Flu Season Arrives in Regina

October 10, 2020
By Krista Adams
(Krista is a student with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing. She has been doing her practicum at Carmichael Outreach this semester)

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Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious illness. As cold weather returns, the flu season is among us. It is important to take preventative measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting the flu.

Preventing yourself from getting the flu:

  • Getting the flu vaccine is recommended for anyone 6 months of age or older; this vaccine can protect you from getting the flu.
  • Carmichael Outreach will be offering a flu clinic on October 27th and November 3rd; the flu vaccine is also available at pharmacies.

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In order to stop or lessen the spread of the flu:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for a minimum of 30 seconds, if soap and water is not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer which is at least 70% alcohol could be used.
  • It is also important to avoid close contact with any sick people.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your coughs/sneezes with a tissue, or cough/sneeze into your inner arm in order to prevent the spread of the flu.

It can be easy to mix up a common cold and the flu. It is important to know the different signs and symptoms. Telling the difference between a cold and the flu:

  • Common symptoms of a cold are a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, minor muscle or body aches, and mild fatigue.
  • Common symptoms of the flu are a fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, and fatigue.

Make sure to stay safe and protect yourself and others from the flu this year.

Some links are provided here which include how to properly wash your hands:

Hand washing for adults – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisgnbMfKvI

Hand washing for children – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNmte6Xe3R4

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JOB POSTING – Food Security Program Coordinator (FILLED)

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CARMICHAEL OUTREACH HIRING NOTICE

FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Carmichael Outreach is seeking a hardworking, patient, and creative individual to join our team as the Food Security Program Coordinator.

The Food Security Program Coordinator is an important role, responsible for overseeing the entire Food Recovery Program at Carmichael Outreach Inc. This program,  sometimes referred to as the Food Security Program, Free Meal Program, Free Lunch Program, or Soup Kitchen, aims to reduce food insecurity by providing free meals to those in our community experiencing poverty and homelessness.

For full Job Posting details and information on how to apply, download the PDF through the link below.

Food Security Program Coordinator Job Details

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2020 Annual General Meeting

We invite our friends and Carmichael family members to join us via ZOOM on September 22 at 7:00 p.m. for our 2020 Annual General Meeting!
To receive a copy of the Zoom Link, please email carmichael.agm@gmail.com.
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JOB POSTING – Development Coordinator (FILLED)

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CARMICHAEL OUTREACH HIRING NOTICE

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Carmichael Outreach is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and passionate applicant to join our team in the role of Development Coordinator.

The Development Coordinator is an exciting and demanding role that is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all fundraising, communications, and organizational development activities for Carmichael Outreach. The successful applicant for this role should possess an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Public Relations, or the Social Sciences, or similar relevant field, and should have experience in developing and organizing fundraising and other public events, managing finances, and excellent written and in-person communications skills.

For full Job Posting details and information on how to apply, download the PDF through the link below.

Development Coordinator Job Details

2020-08-14 closed For Employee Development Day

Closed Friday, August 14 for Employee Development

We will be closed on Friday, August 15 for an employee development day. We hope you all have a safe and good weekend, and we will see you Monday!

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URGENT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

March 16, 2020 – We know that the services we offer are absolutely vital, and have done our best to develop a strategy that will help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while maintaining our ability to offer services as best as possible. The well-being of our community is our top priority.

Until further notice, OUR CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED.  Programming will be move forward as follows:

 

HOUSING SUPPORT PROGRAM

Our Housing Support Programs will not be taking new intakes until further notice. Existing clients will continue to be served, and are asked to reach out via phone.

  • Housing Support Line: 306-757-2235 ext. 3
  • Doreen: 306 531 5158
  • Bernie: 306 531 9238
  • Robert: 306 531 7673

 

COFFEE ROOM

Although our coffee room will be closed, we will continue to make coffee each morning and hand it out from the front door of the centre from approximately 9:15 until we run out.

 

FREE MEAL PROGRAM

We will be serving meals from 1:00-3:00 (or until we run out) from the front door of our building.

