We are excited to announce Mr. Ron Fairchild, president and CEO of the Smarter Learning Group and Senior Consultant to the Campaign for Grade-level Reading (CGLR) Network is coming to Regina on October 15, 2019.
We are celebrating the fact that United Way Regina is the second Canadian site to formally become a member of this now International network (second to Calgary, AB).
Join Dr. Debbie Pushor, Darren McKee and Ron Fairchild as they discuss approaches to ensure all children have access to the early experiences foundational to happy, healthy, thriving children, families and our society as a whole.
About our panelists:
Dr. Debbie Pushor, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Bio - https://www.edcan.ca/experts/debbie-pushor/
Darren McKee, Executive Director, Saskatchewan School Board Association
Bio - https://www.edcan.ca/experts/darren-mckee/
Ron Fairchild, Senior Consultant, Campaign for Grade-level Reading
Bio - http://gradelevelreading.net/about-us/bios/ron-fairchild
Following the formal agenda, we are delighted to have a presentation by Thomas Benjoe, President & CEO of FHQ Developments and United Way Regina’s 2019 Community Champion.
Thomas will speak about a recently announced partnership between Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and File Hills Qu’Appelle (FHQ) Developments, involving the construction of a greenhouse to address food security issues and supply traditional herbal medicines to community members.
About FHQ Developments:
In 2010, the 11-member First Nation communities of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), representing over 15,000 First Nation citizens and 435,000 acres of reserve lands in Treaty 4 territory, formed FHQ Developments as a limited partnership agreement. The partnership’s owners are the 11-member First Nation communities and FHQTC. FHQ Developments is the ‘General Partner’ for the partnership with the mandate of carrying on all economic development business activities for and on behalf of the Limited Liability Partnership.
Time will be allocated after the film in the theatre to discuss reactions and hear from End Homelessness Regina about ways to get involved locally.
Us & Them is a powerful film that invites the viewer to walk alongside and experience the stories of four incredibly strong and courageous individuals who struggle through the complexities of homelessness. The film removes the barrier between the experience of homelessness and those disconnected from this reality to create an empathetic understanding of what living without a place to call home really means.
Please join us as we gather to raise awareness and understanding that there is no Us & Them, rather we are working together as a community to find solutions to the complexities of homelessness and to end homelessness in Regina.
We hope to see you there!
The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that builds understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for our community. Participants gain a memorable, compelling perspective on the lifelong impact of early childhood experiences. The game is a 75-90 minute experience optimized for groups of 4-6 people per table. It can be played in small workshops, conferences, and large events, with as few as 15, or as many as 80 participants.
Hosted by United Way Regina, the Poverty Simulation is an interactive tool that emulates what it would be like to live one month in poverty in Saskatchewan. Participants are given a backstory, a job, and a bank account. Their task – to see if they can last a month on a low and fixed income. Facilitators pose different questions and challenges for the participants to answer. The questions are based on real life scenarios right here in Regina.