ELECTION TOOL KIT:
This Election Tool Kit that has been prepared for DISC. The purpose of the kit is to provide people with questions relating to SAID that they can ask candidates who knock on their door during the election campaign. The kit also includes background information on DISC and the issues we are addressing right now.
WATCH OUR VIDEO:
The Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) is an income support program for people with significant and enduring disabilities. In the following video, you’ll meet a group of SAID recipients and learn how rising costs are creating challenges for daily living. Please visit it here: https://youtu.be/7lq3A4msAdk
Don’t have 6 minutes? Check out our 1 minute teaser video HERE
WHAT IS DISC?
The Saskatchewan Disability Income Support Coalition (DISC) was formed by a large cross section of disability advocates, consumers and organizations across Saskatchewan who are committed to advocating for a respectful, dignified and adequate income support system. DISC members have joined together to speak as one voice, working towards a distinct (or separate) income system for people with disabilities that will be built on our common vision and principles.
Our primary vision is to see an income system that offers both an adequate baseline income for people with disabilities and a user-friendly mechanism to address individual financial needs based on the impact of disability.
As we look towards our vision of developing a distinct income system, one thing is clear – no one can create a better system alone. DISC members believe strongly that the only way to move forward is as one voice and in a collaborative, full partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan and the Department of Community Resources. We believe that a program designed without the collaboration of community experts will lack credibility and be unsatisfactory in meeting the income support needs of people with disabilities.
As such, we see developing a distinct income program for people with disabilities as a truly joint venture between all stakeholders, each contributing equally to the process. DISC comes with one voice and we propose that the Government of Saskatchewan let us bring our rich experience and contribute our expertise to the development of a new income policy for people with disabilities.
Please contact one of the DISC contact people if you have any questions or comments.
Dave Nelson (306) 525-5601
Anita Hopfauf (306) 584-2620
Judy Hannah (306) 955-3344
3031 Louise St
Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L1
Interested in applying for SAID?
Click the link below to be re-directed from DISC to the Ministry of Social Services SAID page.