2017 Annual 
SACL Family Conference 

Every year, the SACL hosts a 2-day conference devoted to the education, empowerment, and rejuvenation of families and self-advocates from all over the province. In coordination with the SACL's Annual General Meeting, the conference offers a number of workshops, presentations, info sessions, and recreational activities.

Day 1 - June 2nd 
Self-Advocacy Workshop

The SACL offers all Self-Advocates the opportunity to attend a day-long workshop where they will learn how to develop effective communication skills, participate on a board for an organization, supported decision making, and making public presentations. The workshop runs from 10 am to 3 pm and will feature an evening social event. To register, contact Adina Wilson

Workshop Details

Time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm​

Address

Prince Albert Inn

3680 2nd Avenue West

Prince Albert, SK

  Self-Advocacy Workshop Agenda 

  • Keynote Speaker

  • Board Protocols

  • Supported Decision Making

  • Communications Skills

  • R-Word Presentation

  • Training

  • Evening Social

Contact Adina to Register

SACL Community Inclusion Consultant Self-Advocacy Adina Wilson

Adina Wilson

Community Inclusion Consultant - Self Advocacy

(306) 955-3344 ext. 125

Adina.Wilson@sacl.org

Day 2 - June 3rd 
Family Network Conference

The SACL offers all Self-Advocates and families of individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to attend a day-long conference where they will hear presentations from leaders in inclusion, listen to stories from other family members, and learn more about self-directed funding. The event also includes a dinner, dance, and award ceremony. The theme of this year's conference is "Unlock Your Choices."

 

To register, fill out this form, or complete the online form below. 

Conference Details

Time - Conference

08:15 am - 04:00 pm​

Time - Dinner & Dance

06:00 pm - 11:00 pm​

Address

Prince Albert Inn

3680 2nd Avenue West

Prince Albert, SK

Family Conference Agenda

​Download agenda here.

To Register

PDF Form

Online Form

Presentations 

This talk will explore what we mean by the idea of citizenship and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. It will explore the policy and practice elements of inclusive citizenship and what is required to give people real choice and control over their lives. We will consider the role of individualized funding, personal decision-making support, planning, and facilitation. We will reflect on the informal side of inclusion and how we can foster relationships and belonging as full members of our community. 

About Tim

Tim Stainton is a Professor at the School of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship at the University of British Columbia. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics on disability rights and social policy. Tim has consulted internationally and published widely on individualized funding, rights based social service structures, disability rights, history, ethics and theory. He is a board member of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Chair of the CACL Values and Ethics task Force. 

Tim Stainton - Citizenship & Inclusion  

SACL Community Inclusion Consultant Self-Advocacy Adina Wilson

Individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families wanted to have more choice and control over their own lives. Self-Directed Funding (SDF) is another option for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Facilitated by Amy Leonard, come learn more about Self-Directed Funding, the process, eligibility requirements, key concepts, and components of a well-organized SDF plan. In addition, there will be a panel discussion about how Self-Directed Funding has directly impacted individuals and changed their lives. You have the opportunity to hear real life experiences about SDF and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

About Amy

As the SACL's Self-Directed Funding Facilitator, Amy has worked closely with families throughout the development of Self-Directed Funding (SDF) and on the pilot project. Now that SDF is available to individuals in Saskatchewan, Amy travels around the province connecting with families and organizing SDF info sessions. 

Amy Leonard - The Key to Self-Directed Funding  

Parenting a child with a intellectual disability can be stressful and even exhausting at times. Yet, self-care often gets neglected because of all of the demands on our time. Dr. Bruce Gordon will discuss the importance of having a good self care plan and provide practical suggestions for creating one. Strategies will be highlighted from the fields of positive psychology and sports psychology that can be used to enhance your resilience. 

Dr. Bruce Gordon - “Unlock Resilience” How to stay strong in challenging times   

Come listen and learn from people who have a unique view of the joys and challenges of life with a person with an intellectual disability - their siblings. SACL’s sibling group, featuring young people of all ages, will hold a panel discussion about their life’s journey - how disability impacts their life at home, at school, in their activities and their thoughts about their future and the future of their sibling. Facilitated by Lynn Schaan, the stories you hear will be honest, personal and very real. 

Panel - An Open Heart is an Open Mind 

SACL Community Inclusion Consultant Self-Advocacy Adina Wilson

Panel - Choice & Control Over Your Life 

The Person-Centred Thinking Task Team (PCTTT) is a working group that has been set up to establish Saskatchewan as a leader in Person-Centred Thinking in service delivery in Canada. Facilitated by Nicholas Fraser & Michael Lavis, this presentation will touch on the work of the PCTTT and give parents and self-advocates a better understanding of what a person-centred system is and why it is key. 

Conference Passes

$295

Family 

Two Night Package

  • Hotel Room

  • Conference Fees

  • Dinner + Dance

$250

Individual

Two Night Package

  • Hotel Room

  • Conference Fees

  • Dinner + Dance

$205

Family 

One Night Package

  • Hotel Room

  • Conference Fees

  • Dinner + Dance

$160

Individual

 One Night Package

  • Hotel Room

  • Conference Fees

  • Dinner + Dance

Non-Package Costs

Conference Day Pass - Family

Conference Day Pass - Individual

Dinner & Dance Tickets

Youth/Caregiving Room Fee

 

 

$120

$75

$20

$20

Conference Grants / Promo Codes

Conference Grants / Promo Codes are available. If you have any questions, please contact  Kim Hague @ 306-955-3344, ext. 114. 

Youth / Caregiving Rooms

The SACL offers activity rooms for youth of all ages and abilities throughout the weekend. Registration for both rooms can be found below, and in PDF here (note: you only need to fill out one page of the PDF). 

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