October Is Inclusion Month
The Minister of Social Services has officially declared October as Inclusion Month! Read the Minister's statement below.
From Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services:
"The Ministry of Social Services values and appreciates our partnership with Inclusion Saskatchewan and ongoing collaboration on issues such as Self-Directed Funding and medical decision-making and consent. Disability Programs remains committed to continuing to work together to ensure individuals with intellectual disabilities are supported, valued, and included in their communities.
The Government of Saskatchewan recognizes and champions the importance of inclusion, and through the Disability Strategy has set a vision for Saskatchewan to be an inclusive province that is welcoming, responsive, innovative, and accessible so that all people with disabilities can live the life they choose.
I look forward to joining with individuals and organizations across the province to celebrate and recognize the importance of inclusion, and the contributions people with intellectual disabilities make to our province."
From Gloria Mahussier, President of Inclusion Saskatchewan:
"Throughout October, Inclusion Saskatchewan’s branches will host events and initiatives to build awareness about individuals who live with an intellectual disability. We will also celebrate and recognize the important role of all living with a intellectual disability being able to contribute and be included in community, work, and school. I welcome you to attend these events and celebrate with us."