March 8 is International Women’s Day

About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards achieving gender equality and celebrate the acts of courage and determination by individuals who have played an extraordinary role in advancing gender equality in their communities. The beginnings of International Women’s Day (IWD) trace back to the early twentieth century, emerging from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and reflecting a growing call for women to participate equally in society.

The first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. That day, more than one million women and men showed their support by participating in public events. In the years that followed, other countries began to observe and celebrate this day.

The United Nations recognized 1975 as International Women’s Year and began celebrating IWD on March 8, later adopting a resolution designating March 8 as International Women’s Day.

Today, International Women’s Day, a day of unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action, is celebrated in countries around the world.

What is gender justice?

Gender justice “entails ending the inequalities between women and men that are produced and reproduced in the family, the community, the market and the state. It also requires that mainstream institutions – from justice to economic policymaking – are accountable for tackling the injustice and discrimination that keep too many women poor and excluded.”

– UN Women (2010)

https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/about-apropos-en.html

New Free Mental Health Program in Saskatchewan

There is a new free program for mental health in Saskatchewan.  It is called BounceBack, and offeres anyone 15+ years support.

 

Check out:

 

https://bounceback.cmha.ca/welcome/

 

for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Services in & around Regina, SK during COVID-19

CMHA Saskatchewan FREE Mental Wellness Support Line.  The Wellness Support Line is for anyone who needs to talk about how they are doing during the pandemic.

Regina 1-306-535-4292

Provincial Division 1-306-421-1871

Youth Line 1-306-730-5900

 

THRIVE Walk – In Counselling – FREE Call-In Mental Health Support during COVID-19

Monday-Friday 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

306-757-6675

familyserviceregina.com

 

Online Therapy Unit – FREE online therapy support for Saskatchewan Residents 18 years and older.

https://www.onlinetherapyuser.ca

1-306-337-3331

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Crisis Services Canada (24 hrs)

1-833-456-4566

 

First Nations and Inuit Hope For Wellness Help Line (24 hrs)

1-855-242-3310

 

Indian Residential School Crisis Line (24 hrs)

1-866-925-4419

 

Kids Help Phone (24 hrs)

1-800-668-6868

or text CONNECT to 686868

 

Regina Mobile Crisis (24 hrs)

1-306-525-5333

 

Suicide Prevention and Support (24 hrs)

1-833-456-4566

 

Trans Lifeline (24 hrs)

1-800-667-4442

 

Saskatchewan Farm Stress Line (24 hrs)

1-800-667-4442

 

Call/text 211 or visit https://sk.211.ca for info on support and services in Saskatchewan.

Special Thank You!

A special Thank You to Peoples Jewellers for donating stuffed animals for our police vehicles for people in trauma.

A special Thank You to Shoppers Drug Mart in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan for donating stuffed animals for our police vehicles for people in trauma.

These stuffed animals are sure to offer comfort during a time of need!