2018 SARC Spring Conference!


Spring Conference Brochure 2018 Final

On behalf of SARC, we welcome you to the 2018 SARC Spring Conference! This is a very exciting year for us as we are celebrating SARC’s 50th Anniversary, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

Five years ago, we had the pleasure of having Dave Hingsburger join us at our Spring Conference and he absolutely blew away the crowd with his humour, experience, and knowledge. We couldn’t think of a better person to invite back as we celebrate SARC’s 50th Anniversary and reflect on how far disability services has come in 50 years. Dave’s closing keynote on “Why 50 Years Matters” will consider the journey the civil liberties movement has had over the last 50 years and where we can go from here. Dave will also be presenting two concurrent sessions on “The Ring of Safety” and “Making Tomorrow.” These sessions will fill up quickly, so be sure to register early, as there will be limited seating available!

We also have a leading-edge speaker in the area of inclusive employment – Sean McEwen! He will be presenting on “Becoming the Resource That the Business Community Needs” and “Collaborative Leadership – Networks for inclusion.” These sessions will provide valuable information for new and  seasoned employment professionals on how to engage employers and communities.

We also look forward to having a number of excellent sessions on health and safety, particularly focusing on employee wellness including, “Tools to Beat Stress and Feel Your Best” with speaker Darren Lang, as well as “Caring for the Caregiver” with Rebecca Rackow from the Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. We will also have Sheila Reynolds and Wanda Sweatman join us to share their first-hand experiences with a traumatic fire at a group home.

We certainly cannot forget our uplifting opening keynote presentation from Kara Stanley, Simon Paradis, and Joe Stanton. This musical presentation titled, “Fallen: A Musical Journey of Trauma and Recovery” will feature musical duo, Simon and Joe, who will musically accompany Kara as she narrates her family’s story of her husband Simon’s traumatic spinal cord injury and the long road to
recovery that their family faced.

With twelve unique concurrent sessions and thirteen top-notch speakers from across North America, we invite you to join us for the SARC Spring Conference. Take this opportunity to gain practical knowledge in your role, network with peers, and celebrate SARC’s 50th Anniversary!

New this year, we have added an Early Bird Registration rate! Be sure to register for the conference before April 25 and save $50 on every conference registration. 

Join us in Regina for an unforgettable two days!

– Mindy Bonderoff, Facilitator of Education & Training
[email protected]
306-933-0616 ext. 224

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