Seasonal Team Leader Recruitment Starting http://t.co/QjnP2WnN
SSCOPE has starting posting the following job ad hoping to recruit highly motivated individuals to lead our employee members in serving the City of Winnipeg and our private customers for our snow shoveling contracts this winter.
“SSCOPE Inc. a Winnipeg non profit is looking to hire Team Leaders/Driver(s) to transport workers and their snow removal equipment to job sites throughout Winnipeg during the winter season starting November 1 and ending March 31.
Training begins October 15 approximately. Must be comfortable driving vehicles provided by SSCOPE; the fleet includes a pick-up truck and an SUV. Valid Class 5 driver’s licence with good driving record required.
The position is a casual overnight position with shifts usually starting between 10:00 pm and midnight and ending once workers have completed their snow clearing assignments. Work is heavily dependent on weather as snow removal crews need to be available immediately after a snowfall. Rate of pay: $12.50 per hr. or higher depending on qualifications. Bonuses for completion of season and satisfactory work. May lead to full time or permanent part time positions. Please email resume and short cover letter by August 31 to Bob Rempel at email@example.com or fax 415-7900 at SSCOPE. or by mail: SSCOPE Inc. 1466 Arlington St, Winnipeg, MB R2X 1T8
For more information about SSCOPE visit http://www.sscope.org“
Mental Illness is costing the economy of Canada over $20 billion annually through lost employment and growing at nearly 2 per cent per year says a recently released Conference Board of Canada study.
Helping those with mental illness return to being productive members of the economy would greatly aid our economy says the report. Much more has to be done for mental health and through employment creation activities, it obviously concludes.
SSCOPE strongly supports the conclusions of the study. We add that our tested and proven approach to creating our own social enterprises and partnerships that gainfully employs those with persistent mental illness within the total economic sphere of the community is an important part of the range of solutions needed.
SSCOPE is looking to expand its Board of Directors members to 11 from the present 7 over the next two months. We have many exciting growth opportunities in the years ahead as we work to double our workforce to nearly 300 employee members by 2015.
If you a well connected member of the community and feel the SSCOPE cause, we invite you to join us immediately.
For more information about the Board of Directors or the organization, please contact the Executive Director at 987-6302
Recently the SSCOPE program was one of the feature stories in the LITE newsletter. View the story HERE by clicking the link. Terry Jones, one of SSCOPE’s employee members is pictured and quoted. SSCOPE has received annual funding from LITE for the past three years, to create employment and benefit the community through our StreetSSCOPE program
This is not the fun part of operating a social enterprise in a business environment.
As a small non profit organization we are attempting to help those with mental health issues, who no one else is helping, by creating employment for them
We often take on work for individuals in the community based on their word and verbal agreement that they will pay us within 30 days. Or we agree to sell property to them based on their promise to pay.
Please help us locate and identify the following individuals who have deliberately chosen to not compensate SSCOPE for services we performed for them at their request, or property we sold them, within our 30 day maximum allowed.
-Darryl Newis-licenced realtor Cornerstone Properties, Winnipeg
-Wayne Ducharme, operating as, CK’s Automotive, Winnipeg
Please contact 987-6300 if you can provide us with more information.
During the week of July 3-6 SSCOPE also supplied construction renovation labour over a four day period to our partner, Siloam Mission’s Madison Lodge project.
Meanwhile the Treasures Thrift Storeis accepting new donations daily, with a lot of new inventory in the music, clothing and furniture areas. The generous support of Winnipegers is allowing SSCOPE to currently seek partners who have possible retail locations to aid in the growth of the SSCOPE Treasures Thrift Stores in other parts of Winnipeg as well.
SSCOPE’s 2011-12 Financial Statements, released at its June 24th AGM and accepted by membership is available in pdf form for download HERE. The highlights are available in the AGM News Release. AGM Photos and Video can be viewed HERE.
Three SSCOPE bylaw changes were approved at the meeting. Details are available HERE.
In addition the AGM confirmed Candace Maxymowich, Student and Youth Leader, Madelyn Ellis, social worker and Anandakumar (Nanda) Palanichamy M.Sc., P.Eng. as SSCOPE Board members
For Photos of the 2011-12 AGM held on June 22, 2012 and to view the year in Photo-Video shown at the AGM click HERE
1466 Arlington Street, Winnipeg, MB R2X 1T8 Phone: (204) 987-6300; Fax: (204) 415-7900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: www.sscope.org & festival4mentalhealth.org
Supporting mental health through gainful employment since 1991-21 Years of Service To Winnipeg in 2012
“One in four Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives”
NEWS RELEASE/PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTJune 22, 2012 (For info: Bob Rempel 987-6302o or 250-6300m)
SSCOPE announces 2011-12 financial results and new Social Enterprise thrust in 2012-2015
SSCOPE Inc, a leading Winnipeg non profit organization with a mission to deliver social enterprise employment and support programs to support mental health recovery, has announced unprecedented employment creation results for 2011-12 fiscal year, along with gains in Net Assets and Net Income.
Over $146,000 was provided in direct employee-member wages and benefit programs for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, compared to $66,000 in the preceding year and Net Revenue after expenses was $24,675 compared to $1,661 in the previous fiscal year.
More than 150 employee-members benefited from SSCOPE’s programs in 2011-12. Net revenues were strongly supported by growth in social enterprise generated revenues which have grown by 90 per cent in one year and now are nearly 60% of total revenues.
“Our donours and funders have recognized the track we are on to expand our impact in the community and provide more intensive supports to our members and as a result we were also able to increase our fund raising and partnership gifts by nearly 400 per cent over the previous year”, said Executive Director Bob Rempel.
“It’s still a relatively small amount, Board Chair Ryan Clement stated, and with our goal to expand our program to nearly 300 members by 2015, and become financially self sufficient, we continue to hope for strong support from the community in the years ahead.”
Plans for 2012-13 are already being implemented, and as part of our 3 year plan, SSCOPE will create new and expanded social enterprises and training for our members in Automotive, Cleaning and Janitorial, Light Manufacturing and Window Washing, Construction and Renovations and Retail.
Our new Food Services thrust utilizing Food Trucks is now underway and our Property Services work, particularly snow removal, is buoyed by our three year contract with the City of Winnipeg for forty of their major public properties, Rempel said.
Clement added that for the future, the organization will continue to expand it’s volunteer opportunities program from the Board level on down and is currently embarking on a recruitment program to fill the necessary skill sets needed in the organization to allow for major fund raising to continue and new programs to be developed.
Rempel noted that that SSCOPE will be conducting a public awareness campaign throughout the year about the benefits of supporting Social Enterprises within the community, “Are You Enterprising Socially?” The organization has achieved some critical success in its annual “Festival4Mental Health” music and performance fund raising event, with the 2013 event set for the weekend of May 25.
It also is continuing with its Fourth Friday Music Night series at its Treasures Thrift Store at 1466 Arlington St beginning again on September 28th.
Shaun Loney, author of Build Prosperity and co-founder of the Social Enterprise Centre at 765 Main Street through BUILD the organization he is the Executive Director of, will be the guest speaker at SSCOPE’s June 22 AGM.
Everyone welcome. Join us at 11:45 am at the Buchwald Room, Winnipeg Public Library, 2nd Floor for the noon hour meeting. AV Presentation, Lunch and Speaker to start. Business Meeting starts 12:15 pm.
For more details call 987-6300
Join us on Friday June 22nd at 11:45 am at the Buchwald Room, second floor, at the Winnipeg Public Library. Open to the public and all those interesed in future development plans for SSCOPE, but very imporant that all employee-members who can attend please do.
Votes on important bylaw changes, election of new Board members, review of financial results from 2011-12, great food and desserts and door prizes, and our special guest speaker, Shaun Loney Executive Director of BUILD and member organization of the Social Enterprise Centre.
Don’t miss the SSCOPE Mobile Food Unit on display outside the Library that day.
For more information please call 987-6300 or email email@example.com
Thrift Store Love, a Winnipeg group with a lot of class, and great music, sent over this kind and caring note:
Dear friends at SSCOPE:
We are very sorry for your loss of George the cat. We were instantly taken with him! He was so friendly and caring and clearly loved by many. We were honoured that he chose to share the stage with us during our set, and deeply saddened when we heard of his passing. You are in our thoughts.
Your friends in the band
A thoughtful and emotional remembrance for George, a family member here at SSCOPE, was held here on May 30.
There is much good news as we look forward, after our May 25/26 2012 Festival and Fund Raising weekend.
Manitoba musicians played in abundance support of SSCOPE and our cause to support mental health in Winnipeg with real employment and supports and the music brought us all closer together, donations came in in various forms for our programs, new Business leads developed, and we had our first attempt at a Street Party atmosphere that will help us make future attempts better. Please hold the first Saturday after the May long weekend in 2013 for SSCOPE and Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge 2013.
