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Mid-West Sportswear in Saskatoon is one of the last, and largest custom apparel manufacturers in Saskatchewan. They have access to the best product lines and widest range of apparel and promotional items of any custom clothing manufacturer in the province.

Since 1981, Mid-West Sportswear has custom designed and printed sportswear and uniforms in their Saskatoon factory. Today, they’ve expanded to offer custom printing, embroidery and in house graphic design for workwear, safety equipment, promotional products and accessories. Plus, they are expanding their custom, made to order apparel manufacturing so something specific is needed, MidWest Sportswear can make it to order in Saskatoon and ship it to you.

Mid-West Sportswear Custom Professionals believe in Saskatchewan’s drive to succeed and they are proud to have built their business here, to employ Saskatchewan residents and to keep manufacturing in this province. Find out what their team can do for you.

There’s no better way to introduce yourself and your product than with video. The best stories are the ones you can tell around the campfire. Campfire Stories make video and loan their services out to other production companies. Kyle Burgess, Producer/Editor has spent the past 6 years as a freelancer and entrepreneur in the local film and television industry. Using his experience from documentaries such as Nightclub Confidential and Keeping Canadians Alive, he has forged his own path in finding unique stories to share with the world. Allia Janzen, Producer/Director has spent the better part of 20 years working in the film and television industry. She helped co-found Masala Talent in 2000, an agency still based in Saskatoon, and still providing models and actors for various Canadian productions 16 years later. Allia routinely utilizes her business management skills as a field producer for television shows on CTV, CityTV, and CBC plus an interviewer for both 52 North Films and CPAC.

PLYR represents the new wave of golf … casual lifestyle golf brand … relax … have fun. They have created this brand to inspire a dynamic change in the way that golf in viewed, breaking from tradition to create a brand that values a casual vibe and athletic feel to project style on and off the course. PLYR emerged from a joint vision that allows both casual street apparel and golf attire to merge, breaking down current golf style stereotype. PLYR is a lifestyle; each piece designed to inspire confidence, athleticism, and a casual vibe both on and off the course.

Next Level Benefits exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.

Studio204 Hair and Esthetics is located in Saskatoon’s Warehouse District! Come in and browse their monthly specials! Ask about the Methode Soleil-Hair care for the sun, and The Long Haircare-Cheveux Longs. The staff at Studio204 has updated their education with La Biosthetique’s Creative Director from Germany, Marc Riese. The Spring/Summer trends were released in April. Ask your Hair Care Professional about the latest fashion!

There’s Life Beyond Addiction…SMART Recovery can help you get there.  Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

SMART Recovery is a global community of people and families working together to resolve addictive problems. In our free group discussion meetings, participants learn from one another using a self-empowering approach based on the most current science of recovery.

Weekly meetings are held in Saskatoon on Monday and Wednesday, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm, Saskatoon City Hospital, Room 1932

Lindsay Katz 

Lindsay has worked for a number of community-based organizations, building on existing models, while challenging and advocating for more effective and efficient system outcomes. This has led to opportunities working with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Corrections and Policing, Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, as well as a number of post-secondary institutions. Some of her work has consisted of writing policy, implementing programming, and investigating critical incidents relating to mental health and addictions.

Her passion is in developing and connecting people to community resources and advocating for wellness and mental health support across the province of Saskatchewan, and across Canada. She is a certified trainer for the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the owner of Lindsay Katz Consulting, specializing in the delivery of Mental Health First Aid Certification, workplace wellness training, and one to one wellness coaching.

 

Phone: 306-717-8324

Possibilities Recovery Centre

Possibilities Recovery Center is a not-for-profit intensive outpatient program opening in February 2020. The Center will be filling a gap with the health care system. Our community is facing an addiction crisis. Substance Use in Canada is a problem that not only ruins the lives of those living with the disease and their families, but also costs taxpayers $22.8 billion annually. When a person compulsively uses drugs or alcohol, their behaviors do not exist in a vacuum. The consequences from those who are living with addiction, of which there are many, carry outward in a capacity that heavily, and often tragically, affects their loved ones.

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Saskatchewan Alternative Initiative (SAI)

How it all began: Back in 1995, a group of parents gathered to discuss the life they wished for their adult children with intellectual disabilities. The dream: to develop an organization where people could play a major role in their own life decisions, living in their own homes with the freedom to make choices for themselves and find a meaningful place within their communities. A pilot project began, supporting one individual through a temporary contract with the Community Living Division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services. This was the beginning of the SAI vocational/daytime supports program.

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The Garage YXE

#MindsMatter

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Sandi Scissons-Nieth was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Growing up participating in rhythmic gymnastics, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, softball and track, physical activity was always an integral part of her life. She started teaching fitness as a part time job in grade 12, and has never stopped. Over the past 25 years, Sandi has continued to pursue her passion for fitness and physical activity. After completing her Bachelor of Science- Corporate Fitness and Bachelor of Education- Physical Education K-12 in Minot, North Dakota (1997), Sandi returned back to Saskatoon and began teaching for Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. She continued to pursue her love of fitness instructing, becoming an SPRA fitness trainer and has continued to gain certifications from CSEP-CPT, Booty Barre, TRX, Schwinn, and Maureen Rae Yoga Level 1 and 2. Throughout the years, Sandi has had the privilege to present numerous workshops and is a Lululemon Alumni Ambassador. Now with her busy family, Sandi has created The Garage, which is home to a variety of fitness classes, workshops, personal training and conditioning camps for all ages. With the extensive background in physical education k-12 curriculum and her passion for physical activity for all, her goal is to be able to provide not just programming, but a facility that will empower clients to be a champion for their best life ~ Simply Sandi  

Allan Kehler

Having persevered through his own mental health issues and substance use, Allan Kehler has learned valuable life lessons that have guided him on an incredible path of success. Allan is one of Canada’s most sought-after speakers when it comes to the topic of mental health and wellness. He has stood on more than 500 stages and is recognized for his engaging style and captivating approach.

