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Legal Support

Advanced Care Planning – ‘My Voice’

Information:

The Cypress Health Region’s Advance Care Planning program called ‘My Voice’ helps patients and residents to consider developing their own plan.  It also serves as a guide for making your own Advance Care Plan.  Sometimes called a living will, advanced directive, or health directive, an Advance Care Plan is a legal set of directions developed for your medical care if you are too ill or injured to communicate or make decisions.

My Voice Workbook

Advanced Care Planning – ‘My Voice’

Information: The Cypress Health Region’s Advance Care Planning program called ‘My Voice’ helps patients and residents to consider developing their own plan.  It also serves as a guide for making your own Advance Care Plan.  Sometimes called a living will, advanced directive, or health directive, an Advance

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information:

Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is completely optional.

Programs:

Child Support & Maintenance Enforcement

Information: Whether you are a claimant (receiving) or payor (paying ), you may register your child support order or agreement with the Ministry of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Office (MEO). Support orders from Parents Living Outside Saskatchewan can also be enforced by the MEO. Registration is

Free Legal Clinic

Information:

Through Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan programs, lawyers volunteer their time and expertise to provide legal services to individuals who are ineligible for Legal Aid but are of limited means.  Income testing does apply. Appointments are every-other-Wednesday afternoons.  Appointments are required by calling 1-855-833-7257.

 

 

Free Legal Clinic

Information: Through Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan programs, lawyers volunteer their time and expertise to provide legal services to individuals who are ineligible for Legal Aid but are of limited means.  Income testing does apply. Appointments are every-other-Wednesday afternoons.  Appointments are required by calling 1-855-833-7257.  

Fresh Start- Diversion Services

Information:

Fresh Start invests in positive outcomes for children and families in an effort to help them build better lives for themselves.  Through support and education, Fresh Start strives for the following outcomes:

  • Families have knowledge of their strengths, stress, and risk areas
  • Parents have increased knowledge of child development
  • Parents have knowledge of positive parenting skills and strategies
  • Parents identify and access community resources
  • Fewer children are placed in out-of-home care

 

Referral Process

To access this service, please contact Fresh Start at 773-8168.

Fresh Start- Diversion Services

Information: Fresh Start invests in positive outcomes for children and families in an effort to help them build better lives for themselves.  Through support and education, Fresh Start strives for the following outcomes: Families have knowledge of their strengths, stress, and risk areas Parents have

Health Care Directives

Information

A health care directive is a document that outline treatment decisions that a patient has asked to be followed if they become unable to communicate or make decisions for themselves. This document is sometimes called a living will or advance care plan .

Additional Information

http://www.justice.gov.sk.ca/Health-Care-Directives-final.pdf

Form

http://www.saskpalliativecare.org/pdfs/Health%20Care%20Directives.pdf

Health Care Directives

Information A health care directive is a document that outline treatment decisions that a patient has asked to be followed if they become unable to communicate or make decisions for themselves. This document is sometimes called a living will or advance care plan . Additional

Legal Aid Saskatchewan

Information:

Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides a range of legal services to low income individuals in Saskatchewan in the areas of family and criminal law.

Those who are eligible can access the service of one of our experienced lawyers located throughout the province of Saskatchewan.

To find a Legal Aid office in your community, visit the following website:  http://www.legalaid.sk.ca/contact/office_locator.php

Referral Process

To determine financial eligibility, visit the following website:  http://www.legalaid.sk.ca/legal_help/eligible.php

Legal Aid Saskatchewan

Information: Legal Aid Saskatchewan provides a range of legal services to low income individuals in Saskatchewan in the areas of family and criminal law. Those who are eligible can access the service of one of our experienced lawyers located throughout the province of Saskatchewan. To

Public Guardian and Trustee

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee:

  • protects the property rights of children under the age of eighteen;
  • administers the property and finances of adults who are incapable of managing their financial affairs, monitors other property guardians and investigates allegations of financial abuse;
  • administers the estates of deceased persons; and
  • holds and administers unclaimed property.

 

http://www.justice.gov.sk.ca/pgtbooklet

Public Guardian and Trustee

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee: protects the property rights of children under the age of eighteen; administers the property and finances of adults who are incapable of managing their financial affairs, monitors other property guardians and investigates allegations of financial abuse; administers

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

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A not-for-profit, non-government organization that provides legal information and law related education to the people of Saskatchewan

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

Information: A not-for-profit, non-government organization that provides legal information and law related education to the people of Saskatchewan

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information

To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve.

We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer service providing agency acting as a gateway to equitable, respectful, welcoming communities where all members are empowered to actively participate and contribute.

Programs

The primary goal of the Welcome Centre is to assist with settlement, retention, and integration of newcomers, but we are here to welcome anyone, whoever you are or wherever you come from.

  • Gateway Services:
    • ​First point of contact for newcomers
    • ​Promoting all government and community information, resources and services available to newcomers
    • Providing information and referral services available to newcomers such as language assessments,
  • Labour Market Services (LMS) referrals, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program referrals, and other government agency referrals
    • Providing access to computer, photocopier, printer, fax and phone
    • Facilitating access to specialized provincial settlement resources and services;
    • Work with the Ministry to support ongoing improvement of services to newcomers;
    • Provide space where newcomers and service providers can meet and share their stories
    • Facility available for newcomer events, seminars and events organized by other community organizations
    • Assist in settling in their new homes by providing access to donated furniture, household items and clothing
    • Providing access to Language Line Services – over the phone interpretation during our office hours.​
  • Settlement Services
    • Assisting newcomers in taking responsible, informed and proactive steps toward their successful settlement
    • Providing a more in-depth discussion on settlement needs and when settlement planning is required
    • Meeting the immediate, intermediate and long-term needs of newcomers
    • Facilitating the adaptation  and integration of newcomers to their new community
    • Providing a comfortable, safe environment
    • ​Assisting newcomers in finding and accessing support that meets their needs;Providing complete, accurate and up to date
  • SWIS – Settlement Worker In Schools
    • ​Provide workshops to students, parents, or school staff on a variety of topics (Canadian culture, cultural sensitivity, etc.)
    • Refer clients to community organizations and other available services; enhance timely and effective access to community services
    • Provide information to clients about school bus services
    • Arrange meetings with family and school staff (to discuss specific and individual issues) and follow-up
    • Promote family involvement in the student’s school life
    • Connect with students on an on-going basis
    • Attend school registration to assist newcomer families
    • Attend school staff meetings at least twice a year and provide information about the SWIS program
    • Explain the essential school information and refer clients to appropriate school staff, as necessary
    • Arrange for interpreters for student-led conferences
    • ​Encourage newcomer youth to take part in extracurricular activities within the community

 

Referral Process

​Gateway –  We have an in-take form that need to be filled out by clients attached below.

Settlement Services– In addition to the in-take form, clients need to fill out a Consent form, which is an official form from the Labour Market Services, Ministry of the Economy.

SWIS – We have a referral form available in all schools and in our office.  Parents need to sign a consent form

Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre

Information To enable independence and respectful community participation for Newcomers to Canada by providing settlement and integration services in a safe and welcoming environment, and by promoting cross cultural awareness to all in the communities we serve. We hope to act as a comprehensive newcomer

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