Social Services News

The province said the new regulations will improve access and replace the requirement of consent with the option for birth parents and adult adoptees to file a veto or a contact preference.

New rules make it easier for Sask. adoptees, birth parents to access information

By 980 CJME January 3, 2017 - 10:59am Updated: January 3, 2017 - 11:00am

As of Jan. 1, it’s easier for adult adoptees and birth parents to access birth registration information in Saskatchewan.   “Adoptees, their adoptive families and their birth...

Ranch Ehrlo expanding family treatment program

By Michael Joel-Hansen August 23, 2016 - 7:16am Updated: August 23, 2016 - 10:22am

The Ranch Ehrlo Society wants to help more families develop healthy life skills by expanding their family treatment program.

In the family treatment program, social...

Saskatchewan Legislature.

Social Services Ministry slowing down process for income cuts

By Sarah Mills August 11, 2016 - 1:44pm Updated: August 11, 2016 - 1:45pm

The government isn't reversing its decision to make cuts to some social assistance programs, but it is making moves to better help those impacted.

About 2,700 people are...

Jeremy Roy and Charles Neil-Curly were given 1 way bus tickets to B.C. after living in a homeless shelter in Saskatchewan.

Report finds nothing wrong with bus tickets given to homeless men in Sask.

By Sarah Mills July 7, 2016 - 4:24pm Updated: July 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

Proper procedures were followed according to a report into bus tickets given to two homeless men in Saskatchewan back in March.

But the Ministry of Social Services has...

Judge rules for Saskatchewan government over Saskatoon Tribal Council in care dispute

By The Canadian Press July 2, 2016 - 6:28pm Updated: July 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

REGINA — A struggle for power between the Saskatchewan government and the Saskatoon Tribal Council over who has responsibility for children in care was at least temporarily...

Stock photo of Court of Queen's Bench in Regina.

Regina court room packed as Sask. gov't, Saskatoon Tribal Council fight for care of children

By Sarah Mills June 28, 2016 - 2:04pm Updated: June 29, 2016 - 6:00am

Chiefs wearing ceremonial headdresses sat at the front of the packed court room Tuesday as the government and Saskatoon Tribal Council faced off in Regina.   The government is...

Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas

Social Services taking over children's care from Saskatoon Tribal Council

By 650 CKOM June 14, 2016 - 6:24pm Updated: June 14, 2016 - 6:57pm

The Saskatchewan government is taking back responsibility for the care of children from the Saskatoon Tribal Council Child and Family Services Agency.

Social Services...

Hearts in the Park community event in Victoria Park June 1, 2016.

Report shows economic cost of domestic and family violence in Sask.

By Lisa Schick June 2, 2016 - 6:22am Updated: June 2, 2016 - 6:30am

Family and domestic violence is a serious situation which can take a devastating toll on everyone involved, but it turns out it can cost society a lot too.

A new report...

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Sask. youth advocate's final report continues call for change to children's welfare

By Sarah Mills April 27, 2016 - 10:00am Updated: April 27, 2016 - 1:28pm

Saskatchewan's Advocate for Children and Youth is once again calling for fundamental change in his 2015 annual report.

While Bob Pringle acknowledges improvements have...

Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy in Vancouver.

Man given 1-way ticket to B.C. wanted in Saskatchewan courts

By Sarah Mills March 11, 2016 - 6:23am Updated: March 11, 2016 - 7:54am

It appears one of the men given a one-way bus ticket from Saskatchewan to B.C. had plenty of reasons to leave - and legal reasons to stay.

Saskatchewan Social Services...

Saskatchewan's legislature in January 2014.

Sask. welfare cheques back on schedule

By Sarah Mills December 23, 2015 - 1:52pm Updated: December 23, 2015 - 2:15pm

Welfare cheques should now be in the hands of those who need it.

Last week, the Ministry of Social Services announced 800 mid-month welfare cheques were late by two or...

Canadian cash.

Sask. Social Services says 800 welfare cheques are late this month

By Brant Hilton December 18, 2015 - 4:04pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 4:15pm

It is a bad time of year for hundreds of welfare cheques to arrive late, but the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services confirmed on Friday that is the case.

There has...