CLASSIC COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Below are community development projects CLASSIC has worked on.
REHABILITATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION HANDBOOK
About the resource: CLASSIC’s Systemic Initiatives Program (SIP) is pleased to release “Rehabilitative Alternatives to Incarceration: a Handbook of Community and Government Programs in Saskatchewan”, which identifies rehabilitative program options across Saskatchewan for individuals in conflict with the law. The purpose of the Handbook is to increase awareness about community and government resources that provide alternatives to custodial sentences, particularly for Indigenous peoples. The Handbook is poised to assist defence counsel in pointing to the applicability of Gladue principles while identifying alternative, rehabilitative programming for their clients. The Handbook is also poised to assist judges, probation officers and parole officers in identifying programming options. The ultimate aim of the Handbook is to reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system by providing programming alternatives that address criminogenic factors and promote healing in the lives of Indigenous people, their families and communities. Download the handbook below.
OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Elizabeth Fry Society
Works with women and girls in conflict with the law. Acts as advocates, mediators, transitional house for women and also has an on site Aboriginal family court worker present.
Suite 600 – 265 3rd Avenue South
Fax: 652- 2933
Federation of Saskatchewan First Nations (FSIN)
The Justice Secretariat aims to provide services to self-determined First Nations. Its major focus is investigation into policing.
Suite 100 – 103A Packham Avenue
John Howard Society
Provides advocacy, counselling, and youth mediation including: “stop-lift” program, fine option program, and community service order for youth.
202 – 220 3rd Avenue South
Lawyer Referral Service
To assist individuals in finding a lawyer, the Law Society has established a service whereby enquiring members of the public will be given the name and address of a lawyer in their area with whom they can discuss their legal matters at an initial fee not to exceed $25 for the first half hour.
Toll Free: 1-800-667-9886
Métis Nation Of Saskatchewan
Métis Family Community Justice Programs addresses legal issues that impact the community and provides Aboriginal court worker program and other justice workers.
219 Robin Crescent
Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)
Non-profit, non-government agency that aims to educate, inform and empower through education, information, and pamphlets.
500 – 333 25th Street East
Pro-Bono Law Students: Saskatoon Region
Matches volunteer law students with non-profit agencies government organizations, individuals and other public interest groups to provide information and research in a legal context that is supervised by a volunteer practicing legal professional.
Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission (Saskatoon Rural Area Office)
This office covers legal services for individuals who live in rural areas outside Saskatoon who fall within an income criteria.
9th Floor Sturdy Stone Building
122 3rd Avenue North
Toll Free: 1-800-424-1899
Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission
(Saskatoon City Family Legal Aid Area Office)
Provides services in areas of divorce, separation, child and spousal support, restraining orders, and adoption for clients who fall within the income criteria.
Main Floor – Sturdy Stone Building
122 3rd Avenue North
Toll Free: 1-877-324-2200
Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission
(Saskatoon City Criminal Legal Aid Area Office)
Provides services for criminal matters for clients who fall within the income criteria.
10th Floor Sturdy Stone Building
122 3rd Avenue North
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1898
Saskatoon Tribal Council Urban First Nations Inc.
Provides programs including: housing, education, training, justice, human resources, health and social life, youth circle program, family and community circles for mediation, and court worker programs. The Court Worker Program aids youth and adults who have been charged with an offence or alleged offence. Maintaining culture and identity is at the heart of all programming.
200 – 355 Packham Ave
Provides information, support and referrals to victims, and can also provide support in applying for restitution.
Saskatoon Public Library Law Section
A public resource for legal material.
311 – 23rd Street East
OTHER SASKATCHEWAN LEGAL RESOURCES
Regina Free Legal Clinic (RFLC)
Salvation Army Justice Services
2240 13th Avenue
Time: Saturdays 9am to 12pm
Phone: (306) 757-4711
Regina Aboriginal & Family Services Center
2910 5th Avenue
Time: one Thursday a month from 12pm to 2pm
Prince Albert Legal Clinic (PALC)
Indian Metis Friendship Centre
1409 1st Avenue East
Prince Albert, SK.
Time: Wednesday 1pm to 4pm
Phone: (306) 764-3431
Offers comprehensive services that range from individual counseling to short term and long term drug treatment care.
156-122 3rd Avenue North
Larson House: 655-4100
Calder Centre: 655-4500
Alternative Programs: Mental Health Services
Program for individuals suffering with mental concerns and issues.
Canadian Mental Health Association: Saskatoon Branch
Provides recreation, employment counseling for adults with mental illness, education and resources about mental illness.
1301 Avenue P North
Children’s Advocate Office
Promotes the interests of children, who might be at risk in government situations, advocacy, public education, independent investigations.
315 25th Street East
24/7 free children’s emergency shelter for youth aged 0-12 years and other services including trained staff and counsellors.
