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Libraries will reopen in multiple phases with limited capacity & services starting Aug 25. Learn about our Path to Reopening.

SPL is lucky to work with many great community organizations. While we are unable to partner with several of these groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, we still want to help spread the word about the incredible work they’re continuing to do in our city! Keep reading for more information

CFS Saskatoon delivers support by providing free programs and services, including clinical services and family life and education programs.

Parenting with Resilience /Sep 15-Dec 15 / 10am-12

Free counselling is available in person, over the phone or online. Call 306.244.7773 for more information or visit https://www.cfssaskatoon.sk.ca/.

SPL is currently partnering with Chokecherry Studios, a youth-founded, non-profit organization offering arts-based programming to young and emerging artists in inner-city Saskatoon. Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

The Family Law Information Centre is available to provide legal information to anyone who has questions about family law. Self-help kits can be sent out to those wishing to represent themselves. Assistance is provided in the completion of court documents. Call toll free 1.888.218.2822 ext. 2 or email svp@gov.sk.ca. You can find more information on the Government of Saskatchewan website. 

Our Walk-in Counselling partner, Family Service Saskatoon, is offering free counselling sessions via telephone every day to anyone who needs it. Call 306.244.0127 between 9 am and 4 pm and ask for “Call-In Counselling”. For more information, visit the Family Service website.

Frontier College is offering free At-Home Learning Kits for Saskatoon residents and their families. Kits can be ordered online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B63CB7H or by contacting Frontier College at 306.374.7323 or by emailing  saskatoon@frontiercollege.ca.  Please include the number and ages of family members.

Parks Canada is continuing to offer virtual workshops this fall, including:

  • Fall Camping Workshop
  • Conservation Camping Workshop
  • Winter Readiness Workshop

They’ve also released “how-to” video series and printable activities for participants to enjoy on their own time. Visit the Parks Canada website for more information

SPL’s longtime partner, Public Legal Education Association (PLEA), is still working hard to provide free legal information and services. For example, the Listen Project offers free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence, the FamLi Agreement Maker guides users through a separation agreements, and COVID-19 & The Law helps answer legal questions arising from the pandemic. Visit the PLEA website for more information.

Our longtime partners for Resume Help programs continue to support job seekers remotely. Call 306.978.4041, Monday to Friday between 9 am – 4 pm. They are also maintaining this amazing COVID-19 Community Resources Master List.

READ Saskatoon is a local literacy organization that offers free literacy services to adults and families. They provide adult tutoring services, financial literacy workshops, family literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator training and resources.

Currently, READ Saskatoon is running a combination of in-person and online programming. To register visit https://www.readsaskatoon.com/events.html or call 306.652.5448.

The library’s Job Hunt Help partner, SaskAbilities Partners in Employment, continues to provide free employment services to job seekers. Call 306.657.2450 to book an appointment. Help is provided online or over the phone.

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG) has announced Saskatchewan’s new Youth Poet Laureate, Peace Akintade, an African-Canadian, Saskatoon-based poet, spoken word artist, and public speaker. Keep an eye on Peace throughout the year in her role as literary ambassador. For more information, visit the SWG’s website or like them on Facebook.

The President’s Lecture Series on Sustainability
Sep 9–Nov 4

President Stoicheff will deliver the keynote address followed each week by other eminent faculty. Registration will be open from Aug 14–Sep 2 on the SSCL website.

More information on this series can be found at http://sscl.usask.ca/