The Remember and Rebuild project is documenting how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of people in Saskatchewan. Over two years since the pandemic began, people across the province are emotionally and physically tired. As we enter the next wave of this pandemic—beset by news of war abroad and rising prices at home—we hope our work will point to new directions for collective action in Saskatchewan. Yet as individuals and communities we also may need to pause, breathe, and reach out for support. 

Below is a list of agencies and organizations that can support you or others in need, but if you have a medical or mental health emergency or are concerned you may be a danger to yourself or others, call 911 or go to the nearest open clinic or emergency room. 

  • Call 8-1-1, a confidential, free, 24-hour health and mental health and addictions advice, education, and support telephone line available to the people of Saskatchewan, staffed by experienced and specially trained Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, and Registered Social Workers
  • Connect with a health and/or mental health care provider (e.g., doctor, nurse practitioner, counsellor, social worker, psychiatrist, etc.). For advice on starting this process see: Seeking Professional Help in Saskatchewan | Mental Health Support | Government of Saskatchewan
  • Learn about services in your community to aid you and your family through recovery from substance use: Government of Saskatchewan Substance Use Resources 
  • You can find a food bank in your community through the Food Banks of Saskatchewan
  • Connect with someone who will listen at the Canada Suicide Prevention Service by visiting the site, calling 1.833.456.4566 (24/7/365), or sending a text to 45645 (available 2-10pm CST).
  • For additional services in your community Call or text 2-1-1 or visit 211 Saskatchewan. This is a free 24-hour service that connects people to human services in the province by telephone, text, or web chat. It also offers a website with over 6,000 listings of social, community, non-clinical health, and government services across the province.
  • The Ministry of Social Services of Saskatchewan can help you identify financial assistance and other services that you might quality for: Ministry of Social Services | Ministries | Government of Saskatchewan

This research study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board (Beh-1945).