Community Resources

Wellness and Community Development Unit

Since 2000, this unit has been mandated to support workforces at the community level through the provision of certified professional development and events province wide. Through contribution agreements with Indigenous Services Canada, the Wellness and Community Development Unit (WCDU) supports three First Nations workforces: the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP); Resolution Health Support Workforce (RHSW); and Maternal Child Health Workers (MCH).

For additional information on SIIT’s Wellness and Community Development Unit programs and events, please contact: 306-477-9206.

NNADAP Workforce

Includes the network of mental health professionals providing support to those struggling with addictions.

9-12 professional development training sessions per year

  • Based on core competencies of: Assessment, Treatment, Counselling Skills, Relapse Prevention, Case Management, Pharmacology, Substance Abuse, Crisis Intervention, Diversity & Cultural Responsiveness, Community Development, Conflict Management, Ethics & Professionalism, Family & Social Support, Group Facilitation, Mental Health, Outreach and Program Development

One Symposium Conference

  • Based on current crises in community, current issues and suggestions from Indigenous Services Canada and the workforce

Certification support

  • Collaboration with three certification bodies makes incentives available to the workforce to encourage certification

Resolution Health Support Workforce

Includes the network of people who have been trained to offer the emotional, mental and cultural support to those participating in the Indian Residential School Hearings.

Two Gatherings a year

  • Currently being trained to understand Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Day Schools, and the 60s Scoop eras in order to best serve those requiring support.

Maternal Child Health Workforce

WCDU provides training to workforce supporting maternal and child health.

Training includes:

  • Home Visitors Applied Certificate
  • Healthy Child Development
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Brighter Futures

Other community resources

Mental Health and Wellness Working Group

  • WCDU coordinates and hosts meetings of the Working Group Leads and the annual Regional Mental Health and Wellness Knowledge Exchange.

Treatment Centre Directors Meetings

  • WCDU is responsible for the coordination of Treatment Centre Directors Meetings and development of materials such as the Treatment Centre Orientation Manual.

Tribal Council Gathering Support

  • WCDU accepts applications for funding to host a Mental Health or Addiction or Combined gathering for Tribal Council areas. Funding is accessible on a yearly basis.

PACE Crystal Meth Program

  • WCDU has coordinated ongoing development of a national program to provide prevention, awareness and community education resources to NNADAP and other frontline community support staff.

Workshops available to the general public

From Truth to Reconciliation

  • In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, WCDU has developed this two day workshop intended to facilitate a shared understanding of the history and legacy of the residential school system. Attendees have come from education, post-secondary, health, government, and law enforcement sectors.

Career Centres

6,618

clients worked with job coaches last year

Career Centres

8 Centres

Start your career at any one of our 8 Career Centres in Saskatchewan

Scholarships

$430K

in student scholarships awarded last year

Scholarships

165

awards available to SIIT students

Academic Programs

122

SIIT programs offered in 2017-18

Academic Programs

56%

were offered at Campus locations

44%

were offered at Community locations

Academic Programs

2,432

students registered in 2017-18

We are Indigenous

93%

of students and

70%

of staff self-identify as Indigenous

We are Indigenous

Students from over

70+

First Nations attend SIIT from across Saskatchewan

Academic Programs

1,507

students completed their program in 2017-18

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies

Administration Office
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Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1
306-244-4444