Envision Counselling received a grant for one of their programs. Executive Director for Envision, Christa Daku shares, "We received a grant for $22,500 from the Canadian women's foundation to enhance our Children Exposed to Violence program. The whole idea behind this request from them was to allow us to have our councillor full time and for us to enhance our CEV program to include single parents and the parenting support component. With this program, we have revamped our Children Exposed to Violence program. It still includes and is mandated for children who have been exposed to family and domestic violence, however, there is been a real significance inclusion of the single parents that are supporting the children through the healing process to include them in the healing process as well."
The program was given to Envision in 2008 by the Ministry of Justice and has been maximized ever since. They have had a shortfall with only one councillor for the CEV program and have requested the program be offered in Weyburn and not only Estevan. They have cross-trained some of their other councillors to help in the programs. They are doing a needs assessment to hopefully expand further in the southeast. The needs assessment will be held in Weyburn, Estevan, and one in Carlyle and they will be looking at branding, where the businesses are heading, strategic plans, and hopefully expanding.
Daku adds, "We do have volunteer opportunities that come up every now and then. We do have a very strong functional board so if anyone is looking at taking part in the government's board. That’s definitely something we are welcome to. Volunteers will go through a screening and application process with the board and then we move forward from there, so if anybody is interested in sitting on our board. We have board members in Estevan, Wayburn, Carlyle, Oxbow and Torquay. We really try to have individuals throughout our service areas so that we're well represented and they can just contact me for if they are interested in joining."