Allan’s professional experiences include instructing various mental health related course at several colleges. He also spent years working as an addiction counselor and clinical case manager. Drawing from both professional and personal experiences, Allan confidently conveys how to create a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment that proactively addresses issues of mental wellness. He offers a unique style to effectively speak to these very sensitive issues using humor, compassion, and authenticity.

Eden Paige Music

Eden Paige began her creative journey with music and storytelling at a young age, which has now evolved into song writing. Eden’s compassion and honesty comes through in her work and speaks directly to the heart.

Eden has gained valuable experience through her love of musical theatre and performance. She has had many memorable moments and learned from amazing mentors who have inspired her to want to make a difference through her music.

As a cast member in the Saskatoon Expressions, Eden has toured schools and performed at many events, sharing material that often contains powerful messages of inclusivity and positivity.

These experiences have helped shape Eden’s artistic vision and give her the confidence to speak out through her work to address issues that she sees affecting the community and those around her.

Madison Hamilton – Mental Health Consultant

Madison Hamilton is a mediator and mental health consultant who offers a variety of services to help people not only improve their understanding of mental health as a whole but to help people work through their disputes and mental health challenges as well. Her upcoming podcast was created to help share local stories of mental health struggles, share education, and bring attention to the realities people are facing every day in the real world. She believes in reducing stigma and encouraging conversations about the human relations space and to break the barriers that have been created through misunderstanding, false information, discrimination, and avoidance. She truly cares about people and works hard to give them any tools/ help she can to get them living a more peaceful and happy life.

The Shift Counselling Services

Clint Moroz – B.Ed., Spec.Ed., M.C.

Canadian Certified Counsellor

Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association membership

Classroom teacher – 20 years

University of Saskatchewan Huskie Hockey alumnus

Things that “fill my cup” … Guitar, Working out, Laughing :), The Lake Life, & my Motorcycle.

Brad Siroski

After many years of struggling personally with addictions, Brad decided he wanted to help people the way that so many others helped him. He initially began giving back by becoming an enthusiastic public speaker with an interesting style, connecting with his audience through poetry and honesty. His approachable nature makes him a great fit for connecting with any audience.

Brad lends a strong voice to the often silent world of mental health and addictions. He is involved with many programs such as Talking to Youth Live, Breaking the Barriers Project Voice and the Teen Challenge Men’s Program. He assisted with programming for a new distance learning course that allows high school students to get a grade 12 credit for learning about mental health and wellness. Brad is extremely proud that his story was recently featured in the book MENtal Health, that he believes will encourage many men to put a voice to their struggles. 

Brad graduated with great distinction from the Mental Health and Wellness program at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT).  At SIIT, he expanded his knowledge in the field of mental health and addictions, and developed a deeper appreciation for the Indigenous culture and beliefs. 

He currently works for Mental Health and Addictions Services as an Outreach Addictions Counsellor, where one of his key roles is designing and facilitating weekly men’s groups. Through this role, he continues to break stigmas and stereotypes, as well as advocate daily for people struggling with mental health and addictions.

Brad is always willing to listen and direct people to the appropriate resources. 

You can contact Brad via his website, or by email. 

brad_siroski@hotmail.ca

Wonderful In Saskatoon: A Night with Kevin O’Leary

What an amazing day for the Love My Mind Mental Health and Addiction Awareness Initiative! Our hearts are full as we received the donation from our April 16th partnering with Kevin O’Leary live at TCUP. What started out as AMG just being the marketing partner for the event, but following further conversation with Kevin’s people he became very attached to our initiative and our story… As most of you know that 6 months ago our family lost my brother Mark who battled a dark depression, which was masked by his addiction to alcohol. Our support was endless, but the resolve seemed more like a revolve … as we just couldn’t unlock the unknown …

Now our mission is simple … Start more conversations, show no judgement, offer full support, raise more awareness, develop partnerships, create funding opportunities and donate financially where needed. Thus the partnership flourished as mental health is also very close to Kevin O’Leary and his organization’s heart, so it was an easy decision and also an honor is was for him to partner with such an important cause.
With that said we are overwhelmed to say the least as the personal donation amount from Kevin by double matching a percentage of tickets has been received by us in the amount of $24,679.00. To make things even more amazing we also received an anonymous donation of $10,000 to our initiative! This will kickstart Love My Mind as we can now move forward with the awareness aspect by launching our SELF| MIND | LOVE apparel line.

All profits from the apparel sales will go back to the initiative as this could only be made possible with our amazing partner MidWest Sportswear. This will all lead to us selecting our initial mental health / addiction recipient(s) in much need of emotional and financial support.

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We will continue to have these important conversations with no judgement to and understand the unknown behind this horrible disease and stigma! We will not save the world in one day … so let’s just start with one life!

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Love My Mind Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number, Business Name or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the users’ experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

Google
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act
CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

  • On our Privacy Policy Page

Users are able to change their personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us

How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in site notification

  • Within 7 business days

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

  • NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

  • Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

Love My Mind Initiative Inc.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
Love My Mind
mindloveyxe@gmail.com
306-492-7694
Last Edited on 2019-08