Our Stories

21
Nov
2017

RESPs - Give Them The Chance To Focus On Their Education - Mayor Charlie Clark

Times are changing. And so are the challenges for young people pursuing post-secondary education. Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark knows just how much pressure this can create for young people, and for their parents who are doing their best to help. “There are really a whole range of challenges th...

13
Nov
2017

When Planning For Your Children’s Future, Time Is Your Friend - Felix Thomas

“When planning for your children’s future, time is your friend.” Former Tribal Chief Felix Thomas knows there are a lot of options – and barriers – for parents who are wondering about how to best prepare for their children’s future. There is so much to consider, and it is difficult to...

05
Nov
2017

RESPs- The Earlier You Start The Better Off You'll Be - Steve Peace

“It is possible! If a single mother of 8 can do it, so can you!” Steve Peace shares his encouragement with families he meets through his work at Conexus Credit Union. As a financial advisor, he knows how important it is for families to save for their children’s education. But it was from hi...

30
Oct
2017

Planning for an Education- Masesi Masilela

Masesi Masilela didn’t sleep the entire 20-hour long ride. She had bid farewell to her parents, and with a few belongings and some cash, she boarded a bus and set off to college – over 1,500 km away. “I showed up with enough money to pay for registration, tuition, books, and accommodations,...

13
Oct
2017

Wyszynski Family Reunion Visit

On September 12th READ Saskatoon had the pleasure of a special visit from the Wyszynski family. Family members spanning four generations gathered from Ontario and Michigan to explore their family history in and around Glaslyn, Saskatchewan. Education and literacy is extremely important to Rick Wyszy...

08
Sep
2017

nehiyawak Summer Language Experience

This year READ Saskatoon partnered with Belinda Daniels to assist with the administrative components of the nehiyawak Summer Language Experience Cree Camp. See below for more information about the camp and consider joining the camp next year! This Cree language camp is a six day summer program fou...

29
Aug
2017

Ibrahim Sawi, Lions' Adult Learner Achievement Award Winner 2017

My name is Ibrahim Sawi and I came to Saskatoon in 2004. I really had a difficult life back home in Sierra Leone in West Africa. We had a rebel war there that affected the whole population. During that time my dad was killed. There was no place for our family to go, no food, not even drinking water....

29
Jun
2017

Exciting Changes and New Beginnings

Lisa Dunville, READ Saskatoon ​Board Chair’s Report for AGM – June 28nd, 2017   This year saw exciting changes and new beginnings for READ Saskatoon. It was also a year of strengthening internally at a time when uncertainty in our province seems to be at its peak. As I reflect on what we ha...

26
Jun
2017

Top 10 Things We Will Miss About Desiree

It has been a great run. Thank you Desiree for 12 years of extraordinary, committed, and loyal service to literacy, and READ Saskatoon. Friday will be her last day, and we wanted to let her know just how much we will miss her: #desfacts #neverboring #literacyenergizerbunny 10. She has logged over ...

04
May
2017

READ Offers Much More than Words

My name is Cory Baumgardner, and I am new to the staff at READ Saskatoon. Starting in my role as the Adult Program Coordinator, I was immediately struck by the staff’s dedication to supporting those who access the programs READ provides. Adult tutoring, family literacy, and financial literacy—e...