Our Stories

20
Sep
2018

Literacy Supporter Finds Success by Serving the Community

Congratulations to Terri Sewel, Co-Owner of SPARK Creations & Bookings who received the Saskatchewan Literacy Award of Merit this year.    Thank you, your Honour Lieutenant Governor, MLA dignitaries, and special guests. It is an absolute honor to be here today, recognized for this award. When ...

04
Sep
2018

A Poem on a Misty Afternoon

Each year, to close out the READ Saskatoon Golf Tournament for Literacy, a poet laureate reads the poem they created throughout that day. We were honoured to have Amy Jo Ehman as our poet this year. Here is her poem.  We gather here today in the name of Peter Gzowski, A man who loved to read a...

28
Aug
2018

Building on Each Other's Strengths

Thank you for having us here today, to Kirsten for working with us and to the Lions Club for supporting this award. Our social worker referred us to READ Saskatoon last year. We wanted to work on our reading and comprehension to improve our options for employment. While we were working with Kirsten...

28
Jun
2018

Board President Takes Literacy Personal

Good afternoon, thank you all for joining us. My son learned to read this year. Seeing that growth—from reading basic sentences about a cat who sat, to ones that were increasingly complex—was one of the best experiences I have had as a parent. Like me, everything my son will have in life will ...

13
Jun
2018

RESP Program Partnership Creates Financial Futures

Did you know that READ Saskatoon offers an RESP Matched Savings program? For the past six months this program has been delivered in partnership with Catholic Family Services (CFS) Saskatoon. Along with financial support from Conexus Credit Union, the pilot program has demonstrated that Saskatchewan...

28
May
2018

RESPs: Yes, they are for you too!

My name is Diane Mukuka and I am the READ Saskatoon Financial Literacy Facilitator and my focus is Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). I joined READ Saskatoon in January 2018 and have been connecting with community organizations, school coordinators, and parent groups across the city, sharin...

25
Apr
2018

Here's to the Power of Stories

I grew up on stories.   Family and friends, visiting my parents, would sit around the kitchen table, with food close at hand, and share stories with one another. They sometimes paused, mid-sentence, to get the names or details right. Or someone would recall something that everyone else had forg...

16
Mar
2018

Dakota Dunes CDC Literacy Volunteer Award Winner - Constance Thompson

Dakota Dunes CDC Literacy Volunteer Award Winner Constance Thompson Acceptance speech for LIT UP 2018 Thursday, March 15, 2018 When Cory called and asked if I would be around on March 15TH, as something was in the works, my response was simply, “yes, I am around.” Not long after, I received ano...

04
Jan
2018

Family Focus Eyecare - Focus on Literacy and Family Literacy Day

As Saturday, January 27th is Family Literacy Day, Family Focus Eyecare aims to highlight the connection between strong vision and efficient literacy skills. Strong literacy skills begin with vision, since sight is a sense used during learning. As optometrists and staff, we see and hear the stories ...

07
Dec
2017

READ Saskatoon Annual Campaign 2017

“Good morning, READ Saskatoon.” Many times when I answer the phone I hear the stories of people in our community contacting us for the first time. As READ Saskatoon’s Office Manager, I’ve been taking these calls and greeting people at our office for the last five years. People contact us ...