So many individuals to thank for their support, but we’ll start with Mike Melnyk and The Flip Cats who played twice on the weekend, D.B. Blues and Rocks Band and Garth German who have played all three years in a row, Larry Updike, Greg Glatz, Kyla Cederwall, Mark David Stollard, Chris Palmer and Darryl Torchia who have now played for SSCOPE now twice in the past four months, Lisa Saunders and Thrift Store Love and The Davis Brothers who took a chance on our showcasing their talents on the small SSCOPE stages, and were great successes, and many many more. All on their own hook and own dime as they say. Watch for a Music Downloads and Links section here soon, for all of SSCOPE’s favorite performers and artists.
Investors Group has confirmed a $7,500.00 donation to help us purchase needed restaurant equipment for our new Mobile Food Unit, which was operating successfully all weekend. We are beginning to set our sights on a second unit so we can be both out and about and at our offices, at the same time. The MetroNews story mentioned earlier on this site, has given our program community momentum to start.
Many community members and businesses have donated to SSCOPE recently as we prepared our
Mobile Food unit and held our 3rd Rockin’ the Bridge event. We thank them sincerely. Donours and Suporters of teh Mobile Food Unit and Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge 2012 are listed HERE. This push continues.
We have a number of valuable items that were donated to us that will go up for bid on our website and elsewhere in the next few days. Great time to get a valuable item for pennies on the dollar. Mininimum 50 pennies.
These items are:
*Shelby Series 1 1999 Burago Gold Collection Model from Ford AutoParts and Parkside Ford
*FrogBox Winnipeg $50 Gift Card (2)
*Safeway Gift Card $40
*Red Fox Amplifier Guitar Amplifier FG-10 courtesy Royal Trading
*Mozart Complete Works on CD-170 CD’s
*Ryobi Mega Driving and Drilling Kit-300 pieces-courtesy Home Depot
*2 Small Prints Courtesy Warehouse Artworks
*Xerox Phaser 6010 Colour Printer, Courtesy Printers Xclusive
*Sony DVD Player-DVP-SB405P-courtesy of Sears
We hope you continue to join with us at SSCOPE as we continue to strive in our unique ways to improve the mental health of our employee members through “real work…real jobs…real supports” .
A bittersweet ending to a great weekend at SSCOPE so many people coming together and celebrating hope for a better life for those with mental health problems through employment and supports.
At about 9:15 pm we lost George, who was one of our own for the past six months, and loved by everyone. For some inexplicable reason he darted out the front door and right into the street in front of oncoming traffic. We’ll never understand, as we’ve all seen this a thousand times only to see him stop quickly and just casually walk around the building and come back in the other entrance.
Please join us this Wednesday, May 30, at 12:15 pm at SSCOPE 1466 Arlington St. to share stories and say final goodbyes to George, a real friend and member of our SSCOPE family. Only if you had lived with us for the past months and seen the involvement of all 70 or so of us in his life daily in a caring way, and his in our work life, would you understand our need for full closure.
“Shower those you love with love, show them the way that you care, things will be much better if you only will…by James Taylor, ”Shower The People” is an unofficial SSCOPE theme about the power of unconditional love…it very much applies to our life with George. R.I.P. George.
We’re still recruiting several more volunteers to help fill a few more shifts and allow some our tireless staff and members to enjoy a bit more of the day and the music.
Sign up Friday night at 6:00 pm at SSCOPE 1466 Arlington St, or before and join us for the Boston Pizza sponsored Volunteers meeting, just before the performances start for the evening.
Contact us at 987-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At SSCOPE we’re all about: Real Work…Real Jobs…Real Support…for mental health coping and recovery. Please join us and help support our cause and our approach to helping those with mental health problems and employment difficulties move forward with their lives.
We’re proud to have Stu Porteous kick off our 2012 Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge 2012 Friday night at 7:00. Adminission is free, please donate as you can to SSCOPE and mental health.
The music experience connects us all and SSCOPE believes that this is a ideal way to bring our employee members, our volunteers and supporters and the community at large together.
More about Stu’s background can be found here. Check out his songs as well on You Tube. See at 1466 Arlington Friday night. It’s a double bill with Mike Melnyk and the Flip Cats playing their unique brand of rockabilly at 8:00 pm
And it’s open mic all afternoon until 6:45 pm for anyone interested in getting the Festival started for us earlier.
It’s official. SSCOPE is now in the Food Services business. After several weeks of diligent work by all SSCOPE staff retrofitting the Mobile Unit, with special thanks to Mike Madeire for his tireless work, and with the support of various community businesses who donated their time and materials. SSCOPE is now, as of 10:00 am on May 16, licenced to create employment and serve great food, in the Food Services business. Our first Food Business venture is our Mobile Food Unit. Over 15 new jobs per payroll or more are expected to be created, adding to our present 50-55 jobs per payroll.
A full list of community supporters and business sponsors/partners to be published here shortly so we’re sure we don’t miss anyone who strongly believes in what SSCOPE is doing for mental health in this community. Come out May 25 and May 26 to our Fund raising Festival and Street Party at 1466 Arlington St (at Magnus) and enjoy some fine food from SSCOPE’s new Mobile Food Unit and enjoy great music both days.
We hope you’ll see us around and about from now on, and you’ll come up to say hello to our staff and enjoy the fine food they serve you!
It keeps getting better for Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 for SSCOPE and Mental Health. We’ve confirmed our Friday night May 25th acts now with country singer Stu Porteous at 7:00 pm and Mike J.T. Melnyk and The Flip Cats with a rockabilly set at 8:00 pm. Saturday is set for two stages and nearly twenty performers in total both days.
View the latest news release and Set Times Here.
Come on out for equal parts of Fun and Frolic and Fund Raising for SSCOPE and Mental Health.
SSCOPE Inc. announced it’s entry into the Foods Services business and the creation of a new social enterprise for the organization, on Friday May 11 as part of a Funder and Supporter Recognition Event in conjunction with Mental Health Week. Rick Frost, CEO, of Winnipeg Foundation was the keynote speaker. Representatives of most major donours and funders in Winnipeg were in attendance to be thanked by SSCOPE employee members and volunteers for their support SSCOPE’s programs.
SSCOPE’s first entry into Food Services will be a Mobile Food Unit that will allow SSCOPE to bring the food to where the customers are located and where the demand is.
SSCOPE also announced the start of its 2012-13 funding campaign with a goal of $185,000. One part of the campaign will be to raise $25,000 or more to create a Legacy Fund for the future operations of the organization, which will be matched by the Winnipeg Foundation.
View the News Release Announcements and The List of Supporters Recognized Here:
Here’s the link for the May 5th Winnipeg Free Press coverage about Rockin’ the Bridge Street Party and Festival 2012 for SSCOPE and mental health. A detail schedule of events and performance time will be published on this website and SSCOPE’s Facebook page on May 11. Take note: the Celebrity Look Alike Contest and the Pulp Fiction Jack Rabbit Slims Twist contest redux will take place mid afternoon, the 5k Walk/Run/Bike fund raiser for mental health and SSCOPE will start at 9:30 am from 1466 Arlington St. Live Music starts at 11:00 am with the last performance starting at approximately 9:00. Just added to the performance lineup is Greg Crowe and The Scarlet Union.
You can view the latest Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge news release in pdf doc form by clicking HERE
With two Music Stages, a full Thrift Store, many related events and fun all day, our third year is shaping up to be the best ever. Even before it happens, we need to thank all the Manitoba Musicians and Performers who are coming on their own time and dime to support SSCOPE and our cause of helping people cope and recover from mental health problems by providing meaningful employment options. Wonderful support. Thank you!
In 2011 we received 145 new applications for employment, while already employing 150 individuals over the year. The need is real. We ask for your support by coming out on Saturday May 26 and joining with us at our Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 Festival and Street Party for fun, frolic and most importantly for mental health and SSCOPE’s continued development to serve the need better.
Update: Since the news release, we’ve had a cancellation from Azariah Paris because of a job move, however, we added Greg Crowe and The Scarlet Union at the same time.
News Conference at SSCOPE, 1466 Arlington St on Friday May 11, at the Noon hour, with performances by Kyla Cederwall at 11:50 am and Mark David Stollard at 12:45 pm. Special guests including Rick Frost CEO of the Winnipeg Foundation. Special Announcements. Special Food samplers. Employee Member meeting at 1:15 pm, BBQ mid afternoon and more!. Watch our Facebook page, and our website for more details. Call 987-6300
Watch this up and coming Manitoba singer play at Rockin’ the Bridge at 1466 Arlington on Saturday May 26 at 4:00 pm with her band. Or join us Friday May 11 at 11:45 at the SSCOPE Stage to see her do an acoustic set as we announce all the Performers for our May 26 Festival at a Media Conference and hold a Donour Recognition Thank You event.