1020 Victoria Avenue
Domestic Abuse Outreach
Saskatoon Family Support Centre which offers prevention and intervention programs to strengthen families by teaching non-punitive ways of discipline. Services also include comprehensive outreach programs such as childcare, parenting programs and relationship training.
315 Avenue M South
EGADZ: Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre
Provides support and assistance to at risk youth with programs that include Back to School, Day Support, street outreach van, teen parent support and a drop in centre.
301 1st Avenue South
Family Healing Circle Lodge
Provides a domestic violence and emergency shelter as well as drop-in services for children.
128 Ave. Q South
Friends and Relatives of (people with) Mental Illness
Provides support for family members and friends of those with mental illness.
306 Acadia Drive
Provides free breakfast and lunch and afternoon coffee. Outreach workers available treat clients with dignity.
619 20th Street West
Global Gathering Place
Drop-in centre for refugees and immigrant peoples to help facilitate the transition into the community. Translators are also available here.
307-506 25th Street East
Community Services Village
Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby Program
This is a program offered by the Saskatoon Health Region that includes training to mothers who may not have the experience, or are ready for parenthood. It also provides a referral service and has counsellors avalible to work one-on one with mothers.
Unit housing that is long term for women and their children, with comprehensive program and services. Also provides emergency shelter and 24 hour staff on site.
315 Avenue Q South
Quint: Community Economic Development
Housing programs including the Neighbourhood Home Ownership Program affordable rentals, a male youth lodge youth, Pleasant Hill Place: housing for student mothers and their families, a co-op for 5 mothers in high school. Also provides employment services that include Core Neighbourhoods at Work and training and placement of individuals to jobs, and on a project basis.
St Paul’s Residence – 2nd Floor
230 Avenue R South
Phone: 978- 4041
Salvation Army Community and Family Services: Saskatoon
Provides free of charge, shelter, community kitchens, parenting, budgeting and shopping seminars.
339 Avenue C South
Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc. (SCYAP)
Art and culture based programming delivered to youth and adults at-risk that focuses on personal development and skill development through visual arts, life skills, counselling and employment programs.
253 3rd Avenue South
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention
Is a 24 hr. free anonymous service for individuals in any type of crisis situation.
Saskatoon Equal Justice for All
Provides services free of charge to teach and assist people in obtaining appropriate benefits and rights. Participates in community development initiatives and networks with anti-poverty organizations and other community agencies that support individuals.
321 – 230 Avenue R. South
Saskatoon Food Bank
The food bank offers literacy programs and on-site drop-in learning programs
202 Avenue C South
Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre
Programs include; Aboriginal Family Violence Program, Youth Works Victim Restitution, Family Workers Program Services, Youth drop-in, Saskatoon Hepatitis C Project, a drop-in centre and a recreational centre.
168 Wall Street
Saskatoon Interval House
Emergency shelter for women and children counselling and referral services as well as advocacy.
712 Victoria Avenue
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Helps refugee and immigrant individuals with the transition into their new community through programs aimed at literacy, language, employment, and parenting.
#100-129 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2H4
Phone: (306) 653-4464
Fax: (306) 653-7159
Saskatoon Sexual Assault Centre
Provides a 24-hour crisis line, in-house counselling and referrals.
201 – 506 25th Street East
CRISIS LINE: 244-2224
Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC)
Training and Employment Services Program that provides counselling, support services in Saskatoon as well as opportunities for internships and a work readiness program.
229 4th Ave South
Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) Urban Services Inc.
An array of programs available including safe homes, justice programs that offer alternatives to courts, CHUMS, PALS and Headstart.
200 – 203 Packham Avenue
STC Urban Services Safe House:
Provides 24 hour programs and a safe home for youth involved in the sexual exploitation or street life.
STC Urban Services Justice Programs
Youth Circles offers sentencing Alternatives for youth in contact with courts or the law, Family/Community circles are used to mediate between The offender and the community,
Court Worker Program: Helps youth and adults charged with a criminal offense.
STC Urban Services CHUMS: Creative Healing for Urban Members: 978-7400; Develops coping skills to live in an urban environ., medicine Wheel and holistic approach
STC Urban Services PALS: Providers of Aboriginal Lifestyle Support: 978-7400; Offers in home counseling and support to those In danger of losing their children.
STC Urban Services Headstart Program: early childhood parent education/family support system; for children aged 0-4; also shared with KIDSFIRST Saskatoon
This organization caters to individuals who require drop in programs for children, counseling and shelter for men. There is also drop in day care as well as scheduled daycare for members.
25 22nd Street West
Provides an emergency shelter for women and children for up to 30 days, free computer labs, help with job searching tools and a comprehensive array of services/programs.
510 25th Street East
Westside Community Clinic
Provides group programs, primary health care services, parenting programs, food resources for pre and post natal services and kids outreach services.
631 20th Street West