Take a look at the latest SSCOPE 2013 newsletter with great stories about Tyler Fehr, one of our members, a story about the Winnipeg Jets mental health initiative, a feature on Split Crooked, a featured act at our May 24-25 Festival4MentalHealth at SSCOPE and much more. We welcome your comments after you read the newsletter. Please be a SSCOPE ambassador and forward a copy to your friends and network.
Read it HERE
The benefits of SSCOPE’s real work, real jobs programs within a supportive work environment to the community, to the cost of health care, to mental health recovery, are depicted through the eyes of two of SSCOPE newer employee members.
View the Live Friday Poster Here and join us next on Friday March 22 at 1466 Arlington in our warm and friendly coffeehouse atmosphere and enjoy a great variety of music from talented Winnipeg and Canadian performers who are freely donating their time to support mental health and SSCOPE’s work in the community.
It’s a turntable, receiver and vinyl sale from the Manager’s collection at Treasures Thrift Store as we try to get our donations and sales well past $1,000 to make our Christmas Dinner and Christmas gifts for over 100 members the best we can make it for them. View the Kijiji Ad here.
We thank those who have already supported SSCOPE’s “A Promise of Better Days” Christmas Appeal:
Parkside Ford Lincoln Ltd, Portage and Main Development (Creswin Properties), Joyce Manwaring, Manitoba Housing, Janice Rey, Boris Hwozdulych, Tom Dercola, Councillor Ross Eadie, Canada Safeway Gift Card and Giant Tiger Gift Card
Join us for our Christmas celebration day at Treasures Thrift Store and Coffeehouse, afternoon and evening at SSCOPE on Friday, December 21. View an earlier post about the combination Christmas cheer and Live Fridays event by clicking HERE. See you at SSCOPE Friday!
Day by day I’m feeling stronger, Day by day I’m lasting longer, Day by day you help me make my way…the words from a popular song in the 80′s, Day by Day. The words express SSCOPE’s mission very well…to empower our member-employees to build and rebuild their lives through employment and a supportive system.
In step with our Promise of Better Days, Christmas Dinner fund raising campaign, SSCOPE has begun a campaign to gain support from the food industry and community members to help us develop our Food Services Enterprise.
We are accepting all donations of food products and food preparation equipment, as well of cash donations that will allow us to create a 12 month a year Food Services program that will allow to create a Catering and Food Preparation so we can provide prepared food to all those in need of nutritious food in the community.
We will soon announce the date when we will begin accepting expressions of interest from group residences, homes and schools to receive our prepared food on a regular basis. We will be particularly looking for a mental health tie in but it will not be an essential requirement.
For more information or to discuss what you can possibly donate, please contact SSCOPE’s Director of Development at 987-6302 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|6th Mth Totals||6 Mth Totals|
|2012 April 1 to September 30||2011 Year April 1 to September 30th|
|Total Employee Members 132||90|
|New Applications 61||58|
|New Employee Members Starting 33||44|
|Total Jobs All Members 1671||1526|
|Total Hours Worked 5718.4||5471.70|
|Total Payroll Dollars $62,529.35||$54,179.50|
|Average Payroll Size 54||45.5|
SSCOPE continues to show positive growth in terms of serving our employee members with gainful employment to support their mental health recovery. We are well on track to having close to 200 employees on payroll this year We are being challenged to put more new employee members to work until we can develop new employment generation partnerships with the business and government sector.
When we do develop those partnerships we ask for the communities generous donations to help us backfill all the job equipment and support needs we have for our members. We give them “A Reason To Believe”, “A Promise of Better Days”. We Aim To Help To Keep Them From the Expensive Hospital and Care System and Bring Stability To Their Lives. Can We Count On Your Support??
Please call the Director of Development at 204 987-6302 or email: email@example.com to talk about SSCOPE’s needs and how you can get involved with our mission and purpose.
You can view videos of SSCOPE activities and programs on YouTube. Just click the YouTube link.
Book your fall Yard CleanUp now and get your Yard done before the rush that starts mid month and we’ll give you a 20% discount on our usual rate. Or we can offer you a charitable tax receipt for the discount. Our employee members need the work and we can’t have them sitting around for two weeks not working for their benefit, so we offer you an incentive to start today with the Fall Cleanup program. We bag and take away immediately all yard waste we clean up.
As well another promotion offers all new 5 month prepaid Snow Shoveling customers an additional 20% discount on Fall CleanUp Services.
Call SSCOPE today at 987-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
My name is Christopher. I have been a part-time worker at SSCOPE for almost one year. I have been diagnosed with a mental illness since my high school years. I really appreciate being employed by SSCOPE and working with the staff. This job helps me feel like I’m working towards something positive. I feel respected and responsible. SSCOPE is a place where you can work with integrity where people don’t judge you. I have respect for my friends and co-workers at SSCOPE. The different jobs we do at SSCOPE keep it interesting for me. My favorite job is to do moving. I hope I know some other people that would want to work with SSCOPE but righ now there are not enough jobs for everybody. Please consider supporting us through your donations and by giving us work such as the fall cleanups we are now starting. Thank you.