Swift Current

Swift Current

Swift Current

Swift Current is a city of approximately 17,000 people. It is the major population centre for southwest Saskatchewan. As the largest center in the southwest region of Saskatchewan, Swift Current is proud to boast a vibrant and diverse range of programs, services, and events.

Swift Current

Swift Current is a city of approximately 17,000 people. It is the major population centre for southwest Saskatchewan. As the largest center in the southwest region of Saskatchewan, Swift Current is proud to boast a vibrant and diverse range of programs, services, and events.

Chinook Regional Library

Information:

The Chinook Regional Library is dedicated to providing inclusive and welcoming services that strengthen and conserve lifelong learning in our communities.

Programs/ Services Offered:

  • Free public access to wifi
  • Occasional programs for children or adults
  • Summer reading club

Swift Current Branch offers these additional programs:

  • Children’s story times,
  • Puppet shows
  • Book Clubs
  • Internet instruction sessions
  • Knitting classes
  • EAL cafe
  • Meeting place for community programs or groups
  • Seniors outreach
  • Teen programs

Chinook Regional Library

Information: The Chinook Regional Library is dedicated to providing inclusive and welcoming services that strengthen and conserve lifelong learning in our communities. Programs/ Services Offered: Free public access to wifi Occasional programs for children or adults Summer reading club Swift Current Branch offers these additional

City of Swift Current – Families in the Park

Information:

Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending quality time together. Through the contribution and involvement of your agency within the program, families within the community are made aware of the wonderful resources our park program has to offer. Last summer we had six theme weeks such as Movin’ and Groovin, Art Attack, Under the Creek, Out and About, ect.

Referral Process

This is a drop in program and does not require a referral.

City of Swift Current – Families in the Park

Information: Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending

City of Swift Current – Groovin’ in the Park

Information:

This is a free fitness program for women that promotes the physical, emotional, and social benefits related to health, fitness, and physical activity while enjoying the outdoors.

This program is offered in the spring to women of all ages and fitness levels on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am until 10:00 am and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Elmwood Park from May 23 to June 29, 2017 An added service of groovin’ in the park is free child supervision during the morning program.

Referral Process

Parents are required to register their children for the entire summer. There will be other permissions forms which will be circulated during the program to provide permission for field trips outside of Swift Current.  Please note there are no limits for attendees allowed to participate, as everyone is welcome!

City of Swift Current – Groovin’ in the Park

Information: This is a free fitness program for women that promotes the physical, emotional, and social benefits related to health, fitness, and physical activity while enjoying the outdoors. This program is offered in the spring to women of all ages and fitness levels on Tuesday

City of Swift Current – Nature Play

Information:

The Nature Play program inspires, engages, and motivates the youth to play in nature. Youth learn about the importance of natural habitat, conservation and environmental stewardship by playing games and activities along the Chinook Parkway and in the Swift Current Parks.

The participants meet each Saturday in the months of May, June, and October from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

Referral Process

Preregistration is required

City of Swift Current – Nature Play

Information: The Nature Play program inspires, engages, and motivates the youth to play in nature. Youth learn about the importance of natural habitat, conservation and environmental stewardship by playing games and activities along the Chinook Parkway and in the Swift Current Parks. The participants meet

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information:

This program is offered every summer. It will begin July 6, 2015 and end August 14, 2015. The program runs Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm at “The Centre” (55 1st ave NE Swift Current, SK).  It is a free drop-in program that is filled with cooking classes, sport clinics, board games tournaments, and field trips!

Referral Process

Parents are required to register their children for the entire summer. There will be other permissions forms which will be circulated during the program to provide permission for field trips outside of Swift Current.  Please note there are no limits for attendees allowed to participate, as everyone is welcome!

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information: This program is offered every summer. It will begin July 6, 2015 and end August 14, 2015. The program runs Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm at “The Centre” (55 1st ave NE Swift Current, SK).  It is a free drop-in

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information:

During the months of July 4 to August 11, 2017, the program runs from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mondays through Friday at the Center. This program is for boys and girls in Grades 6-9!

 

The youth in our city are able to have an opportunity to come to a safe program and participate in a variety of activities such as baseball, cooking, fencing, mini golf, painting and much more!

 

Community Services… promoting healthy lifestyles in our community

Referral Process

This is a drop-in program; however, a registration form must be completed upon attending

 

City of Swift Current – The Zone

Information: During the months of July 4 to August 11, 2017, the program runs from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mondays through Friday at the Center. This program is for boys and girls in Grades 6-9!   The youth in our city are able to

City of Swift Current – Tots Play

Information:

Tots Play is an opportunity for parents and children to escape the cold and come indoors to interact and play together. There is soft play equipment, toys, and books for families to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at the Stockade building in Swift Current. This program begins after Thanksgiving and runs until the end of March; it takes place at the same time as the Walking for Wellness program.

