Square One Community Inc. is hosting an upcoming Lunch and Learn fundraiser to raise funds for its support programming for homeless individuals in Moose Jaw, in the hopes of combining charity with an educational opportunity.
On April 20, attendees are welcome to join Square One for a Zoom presentation from guest speaker Rand Teed, a Regina-based addictions councillor with over 40 years of experience working with teens and adults.
The event will begin at noon, featuring a presentation from Teed about how addictions can present a barrier to individuals and their life goals, followed by a question and answer period with attendees.
Teed is most well known for his work developing the Drug Class program utilized in Regina high schools, writing and hosting the TV series Drug Class, and as a substance addictions counsellor who has provided expertise to numerous organizations.
He has worked as an addictions counsellor in the Regina area for several decades, and provided his expertise to the Regina Detox Centre, SADD Saskatchewan’s Impaired Driving Awareness campaign and SGI’s Driving Without Impairment program.
Teed also has personal experience with addictions, with 48 years of continuous sobriety, and is a current member of the SAFI Saskatchewan Addictions Foundation board, the National Recovery Advisory Council and CCSMH Cannabis Working Group.
The event costs $20 per attendee, with all proceeds going toward programming from Square One Community. As a community organization, Square One is aiming to offer support and help reduce the barriers to services that homeless individuals face when pursuing services.
Registration prior to the event is required and can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 1 (306) 630-6121. Following registration, attendees will receive a Zoom link and information on e-transfer payment.
A second Lunch and Learn event is already on the calendar, featuring harm reduction advocate Ronni Nordal as a guest speaker on May 4, to speak about how harm reduction is a part of the recovery journey.
For more information about events from Square One Community, visit its Facebook page.