW has released their February 2021 Newsletter, highlighting important social work being done in Saskatchewan. This Newsletter also mentions and features our […]

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March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. As with many celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Women’s Day will look different this year than previous years. This day is an important day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, and fundraise for female-focused charities among other ways to participate.  The International 2021 theme […]

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