From Kyla’s bio:
Kyla Cederwall – (born June 14, 1990) is a Canadian Country/Pop Singer/Songwriter.
Kyla was born to sing. She first exhibited her talents in this area when, at the age of two, she sang for almost an entire eight hour road trip. That was just the beginning of her musical journey. By the age of four she was taking piano lessons which would form the foundation of her musical career. She began with Music for Young Children then continued on with the Royal Conservatory program. With some of the basics under her belt she began taking classical vocal training at the age of eight.
This training paid off when, an eleven year old Kyla was allowed to sing with her church choir; the youngest person ever to do so. A few short years later she was part of her church’s youth group music team, which allowed her to both sing, and be a role model to young people. She has always had a heart for youth, understanding the pressures of being a teenager and hopes that through her music she can inspire young people everywhere.
Kyla is an over-achiever who held down two part time jobs in the retail industry and taught piano from young pre-schoolers to teenagers while attending high school. Despite this, she found time to perform in school musicals and still maintain a social life with the friends she cherishes as well as her family. Somehow through all this she managed to graduate high school a year before her contemporaries and is currently a Business Major in university.
As with any journey, there are forks in the road and choices to be made. For a singer like Kyla, one of those choices was in the genre of music she wanted to sing. Her musical influences include Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Michael Buble, U2, and many others. She tried several different styles from pop to R&B. However, with her wide range of influences she hadn’t found her niche.
Kyla began writing music at the age of fourteen. Whenever there was a trying situation in her life she would sit down at the piano and write. Sometimes in the middle of the night, she’d wake up with all the lyrics to a song, which she’d jot down and go back to sleep. When morning came, she would head to the piano and easily find the music to finish the song.
Shortly after the end of high school she took a short break from music. After several months of not performing, not teaching, and not taking lessons she became re-energized and focused her talents back into writing music. It was during this time she discovered her love of country music. Although raised in the city of Winnipeg, Kyla’s always had a little bit of country in her spirit. She loves horseback riding, pick up trucks, cowboy boots and especially cowboy hats. Soon, she had more than a dozen songs written, each one becoming more polished than the previous one. However, with each line of lyrics and each measure of music that she wrote her desire to perform again was growing ever stronger.
Kyla has now embarked on the next phase of her music career and is currently in the recording studio working with Jason Gordon as her producer/manager at Studio 11 Entertainment in Winnipeg. Her new single Little Red Chevy was just released. She is also working on finishing her first record called Just Drive. Be sure to watch for upcoming performances.
It’s official, Saturday May 26 will be SSCOPE’s now third annual Festival and Fund Raiser in support of our programs to create real employment for those with mental health difficulties. to help in their coping and recovery process.
Our initial list of performers, many of whom are returning for their third year in a row, others are new and helping us raise the bar in performances, and the day’s events is available HERE.
For more information email SSCOPE at email@example.com or call 987-6300.
Come out and “get NorthEnded” on May 26 and let’s Rock the (Arlington) Bridge all day at 1466 Arlington for mental health!
SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift store at 1466 Arlington St. (between Burrows and Magnus Avenues) will open on Saturdays from 10-2 pm beginning this Saturday March 30th. Friday night shopping is already available to 10:00 pm on the fourth Friday of every month along with great music (except for March with the date being March 30th-note the promo for The Kicker and Matt Koop elsewhere).
Donours have been asking for another day on which to bring down valuable donations to the store and many shoppers who work all week want a weekend day to shop, said Lan Hong, SSCOPE’s acting retail manager. We will also keep increasing our promotions for shoppers she said. Currently we have Dollar Daze for books on Wednesday (3 for $1.00) and $1.00 for all clothing all day Friday
The store is firstly about more employment and training for our members, said Bob Rempel, Executive Director, but we increasingly recognize it has become an important destination for all thrift store shoppers and greadually becoming more of a community place, our goal, so it made sense to increase the hours we are open.
(excerpt from our March 23rd news release available here)
SSCOPE’s Treasures Thrift Store Performance Stage: An Intimate Musical Evening Series…for mental health and SSCOPE—–
Friday March 30 at 1466 Arlington St.
performing: “The Kicker” with Mike Koop at 8:15 pm. Preview The Kicker in video here
SSCOPE is holding its regular monthly “An Intimate Musical Evening with….for Mental Health and SSCOPE” series of events next Friday March 30th. Performing live will be The Kicker with Mike Koop at 8:15 pm, with their unique brand of power-pop. Admission is by donation, with food and snacks available. Open Mic at the Treasures Stage is available from 1:00 pm to 7:45 pm
The event will kick off SSCOPE’s Spring Cleanup yard work in April in the community, with homeowners, businesses and organizations encouraged to hire SSCOPE’s members for this job to help support our mission of providing real work…real jobs to those with mental health problems who otherwise would not be working. “Our standards are as high as others, our leaders are well qualified and our employee base wants and needs more work, said Bob Rempel, Executive Director. Call SSCOPE at 987-6302 to get the process started. Summer Lawn Maintenance services for May through September are also ready to be booked.
SSCOPE has also announced that it has set Saturday May 26 for it’s annual “let’s get the summer started” Rockin’ the Bridge music and street festival and public awareness day, for indoors and outdoors at 1466 Arlington St.
Already booked to perform to support SSCOPE and mental health on the 26th are: Azariah Paris, Garth German and the Biiver Band, D.B. Blues Band, The B-Side Apostles, Mercy-Mercy, The Davis Brothers, and The Shoulds, said Bob Rempel, many returning from last year, and we are now welcoming other new performers as well.
In the first year of a 3 year contract with the City of Winnipeg for snow shoveling services at 40 major City public properties, including City Hall, SSCOPE employees faced their biggest challenge on Friday March 2nd when the largest snowfall of this season hit. Many worked their longest days (and nights) of the winter on Friday and Saturday, but by Monday morning, about 8 am it was back to business as usual for these properties.
SSCOPE employees, all with mental health problems that requires them to work within a highly supportive and developmental environment, want to sincerely thank Mayor Sam Katz, and Council, plus all the City of Winnipeg staff for their courageous and socially responsbile move in awarding SSCOPE this closed bid contract, in what has become a true “game changer” for the organization.
Over 25 staff, many new hires have worked on the contract, earning overnight shift premiums and more steady employment as a result of the contract. Many have commented on the feeling of self satisfaction the job has given them. “We doing important stuff”, one said to their leader after a long shift at City Hall.
Our goal at SSCOPE is to always let you the customer conclude after hiring us: “Quality work…Social benefits…a true win-win.”
SSCOPE is presently expanding its Board of Directors from 7 members to 11 and is recruiting new Board members for an exciting volunteer opportunity to lead a growth oriented non profit with ever increasing demands on its resources. The following text is from an upcoming published Ad for Board member recruitment
Board of Directors needed
SSCOPE Inc is seeking new board members who will serve a minimum two year term. The members of the Board meet monthly and are based in Winnipeg. This is a great opportunity to build experience in a governance role, build solid relationships within the community, and garner an excellent reference for future use.
- Serve as a member of a collegial body that will guide, develop and strategically plan for SSCOPE.
- Provide technical input, advice and guidance on projects and act as a sounding board on potential issues.
- Raise the profile of the SSCOPE externally, liaise with and build relationships with the community and partnership businesses.
- Excellent strategic and analytical thinking skills combined with a practical and altruistic mindset, and a strong interest in serving the community.
- Team player with personal impact and superior communication skills, able to work effectively with a broadly based peer group and represent the organization effectively.
- Community leaders, professionals, educators, and individuals of all backgrounds will be assessed on their work experience, community involvement and what they can bring to the board of directors.
How to apply
Please reply to Bob Rempel at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application for the current Boards approval.
For more information on the organization please refer to http://www.sscope.org/
Treasures by SSCOPE retail is expanding its Music and Video Department and is asking for the community to search for all types of musical and video equipment and recordings you have stashed away that will help SSCOPE in our work to create more employment and programs for those with mental health issues. Pickups of a large quantity of donations can be arranged by contacting us by email at email@example.com or by phone to 987-6302.
We will make special arrangements and provide donation receipts to pickup on Estate house clear outs, as well as accept vehicles and boats, property and securities for donations. Please call our Director at 987-6302 for donations valued at over $1000.00
We sincerely appreciate your support of our programs and ongoing developments at SSCOPE.
The B-Side Apostles who are Larry Updike of CBC Radio, CJOB & Siloam Misson fame & Greg Glatz, the Rock and Roll Preacher, will be playing Friday Feb. 24 8:15 pm at SSCOPE’s Treasures’ Stage at our An Intimate Evening with…for mental health and SSCOPE series of performances every fourth Friday.
Should be a great night for our Employee-Members and the North End community adjacent to our building.
