Seniors Advisory Council’s Student Research Project final report now available – ‘Seniors Advocates in Canadian Provinces’

At the Saskatoon Community Clinic’s Annual General Meeting of 2017, the Clinic’s membership adopted a resolution moved by the Seniors Advisory Council requesting the establishment of an Independent Seniors Advocate in Saskatchewan. The purpose of this report is to explore the role and function of Seniors Advocates in Canada in order to help inform this resolution.

Click here to read the report.

2023 Annual General Meeting

Virtually over Zoom
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
6:30 p.m.

Please find the meeting package below:
Annual General Meeting 2023 Meeting Package

To register, email [email protected] or phone 306-664-4265.
Advance registration required by Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m.

Guest Speaker
Dr. Jaris Swidrovich, a Two Spirit, Saulteaux First Nations and Ukrainian man and pharmacist from Yellow Quill First Nation, will be sharing his knowledge and experience in a presentation called ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Cultural Safety’. Swidrovich is passionate about health and education and how Indigenous and other marginalized peoples’ are impacted at all levels of these systems. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, the first and only self-identified Indigenous faculty member in pharmacy in Canada and a PhD Candidate in Education at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a former board member of our co-operative.

Submission of resolutions accepted until Sunday, June 4 at midnight. To submit a resolution, please email [email protected].

Call for Nominations
Members will elect three CHSA Board Directors and one Communications Committee member at the meeting. If you are interested in running, please see the Candidates’ Package at or contact the board secretary at 306-664-4240. If we receive your biography seven days before the meeting, it will be included in the package sent to all registrants.

For more information, please contact Member and Public Relations at 306-664-4243 or [email protected].


CHSA Board and Communications Committee Member Openings 2023

Elections at the upcoming virtual Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 are for:

  • Three Board members; Board members normally serve for three-year terms unless they are completing the term of a Director who is retiring early from their position.
  • One Communication Committee member; Communication committee members normally serve for two-year terms; there is one unfilled position.

You must be a member of the CHSA to be eligible to stand for election. If you are not a member, you must apply by Friday, May 26 at 4 p.m. in order to be eligible. If you are not a member, please contact Board Secretary Hazel Javier at (306) 664-4240 or [email protected] who will facilitate your membership being processed and approved.

The information you provide in your application will be used and disclosed for the purposes of Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association election and post-election purposes. It will be made publicly available as required for these purposes.

The Nominating Committee asks candidates to inform us of their intentions by May 31. This allows us to be able to share your candidacy in the meeting package we send out to AGM registrants in advance of the meeting. Early applications are appreciated for this reason, but we can receive nominations up until the time of the election.

Interested in running? Click on the candidate package link below:

Board of Directors Candidate’s Package

Communication’s Committee Candidate’s Package

Seniors Advisory Council ‘Aging in Place’ Report

In the spring of 2022, the Seniors Advisory Council (SAC) decided to reach out to Saskatoon Community Clinic (SCC) members who are older adults to learn more about their healthcare and independent living needs. The Seniors Survey “Aging in Place” was distributed in the Spring 2022 newsletter Focus, and was available on the Clinic website and in the Westside and Downtown Clinic offices. Two hundred and thirty-five (235) seniors responded to the survey, the majority of respondents being patients at our Downtown Clinic.

View the full report here: Seniors Survey Report 2023

Easter hours

Please take note of our upcoming hours this Easter weekend.

Downtown clinic:

Friday, April 7: CLOSED
Saturday, April 8: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday, April 9: CLOSED
Monday, April 10: CLOSED

Westside clinic:

Friday, April 7: CLOSED
Saturday, April 8: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 9: CLOSED
Monday, April 10: CLOSED

Time to think about summer camp: How about Camp Kindling?

Our co-operative, the Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association, is proud to once again support two participants to attend Camp Kindling this summer.

If you are between 12 and 18 and want to open yourself  up to new opportunities or to try a different kind of summer camp, you will want to apply for sponsorship.

Camp Kindling, formerly Co-op Camp, is all about participation and building leadership, communication and self-awareness skills. Participants take part in social events, activities and sessions indoors and out. In some camps, youth get to run and be a part of their own co-op canteen. You will explore co-operatives, community, media, friendships and global events in hands-on, interactive ways. Camp Kindling prides itself on being a safe and an inclusive space.

Check out the website at:

If you are interested in applying for sponsorship from our board, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Send an email to the Saskatoon Community Clinic’s Member and Public Relations Department at [email protected] by Friday, March 31.
  2. In that email, in 250 words or less, tell us a little bit about yourself, what you hope to do at camp and what attending might mean for you.

Please note:

We will ask youth who receive a sponsorship to share their experiences with us in some way – it might be a brief report or a short presentation to our board, for example.

If you have any questions, please contact the Member and Public Relations Department at [email protected] or call 306-664-4243.

New! Writing Program for Clinic Seniors – Write Your Life Stories

By Michael Murphy, Community Clinic member

Everyone has stories to tell from their life experiences. The goal of our new ‘Write Your Life Stories’ program is to encourage clinic members to start writing these life stories creatively – story by story, chapter by chapter, or theme by theme. Previous writing experience is not essential. We will provide mentoring and encourage participants to provide support to each other.

Each informal session will include discussions on aspects of memoir writing along with participant readings of a short piece they have written in the previous week, followed by group discussion and feedback. Program facilitators will suggest a topic for the following week, but writers are free to choose any topic. Writing will not take place during the sessions, but on participants’ own time.

If participants use email, they will be encouraged to circulate their stories in advance of the following session to facilitate feedback. There will be eight weekly sessions up to 90 minutes each on Friday afternoons starting March 17. The program will take place at the Saskatoon Community Clinic’s Langer Building. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.

Michael Murphy is a long-time Community Clinic member, a member of our Foundation Board and has experience offering writing programs for Seniors in the community.

Fridays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
March 17 to May 12

Saskatoon Community Clinic Langer Building
424 1st Ave. N. – enter via back alley – blue door.

For more information or to register please contact:
Michael Murphy, Program Facilitator
[email protected]
Tel: 306-244-5267

Laurie Stone, Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator
[email protected]
Tel: 306-664-4282

There is no cost to participate. Please register early as enrolment is limited.

The Clinic observes masking and social distancing guidelines. Sponsored by the Saskatoon Community Clinic Seniors Advisory Council and the Counselling and Community Services Department.

Pomelo is here and help is available

The Saskatoon Community Clinic launched in January its new communications portal, Pomelo, which will allow patients to do things like:
  • book and manage appointments online;
  • receive reminders of upcoming appointments;
  • check-in to appointments with a mobile phone, and
  • securely receive messages from staff for non-urgent matters.
If you would like to use Pomelo but are unsure about setting up your account, we will be available to help you do this in-person on two dates:

  • Thursday, February 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Stop by the Downtown clinic during these hours and we will get you set up 😊

Please note a change in hours – one day only

March 15, 2023
Open at 9:30 a.m.

All care and services will be available at that time.

Thanks for your understanding!

2SLGBTQ+ Seniors Program: Feb. 17th Mayfair United Church Health and Wellness, Aging, Social Connections and more

Positive Conversations:
A Safe Space to Share Ideas About Aging,
Health & Wellness and Building Connections.

Friday, February 17, 2023 2 – 4 p.m.
Mayfair United Church
902 33rd St. W. (Lounge Area)

To register please contact Laurie Stone, Volunteer Co-ordinator:
[email protected] or call 306 664-4282.
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