COVID-19 information and updates

In Fall 2021, Saskatchewan is welcoming post-secondary students from all over Canada and the world. Our programs and services continue with blended learning and work arrangements, where possible. We have taken stringent measures to ensure the health and safety of students and the campus community. For the most recent and accurate information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit official provincial, federal, and international websites:


Vaccines

Saskatchewan is working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), which negotiates and procures vaccine directly with manufacturers on behalf of provinces and territories.

Information is publicly shared to let you know:

  • When it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
  • How to register for a vaccine appointment.
  • The different types of immunization clinics available.
  • How to find the closest clinics to you.

Additional details are available in the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Plan, and from the Government of Saskatchewan and the Government of Canada.

Protect The Parkland

Saskatchewan’s post-secondary institutions are united in doing our part to fight the spread of COVID-19 and to help keep our communities safe. Now, every one of us can do one more, simple thing: get vaccinated.

All approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe, proven, and effective ways to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Parkland College, like other organizations, relies on a successful vaccine rollout to return to full campus activity in the fall. We are getting closer to this goal, and you can help us get there by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Vaccines are not mandatory for students, staff, and others visiting our campuses. But we encourage you to do your part and help protect the Parkland.

Mental Health & Wellness course to be delivered in Balcarres

This fall, Parkland College is offering a new course in Balcarres that will introduce participants to careers and further education related to mental health services.

In the 12-week Introduction to Mental Health & Wellness program, learners will develop the skills and knowledge required for introductory employment or further education. The course is a good starting point for work in substance abuse centres, mental health agencies, correctional facilities, group homes, transition homes, and more.

The program will cover a variety of topics, including Indigenous models of health and healing, case management and assessment, grief and loss, addictions and recovery models, and abuse and trauma. Participants will gain certifications in Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Resolution, First Aid/CPR A/AED, and WHMIS.

The course will be delivered at Wakayos Employment & Training Centre in Balcarres. Classes are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 12 and running through Jan. 21, 2022. The program also includes a two-week work placement.


To register, or for more information, please contact the Essential Skills team:
Amanda Reeve
306.641.9171
[email protected]