Check out their Facebook page here. Tickets for music and dinner available in advance online at our website.
Check out Harmony’s music at this link. You’ll want to see her live.
Music and Dinner (catered by the Ellice Cafe) tickets available on our site here Enjoy a great night of music with the B-Side Apostles at 8:15 pm, and a chance to support SSCOPE, our employees, many of whom will be in attendance, and the cause of mental health at the same time.
February 10: Employee Members Advisory Group meeting-Rescheduled and now set for Friday Februrary 24th at 11:00 am
Wednesday February 15: Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 pm, 1466 Arlington St.
Wednesday February 22: Workplace Safety Committee: All Members welcome. 12:00 noon
Friday February 24: An Intimate Evening with… for SSCOPE and Mental Health series continues. Harmony Parent at 7:00pm, The B-Side Apostles (Larry Updike and Greg Glatz) at 8:15 pm. Admission with Ticket. Tickets can be obtained by calling 987-6302. Catered dinner by Ellice Cafe available.
February 24: Committee meeting for Rockin’ the Ridge 3, SSCOPE’s Music and Performance festival (for Saturday May 26) to create community awareness of our programs. New Performers welcome in our expanded format, Many others already committed to returning from 2011. 5:30 pm at 1466 Arlington St.
Friday February 24th, Open Mic at the Treasures by SSCOPE Stage 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please Note: This meeting will now be held on Friday February 24th at 11:00 am, just prior to the optional Smoking Cessation orientation session.
There is a SSCOPE employee members meeting on Friday February 10 at 12:00 noon at 1466 Arlington St. to review new employment and support programs with the membership and get feedback on existing programs. We encourage everyone who wants to be considered for being part of the new employment programs to be in attendance. Staff and Board of Directors representatives will be in attendance.
This will be the first meeting at which SSCOPE will be encouraging members to bring along key support staff in their lives as well, including family members, organizational staff and even potential new members of our program.
As always there will be lots of food and beverages for everyone, plus a Gift Certificate for Treasures by SSCOPE store for all who attend.
The Home Street Band, led by Marv Thiessen, a key members of SSCOPE’s management team, on lead vocals and guitar, started the evening at 7:00 pm (here’s a short video with music clip from early in the evening) and then Chris Palmer and Darryl Torchia, known as Mercy Mercy, wowed us with their music and banter for an hour and a half. If you weren’t there you missed a great night of music and conversation. Our fourth Friday of every month, music series, “An Intimate Evening with…for Mental Health and SSCOPE” continues on February 24th with Harmony Parent at 7:00 pm and The B-Side Apostles at 8:15 pm. Catering by the Ellice Cafe. Please mark down Saturday May 26 in your calendars for our all day music festival, Rockin’ the Ridge, now in its third year. Already committed: Chris Palmer and Darryl Torchia, Biiver Band, Azariah Paris, D.B. Blues Band, and Brian McLean, and many more to come.
We’re kicking off our Community Days on January 27th (and every 4th Friday of the month) with two great live music performances at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, plus Treasures thrift store specials and Open Mike all afternoon until 7:00 pm. Everyone most welcome to come out and support SSCOPE and mental health!!!. View the full news release here. There is a special plea for donations of Vinyl recordings and other music such as CD’s and Cassettes, plus all musical equipment as we expand our Musical department at Treasures.
The text of the flier being delivered into the neighboring community is below. Call 987-6300 if you need more information. See you there.
This Friday January 27th (& every 4th Friday of the month)
its Shop and Song Night at Treasures by SSCOPE thrift shop
Treasures by SSCOPE at 1466 Arlington Street open til 9:00 pm this Friday January 27th.
Many 1 Time and Hourly Specials from 12:00 noon on and extra specials at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm
Kick out the Winter Blahs with 2 Great Live Performances Starting at 7:00 pm
***The Home Street Band with Marv Thiessen, (SSCOPE Operations Leader on guitar and vocals)
***Mercy Mercy-The Chris Palmer & Darryl Torchia Band
***plus Open Mic(rophone) from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm
Please Note: All proceeds from the sale of items from the Treasures by SSCOPE thrift shop go to support SSCOPE’s programs to create meaningful employment and income for the over 140 and growing individuals with mental health issues who are part of our program.
Treasures by SSCOPE thrift store visitors and our new Treasures performance stage will see a great new Band, Taylor and Young, on our new Performance stage on Friday January 13 between 1:00 and 2:00 pm
Hear their unique funk rock sound here
Drop by to hear their music and browse the Treasures vinyl bins, vintage clothing or collectibles, or even bring some vinyl in (or anything else for that matter) and donate to SSCOPE to assist our fund raising and work to support mental health through meaningful jobs and real income.
Watch for our next Open Mike days on January 27th, February 24th, March 23 and April 27, all Fridays and then our big Rockin’ the Ridge third annual get the summer started Festival on Saturday May 26
If you are a band or single performer and you would like to perform for an audience on any of those dates in support of SSCOPE and our work on behalf of mental health in the community, just call 987-6302 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Global TV News in Winnipeg interviewed employee members of SSCOPE and ran a news story on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm January 4th, on our Christmas Tree pickup and recycling program. The program not only creates additional work for member employees with mental health difficulties, it helps raise funds for our non profit and our mission, and it’s an important part of recycling and reuse in our community.
View the Global news story HERE
Shaw Community Channel 9 is also currently airing a recent interview about SSCOPE and our Christmas Tree program which we do annually in conjunction with the City of Winnipeg CHIP-IT program, as part of our fundraising efforts to continue to expand our employment programs and services for our members with a mental health and related disabilities.
View the Shaw Community 9 story about SSCOPE and Christmas Tree recycling HERE
Here’s the link to the story.
It’s a worthy read and we encourage everyone to join this conversation about mental health.
The article notes employment levels are considerably lower for individuals with persistent mental health problems, something which SSCOPE has worked to address for the over 20 years of our existence. Currently we employ 40 to 50 individuals every payroll, with over 135 employed through SSCOPE in 2011. Our goal, with sufficient funding resources and development partnerships, is to at least double that by 2013, end of year.
We’re picking up Trees again in 2012 for removal and recycling at the Chip It sites operated by the City of Winnipeg. Donation per tree to our non profit is $20 or more per tree. Please call 987-6300 to book your pickup or email email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting SSCOPE and our employment programs for mental health!
Approximately 45 employee members attended our Christmas luncheon on Friday, December 16 at Canton Buffet, plus our Staff of six, and several members of our Board. Members who have gone on to school later in the year, such as Melissa and Keith, returned. Members from previous years, such as Derek and Travis, came out to renew acquaintances and explore rejoing our workforce. A lot of chat, happy faces and plates piled high.
An unprecedented turnout, for SSCOPE, just another sign of the rapid growth and solid responses we are receiving for our new enhanced employment and on the job training activities were have been able to develop after our move to 1466 Arlington St.
All members received a Gift Certificate to Treasures by SSCOPE our new retail thrift Store. for their Christmas shopping, plus a small Christmas gift based on public and agency donations received, designed on a profit sharing principle, based on their hours of employment with SSCOPE during 2011…plus of course a fabulous all-you-can-eat buffet.
And right after lunch, the job crews, in good spirits and with full stomachs, went back to snow shoveling our customers’ properties…..and they will continue on Saturday…
SSCOPE recently found itself needing an additional vehicle to move crews around to the jobs sites as a result of a large new contract we received. A donated or loaned used vehicle would fit perfectly into our need for an additional work vehicle during high peak times.
Manitoba Hydro stepped forward almost immediately to our request, and blessed us with a fully saftied and repaired 2000 Chevrolet Suburban that just happened to be coming off it’s life for Manitoba Hydro. An almost one of a kind for them, with three rows of seats, this was very serendipitous time for SSCOPE. Thank you Hydro for supporting employment for mental health in Winnipeg and supporting the self initiated stable coping and recovery lives for our members.
One it’s first day of use, December 16, we were able to deliver Ryan and Nigel to a job site at Sentinel Storage as part of our new Community Placements employment program, vist 15 City of Winnipeg properties to clear snow and transport 12 member-workers to our Christmas luncheon. Thank you sincerely to Shirley, Doug, Steve and Mr. Brennan of Manitoba Hydro for seeing the value of the SSCOPE program to the community.
Our letter to Bob Brennan, President of Manitoba Hydro is below:
November 25, 2011
Mr. Bob Brennan, President
360 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8
Dear Mr. Brennan:
We are writing you to request your immediate assistance to our non profit organization, if possible, with an additional vehicle requirement. SSCOPE is a registered charity: # 135298115RR0001
We recently received a large snow shoveling contract with the City of Winnipeg for City Hall, police stations, libraries etc, that will create 12 new jobs within our organization, plus we do snow shoveling work for Manitoba Housing and over 75 other residential and commercial properties. Earlier this week one of our crew vehicles was damaged by vandalism and we are unable to continue to use it. We are now looking at the most cost efficient ways to replace that vehicle at this late date.
