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Saskatchewan

Marg Woods

Marg WoodsMarg Woods is a long standing advocate for persons with disabilities in Saskatchewan- having been a volunteer for over 60 years. She has volunteered with a number of organizations including the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, the Swift Current Association for Community Living, First United Church, Associated Canadian Travellers, and Ashley Park Community Hall.

Marg was instrumental in developing the Early Childhood Invention Program and Southwest Homes in Swift Current. She has also been a dedicated volunteer in SACL’s previous fundraising endeavor, the car lottery. 

Marg enjoys working with people and is passionate about helping others. She was inspired to be a part of the community living movement from two individuals with disabilities she knew in her home community of Swift Current. 

Doug Conn

Doug Conn got involved in his uncle’s life more than 25 years ago, first as a nephew and then as his advocate as his uncle spent most of his life in the Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. From there, Doug joined the Valley View Centre Family Group. At that time, he was thinking they were going to raise money for projects around the Centre improving the lives of those who live there.
Little did he know this volunteer work would lead him to the SACL and the realization of the needs of people with disabilities and the challenging struggles their families face on a day-to-day basis. Doug believes that we, the SACL, as an organization, which includes our branches can work alongside with our government, so a difference can be made for those we support.

June Avivi

June Avivi has and continues to be a dedicated and committed volunteer in the province of Saskatchewan. She has been engaged with the disability community for 55 years through the Community Living Association Saskatoon Inc. (CLASI), the Saskatchewan Association
for Community Living (SACL), the Valley View Centre (VVC) Family Group and most recently the VVC Transition Steering Committee. In 1994, June received the Sterling Award to recognize her volunteer role for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
June has also been involved with the Early Childhood Education Council, Congregation Agudas Israel Synagogue and the Canadian Jewish Congress.
In addition to June’s community involvement, June enjoys spending time with her three sons, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Gloria

Gloria has been actively involved with the Prince Albert branch since 1996 prior to joining the Saskatchewan Family network in 1997.  She was elected as Branch President in 2000 and since elected has served on numerous committees at the provincial level and national level.  Gloria also sits as a director on the Saskatchewan Institute for Community Living (SICL).

Gloria lives in Prince Albert with her husband Mike and their son Travis.  Gloria believes passionately in the power of families. She is a compassionate and giving person who has volunteered tirelessly to ensure that families and their children have active participation and a voice in community. She gives unselfishly of her time, talent and energy to families, serves on a wide variety of community boards in Prince Albert, and is Editor to one international and two local newsletters.

Gloria was elected as President in 2010 and believes through the work of the SACL, families will be supported and heard.  Gloria’s goals for SACL are to support the efforts of an excellent leadership team in making SACL a strong voice for families and individuals with intellectual challenges.