VISION & MISSION
All individuals are valued, supported and included in all aspects of life.
Is to ensure that citizens of Saskatchewan who have intellectual disabilities are valued, supported and included members of society and have opportunities and choices in all aspects of life.
Sixty years ago, SACL founder Dr. John Dolan put an ad in the StarPhoenix to survey the number of children who were unable to attend school because they had an intellectual disability. The response to his ad inspired him, and many others invested in the disability cause, to start an Association that would give a voice to individuals with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan.
Over the following decades, the Association grew in both size and reputation. Its scope widened to cover a gamut of initiatives ranging from crisis support and public education, to systemic work with the Saskatchewan Government and retreats/workshops for mothers, parents, and siblings of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Today, the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living directly supports over 2,100 individuals and families throughout the province, and impacts thousands more through its work on The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disabilities program and Self-Directed Funding. It works on a wide array of initiatives, projects, and priorities that include: advocacy, employment support, education and transition support, public education, youth programming, self-advocacy and social activities, family network and retreats, Northern Partnerships for Inclusion (NPI), and the Valley View Centre transition.
SACL Founder, Dr. John Dolan
For more information about the policies that inform our work, see our Statements of Belief and Positions on Social Issues.