We are Square One Community Inc. Moose Jaw, a non-profit organization that was established in 2021 with a mandate to reduce homelessness in Moose Jaw.
We have proudly completed a year of hard work, so it is time for our first Annual General Meeting to which everyone is invited. It will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 4:00 pm CST.
Registration Information: All paid members will receive an agenda and link to the Zoom meeting prior to March 30, 2022.
If you wish to attend as a guest, please email email@example.com.
For eligibility to vote: Current members must have their $10 membership fee paid any time prior to the meeting. New members must have their $10 membership fee paid by Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Fees can be paid by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org OR by cheque to Square One Community Inc, Box 1616, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7.
Square One’s mission is to support and advocate for those facing homelessness due to many barriers. We are building awareness of issues that are the root causes of these barriers. We provide opportunities for citizens to hear firsthand about the problems, existing solutions and support systems in our area of the province. Through Lunch and Learn Zoom events, held most months, you are invited to listen to individuals and those working with organizations as they share lived experiences related to homelessness and the barriers faced by so many.
For January’s Lunch and Learn, we were privileged to welcome Executive Director Lisa Miller and Counsellor Mary Zwane to speak about the Regina Sexual Assault Centre which also services Moose Jaw.
On March 8, Square One Community Inc. hosted an event in honour of International Women’s Day with a Zoom’n Lunch entitled “Breaking Down Barriers and Arising” featuring women who have broken through barriers in their lives.
Square One’s co-ordinator, Ashley Florent, is facilitating a Life Skills Program. This program is offered in partnership between Square One Community Inc. and Moose Jaw Association for Community Living. Register or request more information by emailing email@example.com. These classes are for adults ages 21 and over. Some of the skills that will be covered are Asset Building, Goal Setting, Budgeting and Financial Literacy, and Nutrition. The classes are FREE and take place on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.
Are you wondering how you can help support Square One? If you have bottles or cans, you can take them to SARCAN (50 Manitoba St. E, Moose Jaw), and donate them to our cause. We are registered at Sarcan’s Drop & Go. When you get to Sarcan with your items, enter Square One Community on the computer screen. The machine will print off your barcodes, which you then place on the bag or box of bottles/cans. Thank-you in advance.
We wish to thank Bill and Laurette Keen for their efforts on the Stronger Together Initiative developed to raise support and awareness of mental health and homelessness in Moose Jaw. The Keen’s beautiful creations of sculpted trees with engraved leaves has grossed $23,355.00 as of January 2022. This money will support the programming of “My Place” as facilitated by the John Howard Society.
Square One Community Inc. has several fundraising projects and events in the planning stages. Check our Facebook (Square One Community Inc. Moose Jaw) and Instagram (communitysquareone) for updates, and if you have any questions or suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Article written by Lynn Kirk, board member of Square One Community Inc.