 

CHILDREN’S NEEDS PROGRAM

We will be handing out diapers, wipes, formula, and milk from the front door between 9-12 on Mondays and Fridays only.

 

HYGIENE PROGRAM

We will be handing out toiletries from the front door between 9-12 on Wednesdays only.

 

PET FOOD

We will be handing out pet food from the front door between 9-12 on Wednesdays only.

 

FREE BOUTIQUE

Our Free Boutique will be closed until further notice. We are currently not accepting donations.

 

DONATIONS

We are not accepting donations of any items.

Food donations will be accepted, but will be limited to Mondays only. We will continue to accept recurring food donations that have been previously scheduled.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please:

  1. Visit http://carmichaeloutreach.ca/donate/ to make an online donation via credit card; or,
  2. Mail a cash or cheque donation to:  1510 12th Avenue, Regina, SK., S4P 0L5

 

Please take care of yourselves, remember to wash your hands, and try to avoid large crowds. Even if you aren’t worried about yourself, remember that there are people in our community who can be severely impacted by this virus.

Sincerely,

The Carmichael Family

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Seeking Storage Solutions!

If you’re looking for a project that will help you give back to the community, we just might have the perfect opportunity for you!

We’re seeking support to meet our storage needs. At Carmichael Outreach, we run on a tight budget, so needs like this often tend to fall to the wayside. We know that better storage solutions would improve our ability to serve the community, allowing us to store things like furniture, bulk items, donation overflow, and more!

This would also help us reduce the need to turn away donations when we are overflowing.

 

A couple of potential storage solutions we are looking for include:

 

Sturdy wall shelving for our programming storage room

We would love to have larger shelving installed in our programming storage room, where we could fit large tote buckets full of all kinds of supplies. This will allow us to make use of all the vertical space we have available in this room to store things like craft supplies, games, movies, and more, all of which will help us to improve our ability to offer recreational programming

 

Outdoor sheds, shipping containers, or metal bins for storage

We would love to have a space like this on site where we could store donations of furniture and other supplies for our Housing Support Program. These items are stored to be used when we help move people into housing, so that we can ensure their houses are homes.

 

Thank you once again to all of our friends in the community. We are so grateful to have such a great group of people in our corner, and are looking forward to see what the future brings.

 

Sincerely,

The Carmichael Family

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Join our Golf Tournament Planning Committee

Are you a passionate and hard-working volunteer? Do you believe in the fight to end homelessness? Want to lend your skills to a worthy cause?

JOIN OUR PLANNING COMMITTEE!

The Merrill Brinton Tournament of Hope is an annual charity golf tournament held to raise operational funds to support the work we do at Carmichael Outreach.

As a member of our Planning Committee, your responsibilities may include: contacting sponsors, finding prizes for the silent auction, recruiting volunteers, assisting with promoting the event, designing signage or promotional materials, data entry, and more.

The tournament will be held on June 22, 2020 at the Royal Regina Gold Club.

If you’re interested in participating, please email Rochelle Berenyi at rochelle@carmichaeloutreach.ca explaining why you think you would make a great fit for our team! We are accepting applications for this committee until the end of January.

The first committee meeting will be held February 5 at 4:30 p.m.

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UPDATE TO MEAL SERVICE!


Meal Service Update - Oct 28 2019

There has been a temporary change to our meal program! Going forward, we will no longer be serving meals from the Heritage Community Association. We will now be offering meals out of our current temporary drop-in centre out of the basement of the YWCA at 1940 McIntyre Street. Our entrance is at the back of the building. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, 1-3 (or until we run out).

 
There will unfortunately be NO Sunday meal service for the time being. These changes are temporary, and we are hoping to be able to start up our Sunday meal service again by the new year, once the kitchen in our permanent centre is completed.
 
Thank you to the Heritage Community Association for generously allowing us to invade your space and use your kitchen for the last several months ☺️. You are such an amazing partner to us, and we look forward to being back in the neighbourhood again soon.
 
Thank you to the Regina & District Food Bank, where we will be preparing the meals that will then be brought to our drop-in centre to be handed out.