SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN – The Envision Counselling and Support Centre is looking to understand what type of services are needed throughout southeast Saskatchewan.
As part of its strategic plan, Envision is launching a needs assessment focusing on their coverage area, which encompasses a large portion of the southeast corner of the province. A needs assessment is a way to understand needs or gaps in services in the current programming of an organization, or address areas where new services could be beneficial.
“Our last needs assessment was completed in 2018. Our goal this time is to be able to compare the new data to previous assessments in order to see how the community needs have changed and ensure Envision is properly supporting that growth where we can,” said Envision executive director Lynda Rideout.
In order to gather data for this assessment, Envision will hold focus groups within the four communities that its offices are located: Estevan, Weyburn, Carlyle and Oxbow.
“With help from the Estevan United Way and community interagency meetings, we have begun to identify some of the gaps in support services. This assessment will provide the necessary data we need to ensure that the supports available by Envision are meeting the needs of the communities within our region,” said assistant executive director Laura Melle.
Envision hopes to have community members and partnering agencies attend in person. Sessions will be Feb. 14 in Weyburn, Feb. 23 in Carlyle, March 2 in Oxbow and March 9 in Estevan.
To register for a focus group in your area, please phone 1-306-637-4004, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.