The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook – Saskatoon, SK edition

The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook:
Saskatoon edition

Local resources. Inspiring stories. Practical advice.

Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Saskatoon area geared at helping people who are facing adversity.

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Scroll below to download your free copy and to find local resources.

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Community resources in Saskatoon

One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.

Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Saskatoon area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.

Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.

Mental health

Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service
24-hour crisis line: (306) 933-6200
https://saskatooncrisis.ca/

Mental Health & Addiction Services (adults)
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/mhas

Mental Health & Addiction Services (youth)
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/mhas/Pages/YouthServices-12-18years.aspx

Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatoon
https://saskatoon.cmha.ca/

Mental Health Services
(Government of Saskatchewan)
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/accessing-health-care-services/mental-health-and-addictions-support-services/mental-health-support/mental-health-services

Local counsellors and therapists
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/sk/saskatoon

Local anxiety therapists
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/anxiety/sk/saskatoon

Local depression therapists
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/depression/sk/saskatoon

Physical health

Find a registered massage therapist
Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan
https://www.saskmassagetherapy.com/?page=22&id=

Find a local physiotherapist
Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association
http://saskphysio.org/find-a-physiotherapist

Find a local chiropractor
Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan
https://saskchiro.ca/find-a-chiropractor/

Saskatoon Health Region
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/

Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
https://alzheimer.ca/en/sk

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
http://www.saskcancer.ca/

Cancer support groups
http://www.saskcancer.ca/Default.aspx?DN=aa3e82e1-b4a2-468c-92a3-90de930b9fa3

Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon
http://breastcancersupportsaskatoon.com/

Saskatchewan Breast Cancer Connect
http://www.saskbreastcancerconnect.org/

Saskatoon Services for Seniors
http://saskatoonservicesforseniors.ca/

Senior Services
(Government of Saskatchewan)
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/seniors-services

Community Volunteer Services
(Meals on Wheels, transportation, shopping)
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/Client-Patient/Pages/Communityvolunteerservices.aspx

YMCA Saskatoon
https://ymcasaskatoon.org/

Families and individuals

Family Service Saskatoon
https://familyservice.sk.ca/

CFS Saskatoon
(programs for kids, youth and adults)
https://www.cfssaskatoon.sk.ca/

OUT Saskatoon
LGBTQ2S support and services
https://www.outsaskatoon.ca/

Family and Social Support
(Government of Saskatchewan)
https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support

Local relationship therapists and counsellors
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/relationship-issues/sk/saskatoon

Local divorce therapists
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/divorce/sk/saskatoon

Local grief counsellors
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/grief/sk/saskatoon

Local child and youth therapists
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/child-or-adolescent/sk/saskatoon

Leisure/community centres in Saskatoon
https://www.saskatoon.ca/parks-recreation-attractions/recreational-facilities-sportsfields/leisure-centres

Emergency support and shelters

24-hour crisis line
306-244-2224

Crisis Shelter & Residence – YWCA Saskatoon
(emergency shelter for women and children)
http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/crisis-shelter-residence/

Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre (SSAIC)
https://ssaic.ca/

Saskatoon Interval House
(temporary women’s shelter)
https://saskatoonintervalhouse.org/

Bethany Home
http://www.bethanyhome.ca/

Saskatoon Homelessness
(homelessness resources and services)
https://www.saskatoonhomelessness.ca/

Saskatoon Crisis Nursery
(short-term housing for children during family crisis)
https://www.saskatoonhomelessness.ca/saskatoon-crisis-nursery

Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
http://www.saskatoonfoodbank.org/

Employment and financial

Credit Counselling Society Saskatoon
https://creditcounsellingcanada.ca/locations/credit-counselling-society-saskatoon/

Employment & Learning Centre
(YWCA Saskatoon)
http://ywcasaskatoon.com/employment-learning/

Local career counsellors
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/career-guidance/sk/saskatoon

Finding a job in Saskatoon
https://www.saskatoon.ca/new-saskatoon/finding-job-saskatoon

SaskAbilities
(services for people with barriers to employment)
https://www.saskabilities.ca/programs-services/employment-services/available-programs

Newcomers

Saskatoon Newcomer Information Centre
http://nicstoon.org/

Saskatoon Open Door Society
https://www.sods.sk.ca/

Welcoming Newcomers information
(City of Saskatoon)
https://www.saskatoon.ca/new-saskatoon/welcoming-newcomers

New to Saskatoon resources
https://www.saskatoon.ca/community-culture-heritage/new-saskatoon

Saskatoon Newcomers Club
https://www.saskatoonnewcomersclub.com/

Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:

United Way Saskatoon’s volunteer database: https://unitedwaysaskatoon.ca/volunteer-database/

Volunteer for the City of Saskatoon
https://www.saskatoon.ca/community-culture-heritage/get-involved/volunteering

Saskatchewan Health Authority volunteer opportunities
https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/joinourteam/volunteer

Community Associations
https://www.saskatoon.ca/community-culture-heritage/neighbourhoods-community-associations/community-associations

Blood donor clinics
(search for nearby clinics in Saskatoon)
https://blood.ca

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon
https://saskatoon.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/

Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon
https://www.habitatsaskatoon.ca/