The Government of Saskatchewan and Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises (CÉF) are pleased to announce the signing of the first ever Saskatchewan Francophone funding model. In addition to this new funding model milestone, the province is exploring the option of a new interim school in Prince Albert to address the community’s concerns with the existing school. The Ministry of Education is examining the potential use of former Rivier Academy for CÉF students in that city.
Today, Social Services Minister Paul Merriman joined community members, dignitaries and group home residents in Regina to celebrate the grand opening of a new replacement group home for Regina Residential Resource Centre (RRRC).
Saskatchewan’s population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423, according to new figures released today by Statistics Canada.
The 2019-20 Saskatchewan budget makes the largest investment in mental health and addictions services in Saskatchewan history.
The Ministry of Environment will boost its funding for Saskatchewan’s successful beverage container recycling program in 2019-20, and continue to modernize the province’s fleet of firefighting aircraft.
The provincial government is supporting Saskatchewan students by increasing funding for classrooms, libraries, community-based organizations and early learning programs in the Ministry of Education’s 2019-20 Budget.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s budget will increase three per cent in 2019-20 to $391.3 million, ensuring programming to support the success of farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses continues. The budget fully funds business risk management programs and sustains investments in agricultural research. This will encourage our agriculture sector to continue to grow.
The 2019-20 Ministry of Health budget invests a record $5.55 billion in health care programs and services – an increase of $196 million or 3.7 per cent over last year, and up 60 per cent since 2007-08.
The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $20 million in safety improvements across Saskatchewan’s provincial highway network in 2019-20.
The 2019-20 Budget strikes the right balance by maintaining operating grants to Saskatchewan’s universities and technical schools.