Referral Process

This is a drop in program and does not require a referral

City of Swift Current – Tots Play

Information: Tots Play is an opportunity for parents and children to escape the cold and come indoors to interact and play together. There is soft play equipment, toys, and books for families to enjoy together. This is a drop-in program on Mondays and Thursdays from

City of Swift Current – Walking for Wellness

Information:

Walking for Wellness is a program developed to provide a safe place to walk and stay in motion during the fall and winter months (October until March).  The morning program is available 5 days a week at the Stockade from 8:30 to 10:30 am. The evening program takes place at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm.

Referral Process

This is a drop in program and does not require a referral.

City of Swift Current – Walking for Wellness

Information: Walking for Wellness is a program developed to provide a safe place to walk and stay in motion during the fall and winter months (October until March).  The morning program is available 5 days a week at the Stockade from 8:30 to 10:30 am.

Cypress Health Region – Adult Day Program

Information:

The Adult Day Program assists individuals who are coping with changes in their physical health, aiding them to continue to live in their own homes by providing a variety of supportive programs in a safe, secure environment.

The program provides respite for the at-home caregiver as well as physical and mental stimulation for the client.

The Adult Day Program provides support for individuals with memory impairment and dementia, as well as benefits those who are socially limited, physically compromised, or cognitively impaired.

Attendance is based on need and space availability. With the exception of statutory holidays, the Adult Day Program operates Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Day Programs are offered in many of the long term care facilities within the Cypress Health Region. If you or your family feel that these services would benefit you and would like more information, you may contact the Home Care Case Manager for the program nearest you.

Cypress Health Region – Adult Day Program

Information: The Adult Day Program assists individuals who are coping with changes in their physical health, aiding them to continue to live in their own homes by providing a variety of supportive programs in a safe, secure environment. The program provides respite for the at-home

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information:

Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have become sick. As the Cypress Health Region works toward bringing a primary health care approach to more and more communities, you may see some changes in how you access care. One of these changes is a more deliberate, formalized health care team approach. This approach gives you access to a team of health professionals, including some you see already (like a family doctor or nurse practitioner) and maybe some you haven’t considered before (certified diabetic educator, pharmacist, physiotherapist, midwife, health educator, or dietitian).You are not alone, let’s work together toward a healthy lifestyle and manage chronic conditions effectively

Programs:

Cardiac Program

  • Group classes offered several times per year
  • Risk assessment identification – participants identify their heart hazards
  • Positive steps toward making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Gain knowledge of how the heart works, risk factors, common tests and procedures, activity, medications, heart healthy diet, stress management

​​​Community Nutrition Program

  • One on one & group counseling
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Healthy eating and weight management
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer & other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition throughout the life cycle

Diabetes Program

  • Individual counseling for inpatients and outpatients
  • Self-management counseling on blood glucose monitoring, nutrition, lifestyle issues, activity and medications
  • Includes type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes

Live Well with Chronic Conditions

  • A self-management program developed by the Stanford University
  • Fun and practical group class that runs 2.5 hours once a week for 6 weeks
  • Build skills for managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life
  • Practical suggestions and support to build confidence in coping with everyday challenges of any chronic condition
  • Self-management skills include: symptom management, communication skills, relaxation techniques, goal setting, problem solving

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Offered twice a year spring and fall
  • Participants meet twice a week for 6 weeks—one hour supervised exercise training & one hour of education

Lower Limb Assessments

  • Lower leg and circulation assessment to check blood flow and sensation in feet. Circulation testing can identify the effects of clogged arteries and veins and prevent further problems.
  • Includes foot care education and lifestyle counselling.
  • People at risk include those with diabetes, those over 60 years of age, and those with a history of strokes and heart attacks.

Group classes on healthy lifestyle and chronic disease may include:

  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Grocery store tours
  • Gluten Free Diet
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Smart and Stroke Savvy
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer prevention
  • Osteoporosis

Referral Process

Referrals to Health and Well Being programs in the Cypress Health Region may be made by self, family, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care professional. When appropriate, referrals may be made from one health care professional to another. For more information on Health and Well Being Programs please contact the Primary Health Care department. 

Outpatient and Chronic Disease Education service Referral

 

 

Cypress Health Region – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Information: Healthy living focuses on prevention, the management of chronic conditions, encouraging support for self-care and the understanding that factors outside of the health system can influence individual and community health. It is about keeping you well, rather than just treating you after you have

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information:

The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region.

The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional well being, prevent disease, increase access to food and enhance personal control of health.