We are hoping the Manitoba Hydro may have a Crew Cab truck or passenger van you could loan or donate to SSCOPE that would at least take us through the end of the snow season season to early April, 2012. We would also be pleased to take on additional snow shoveling.
By way of background, SSCOPE is currently actively developing and expanding our mission of providing employment to needy individuals in Winnipeg with mental health issues. We are adding more and more training components to the on the job experience we already provide. The demand for our services continues to grow. Each month we receive 10-15 new applications, in November already over 20.
We want to give our over 130 active members/labour force more usable skills to help them in transition from basic labour jobs to working in construction, automotive, retail and the food services industry. Existing WRHA core funding just partially covers on the day to day operating expenses of the organization. It is the goal of the Board of Directors and the Staff for the organization to become self sufficient within two years.
Your assistance is important to allow us to continue to expand our mission to serve more individual and provide a higher level of skills and experience to them, making them more employable and more productive within the city and provincial labour force. We of course will provide full and appropriate recognition for Manitoba Hydro.
Please contact me for any more information your require about our request or SSCOPE in general. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org and direct phone is 987-6302. Thank you sincerely
SSCOPE Christmas luncheon will be held December 16 at Canton Buffet at 1111 Logan Ave., at McPhillips starting at 11:45 am. See directions here. Our third year in a row at this venue, it’s a popular location with an all you can eat buffet.
All employee-members who worked with SSCOPE this past year are being contacted by the Office and being encouraged to attend our 2011 Luncheon and celebration of the strides forward for the organization in 2011. Staff and Board Members will also be in attendance. If members need a ride to the lunch please be at SSCOPE’s office at 1466 Arlington St.
We thank our many customers and suppliers who generously donated to the cost of the luncheon for SSCOPE and to our Member Support Fund to allow us to provide door prizes, gifts and certificates to our employees. Treasures by SSCOPE , our own thrift store, will be also be providing all those in attendance with a Christmas gift certificate.
In 2011, over 130 employees with mental health disabilities and other issues, have worked with SSCOPE, within our supported work environment, earning nearly $100,000 in wages.
Karaoke fun, Great live music, late shopping at Treasures on November 25th at SSCOPE’s Treasures thrift store and we’ll do it again on January 27th. Open mike all night, (contact Bob at 987-6302 if you or your group would like to perform on behalf of our mental health cause at SSCOPE) and an opportunity to kick out the winter blues a little.
Now here are the photos from our November 25th event:
A new SSCOPE employee-member has brought years of signage experience to the organization allowing us to begin a new on the job training experience in the Signage industry for some of our members. What better way to get started then to get SSCOPE’s offices and Treasures Thrift store ready for the Christmas season. View the pictures and results below and we welcome you to drop by before Christmas to support our Gift Fund for our employee members through your generous donation or purchases at Treasures.
Our stage is nearing completion and other preparations are continuing for Friday’s Treasures by SSCOPE live music and karaoke fun night as we kick off the Christmas season and celebrate recent successes at SSCOPE. Everyone most welcome to join with our employees and support SSCOPE.
The L.L. Folk Group (a D.B. Blues Band spinoff) will be performing at 8:00 pm with karaoke starting at 5:00 pm. Hourly specials at the store, great donated door prizes up for auction bid and many buy-one-get-one free deals as well. For more information call 987-6300 or email email@example.com
SSCOPE has recently added a 2011 Ford F150 XLT 1/2 ton Truck to its complement of work vehicles thanks to the generosity and support of the Winnipeg Foundation, the Thomas Sill Foundation, and the Manitoba Community Services Council. It was purchased from Parkside Ford in Winnipeg after a competitive bid process. The vehicle will be primarily used as the lead vehicle for equipment and crew transportation for our Property Maintenance division. SSCOPE also continues to operate our 2000 3/4 Ton Crew Cab vehicle,, our 2007 Ford F450 3 Ton Moving and Deliveries Van, plus a rental passenger van for moving crews as needed.
A new employee-member referred to us by one of our partners, the EIA Marketabilities Team, recently told us how important being hired at SSCOPE, and the importance of work in general was. We believe in the importance of employment to stabilize and assist recovery, and we know our employee members do to. We want to share their words so that when you hire SSCOPE to work for you, the community knows how important being able to work is, for those with a mental health disability or issue and how much you are helping.
“The first thing I think of is a sense of self worth and appreciation. Coming from a very unbalanced life as to what a normal society considers work ethics, my perspectives draw me considerably close to co-dependency. Working allows me freedom to live, function and spend as I choose. With the appreciation of each day at work, my interactions with others and the provisions to purchase my necessities and wants at my leisure. Knowing I am able to depend solely on my effort has freed me from a lot of anxieties and unwanted ties to co-dependency. This is my statement of the importance of work for me as a mental health consumer.”
Please join us on Friday evening, November 25th at Treasures by SSCOPE at 1466 Arlington St. as we get Christmas Shopping started with many Buy 1 Get 1 Free Specials, plus kickoff use of our coffeehouse style permanent stage in the facility witk karaoke and live performances. It will also be a celebration of a large new contract for winter work recently awarded to SSCOPE. Treasures will be open from 10:00 am to Late that day.
See the flier here and see you at Treasures, Friday night November 25th
We are nearing completion of a new assembly and packaging contract for North Hill Environmental involving the labeling and filling of 3900 units for retail sale.
Our new facility at 1466 Arlington allows us to store and warehouse the items for the owner while the work is ongoing. In addition we are able to provide transportation services to the owner’s location with the three ton truck we own, when the job will be done later this week. Jim Hilderman, owner of North Hill, has worked closely with SSCOPE during the contract and it has proven to be a good working relationship.
SSCOPE workers and supervisors demonstrated we can take on projects like this and we are actively seeking out more to continue to provide a wide variety of work opportunities through our “businesses for a cause”, at SSCOPE Inc., said Bob Rempel, Executive Director.
SSCOPE has been blessed with a large new Snow Shoveling contract we received after a competitive bid process, (details to be publicly announced shortly by the partners). This is in addition to our carry over of 60 homeowners, condos and small apartments from last year, plus the addition of at least one Manitoba Hosing property.
The real winners are potential and current employee members of SSCOPE who wish to further develop their job skills and experience by demonstrating they can work on a very challenging project for the next 4.5 months.
Yes the work is mostly overnight and yes there are deadlines for completion, but you will be working within our supported work environment as always, with strong team leaders helping and directing you. Shifts premiums and job completion bonuses for those who stay with us through end of March. The number of hours you work on this project will be flexible and allow you to work beyond our normal casual part-time levels to increase your income as well.
If SSCOPE seems right for you now as you work to re-establish yourself in the traditional work force, and show you are dependable and can work well in a team setting, please come in to 1466 Arlington St. and apply immediately. Jobs are starting this week.
Please note there is a employee-member meeting on Friday November 18 at 12:00 noon at SSCOPE which you must attend if you wish to work on this project.
Book your Snow Shoveling Service Now! For your home, business or multi-unit property. From November 1 until end of March. 5 months of service whenever it snows 2 inches or more.
Ask about our Seniors’ Rates. Thank you for supporting SSCOPE and our employment programs to empower those with mental health issues. Visit Treasures by SSCOPE at 1466 Arlington St. and help us recycle gently used products.
Work is continuing on our Employee-Member Lounge and Training Centre at SSCOPE’s 1466 Arlington St location. Demand for our job experience and employment programs in a supportive environment continues to expand rapidly and SSCOPE wants to add a training component to our activities. Just to start we have already been training over 10 employee-members in some basic construction and renovations skills, a new program for our organization.
We are grateful to all the businesses that have already donated goods and materials and we hope others will join and come on board in the next few weeks as our work continues with a Food Services area and a Performers area.
Thank you from our over 140 employees members whose lives you are positively impacting by your generosity to: (listed in random order)
Stanley Black & Decker
Our Fall Cleanup fund raising campaign is underway. Whether it’s yard and leaf clean up, garage or basement clean up or just leaf pickup and removal SSCOPE can help you. By hiring us you are helping our employee members who cope with mental health issues daily but are ready to work hard with our supervisor. View our media release here
(For Immediate Release-(4/10/11)
SSCOPE issues timely advisory for Fall Yard Clean Up Services. Clean Up-Clean Out is the theme for October for SSCOPE!
SSCOPE Inc. a Winnipeg non profit supporting mental health through employment and job training, has issued an urgent plea to the Winnipeg community to support the organization’s job creation by booking the SSCOPE employee-member crews and supervisor to provide a full Fall Yard Cleanup service from now until the snow flies.
