News & Events
This newsletter provides updates about the Access to Recovery project, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It is based at the University of Regina and is partnered with the Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc. (MACSI). The goal of the project is to create a mobile application tool to assist people in dealing with addictions in their recovery. A focus of the tool will be to ensure that it is accessible to people with learning challenges or disabilities.
Welcome to the first annual “Louis Riel Cultural Festival” on November 15 & 16 in Saskatoon!
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations, MACSI is very proud to present this event!
No cover charge! Family-friendly, no-alcohol event.
City Centre Church – 720 20th Street West, Saskatoon
Friday, November 15 – 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, November 16 – 1:00pm-9:00pm
Donny Parenteau (Métis Fiddle & Country music)
Oral Fuentes Reggae Band (Reggae music)
Andino Suns (Latin World music)
Qu’appelle Valley Squaredancers (Métis dance)
The Untamed (Folk Rock music)
Dean Smith Band (Métis Fiddle music)
The Callingbear Dance Troupe (First Nations drum group, dancers & singers)
Dallas & Phil Boyer (Métis Fiddle music)
Freddie & Sheila Pelletier (Classic Country & Bluegrass music)
The North Sound (Roots music)
We hope to see you there!
Many thanks to our sponsors/partners:
Canadian Heritage, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan,
and Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program – City of Saskatoon.
This past week in Ottawa our Métis Nation Saskatchewan Minister of Health Marg Friesen, Minister of Education Earl Cook, Sr. Director of Policy & Research Dorothy Myo and MACSI Director Raymond Laliberte took part in a National Health Forum.
They participated in discussions related to:
– Metis Nation Rights, Relationship Building and Reconciliation
– Understanding & Advancing Métis Nation Health Priorities
– Helping Our Most Vulnerable Citizens
– Addressing Mental Health & Addictions
– Developing Metis Nation Health Data Systems
– Tackling Metis Nation Health Determinants
– Collaborating for Success
The week was about highlighting non-existent health services in our Metis communities and creating a plan to tackle moving forward. We look forward to engaging with our Métis citizens in the months ahead.
(Photos and summary of discussion courtesy of Brennan Merasty)
Thanks to past MACSI Board of Directors, Marlene Hansen, Lawren Trotchie, and Lloyd Schoenthal, for your many years of service!
Our 50th Anniversary will be celebrated in 2019!
Stay tuned for updates about anniversary year events and activities!
“What we’re trying to do is turn La Ronge into a treatment centre – the whole community – everybody working together,” he said. “We’re bringing a lot of people together to reduce the harms from alcohol across the entire spectrum.”
November 26–December 2, 2018 #AllWalksOfLife
Addiction does not discriminate—it affects all walks of life. This week is National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) and we’re addressing stereotypes about substance use disorders.
The CCSA’s National Addiction Awareness Week Communications for Stakeholders is a toolkit that provides resources to help you engage your networks and join the conversation about addiction and people from #allwalksoflife living with substance use disorders. The toolkit contains social media posts and fact sheets to promote a better understanding on how substance use affects all Canadians across the nation. It also contains videos that illustrate individuals sharing their experiences on how problematic substance use impacts their lives.
Where to get help if you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts:
Kids Help Phone:
Text: TALK to 686868 (English) or TEXTO to 686868 (French)
Live Chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.ca
Canada Suicide Prevention Service:
In French: Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention:
If you’re worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs:
Hopelessness and helplessness.
MACSI - Culture & Community
MACSI services are holistic in nature and are based on our client-centered care and client-first philosophy, which acknowledges & respects diversity, family and community. MACSI has unique programs and services, informed by a broad spectrum of influences including Métis Heritage, Traditional Indigenous Teachings, 12 Step Recovery Model, and Clinical Principles for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Services in Saskatchewan, and including utilizing current research and emerging trends occurring in the broader field of addictions.
Contact Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.
Prince Albert Treatment Centre:
334 19th Street East
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 1J7 Ph: 306-953-8250
Toll Free: 1-866-722-2155
Toll Free: 1-866-722-2155
Saskatoon Treatment Centre:
335 Ave G South
Toll Free: 1-877-652-8951
Regina Treatment Centre:
329 College Ave East
Toll Free: 1-866-815-6515
MACSI Core Office:
1-2220 Northridge Drive
Toll Free: 1-800-236-5204
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