Programs:

  • Advice on food and nutrition
  • Identification of nutrition issues, assessment of nutritional status of individuals, development of  care plans and monitoring effectiveness of dietary changes
  • Healthy eating and weight control
  • Diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other special medical needs
  • Normal nutrition though out the life cycle (infants, preschool, school age, adult and seniors)
  • Nutrition presentations to groups
  • Chronic disease management and prevention classes
  • Grocery store tours
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Label reading, portion distortion
  • Kids in the Kitchen

Cypress Health Region – Community Dietitians/Nutrition

Information: The goal of the Community Nutrition Program is to promote wellness and prevent and manage disease through optimal nutritional health for the residents of the Cypress Health Region. The Public Health Nutritionist and Community Dietitians work with individuals and communities to improve their nutritional

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information:

The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary home care service that attempts to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of all individuals and groups we serve and which is appropriate, timely, affordable, flexible, accountable, accessible and continually strives for excellence.

Programs:

  • Case Management Upon receiving a request for services, a Case Manager will complete an assessment to identify specific individual care needs. From the assessment, a personalized care plan will be developed and implemented to provide ongoing monitoring of care for each client.  A Case Manager can also provide applications for Program Beds, Day Programs, Respite Care and Long Term Care.
  • Personal Care Personal care is provided by trained Home Care Aides and includes bathing, grooming, as well as foot and nail care. It can also include assistance with dressing/undressing and medication management. ***There is a charge for this service
  • Nursing Nursing is available as part of the Cypress Health Region Home Care Program and is provided by Registered Nurses. Focusing on family-centred health care, nursing teaches self-care to clients and their families while some special treatments are offered if prescribed by the client’s physician. *** No charge to the client for services; however, a fee is charged for certain nursing supplies
  • Physical Therapy Following an initial assessment, physical therapy may be provided by a Physical Therapist and includes ongoing assessment of functioning. Preventative and maintenance therapy programs are taught to the client, as well as their family and care providers. Individual needs are assessed and rehabilitation equipment is ordered as required. *** No charge to the client
  • Meal Preparation If an individual is unable to get out of their home or prepare their own meals, meal preparation can be provided by trained Home Care Aides. It will only be approved if specific criteria is met. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Meals On Wheels The Cypress Health Region Meals on Wheels program provides nutritionally balanced meals delivered to clients’ homes. These meals are prepared at Cypress Health Region facilities and are delivered by community volunteers. *** There is a charge for this service
  • Wellness Program/Health Counselling The Wellness Program/Health Councelling assesses your health and wellness while also promoting and encouraging adults to take steps to determine and meet their own health needs. Staffed by Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, this service provides education opportunities to promote healthy lifestyles to help you cope with changes that come with aging and to learn to live with chronic conditions that are often a part of life. Advanced foot care is aslo available for a $5 charge.

Cypress Health Region – Home Care

Information: The Cypress Health Regions Home Care Services have a mission to provide a holistic care approach to clients and caregivers in the home environment in order to maintain optimal quality of life and independence. Its vision is to develop and sustain an integrated multidisciplinary

Cypress Health Region – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Information:

ACCESSING COMMUNITY SERVICES

All Mental Health & Addiction Services are accessed by contacting:
You will be asked to participate in a phone or in-person interview to assess your needs and determine the type of services required. The Intake worker will work with you to find the right service match which will include exploration of personal and community resources as well as services offered by Mental Health & Addition programs.

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES
The Cypress Health Region offers a range of services, organized in programs, to meet your needs. Mental Health & Addiction Services are funded through Saskatchewan Health and there are no costs associated. Mental Health services are directed towards those with significant and or severe mental health concerns. General mental health services include assessment, counselling, consultation, case management and referrals. Group counselling may be available and specialized services may be offered.

Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.

ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Adult program provides mental health services to individuals, 18 years or older, affected in significant ways by a mental disorder, severe stress or other problems in living. Requests for services most commonly come from people who have depression, anxiety, eating disorders, severe stress reactions or adjustment difficulties. Others seek help for problems related to physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Child & Youth provides services for children in kindergarten – up to 18 years of age. A family systems perspective is taken for child & youth and it is generally expected that parents will play a crucial role in assisting with change. In unusual circumstances, services may be provided to a child or youth without parental involvement. Mental Health concerns may include – but are not limited to: aggressive/ oppositional behavior, anxiety, depression, impacts of abuse, self-harm/ suicidal ideation, trauma

ADDICTION SERVICES – Adult and Child & Youth
Addiction services provide a range of community based programs. Some programs are for people dependent on alcohol or drugs, and others include support, education and counselling for their family members. These programs range from individual or group education and treatment, to harm reduction approaches. Other programs provide treatment for individuals with gambling problems. Addiction services will assist individuals requiring admissions to inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers. Community development and prevention programs are also available for members of the public or other professionals.