Executive Director, Bob Rempel said, “we have a strong growing demand for more work from our members as our programs have become better recognized in the community for the real benefits they can provide an individual wishing to resume more normal functioning.” “Our move to new quarters at 1466 Arlington St. and the opening of Treasures by SSCOPE retail thrift store, plus the start of other employment programs has obviously also helped,” he added.
Clean Up-Clean Out is the theme word for October. SSCOPE is offering a timely opportunity to its Yard Cleanup customers. For an additional $50 or more contribution to SSCOPE, the organization will help you remove up to 10 items up to medium size and weight from your garage, basement or house, such as furniture,and take them to the landfill, or if appropriate, recycle them at our Treasures by SSCOPE thrift store.
SSCOPE also picks up bagged yard leaves as part of its fund raising at a cost of $2.00 per bag, with a $20.00 minimum, and brings them to the City of Winnipeg Leaf It With Us drop off sites around Winnipeg.
SSCOPE provides a full Property service for single family properties, condos, apartments, small business, non profits and others. New equipment, with the support of the Winnipeg Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation, will allow SSCOPE to double its customer base this fall. Snow shoveling services start after November 1 and runs until March 31.
Rempel said all forms of support are most welcome as the non profit strives to create more employment for those with mental health and related disabilities in ways that benefit the community and our members. We continue to welcome community partners for our new SSCOPE Food Services and Automotive programs, our Retail expansion, as well as our Entertainment stage within the Store.
SSCOPE currently assists 120 employee members per year, with casual and part time employment, in its various business enterprises with a cause. Approximately $100,000 is currently paid out annually in wages and benefits to those with a mental health disability or issue working for SSCOPE.
Contact: Bob Rempel, 987-6302 office
SSCOPE’s fall fund raising campaign includes our Yard Cleanup work in October. For a typical fee of $75 to $150, depending on the size of property, a SSCOPE supervisor and a crew of 3 or 4 SSCOPE members will come and prepare your lawn before the snow flies.
Your property will be beneficiary, but equally important, SSCOPE’s over 100 active members, all with mental health and related issues, who are asking daily for more and more work and income from our organization, will be the beneficiaries.
Other cleanup work on your property, your garage or your basement can easily be arranged for the time when we are working on your property. Please call 987-6300 to book your address with us.
For more information on our Fall Cleanup Program please click here to view our one page Flier.
We received this unsolicited feedback about SSCOPE after a new employee went out on his first shift with SSCOPE. We felt it was worth sharing unedited to the community of potential employee members, donors and those who are considering hiring a SSCOPE job crew.
“Firstly, I would like to thank-you for the opportunity of working for SSCOPE.. Again, I would like to emphasize that your organization’s vision and objectives to help integrate people with mental disabilities into the work force is extremely noble and most commendable. I was able to witness (first hand) the important services SSCOPE can provide to the public and the rewarding experience this can be to a person’s self esteem.. Self esteem and self confidence are definately a major challenge when suffering from a mental disease and trying to re-enter the workforce. SSCOPE provides a “new hope” for people in this situation.”
Look for a news article about SSCOPE and Treasures by SSCOPE, our new retail thrift store, this week in The Times.
A SSCOPE employee-member and the SSCOPE Executive Director were interviewed.
We’d also like to nominate Kim Babij and Shaw Cable 9 for the “Heroes of Mental Health Award for media, unofficially or officially if they qualify. Their story on our Treasures by SSCOPE thrift store and our overall SSCOPE program has been running all week on Community Channel 9, and Kim and Shaw have consistently helped promote our Job programs as we change seasons or have special events, for over three years now.
Off we went at 9:00 am, about 25 strong, walking from 1466 Arlington St, to Sgt. Tommy Prince Park at Selkirk and Battery, cleaning and picking up litter along the way. You would have seen the crew in their powder blue new SSCOPE Team shirts.
At the park we discovered there are no litter bins, partly the reason for the amount of litter lying around such a beautiful area. Later in the day we pitched to City Councillor Mike Paktaghan, the possibility of SSCOPE adopting the park and actually doing real enhancements to the facility.
The group dispersed and we spent approximately an hour cleaning the litter and debris in the park and cleaned along the way back to 1466 Arlington, our headquarters. SSCOPE is a NorthEnd citizen now, official on August 19th, unofficially as of July 1 and we hope to become a valued member of the community in the months and years ahead.
Special thanks to Candace Maxymowich, our Urban Green Team funded Summer Student, who organized all the details of the Clean Up and kept the Team on track through the morning. Our students always come to us with many talents, current and potential, and a big heart it seems and Candace is no exception.
Our employee members and the community responded enthusiastically to our August 19 opening of Treasures by SSCOPE and the official ribbon of SSCOPE’s new facility at 1466 Arlington St.
Donations for Treasures started to flow in on Friday and we are very grateful. We accept donation from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday, or by special arrangement by calling 987-6300
We particularly want to thank two of our current employee members: Elton Plett who performed for us after the ceremony and Garry Yanyu, who handled all the cooking for many hours. Elton does some great music and Garry is preparing to study to be a chef, and we are grateful to have two people with excellent skills assisting us.
We also want to thank Rona at Kenaston Boulevard for loaning us a commercial grade BBQ and Sobeys at Burrows and Keewatin for donating soft drinks to SSCOPE employees and the community for the day.
Our official opening ceremony is this Friday August 19th at Noon.
You can find the full text of our August 16th News Release Here.
An excerpt from the release:
Unlike most “thrift” stores, the people staffing the store will be the direct beneficiaries of its operation. They will staff the store and learn new transferable skills they can use to find full time work down the road.
”We know there are many places to go and shop but being right in the neighbourhood where people can get to us easily and find gently used quality goods for less is a real and needed service to our community. Best of all it supports Mental Health in a visible way by providing work for the people who are recovering from or coping with their illness”, said Rempel.
Our news release which went out on August 11th, asking for Donations from the public and business for Treasures by SSCOPE, is available for download here
We need your donations of new and used items for our Treasures for SSCOPE store by Thursday August 18th and donation of BBQ’s in good condition that we can use to feed the many people who will attend our Event on August 19th.
SSCOPE is holding a Official Opening and Open House on August 19th and 20th starting at Noon at our new 1466 Arlington St. location as we celebrate the continued development of the organization. It will be a great opportunity to shop at Treasures by SSCOPE our new retail thrift store. The store is full now, but we need to double the store inventory if possible, through your donations, so we can increase our sales that weekend.
As well, if you have BBQ’s in good condition, or even new ones if you are retail store or distributor please consider donating the cooking gear to us so we can provide some thank you food to our many supporters who will come out that day.
All forms of support are most welcome as strive to create more employment for those with mental health and related disabilities in ways that benefit the community and our members. We continue to fundraise for a new Work Vehicle for the organization and just need another approximately $10,000 to take us over the top to acquire a new fuel efficient vehicle that will allow us to take on more work and more employees.
For more information or to make arrangements please contact our office at 987-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars for Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th, marking the official opening of SSCOPE’s new facility at 1466 Arlington St, particularly our Treasures by SSCOPE thrift store, our Automotive services and future cafe/food services business.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 12:30 pm at the entrance to the building at Arlington and Magnus, followed with food, fun and music through the afternoon and then again Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 pm. The community and all those who support SSCOPE, family, friends and customers, are most welcome to come by our Treasures by SSCOPE store for great deals all weekend and special prizes.
For our employee-members we have a day filled with a Work Party at Sgt. Tommy Prince Veteran’s Park at 9:00, our first adopted SSCOPE community project, followed by a meeting at 11:00 am. You are most welcome to join our Community Work Party that day, something we do several or more times a year to show our support for the community that supports us. Please meet us at 8:45 at SSCOPE or meet us at the Park on Selkirk Ave.
For more information contact us at 987-6300
We often receive comments of praise for our program and our workers’ effort verbally, and are mostly unable to capture them for those who are considering to whether to do business with SSCOPE and support our cause in Winnipeg. We felt the three below were worth sharing. We hope you agree.
On July 14 one of our lawn customers, Mr. Stevens of Warsaw Ave. dropped by our office at 1466 Arlington St. to pay his monthly lawn maintenance invoice, and went out of his way to say how impressed he was with the work of our SSCOPE crews and the Team Leader during their weekly visits. He was comparing us to other services and companies in the marketplace that he had working for him in the past or he had seen working, not to critique them, but to remark on our standards and the professionalism of our Leaders.
On July 21, another customer, Mr. Ramsay of Jefferson Ave, who is one of a number of our customers who receive Veterans Affairs benefits for lawn services, said to our Team Leader, “You do a great job, I can count on you guys” Our Team Leader passed this wonderful comment on to his crew and shared it with the Office Administration staff.
We are very grateful for customers such as this who appreciate the service and effort we provide and understand the additional positive benefits they can make in people’s lives when they hire SSCOPE workers.
