211 SASKATCHEWAN EXPANSION
NEW! 211 Saskatchewan has expanded to include free, confidential and 24 by 7 phone, text and web chat services, with trained professionals to help you find and navigate the wide range of community services in our province. Visit the Contact Us page for details.
Online Information: Opioids in Saskatchewan
June 5, 2018
The Government of Saskatchewan explains that “Opioids are medications that are prescribed primarily to relieve pain. When used properly, they can help. But misuse can cause dependence, overdose, and death.”
Visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/opioids to learn about the risks and effects of opioids misuse and the addictions services available to help.
The website also includes information on Take Home Naloxone, including a “Take Home Naloxone Kit Community Listing poster” and a link to a list of pharmacies that carry naloxone.
Need health advice or mental health support? Call HealthLine 811.
Saskatchewan’s HealthLine 811 is confidential, free and open 24 hours, every day. You can speak with a healthcare professional about symptoms and care options for you and your family, or receive mental health and addictions support. Services are offered in English, with translation available in over 100 languages. HealthLine 811 is here for you. Call today.
April 9, 2018
211 Saskatchewan expresses our sincere condolences to the families and communities impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
Individuals in need of support may contact:
HealthLine 811: dial 811 to speak with a clinician who can offer crisis support, advice on how to manage the present situation, and information on local community services.
Kids Help Phone: Counsellors are available 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868. People can also text SUPPORT to 686868 to reach a trained volunteer responder through Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.
In addition, www.sk.211.ca may be used to:
Search for local mental health supports by clicking the “Mental Health & Addictions” icon
View crisis hotline numbers by clicking the “Crisis Hotlines” icon.
Wellbeing Workshop: Regina - March 31, 2018
March 15, 2018
The University of Regina Psychology Training Clinic is offering a “Wellbeing Workshop” for community members, addressing topics such as: understanding anxiety; developing a balanced outlook on life; and effective self-care strategies. Click the image for details.
March 12-16, 2018: Income Tax Preparation & Filing Information Session available for New Canadians in Regina
February 26, 2018
Regina Open Door Society is offering an educational session to inform New Canadians on their legal obligation to file income Tax in Canada. Click the image for details, including how to register.
Need a Hand to Prepare Your Tax Return?
February 8, 2018
Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, volunteers can help you prepare your income tax and benefit return if you have low to modest income and a simple tax situation. To search for free tax clinics in your area, visit sk.211.ca, select the “Seasonal” icon, enter your postal code, select “Tax Clinics”, and press SEARCH. Today, we are featuring the free tax preparation clinic in Regina run by the SaskTel Pioneers, which runs March 1 - April 30, 2018. No appointment is necessary – just drop in at 1440 Scarth Street, Regina, SK (United Way Regina), Mon - Fri, 9 am - 3 pm. Call 306-751-4750 ext 774 for further information.
February 11th is National 211 Day. Let’s celebrate!
February 7, 2018
Across Canada and the United States, 211 helps strengthen communities by connecting people to the help they need, when they need it. Communities are highlighting 211 Day in their own unique ways to recognize this very important resource for individuals and families. Currently, 62% of Canadians have full 211 services (phone and online) available to them, and 87% have access to 211 online resources. With the expansion of 211 services in Saskatchewan and Montreal in the Spring of 2018, the access to full 211 services will increase by 10% to 72% of Canadians. Help United Way celebrate 211 Day in Saskatchewan on social media by using the hashtags #211Sask and #HelpStartsHere.
Free Walk-In Counselling in Regina Libraries
January 29, 2018
Regina residents can now access free walk-in counselling at Regina Public Library’s Central and Albert branches - view this Leader Post article to learn more. To find counselling services in your area, visit sk.211.ca, click the “Mental Health & Addictions” icon, enter your postal code, select “Counselling”, and press SEARCH.
Canada Summer Jobs Grant
January 17, 2018
Saskatoon Warm-Up Locations
December 6, 2017
Regina Cold Weather Strategy
December 6, 2017
Regina enacts the Cold Weather Strategy each year between November 1 and March 31. As part of the strategy, shelters and agencies are flexible with their policies during extreme cold weather to ensure people are safe. Visit the Regina Mobile Crisis Services website for detailed principles and further information.