REHABILITATION PROGRAM
Community Mental Health Nurses work with clients in the community who have experienced a significant loss of social functioning due to a mental health disorder. They coordinate the range of services required to maximize the client’s level of functioning. In addition, a support group is provided to family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Psychologists provide comprehensive assessments of all aspects of a child’s or an adult’s mental, cognitive, and neurological health. (Excluding custody issues and parental competency). Assessments are directed at providing primary workers and others with specific information on possible deficits and or / strengths to enable them to provide optimal support to the individual. Services may include counselling and a variety of cognitive-retraining approaches.

Please Note: Referrals to psychology must come from a professional working with the individual and / or family.

PSYCHIATRY SERVICES
Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are generally responsible for evaluation, diagnoses and medications for those with significant mental health needs in clinic and inpatient settings. Psychiatrists provide consultations to general practitioners and nurse practitioners.

Please Note: Referrals to psychiatry must come in letter form from your medical doctor or other mental health professional.

INPATIENT PROGRAM
The Cypress Regional Hospital features a 10 bed acute inpatient unit offering admission for clients with severe mental health needs. This unit is designed for clients who have more complex service needs that cannot be adequately supported in the community. A psychiatrist is on-call 24 hours per day for admissions and consultation.

RURAL SERVICES
Regular visiting professionals provide mental health and addiction services in several communities in the Cypress Health Region. These communities include, but are not limited to: Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Leader, Ponteix and Gull Lake. In Leader, a Primary Health Care Counsellor is also available to provide brief interventions and services to Adult and Rehabilitation program clients.

Telehealth Services may also be an option in your community. You can speak to your mental health professional to determine whether this is possible.

Referral Process

Please contact: 1-877-329-0005 to access services.

In case of urgent life threatening situations, please go to the nearest hospital or call 911 / RCMP. All other Mental Health services are available on a voluntary basis through community-based mental health / addiction clinics.

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Cypress Health Region – Mental Health and Addiction Services

Information: ACCESSING COMMUNITY SERVICES All Mental Health & Addiction Services are accessed by contacting: You will be asked to participate in a phone or in-person interview to assess your needs and determine the type of services required. The Intake worker will work with you to

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information

The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities:

  • Swift Current
  • Leader
  • Maple Creek
  • Shaunavon

Programs:

  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Disease Prevention and Management
  • Prenatal Classes
  • Postnatal Follow up
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • School Health Clinics
  • Child Health Clinics
    • Offered in: Burstall, Cabri, Climax, Eastend, Fox Valley, Gull Lake, Herbert, Leader, Maple Creek, Ponteix, Shaunavon, Swift Current, Val Marie, and Vanguard.
  • Travel Health Information and Immunizations

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted from:Individuals, Families, Schools, Social Agencies, Hospitals, Health Professionals

Call (306)778-5280 or 1-866-786-2510

Cypress Health Region – Public Health Nursing

Information The Public Health Nursing program focuses on health promotion and injury and disease prevention. Public Health Nursing is offered in the following communities: Swift Current Leader Maple Creek Shaunavon Programs: Immunizations Communicable Disease Prevention and Management Prenatal Classes Postnatal Follow up Breastfeeding Support School

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information:

Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current.

Programs:

  • Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy focuses on a wide range of health problems such as muscles, bones and joints, and the circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems.
  • Recreation Therapy: Recreation therapy focuses on restoring leisure independence and the overall well-being of clients.
  • Speech Language Pathology: Speech language pathology focuses on clients who need help with communication or swallowing.

Referral Process

The region’s therapy staff travel to many communities to provide services in the home locale of clients. For complete information on services available in your community please call us!

Therapy Patient Referral

Pediatric Health and Development Team – Referral Form

Cypress Health Region – Therapies

Information: Therapy services are offered throughout the Cypress Health Region. The base of the department resides in the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current. Programs: Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on those having problems with doing activities that are important to them. Physical Therapy: Physical

Families in the Park – City of Swift Current

Information:

Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending quality time together. Through the contribution and involvement of your agency within the program, families within the community are made aware of the wonderful resources our park program has to offer. Last summer we had six theme weeks such as Movin’ and Groovin, Art Attack, Under the Creek, Out and About, ect.

Referral Process

Drop-In program.

Families in the Park – City of Swift Current

Information: Our summer program runs in July and August at Kin Park. In partnership with the Family Resource Centre, Swift Current Library, ECIP, Salvation Army and SW Literacy Committee we aim to create an atmosphere through our park program that encourages families to stay active while spending

Fresh Start- JP’s Place

Information:

In 2013, Fresh Start launched JP’s Place, an initiative to address the issue of homelessness in our community. A beautiful home was purchased and is available to young men between 15-17 years of age in need of same. JP’s Place is Swift Current’s first peer home.

