Board of Directors 2015-2016

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors for 2015-2016!  Welcome to the SWITCH team!

Student Positions:

  • Reed Gillanders
  • Mohammed Husain
  • Victoria Krishan
  • Nicole Greschner
  • Soma Dalai
  • Elizabeth Plishka
  • Megan Gallagher
  • Danielle LaBrash
  • McKayla Cozart

Community Position:

  • Lorna Bear

Advisory Positions:

  • Patrick Lapointe
  • Faraz Ahmed
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October 2015 Program & Event Calendar

October 2015 at SWITCH 2

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All-Candidates Forum: Healthcare Issues

You are invited to attend a political all-candidates forum with a focus on healthcare issues, which will feature all 4 candidates from the Saskatoon-University riding. The event will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm in Room B450 (Health Sciences B-Wing). The format will include the chance for candidates to present their party platform (specifically as it relates to issues of health), a moderated debate portion, and a Q&A session. Issues to be discussed may include: pharmacare, seniors health strategy, health care innovation and research, aboriginal health, mental health services, Supreme Court’s ruling on assisted dying, refugee health services …
We hope to see you there!


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Mental Health Training 28.9.15

Hey SWITCHers!

Mental health training has been scheduled for Monday, September 28th from 6:00 – 8:00PM.  This training is required for all clinical mental health students and is recommended for all students.  To sign up please e-mail Mike at

- the SWITCH team

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Client, Volunteer, & Mentor Testimonials

Hey SWITCHers,

We are looking to update our client, volunteer, and mentor testimonials for use in our Annual Report and promotional documents. Testimonials could include statements about: what SWITCH means to you, how SWITCH has impacted your life (professionally, academically, personally, etc), what you have learned and/or experienced while at SWITCH, or anything else that you’d like to say…

If you would like to provide a testimonial, please email Beth at and indicate if you are a client, volunteer, or mentor as well as if you’d like your name to be included with your statement or if you’d prefer it to say “anonymous”.

If you are not comfortable emailing your testimonial and would prefer to remain completely anonymous, we are in the process of installing a comment box outside of the SWITCH office that can be used to submit testimonials. Thanks!

- The SWITCH Team

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Chili Lunch Fundraiser

The St. Mary’s Affinity Credit Union is having a chili lunch fundraiser with all of the proceeds going to SWITCH!  The event is on Friday, September 25th from 11am-2pm in the St. Mary’s Affinity Credit Union parking lot.  It will be Western themed and it is only $5 for chili, a bun, and pop!
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Trouble with SWITCH Scheduler

Hey SWITCHers!

We just wanted to let you all know that many volunteers and mentors are still having troubling logging in to the SWITCH scheduler.  If you are one of those volunteers, don’t worry! You can still sign up for shifts by e-mailing our volunteer coordinator at with your name and the shift dates you would like to sign up for!

One of our volunteers said that she had trouble logging into the scheduler using Safari but was able to login without difficulty using Firefox. If you’re unable to login perhaps try again using a different browser.

- the SWITCH team

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Decypher Puzzle Challenge!!

SWITCH is excited to announce that it has partnered with Decypher Games. Each week they will post a puzzle challenge on their YouTube page and the first person to solve it will win a $25 donation, which can be given to SWITCH (or other local charities)!

Visit them on YouTube and test your puzzle solving skills for a great cause!

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SWITCH Committees


Are you looking to get more involved at SWITCH and contribute to our organization in a different capacity than volunteering on shift?

SWITCH has two committees that are always looking for more people to join.

1. Programming & Special Events Committee:  This committee is responsible for planning and executing all of SWITCH’s community and fundraising events (including our Zombie Run, Halloween Helping Hands, Charity Breakfast, Women’s Pamper Night, and Art Auction).  We also work toward providing clients with new and innovative programming topics.

2. Community Outreach Committee: This committee is responsible for representing SWITCH at community events/activities to increase awareness of our organization.  We also strive to create new relationships with other like-minded organizations in the city and strengthen our existing partnerships.

If you would like more information about either of these committees or are interested in joining one, please contact our Program Coordinator at

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Childcare Mentor


We are looking for a new childcare mentor to join our team!  We would like the individual to be available over the summer If anyone is interested or would like more information about the position, please email Beth at

- The SWITCH Team

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