Program Development focuses on advocacy and determining the needs and resources to support our community volunteers. We work closely with our communities within our district to enhance our programs and our programming tools to develop partnerships.
The Active Aging Collaborative (AAC) was established in September 2011. The Sunrise Health Region, Parkland Valley and community groups partnered together and identified the need for a sustainable community based peer-directed physical activity program for older adults in the Parkland Valley District. The program was developed to enhance the physical activity of older adults who otherwise might not have the opportunity to participate. The goal of the program is to enable older adults to maintain a quality of life, independence, and expand active living opportunities. We are looking for new Volunteer Peer Leaders and Program Host locations within our District to participate in the Active Aging program. To view the Active Aging video, please click HERE! Contact us for more information.
Parkland Valley, Sunrise Health Region, Parkland Regional Library, Yorkton & Regional Kids First and Regional Intersectoral Committee are the partners that formed and work collaboratively to create FlashKids. Our goals are to support communities and parents in providing opportunities for pre-school children to engage in active play, to learn language and communication skills and to develop healthy eating habits.
CLICK HERE to access the LEAP with ME Community Guide for a step by step guide to creating your own community program.
Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Toolkit
A welcoming and inclusive community is a community where its citizens and members feel safe, respected, and comfortable in being themselves and expressing all aspects of their identities. It is a place where each person shares a sense of belonging with its other members. That is why the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) and Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) have partnered together to create an eight-module toolkit, as part of the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) | #WelcomeHome150 initiative. This tool kit provides accessible ideas to community leaders to build relationships with groups that have not often been seen as leaders, in order to both identify how they see themselves contributing and what, if any, changes need to be made to existing places and processes to make newcomers and Indigenous people feel that there are opportunities for engagement based on mutual respect. MCoS and SUMA encourage communities big and small to take advantage of the toolkit and make your hometowns welcoming and inclusive to everyone.
Please contact a Parkland Valley staff member if you or your community is interested in a facilitated Welcoming & Inclusive Community Session.
Click HERE to view the Welcoming & Inclusive Communities Toolkit.
Volunteerism is a crucial and vital contribution to the success of Sport, Culture and Recreation in our district. However, volunteerism is constantly evolving and chancing and it is important as a district we also adapt. According to Volunteer Canada, “there have been significant shifts in the way people want to be engaged. Volunteers seek a range of options and opportunities where they can see the value and impact of their contributions in the community. More people are interested in group volunteering, short-term assignments and virtual volunteering, and they view volunteering as a way of contributing or gaining skills.”
The Volunteer Toolbox will assist you in the selection, supervision, engagement and recognition of volunteers. Click here for the Volunteer Toolbox Resource
SCR Summer Program Mentors
Do you need a special guest at your kid’s summer program? Well it is Canada’s birthday and we want to play! The Parkland Valley Sport, Culture and Recreation District want to be the most playful district this summer, and they want your community to be a part of it. They are celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by providing a free summer program, “Canada’s 150 Playlist”. The program is available from Monday to Friday in July and August with time slots of 10-12 and 1-3. Register your community before June 28th to help us celebrate the birthday of our great nation.
Contact Kristen or Morgan at 786-6585 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click HERE for the Registration Form & Guidelines