JP’s Place offers the spaciousness of 1700 square feet and the opportunity for young males to live in a safe, secure setting. Our cozy, comfortable home provides youth with all the basics and more. Each youth will have their own fully furnished bedroom, as well as daily wholesome, nutritious meals. JP’s Place is fully supported by qualified staff.

Our goal is to create a home that offers the grace that all deserve.

Referral Process

Application for residency can be initiated by contacting Fresh Start at 306-773-8168.

Fresh Start- JP’s Place

Information: In 2013, Fresh Start launched JP’s Place, an initiative to address the issue of homelessness in our community. A beautiful home was purchased and is available to young men between 15-17 years of age in need of same. JP’s Place is Swift Current’s first

Great Plains College

Information:

Our goal is to provide an environment that empowers children to be curious, to experiment, and to think for themselves.

Great Plains College offers post-secondary certificate, diploma, and degree programs- as well as skills and safety training across western Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in Swift Current, Kindersley, Warman, Biggar, Maple Creek, and Rosetown.

 

Referral Process

Contact a student adviser if you are interested in enrolling in a program at (306)773-1531

Great Plains College

Information: Our goal is to provide an environment that empowers children to be curious, to experiment, and to think for themselves. Great Plains College offers post-secondary certificate, diploma, and degree programs- as well as skills and safety training across western Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in

KidSport

Information:

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 530,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

 

If you do not have a KidSport chapter in your community please apply to KidSport Saskatchewan.

Referral Process

Find application forms below:

Shaunavon: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/shaunavon/apply-for-assistance/

Swift Current: http://www.sckidsport.ca/how_to_apply.html

All other Southwest communities: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/saskatchewan/apply-for-assistance/

KidSport

Information: KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network

Medical Clinics – Swift Current

Medical Clinics – Swift Current

Milestones Early Learning Centre

Information:

The objective of the centre is to provide childcare services for students attending school in the Chinook School Division, Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Holy Trinity, and Great Plains College. We focus on providing parenting education and assistance to parents using the facility.

We run from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday following the Chinook School Division calendar.

Milestones Early Learning Centre

Information: The objective of the centre is to provide childcare services for students attending school in the Chinook School Division, Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Holy Trinity, and Great Plains College. We focus on providing parenting education and assistance to parents using the facility. We

Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre

Information:

Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre was established to meet the needs of our diverse community and to provide services that are not readily available within the city and surrounding area.  This inclusive centre offers a program which strives to accommodate children of all abilities whenever possible.  Each child is respected and appreciated for his or her own uniqueness.  Children are also integral members of a group, and learn to function in a group setting.

Our early learning centres are open 6:30 am until 6:30 pm Monday to Friday, closed weekends and all STAT holidays.

Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre

Information: Natural Wonders Early Learning Centre was established to meet the needs of our diverse community and to provide services that are not readily available within the city and surrounding area.  This inclusive centre offers a program which strives to accommodate children of all abilities

Partners in Employment (PIE) – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information:

Working together to enrich futures through abilities. The goal is to help job seekers acquire meaningful and sustainable employment while assisting employers to meet their hiring requirements with qualified candidates.

Partners in Employment assists people with work related barriers in preparing for, securing and maintaining long-term employment.  It helps job seekers, through preparation, job placement, and job maintenance. As well as providers employer support with pre-screened candidates, on-site training and on going follow-up support.

Programs:

  • Employment preparation
  • Job Search
  • Work Experience
  • Job Shadows
  • Updating/Creating Resumes
  • Interview Preparations

Referral Process

Individuals are encouraged to walk in or accept referrals by others. People new to the program, can usually be seeing within a couple of days. The intake process is generally 2-3 appoints, which allow for an individualized and personal plan.

Referral Form – Referral to PIE

Partners in Employment (PIE) – Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information: Working together to enrich futures through abilities. The goal is to help job seekers acquire meaningful and sustainable employment while assisting employers to meet their hiring requirements with qualified candidates. Partners in Employment assists people with work related barriers in preparing for, securing and

Salvation Army

Programs:

Hot Meals

  • Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. the Salvation Army offers a hot meal for no cost (donations accepted)

​​Food Bank

  • In order to access the food bank you must have a health card and a permanent address.
  • You can qualify for the food hamper once every six weeks

Referral Process

Salvation Army Family Support

Salvation Army

Programs: Hot Meals Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. the Salvation Army offers a hot meal for no cost (donations accepted) ​​Food Bank In order to access the food bank you must have a health card and a permanent address. You can qualify for the food

Sask Housing Corporation

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) provides a range of programs and services to help Saskatchewan people in greatest housing need.

