Formed in 1980, the Prevention Institute is the only one of its kind in Canada. The Prevention Institute is guided by Members of the Corporation, a Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee, and a Program Advisory Committee.
We pay tribute and extend our gratitude to the founders of the Prevention Institute who saw the need to focus on the promotion of primary prevention. Their vision and determination to develop an organization that would bridge the gap between research and programming, and transfer knowledge about the prevention of disabilities in children to the public and professionals became a reality. In 2010, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute celebrated its 30th Anniversary.
Our Mission, “To Reduce the Occurrence of Disabling Conditions in Children” along with our slogan “Our Goal is Healthy Children”, help guide the Institute’s work. We believe that all children, regardless of their abilities, have the right to be as healthy as possible. Prevention programs and services are provided to parents, future parents, students, professionals, community groups, and the general public. The Prevention Institute is strongly committed to networking and partnering in projects that further prevention efforts, and actively pursue linkages to ensure a coordinated approach to prevention planning.
The Prevention Institute is located in the Kinsmen Children’s Centre at 1319 Colony Street in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For more information on the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, please refer to our Annual Report and History Booklet found under our Resources Section.
- Knowledge transfer that meets identified needs and reflects current, evidence-based information
- Embracing diversity
- Community capacity building
- Collaborating with stakeholders to build community partnerships
- A healthy and effective work environment for employees that rewards integrity, commitment to the Prevention Institute’s vision, professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and team work
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Local newspapers, radio, and television stations are used to air commercials and public service announcements. Professionals and community members can access various prevention topics at www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca.
The Prevention Institute supports and facilitates a community development approach in each of its program areas.
Prevention messages are promoted through a variety of community education programs. Presentations, displays, and training at professional and public events continue to be a significant component of the Prevention Institute’s work.
Print and audio-visual resources are gathered and/or developed and then distributed. Many of the Prevention Institute’s resources are used throughout Saskatchewan, nationally, and internationally.
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
- Child Injury Prevention
- Community Action Program for Children (CAPC)
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- Maternal and Infant Health
- Parenting Education
- Sexual and Reproductive Health
Research and Evaluation
The Prevention Institute strives for continuous program improvement by implementing program process and outcome evaluation. All programs and projects use best evidence to inform planning and development.
The Prevention Institute is involved in several provincial and national strategies and partnerships, at times serving as the lead agency and coordinating a variety of special projects. Some past and present projects include the Northern Needs Assessment; National Strategy on Shaken Baby Syndrome; CAPC/CPNP National Projects Fund Sponsors’ Forum; a Parenting Program sponsored Attachment Workshop; Aboriginal Parent Education Resource Project; Alcohol Risk Assessment Project; and Attachment Resource Kit Project, to name a few.
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2012– 2013 Board of Directors
|Community Members-at-Large||Jenny Hoffman
Shelley Thomas Prokop
|Government of Saskatchewan
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Social Services
|Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation||Joan Steckhan
|Saskatchewan Abilities Council||Ron Walter
|University of Saskatchewan
College of Physicians & Surgeons/
College of Medicine
Dr. Laurentiu Givelichian
|College of Education
||Dr. Laureen McIntyre|
|College of Nursing/
Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association
|Medical Advisory Committee||Dr. Garth Bruce|
Members of the Corporation
The Prevention Institute gratefully acknowledges the support and guidance received from a number of dedicated Saskatchewan citizens who serve as community members-at-large.
Government of Saskatchewan
The Prevention Institute works closely with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Social Services, in addition to other government departments in the areas of prevention and health promotion, with the goal of decreasing the occurrence of disabilities in children.
Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation
The Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation provides financial assistance to hundreds of Saskatchewan individuals every year to facilitate their improved quality of life and independence.
Saskatchewan Abilities Council
The Saskatchewan Abilities Council works with people of varying disabilities to enhance their independence and participation in the community through vocational, rehabilitation, and recreational services.
University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan belongs to the people of Saskatchewan. As an academic community, the mission of the University is to achieve excellence in the scholarly activities of teaching, discovering, preserving, and applying knowledge. The Colleges of Education, Nursing, and Medicine are active partners with the Prevention Institute.
Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca, including, but not limited to: text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips, is copyrighted by and proprietary to the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. This information is intended for personal and educational use. The information on the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute website may not be reproduced, sub-licensed, or modified without written authorization from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.
Information on www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca is subject to change without notice.
Information on the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's website (www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca) is intended to be used for general information only and should not replace consultation with health care professionals. Consult a qualified health care professional before making medical decisions. The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute makes every effort to ensure that the information on www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca is accurate and reliable, but cannot guarantee that it is error free or complete.
Organizations wishing to link to or from www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca should review our linking policy.
Links to Other Sites from www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's website has links to other websites that are not under its control; the Prevention Institute is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or reliability of the contents of any linked website, or any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endoresement by the Prevention Institute of that website or the information and services provided by that website.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute cannot guarantee the privacy or security of information you provide to the linked sites.
The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute uses the following criteria to evaluate websites prior to providing a link:
- relates to the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's Mission
- complements and enhances the information on www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca
- provides credible, accurate, current, science-based information
- primarily focuses on information or educational content, rather than the promotion of a product or service
- adheres to adequate policies regarding external links and privacy of user data
These criteria may change at any time without notice to reflect the policies of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. Currently linked sites undergo periodic re-review annually or as needed. To request a link from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's website to your website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will be received on an individual basis.
Permission to Link to www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca
The Saskatchewan Prevention may grant the owner of an external website permission to use hypertext link on that website to the Prevention Institute's website, provided:
- Any text-only link must clearly be marked "Saskatchewan Prevention Institute". The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's logo may not be used as a hypertext link without express prior written permission from the Prevention Institute.
- The link must "point" to a page within the website.
- The appearance, position, and other aspects of either the link or the host website may not be such as to damage or dilute the good will associated with Saskatchewan Prevention Institute's name.
- The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time in its sole discretion by amending this policy.
- The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is not responsible for the information or materials contained on the host website. Links to www.preventioninstitute.sk.ca are provided for convenience of reference only and are not linked as an endorsement by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute of the organization or individual operating the host website or its content.
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