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A Courageous Conversation with the Disability Services Alliance

April 21, 2022

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its online Courageous Conversation speaker series on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 10:00 AM.

The speakers are Dave Nelson and Rebecca Rackow. Their Courageous Conversation will focus on research being conducted by the Disability Service Alliance (DSA) and the need for a united approach to meet the needs of people with disabilities in Northern Saskatchewan.

Dave Nelson has more than 40 years’ experience as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and a Registered Social Worker. He has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association for over 25 years in various leadership roles and is currently the CMHA-SK Senior Program Consultant. Dave has been involved in a number of multi-agency collaborative efforts (PIND, DISC, DSA, SVOR, etc.) and is an advocate for mental health and cross-disability services in Saskatchewan.

Rebecca Rackow, B.A. (Hons.) , BSW, RSW, is currently the Director of Advocacy, Research, and Public Policy Development at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division (CMHA-SK) Rebecca has developed a recreational programming organization for older adults (RebeCreation Therapy Inc.) as well as program development with CMHA-SK (C.A.R.E., Emergency Wellness Support Lines, etc.) and advocates for individuals working through the mental health system as well as overall systemic change.

This Courageous Conversations event will take place on the WebEx video conferencing platform. Attendees are encouraged to email questions in advance.

To RSVP, or to submit a question, please email [email protected] by Wednesday, April 27. Once you have registered, a WebEx link to the event will be emailed to you.

The Disability Services Alliance members serve citizens of Saskatchewan who experience disabilities by providing direct support and advocacy services to meet their diverse needs. The DSA membership has considerable experience and knowledge in addressing historically complex service provision challenges within the province while collaborating with key stakeholders and partners. The group’s formation was directly related to the unique circumstances that residents of Northern Saskatchewan who experience disabilities face in accessing assistance to meet their basic needs in a holistic and person-centred manner.


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Date and time:

Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:00 am
Central Time (Saskatchewan, GMT-06:00)


1 hour

Event number:

2486 415 9145

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