SHC Life Lease Program: provides moderate-income senior individuals and couples with affordable housing in exchange for a deposit and a monthly occupancy fee.

Rental Housing for People with Low Incomes:  The Social Housing Program provides safe and adequate housing to families, seniors, and people with disabilities who have low incomes.

Rental Housing for Seniors in Small Communities:  provides rental housing to individuals and couples who are 60 years of age or older. This program is offered in small communities where there are no eligible applicants for Social Housing Program units in the community.

The Personal Care Home Benefit (PCHB) provides seniors with monthly financial assistance to help them with the cost of living in a licensed personal care home.

For information regarding Housing programs in Swift Current, call 1-306-778-4584.

For information regarding Housing programs in other communities in the Southwest, call 1-306-778-4586.

 

Sask Housing Corporation

Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) provides a range of programs and services to help Saskatchewan people in greatest housing need. SHC Life Lease Program: provides moderate-income senior individuals and couples with affordable housing in exchange for a deposit and a monthly occupancy fee. Rental Housing for

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport

Information:

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport inc. is an organization dedicated to facilitating the delivery of culture, recreation, and sport within communities of the South West District.  The South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport works with community leaders, volunteers and youth to help grow local sport, culture and recreation programs that will stick around for future generations. We offer one-on-one consultations, workshops, training, and networking opportunities. South West staff have lots of great ideas and can help communities find solutions and explore endless possibilities.

Referral Process

No referral is necessary!

South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport

Information: South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport inc. is an organization dedicated to facilitating the delivery of culture, recreation, and sport within communities of the South West District.  The South West District for Culture, Recreation, and Sport works with community leaders, volunteers and

Southwest Homes

Information

Southwest Homes is a community where all people are accepted and treated equally!  Southwest Homes empowers individuals within an intellectual disability to achieve their goals and be valued members of the community.

Programs:

  • 24 hour residential services in a group home setting
  • Supportive Living Program
  • Community Based Day Program (Monday-Friday 8:30 am until 4:00 pm)
  • Southwest Apartments- Affordable housing for individuals with an intellectual disability or mental health issue.

Referral Process

All applicants must meet the criteria of Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) to be a part of any of our programs within the exception of being a tenant in the apartment building. Applications can be sent through email or picked up at our main office which is located at 440 South Railway Street East.

 

Southwest Homes

Information Southwest Homes is a community where all people are accepted and treated equally!  Southwest Homes empowers individuals within an intellectual disability to achieve their goals and be valued members of the community. Programs: 24 hour residential services in a group home setting Supportive Living

STRIDE – Physiotherapy Clinic

Information:

Stride aims to provide our clients a comprehensive menu of health care services that are founded in the most current, evidenced based research.

Programs

  • Physical Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Concussion Management
  • Falls Prevention
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Educational seminars

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted if they are "Client" /self-referral (direct access) or through a physician referral.

STRIDE – Physiotherapy Clinic

Information: Stride aims to provide our clients a comprehensive menu of health care services that are founded in the most current, evidenced based research. Programs Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Exercise Therapy Concussion Management Falls Prevention Ergonomic Assessments Educational seminars

Swift Current City RCMP

Information:

The Swift Current City RCMP has 24 hours/day staffing and services the City of Swift Current. The surrounding Swift Current area is serviced by a Rural Detachment which is based within the City of Swift Current.

Services:

  • Criminal Record Checks: Criminal record checks can be completed if you have a street address within the City of Swift Current (no appointments are necessary).
  • Criminal record check for volunteers: Attend the detachment with your volunteer letter from the agency/organization as well as two pieces of government issued identification with one that includes your photo.
  • Criminal record check for employment or other purposes: Attend the detachment with two pieces of government issued identification with one that includes your photo, as well as payment for a $25.00 fee (cash only).  View and print the Criminal Record Check form here.
  • Fingerprints: Fingerprints can be completed for civil, government employment, waivers, and immigration purposes.
  • Fingerprints for volunteers: Attend the detachment anytime between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm on Tuesdays. Nothing additional is required.
  • Fingerprints for non-volunteers: Attend the detachment anytime between 8:00 am and 400 pm on Tuesdays. Required will be 2 certified cheques or money orders each for $25.00 being made out to Receiver General.
  • Fingerprints for waivers: Attend the detachment anytime between 8:00 am and 400 pm on Tuesdays. Required will be 1 certified cheque or money order for the amount of $25.00 being made out to Receiver General.
  • Fingerprints for Pardons: We are not able to complete electronic fingerprints for pardons

 

Swift Current City RCMP

Information: The Swift Current City RCMP has 24 hours/day staffing and services the City of Swift Current. The surrounding Swift Current area is serviced by a Rural Detachment which is based within the City of Swift Current. Services: Criminal Record Checks: Criminal record checks can be

Swift Current Community Services Guide

Information:

The annual Community Services Guide provides information about community organizations, fraternities, clubs, sports and more that are available in the City.

