LITE Awards SSCOPE Funding For Employment Uplift program

Bob Rempel, SSCOPE Executive Director accepting the $5,000 award for 2013 from LITE’s Executive Director Tana Hendren and Allan Beach, Board Chair on March 20

LITE (Local Initiatives Towards Employment) recently provided $5,000 funding to SSCOPE for the third straight year to further develop its StreetSSCOPE program as a pre-employment program.  The amount was an increase of $1,000 from previous years.  The program called Employment Uplift will prepare youth, females and men with long gaps in job history and with mental health or related problems for possible employment in SSCOPE’s regular business enterprises in the future or in the workforce at large.  Approximately 35 individuals will benefit from the program from approximately mid April to end of October, 2013.  This is the only major non business revenue generating program or social enterprise at SSCOPE.  All grant funds will be directed to wages, benefits and training materials for the employee members of the program.

SSCOPE in LITE Newsletter

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

What’s Going On These Days At SSCOPE?

SSCOPE employees on the job on the first day of SSCOPE's new 3 week construction related job on July 4th, seen here just a little drenched after some rains came to cool them down. Wescon Construction of Steinbach awarded SSCOPE the pre concrete work on a large dairy barn construction project just west of Winnipeg in the Rosser area. There is about three weeks of work in this project and it is epxected that this will lead to more construction related work for this company and others in the near future.

 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 Treasures Mobile Food Unit, continues to be out daily testing various locations in Winnipeg, finding a home for its daily offerings.  Meanwhile in the tradition of the Food Truck business everywhere the Food menu is being upgraded to draw passionate followers, and a distinctive name is being sought. Little Food Feats anyone?  Bookings for the Mobile Unit can be made by contacting SSCOPE at 987-6302 or call us with your naming suggestions.   SSCOPE continues to investigate and develop a full range of special catering and delivery services to create additional Food Services employment for its members.
SSCOPE’s Lawn Services division continues to add additional properties to it’s weekly cutting and trimming list as homeowners and building managers see the overall value and direct benefits to the communty of the SSCOPE service.  Recently a number of Manitoba Housing properties were added, plus some private properties that need maintenance while owners are away on vacation.
SSCOPE’s Property Services Snow Shoveling Divison is currently recruiting qualified Team Leaders with drivers licences for the November 1 start of the 5 month Snow Season, supporting and leading our employee members in our contract work for the City of Winnipeg and private residences and businesses.

SSCOPE Employees out on regular StreetSSCOPE patrol recently. Here they are seen on Arlington Street near Dufferin. Over 10 different SSCOPE member employees are involved in this daily work activity.