The next testimonial came in by email on July 18th and we feel it’s appropriate to mention the company’s name as they made an extra effort to hire SSCOPE workers when many other options were available to them.
To: Executive Director, SSCOPE
Randy R. and Robert Z. worked at Sentinel today from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00
They were quick and good workers and we were pleased with the work they did
for us We would definitely have them back if required.
Jim & Val French
11 Paramount Road
Winnipeg, MB R2X 2W6
Most of SSCOPE’s efforts are focused on developing and operating our own social enterprises so we can create longer term employment opportunities, with our large base of registered employee members, all with mental health issues or disability, a growing component of what we do is our SSCOPE Job Force. Recent customers have included Manitoba Housing, Health Sciences Centre, various individuals throughout Winnipeg, and others in the private sector such as Sentinel, where we provided labour and support for jobs lasting a half day or more.
Call us at 987-6300 to consult with us about your project and schedule and book the SSCOPE Job Force for your needs.
Here is the text from our flier for our new Automotive program at SSCOPE.
Repairs, Servicing & Detailing at Great Rates for a Cause
Or Donate Your Vehicles(s) To SSCOPE
Automotive and Small Engines Servicing, Repairs and Detailing now available. Support our cause and get a great job at some of the best rates in the city! Call 987-6300 and ask for the Automotive Dep’t. We are located at 1466 Arlington St. All work by prior appointment. Opening specials lasting through end of August.
SSCOPE Inc. is a Winnipeg non profit that operates various business enterprises, including property services, moving, vending, commercial cleaning and now Treasures, our retail thrift store. Our cause is training, employment and income for our employee members with mental health and related issues. See our website at http://www.sscope.org
Detail your car, truck or other vehicle prior to show and sale and save big. Many automotive and small engine services available including Automotive Detailing, Repairs (vehicles, mowers, etc., servicing, Light parts remove and replace, Tire plugs, Mirror and Glass replacement and much more. Consult us today at 987-6300
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE(S)
Yes! SSCOPE will take your unwanted vehicle in donation at 1466 Arlington St, and use it to provide training and work for our employee members who have mental health issues or to assist our fund raising. Donation receipts are available.
If you want to support an organization whose cause is mental health and providing jobs and wages for those who have mental health problems, and you have a unneeded vehicle or more, this an easy way to do it.
Call us today at 987-6300 or visit us from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday at 1466 Arlington St. (between Burrows and Magnus)
Our members and those interested in mental health strategies in Manitoba will find the Mental Health Strategic Plan, released this week by the province, of interest. Download a copy of the Mental Health Strategic Plan here
SSCOPE leadership will review the document over the next couple of weeks and attempt to determine how the strategic document and statements of intent will be translated into real financial support for organizations such as ours which perform a vital role in the lives of those with mental disabilities.
SSCOPE encourages those who interact with provincial politicians and senior bureaucrats over the next few months, as we move closer to a provincial election, to tell the SSCOPE story and to ask what it will take to see provincial level support for our organization increased. We are presently receiving from 8-15 applications for work every month, on top of our existing 120 employee member base.
For more information about SSCOPE programs and how you can support mental health by supporting our employment programs, contact the Executive Director at 987-6302 or by email at email@example.com
Find more information about SSCOPE in this post
SSCOPE continued to grow in 2010-11. See the most recent SSCOPE Facts, released as part of our annual report by clicking SSCOPE Facts here. You can review our financial results, which were approved by the organizations’ members at the well attended June 24th AGM by clicking the link below.
For more information about SSCOPE and our programs please call our office at 1466 Arlington St., Winnipeg, 987-6300
Just ahead of the opening of our new retail and office/shop location at 1466 Arlington St, (between Burrows and Magnus) in Winnipeg on Monday June 27, SSCOPE’s Annual General Meeting for our employee members will be held Friday June 24 at the Buchwald Room, 2nd Floor, Winnipeg Public Library, Donald and Graham Street at 11:50 am. Food, the Year in Pictures and Video, Questions and Anwers and a short business meeting. Our guest speaker is Carolyn Strutt, Director of Mental Health Community Programs for the WRHA. Everyone welcome! Please confirm your attendance with our office at 987-6300 by 10:00 am Friday.
1. Our May 28th event, which we moved indoors at the last minute to our new home at 1466 Arlington St., was successful with many strictly volunteer performers, great music and we don’t meant that lightly, and lots of bargain hunters all afternoon into the early evening. Watch for pictures and detailed list of all those who performed on the website shortly. Nearly $2,300 was raised for SSCOPE, even though our goal was just to create greater public awareness for the organization.
2. We are almost at full capacity for our Lawn Services Business with 62 customers, a record high for the organization, up over 10-14 over previous years. In addition we have two large Manitoba Housing commercial projects at their condos, just started in late May, which we thank them for, that will create at least 5 new job positions for our employee members. We currently average 8 new applications a month with some months as high as 15.
3. SSCOPE’s new office location, retail and customer service training centre, plus shop facilities will all be at 1466 Arlington St., as of June 27. SSCOPE’s office remains at 1000 Notre Dame until the 27th. The shop facilities and employee-member bases for lawn and moving work is at Arlington as of June 3rd.
4. SSCOPE’s AGM will be held on Friday June 24th at 11:50 am at the Buchwald Room at the Winnipeg Public Library. Carolyn Strutt of the WRHA is the guest speaker. The event is open to the public and all those interested in SSCOPE’s work are welcome.
Our event needs fun and relaxation possibilities so with the not so bright forecast for Saturday, we have moved our event indoors to 1466 Arlington Street (between Burrows and Magnus). The schedule of events remains the same. We hope to see
you there. The location will be SSCOPE’s new home as of July 1st so come out and get a sneak preview.
Clyde Heerah, leader of the Paradize group has stepped up to support SSCOPE Inc. and mental health. We’ve added Paradize to the bill for 6:00 pm to bring Caribbean music, soca and reggae to Vimy Ridge Ridge after a great day of folk, rock, pop and alternative music at Winnipeg’s first summer festival of 2011. All performers contributing their time and energy to support the work of SSCOPE in Winnipeg. See you at Vimy Ridge. Tell your friends and neighbors and bring items for our garage sale fund raising or special donations for prizes if you can.
Winnipeg’s First Summer Festival for 2011!
Entertainment/Performers Main Stage: (subject to last minute change: contact us 987-6300 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
11:50 am: Opening Remarks and Greetings from SSCOPE member Brian Henderson
12:00 Noon: Glenn Zaretski and Emerald Highway,
12:45 pm: Azariah and Guests,
1:30 Joel Nickel,
1:45: Breathworks Demonstration and Audience Participation (Stephan Pfund)
2:00 pm: DB Blues Band,
2:45: Chill Axe
3:30 Yoga Demonstration and Audience Participation (Moksha Yoga),
3:45 pm: Garth German Band,
4:30 pm The Kicker,
5:15 pm: Stone Throw Second
All entertainers/performers performing in support of SSCOPE and mental health and we thank them sincerely. Thank you to our major sponsors: Assiniboine Credit Union, Manitoba Hydro, Payworks, Parkside Ford and many more community minded organizations and businesses that support mental health and SSCOPE’s work in the community.
This is our online advertising regarding our new Donate to SSCOPE…support Mental Health program.
“SSCOPE Inc. will pick up your donated items for resale and reuse at our garage sale and a soon to be opened retail and food services training location for our employee members. Watch for our opening announcement re our 1466 Arlington location.
Automoibiles, books, vinyl, other music, working electronics, arts and crafts, furniture, collectibles, building materials, etc. Donation receipts for items with established market value over $100. We appreciate your support. Please call our office at 987-6300 or email us. We also pick up your usuable unsold garage sale items.
Our website is http://www.sscope.org . We create and provide employment for people with a mental health disability. Lawn, snow, moving, window washing, cleaning services, general labour and more. You can support SSCOPE and mental health by hiring for work you need done as well. Our membership is growing rapidly and we need more work.
Join us at Rockin’ the Ridge 2011…for mental health at 12:00 noon for garage sale, great music all afternoon and a lot more for all ages. Vimy Ridge Park, Winnipeg. Winnipeg’s first summer festival each year. Donations welcome.”
Of note: SSCOPE is initiating it’s new programs to create more employment in Winnipeg during Mental Health week May 1-7th. We fully support an excellent initiative by one of Canada’s leading corporate entitities, Bell Canada, called, “Let’s talk about mental health”, featuring Manitoba native Clara Hughes.
Let’s talk….! Let’s act…!
Two new musical additions that we’re excited about are The Kicker and Second Time Around, joining returnees: Azariah, Connie Miron Band, Garth German Band (also known as Biiver Band), D.B. Blues Band and Chill Axe.
Check out their music at the following links:
Performances start at Noon. Free Admission. The entertainment lineup for the day will be announced on May 16. Please be a SSCOPE and mental ambassador and tell your friends face-t0-face and through the social media.