Swift Current Community Services Guide

Information: The annual Community Services Guide provides information about community organizations, fraternities, clubs, sports and more that are available in the City. Introduction Recreational Facilities Cemeteries Aquatics Golf Courses Community Recreation Programs Art Gallery of Swift Current Swift Current Museum Swift Current Branch Chinook Regional

Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (The Centre)

Information:

The Swift Current Community Youth Initiative is driven by a passion to address the needs of youth today. We strive to make youth related resources, programs, and counselling readily available and easily accessible.

The goal of the SCCYI is to provide an environment and build relationships with youth that would see them finding the help that they need in a safe and fun environment.

Programs:

  • After School Program
    • Monday Movie Night: Every Monday we have an after school movie for any youth that come in. We have popcorn and pop available to the youth.
    • Tuesday we have free tutoring for any high school ages kid that needs it. We have tutoring available from anything from math to english.
    • Wednesday we have our after school supper- we supply a meal for 20-30 youth.
    • Thursday we have a free guitar lessons for any youth that would like to learn how to play guitar. We hold a beginner and an advances class for all kids and all skill-sets.

 

Referral Process

There is no referral needed to attend any program above. If you need more information or would like to inquire further regarding a program or service please call (306)773-3344.

Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (The Centre)

Information: The Swift Current Community Youth Initiative is driven by a passion to address the needs of youth today. We strive to make youth related resources, programs, and counselling readily available and easily accessible. The goal of the SCCYI is to provide an environment and

Swift Current Transit

Information:

  • Monday to Saturday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (the last run beginning at 6:00 PM)
  • No service on Sunday or Statutory Holidays

Shuttle Bus Services- Call 306-770-2263 to arrange shuttle bus service for Swift Transit if you are outside of the “walking zone”.

Bus Route (Map)

Swift Current Transit

Information: Monday to Saturday from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (the last run beginning at 6:00 PM) No service on Sunday or Statutory Holidays Shuttle Bus Services- Call 306-770-2263 to arrange shuttle bus service for Swift Transit if you are outside of the “walking zone”.

Swift Current: Long-Term Care

Information

The following facilities provide long-term care services in the City of Swift Current.

Facilities:

  • The Meadows

Please visit the website for more information on long-term care facilities www.cypresshealth.ca

Swift Current: Long-Term Care

Information The following facilities provide long-term care services in the City of Swift Current. Facilities: The Meadows Please visit the website for more information on long-term care facilities www.cypresshealth.ca

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information:

Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old.

Programs:

  • Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions with childcare and transportation provided.
    • Starting September and ending in June the program runs Monday’s : 5:30- 7:00 pm.
  • Let’s Play:  Is a supportive coordinator led parent/child playgroup with a bonding and learning focus.  While at Let’s Play there are healthy snacks provided.
    • This programs runs Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 10 am  until noon starting in September and ending in June.  This program is by drop-in and referral.
  • First Steps: First Steps is a referral based parenting group for prenatal families with children 0-18 months of age.  At this group there are meals, childcare, and transportation provided.
    • This Program runs Friday’s from 11 am until 1 pm at the Salvation Army (Swift Current) beginning in September.
  • Messy Fingers:Messy fingers is a 10 week program for children ages 3-5 years of age. This program is designed to assist with childhood development using circle time, creative arts, activity stations, weekly themes, movement stories, songs, and healthy snacks. This program is a referral based program that can be initiated by self or professionals.
    •  The program beings in September and offers a variety of times. Thursday morning from 10 am until noon and 1 pm until 3 pm.
    • *Please note this group has a cost of $25.00.
  • Positive Discipline: Is a 6 week parenting program that will be offered in the fall of 2015.
    • Pre-registration is required! Childcare will be provided for those in attendance.
    • *This program is referral based and does have a $25.00 required deposit.
  • Teen Parent Program:The teen parent program runs from September to June. The program provides teen parents childcare opportunities when they are attending school. While in school the children will attend Milestones Early Learning Centre.
    • *This is a referral based program.
  • KISS: KISS stands for Kids in Safe Seats. This is a subsidized car seat program which helps families qualify for a safe car seat.
    • There is a referral process and a $20.00 deposit required. Please call or fill out the form if you are interested.
  • EAL Summer Preschool:This preschool offers newcomer children ages 3-5 years a 7 week program. This program offers morning and afternoon groups, transportation, a healthy snack, and play based programs to help strengthen English language and social skills.
    • *To participate, families need to register and pay a $25.00 deposit.

