Reference Panels Created in Three More Centres

Monday, September 22, 2003 at 14:39




Three more communities in the North have developed community reference panels to provide advice to government departments and local service providers.


Sandy Bay, Pinehouse, and Ile a la Crosse are now part of the Community Reference Program, which provides a voice and feedback mechanism related to social programs in their communities.


The panels are a collaboration of community-based organizations, clients of Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment (formerly Social Services) and other community stakeholders.


The program also provides a forum for exchanging information and planning around community development and integrated human services at a local level.


New North spokesman Al Loke says they learned a lot from the pilot reference panels in Beauval and Cumberland House, which will continue to receive funding.