Envision Counselling & Support Centre is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the southeast next week, coinciding with Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, which was proclaimed at the most recent Weyburn City Council meeting by Mayor Marcel Roy for May 12th to 18th. Read more HERE.

“This week is dedicated to honouring those who have been impacted by violence and abuse in their lives, as well as recognizing the essential support staff who assist these victims and survivors of crime,” said Raven Daer, Communications Specialist with Envision. 

Support staff includes social workers, police officers, fire and rescue personnel, EMS, and emergency hospital staff, among others. 

Envision offers several therapeutic counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families, caregivers, and children across the southeast, with offices in Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, and Oxbow. Some of these programs include Interpersonal Violence and Abuse, the Family Intervention Program, and the Children Exposed to Violence Program. 

“We want a significant focus of our 30th anniversary to be on nurturing network connections and raising awareness of both available support services and the issues facing individuals in our province. We aim to ensure our communities know about the readily available support services so that we can meet the needs of as many Southeast Saskatchewan residents as possible,” said Executive Director Lynda Rideout.

A Community Open House will be held in Weyburn at 120 Third Street south on May 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

"We are just wanting to build those network connections and invite individuals into our spaces so that they are able to feel a little bit more welcome and inclusive just within our office locations," Daer added.

-with notes from Larissa McEwen.