Semi-Annual General Meeting

New Long-Term Care Report Now Available!

In 2020 the Seniors Advisory Council invited U of S students to join the council as student research volunteers to study the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care.  In this new report they reveal long-standing concerns about the health of the long-term care system and make recommendations for change. The Seniors Advisory Council is composed of Clinic members who are older adults and student volunteers who share an interest in improving seniors’ health. Interested in learning more?  Contact: volunteer@communityclinic.ca

Click here to read the report.

Learn more about our SAC student research program on pages 4-5 of the

Fall 2021 Focus newsletter.

CHSA Board and Communications Committee Member Openings

Elections at the upcoming virtual Semi-annual Members Meeting on January 19, 2022 are for:

  • One Board member; Board members normally serve for three-year terms unless they are completing the term of a Director who is retiring early from their position. The position available at the Semi-annual meeting is a for residual term, ending at the 2022 AGM;
  • One Communication Committee member; Communication committee members normally serve for two-year terms; there is one unfilled position. The open position is for a residual term ending at the 2023 AGM.

You must be a member of the Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association to be eligible to stand for election. If you are not a member, you must apply for membership by Friday November 19, 2021 in order to be eligible. If you are not a member or to check on your membership status please contact our Board Secretary, Hazel Javier at (306) 664-4240 or hjavier@communityclinic.ca .

The information you provide in your application will be used and disclosed for the purposes of Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association election and post-election purposes. It will be made publicly available as required for these purposes.

The Nominating Committee asks that you review the Candidate’s Package for the position you are interested in and complete the attached forms. All sections of the forms need to be completed for the nomination to be processed.

Interested in running? Click on the candidate package link below:

Board of Directors Candidate’s Package

Communication’s Committee Candidate’s Package

2021 Influenza Immunization Options

COVID-19 Testing for Travel Purposes Not Available at SCC

Please note that the Saskatoon Community Clinic is unable to accommodate requests for COVID-19 testing for travel purposes. The Saskatchewan Health Authority provides the following advice for those who require tests for this reason.

Anyone planning a summer vacation, either within the province, within Canada or internationally, should check the Government of Canada’s COVID travel site to understand any travel restrictions and requirements for travel, which may include proof of a negative COVID-19 test and/or proof of vaccination.

Some airlines and travel destinations require tight timelines for testing, with travellers being required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (not a rapid antigen test) within 72 hours of their flight (some airlines and destinations timelines may vary).

While the Saskatchewan Health Authority Laboratory Medicine teams work incredibly hard to provide test results in a timely manner, it can be challenging for the SHA to guarantee PCR test results for asymptomatic travellers in under 72 hours due to transportation and processing times with priority being provided to symptomatic patient care diagnostics.

In Saskatchewan, Quantum Genetix , Haztech and Nobel provide confirmatory COVID-19 PCR testing for asymptomatic individuals. Individuals are responsible for the cost of their own tests.

The SHA encourages travellers to seek out independent testing services for those who require proof of a negative test before taking to the skies, or whichever mode of transport they prefer if they want results provided within a guaranteed timeline.

Saskatchewan residents with a MySaskHealthRecord account can print their COVID-19 immunization records by following the simple instructions available at eHealthSask.ca.

If you do not have a MySaskHealthRecord account, you can sign up today at eHealthSask.ca.

International travel destinations may have specific requirements for their proof of vaccination documentation. eHealth Saskatchewan is currently working with the provincial and federal governments to develop COVID-19 immunization certificates that will be recognized as proof of vaccination status by foreign governments and agencies that require it.

Preventing the Spread: the Swiss Cheese Effect

Congratulations 2021 Award Recipients!

At the January 13, 2021 Semi-annual Members meeting the Board of Directors recognized three members for their outstanding contributions to the Saskatoon Community Clinic.  Members Anne Doucette and Michael Finley received the C.A. Robson Award that honours those who, through their affiliation with the Association, have provided superlative service embodying the values of compassion, cooperation and commitment. Donna Phoenix received the Volunteer Recognition Award awarded annually to a member who has given outstanding volunteer service. Click here to read more.

New! Appointment Reminders

Upon booking an appointment with our Downtown Clinic physicians, NPs and counsellors, patients will now receive an automated reminder in three ways—text, email and phone call.  You will be prompted to either confirm or cancel your appointment.  If you do not want a reminder, you must choose to opt out by informing the receptionist each time you book an appointment.

COVID-19 Fact Sheets Available in 30+ Languages

Health Literacy Project, in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing, creates and translates COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Information is reviewed by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals and is freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. https://covid19healthliteracyproject.com

Join the Recovery For All Campaign

Recovery for All is a national advocacy campaign asking Canadians to encourage the federal government to invest in housing, homelessness and income support to end homelessness in Canada once and for all. Join us in signing up for the campaign and encourage others to do so here.