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Making a difference by providing support for youth, families, parents and adults in Yorkton and east-central Saskatchewan 

Photo above: Dancers at the Queen for a Day International Women's Day event in Kamsack in March.

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Free Positive Parenting Program group sessions in Yorkton this summer

Triple will be providing free group sessions this summer, with one session a month from late May to August. There are two sessions: one for parents of children age 0 to 10, and one for parent of children age 10 to 16. Group size is limited, and pre-registration is required. See the Triple P page for all the details and how to register.

Free ID clinic in Yorkton

 Those needing a birth certificate or SGI photo ID are welcome to apply. There is no charge to obtain either, but the number available is limited by available funding. See our Events calendar for more information about how to apply, and the documentation that must be provided in order to receive the free birth certificate or ID. 

Presentations available to community groups

The Sexual Assault Outreach Program believes that education and awareness in our community is such an important factor in preventing sexual violence. The safety of our children, families, and community are the driving factor for the Outreach Program. At the bottom of the News page is a PDF file with a list of presentations available to you and our community. Most of these presentations can be adapted to your organization, client or group's unique needs and can be presented in a multitude of diverse settings, both large and small. 

Monthly Women's Circle starts in May

The Women's Circle, a new program hosted by SIGN's Sexual Assault Cultural Program, will meet the first Friday of every month starting May 3 at SIGN on Broadway, 345 Broadway Street West, Yorkton. The Women’s Circle is a safe place to share, tell stories, and share experiences while learning more about First Nations culture, sweet grass, traditional healing, traditional roles, and healing.

Careers with SIGN

Looking for a meaningful career in the human services field? SIGN has openings in a variety of fields. Job postings are listed on the Careers page.

Help with income tax filing

SIGN has been designated by Revenue Canada as a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. SIGN volunteer staff members will assist low income individuals and families ($25,000 annual family income and below) in filling out income tax forms on an appointment basis.

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Many communities, many services

SIGN on Broadway

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SIGN on Broadway not only houses our services, but is home to many community-based organizations.

J. Elton Davidge Building

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Our administrative offices and a number of services are located on North Street. 


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Kamsack

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SIGN services are provided at two offices in Kamsack, and staff also travel to other communities in east-central Saskatchewan to provide services.

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These really are spring chickens

The children at the SIGN Early Learning Centre (ELC) have been watching eggs hatch into chicks, something a lot of the children wouldn't otherwise have a chance to see. Patricia Kennedy, the ELC Co-ordinator, borrowed an incubator and lots of advice from a friend, along with 41 eggs which the children put into the incubator.  It takes 21 days for the eggs to start hatching, and during that time they made sure there was water at the bottom of the incubator. The children checked the eggs every day, and marked a calendar to count down the days. There were many discussions about the colours of the eggs and chicks, and how it was all going to happened. Kaitlyn, one of the centre staff, brought in a peacock egg, peacock feather, and guinea fowl egg to show the children different types of eggs. April 15 was the 21st day and one was hatched when the ELC opened in the morning. The children got to see another one hatching that morning. On the second day, the baby chick that stayed in the incubator for a period of time to dry, were moved into a heated cage. As of April 18, 18 chicks had hatched, with more expected soon.

International Women's Day at SIGN

SIGN Housing Support hosted an evening on March 8 marking International Women's Day, with the theme Focus on Family Homelessness. A one and a half hour program about the evening and speaker was produced by Access Communications in Yorkton, and shown on Access7.  The full program can be seen below.

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