Referral Process

Services can be initiated by phone or via referral form. Referrals will be accepted if they are self- referred, or referred by professionals. Please contact (306)773-6160 to initiate or referral or send the attached form to the Family Resource Centre. 

FRC referral form

The Family Resource Centre Swift Current inc.

Information: Working together to build strong families, we provide programs and services for families with children 0-6 years old. Programs: Parent Connections: Is a referral based parenting program for families with children 18 months to 6 years old. The program includes a group meal, parenting sessions

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information:

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services.

We are working together to enrich futures through abilities.

Program Information:

Summer Fun Program (July-August- The rewards of laughter, play, and learning are immeasurable for every child: friendship, confidence, maturity, and personal development. This concept is the guiding force behind the Summer Fun program at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. Activities and field trips in the community provide children with disabilities with meaningful learning and recreational opportunities.

  • Open to individuals with disabilities between the ages of 6 and 22
  • Operates throughout July and August
  • Registration fee may be applicable

​​SLYP-Out Program (Ages 12-22, September-May)

SLYP-Out is a recreational program for youth with a physical disability. It is a flexible program that is developed around the interests and needs of registered participants to provide them with leisure and physical activities within the community. Going to the movies, attending community events, and playing mini golf are a few of the activities past participants have enjoyed.

SLYP-Out offers seasonal sessions with activities taking place in the evenings. Participants are responsible for costs such as admission fees and snacks.

Quality of Life Centre

The Quality of Life Centres offer a day program for adults with disabilities that provides opportunities for community connection, personal development, and recreational activities. Quality of Life Centres currently operate at the Regina, Yorkton and Swift Current branches. The program curriculum is created to offer meaningful opportunities within the community and to develop skills that enhance the quality of life for each client.

Partners in Employment

Partners in Employment provides free employment services for people with disabilities. Partners in Employment offers an extensive range of professional employment services to both individuals and employers.

Our services are specifically designed to assist individuals with hidden or visible disabilities find and maintain employment. Key services include:

  • Employment Preparation
  • Job Placement
  • Job Maintenance
  • Supported Employment
  • Work Experience

Access Transit

Access Transit provides transportation to individuals with specific mobility challenges who require travel assistance within city limits. The Saskatchewan Abilities Council operates Access Transit services in Swift Current. Enjoy the convenience of accessible transportation.

Referral Process

We encourage you to call (306)773-2076 to discuss the type of service you are looking for.

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council

Information: The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying abilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services. We are working together to enrich futures through abilities. Program Information: Summer Fun Program (July-August- The rewards of laughter, play,

United Way Swift Current

Information:

Our vision is to improve the social and economic conditions of all Swift Current Citizens. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

​​​Programs:

  • Day of Caring Week: 5 days of volunteers from local businesses and organizations coming together to make a difference at local community based organizations and public schools by completing much needed projects.
  • Foundation of Hope GALA: Raising funds and awareness for our successful grant applicants. Funds raised will go to support their community programs. 2015 FOH Gala will be raising funds for 12 different community programs this November.
  • Awareness Events: Throughout the year. Topics vary- this year topic is Sexual Abuse & Exploitation.

Referral Process

We have a grant application process for CBO's who are applying with the united Way for funding. Applications open in March. Applicants must submit all their grant applications by May 31st. Our External Grant Committee reviews the applications. December 15th our successful applicants are announced and presented with their cheques.

For grant information or information on Swift Current United Way please go to www.swiftcurrentunitedway.ca or call (306)773-4828.

UW Annual Funding Application

United Way Grant Application Requirements

UW 2016 Schedule B-AgencyAgreement

United Way Swift Current

Information: Our vision is to improve the social and economic conditions of all Swift Current Citizens. Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. ​​​Programs: Day of Caring Week: 5 days of volunteers from local businesses and

12 Step Groups

Information:

Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviours. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviours.

Programs:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Al-Anon
  • Gamblers Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous

Note:

** If you are looking for support around Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) issues please connect with one of the AL-Anon meetings listed.**

** If you are a friend or family member and wish to attend an A.A. meeting to find out what A.A. is about, you are welcome to attend any open meetings.**

12 Step Groups

Information: Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviours. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with

Swift Current and District Drug Task Force (DTF)

Information:

Our vision  is to prevent and eliminate substance abuse with our community. We function with the mission to engage the community in a drug strategy that focuses on prevention, treatment, harm reduction and community justice.

Swift Current and District Drug Task Force (DTF)

Information: Our vision  is to prevent and eliminate substance abuse with our community. We function with the mission to engage the community in a drug strategy that focuses on prevention, treatment, harm reduction and community justice.

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