A SSCOPE crew participated in the Daniel McIntyre cleanup days on April 29th. A crew of eight, and a team leader, worked on the streets fand backlanes rom Ingersoll to Arlington, between Notre Dame and Wellington. It’s our community too and we’re pleased to participate. The initiative fits well with well with our StreetSSCOPE program in which we take ownership of the cleanliness and beautification of Notre Dame Ave, and adjacent side streets, from approximately Erin St to Hargrave.
The report detailing over 120 social businesses operating in Canada done by Queen’s University researchers is available for download here. Note: SSCOPE’s social businesses and services are understated with our recent expansion into retailing and food services and community recycling, plus our ongoing general cleaning service. Other possible businesses for additional job creation are currently under review.
Rockin’ the Ridge 2011…for mental health Performers Announcement
Entertainment Main Stage: (subject to change: set times to be announced May 16-Music Start at Noon)
Azariah, Garth German Band, Connie Miron Band, DB Blues Band, The Kicker, Stone Throw Second, Chill Factor, Glenn Zaretski and Emerald Highway and more
All performers performing in support of SSCOPE and mental health.
#5-1000 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB. R3E 0N3 (204) 987-6300 Fax: (204) 987-6304 Email: email@example.com
Website: http://www.sscope.org (Contact: Bob Rempel-987-6302)
Supporting mental health through gainful employment since 1991-20 Years of Service To Winnipeg in 2011
NEWS RELEASE/PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT-April 25, 2011
“One in four Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives”
Winnipeg’s first summer festival for 2011….SSCOPE’s Rockin’ The Ridge2011…for Mental Health-Saturday, May 28th-Mark Your Calendars
Winnipeg’s first summer festival of 2011, Rockin’ the Ridge 2011 Saturday, May 28 at Vimy Ridge Park in Winnipeg, organized by the non-profit SSCOPE Inc, has announced its performers lineup, starting at noon. An afternoon of great music is set with eight groups already confirmed.
The annual free admission outdoor event is in its second year and is set to be a fun day for all ages, kickin’ off summer fun in the City. This year’s event is a special anniversary as well, it marks SSCOPE’s 20th year of service to Winnipeg, and to those with a mental health disability.
SSCOPE (www.sscope.org) supports mental health in Winnipeg through the flexible part-time employment it offers, and resulting income it creates for its member-employees, and through the various enterprises it operates and partnerships it creates.
Great Classic Rock, Blues, and Folk music all afternoon starting at 12:00 noon on the bandstand. Horticulture and Art will be featured plus a fund raising Garage Sale, auctions, and food available throughout the day. Vimy Ridge Park is located on Portage Ave. at Home St. Bring your festival chairs, blankets and tarps. For more info about this event call SSCOPE at 987-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment Main Stage: (subject to change: set times to be announced May 16-Music Start at Noon)
Azariah, Garth German Band, Connie Miron Band, DB Blues Band, The Kicker, Stone Throw Second, Chill Factor, Glenn Zaretski and Emerald Highway and more
All performers performing in support of SSCOPE and mental health.
The public can help out by contributing gently used items to the garage sale at noon or new items for our prizes and support of our volunteers and performers. Pickup is available. Please call 987-6300 for more details about the event. Volunteers are also needed for various tasks prior to the event and during the day.
SSCOPE operates services such as lawn and yard maintenance, snow removal, moving, deliveries, building cleaning and vending services. Current fund raising is crucial to support expansion into storefront activities, to be opened May, 2011 as well, and additional work in community recycling.
Rockin’ the Ridge 2011 for mental health is supported by the Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU), Manitoba Hydro and other caring community members, in addition to all performers listed above
Our latest flier about our Lawn Services is available for download here. In it we say to Winnipegers: “You can do more with your Lawn Services dollar! Please consider supporting SSCOPE in 2011 and get great service and a great looking property by signing up for our 2011 Lawn Maintenance Season program: spring through fall. For all who sign up for full Year Round work with SSCOPE we have a special deal as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations: Get your spring cleanup this year done at 1991 Rates. Our gift to you for your support of our work to help those with mental health and related issues in their recovery and coping.
Our employee members list continues to grow steadily and they want and need more employment opportunities through us. We are aiming to add another 48 lawn and property service customers in 2011 if possible.
As we move towards our May 28th public awareness day on SSCOPE and mental health, Rockin’ the Ridge 2011 at Vimy Ridge Park, we want to raise the level of discussion amongst our various stakeholders-customers, employee-members, supports and funders about the stigma about mental illness that prevails today and affect all of us, including those in our organization and the organization itself.
Here’s a Mental Health Commission of Canada link to their initiatives on stigma reduction, to help us talk about it in a more informed way.
Our employee-members continue to face stigma about their conditions every day. We at SSCOPE want to continue to be part of the ongoing Talk about Mental Health to keep lessening the amount of stigma and barriers they face.
Join us on May 28th at Vimy Ridge Park and “Walk for the Talk” about Mental Health and help support SSCOPE and the work we do to provide employment and income for those that need a fresh start in a caring and supportive environment.
SSCOPE’s Rockin’ the Ridge is set for May 28th at Vimy Ridge Park in Winnipeg (between Home and Canora on Portage Ave.) Mark it on your calendar now. This is the second year for our annual public fun and entertainment event for mental health, supporting and creating more awareness of our work to assist those with mental health challenges by creating meaningful employment in a supportive environment.
We’re very pleased to have had Manitoba Hydro and Assiniboine Credit Union come on as sponsors and supporters already in a big way and we know many more organizations that are supportive of mental health and work in the community will be joining them as sponsors, as will others who will assist by providing us with prizes and other donations for fundraising..
Our entertainment lineup is filling up with great music and other entertainers set for all afternoon. If you would like to showcase your group or talent, and support our cause at the same time, please contact us at 987-6300
Watch for more details here on a regular basis. See you on May 28th and let’s Rock the Ridge.
“SSCOPE is important as it gives us the opportunity to work. As we work for SSCOPE, we realize that we can work effectively again and be productive in the community. It helps us believe in ourselves as we see our skills put to the test. We have to be on time to work and not miss our scheduled dates of work, which prepares us for another job in the community.
Once we provide to ourselves we can work and how good it feels to work and get paid for our efforts we can either continue to work for SSCOPE or we can move on to other work in the community.
SSCOPE is an excellent place to begin to realize our potential . We realize we can continue to work there or at other places in the community. This keeps us healthier mentally. It is really good for our mental health to be productive members in the Workforce. We need it to continue and grow”
Yvette has been a member at SSCOPE for approximately one year. She, and her support system, are successfully managing her schizophrenia and she is a productive permanent-part time worker at SSCOPE at present.
The SSCOPE employee members, staff and Board of Directors are extremely grateful to our many customers and users of our services who stepped forward and contributed to our annual employees’ Christmas lunch and gift. From cookies, to small gifts, to cheques, to strong evidence to our workers of your support through words and letters, it has been very much appreciated.
In addition we want to acknowledge Parkside Ford and Cam MacIvor who made a significant contribution to SSCOPE in a timely fashion in January to assist us with unexpected operating expenses that arose.
We are grateful again to the Assininboine Credit Union and Nan Colledge, community involvement manager, for their third year of support to our employee-member support programs and particularly their support of our Cleanup and Recycling programs, including Christmas tree, toilet and leaf recycling job creation and our associated expenses. We learned of their continuing generosity and support of our initiatives with respect to a better Winnipeg, as we create needed employment and income for those with a mental health disability, in early December 2010.
The Assiniboine Credit Union has also signed on early as a sponsor for our May 28th Rockin’ the Ridge 2 at Vimy Ridge Park, a day of music, fund raising, food and fellowship as we kickoff the summer festival season in Winnipeg.
In the past few weeks, SSCOPE has been blessed with
many donations from our customers and volunteers to
support our Christmas luncheon held December 10th at
Canton Buffett, an employee-member favorite. Through
the generosity of our donours, we were able to provide
employees with a Christmas card and money gift plus
numerous draws and prizes. We thank you.
Here are some photos from the lunch.
are raising funds for three smaller projects: 1) Worker
ID and Safety Clothing, 2) a people mover passenger
van, inexpensive but with safety certification, and 3)
a small storefront where SSCOPE can run a thrift
book/music and movie store along with other items
and provide retail training. Donations in kind are most
welcome too. SSCOPE is a federally registered
charitable organization and all donations over $20
receive tax receipts. Thanks again from our employee-
members who thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas
luncheon and gifts received.
Our website has an easy way to make an online
donation or call our office at 987-6302 if you are
considering a larger donation or bequest to support
SSCOPE’s ongoing work, creating real work for
those with a mental health disability and with low
income, who do “want to work” and earn extra.