Fred Sandeski, the founder and developer of the Community Low Income Centre (CLIC), received a second award for his volunteer work. This past March in honour of Social Work Week, the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers, (SASW) South East Branch awarded Sandeski with a Certificate of Appreciation for his ongoing work to provide advocacy and resources to citizens who have trouble accessing government agencies.
Through Sandeski’s initiatives, citizens can access many no-charge services including a free Legal Clinic, Budget Counselling, a free Income Tax Program, and more.
The services provided by the CLIC are proving to be very much in demand by local area residents.
“A lot of my clients are regulars and they are coming in on a regular basis, with the income tax, I have about 200 clients,” shared Sandeski.
Sandeski has also received national recognition for his work. In September 2021, Saskatchewan’s Lieutenant Governor presented him with Canada’s most prestigious volunteer award, the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. The award recognizes volunteer excellence across Canada honouring rare achievements. To be eligible for the award the individual must be a living Canadian who has made significant, sustained, and unpaid contributions.
Sandeski shared that CLIC aims to help ensure that individuals and low-income families needing assistance get the help they need to improve their quality of life and become independent and self-sufficient members of our community.
To contact CLIC you can call (306)842-5126 or go to the office at 404 Ashford Street.