News Release - May 13, 1999
NIPAWIN AND DISTRICT SERVICES TO THE HANDICAPPED INCORPORATED RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING
Andy Renaud, MLA for Carrot River Valley today announced on behalf of
Social Services Minister Harry Van Mulligen that Nipawin and District
Services to the Handicapped Incorporated has received $13,550 in
additional annual funding. This will enable the agency to provide
additional support to intellectually-disabled people in the community
and help achieve the goal of ensuring individuals are able to
participate as fully as possible in society.
"We are continuing to invest in quality services for individuals with
intellectual challenges," Renaud said. "Community-based organizations
are our partners in helping ensure people with intellectual
disabilities achieve a better quality of life in the community."
Nipawin and District Services to the Handicapped Incorporated provides
services to meet the needs of individuals living in their own homes.
It also operates group homes, an activity centre and a sheltered
In 1999/2000, Social Services is providing more than $39 million to
community-based organizations that operate programs and services for
intellectually-disabled individuals, an increase of 8.9 per cent over
last year. Community-based organizations deliver a wide range of
early childhood intervention, vocational, respite, residential and
other community-based services for people with intellectual
disabilities in Saskatchewan.
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For more information, contact:
Kimberly Wihnan, Social Services
Regina Phone: (306)787-8689