History of the Prince Albert Seniors Advocacy Centre
Jubilation Residential Centres Inc. was birthed in early 1990. It was established to offer residential and other programs and services for young pregnant women, and young families with children. From its inception to the mid 90’s, that were indeed the services offered by the organization.
In the mid 90’s Jubilation closed down its large residential centre in Prince Albert and effectively became a non-residential program offering programs and services on an outpatient basis. These services included counselling, prayer support, pre-vocational assessment and training, pre-natal assistance, lifeskills training, etc……. Also the type of clients we served changed to any stigmatised individual or family including sex trade workers, drug addicts, homeless individuals, etc…… Moreover, many of the women we served were getting older and older…….. We simply viewed this as a natural progression of programs and services and a clear change in the type of clients being served.
Towards the end of the 1990’s and the beginning of the new decade, management started to seriously plan and discuss programming for older women and possibly men. A number of proposals were developed and submitted to various funding sources across the country.
However, we were not successful in securing sufficient funding until early 2014 at which time Jubilation entered into a partnership with the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan (Local 269 in the City of Prince Albert) at which time the federal New Horizon for Seniors program approved a one time one year grant to commence an advocacy program for seniors in the City of Prince Albert.
Since early 2015, we have been able to continue operations and the Prince Albert Seniors Advocacy Centre (an internal service by Jubilation Program) has grown to be a mainstay social program in the City of Prince Albert. Currently (Spring 2017), we are receiving core financing from Green Shield Canada augmented by short term grant monies from the Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation of Saskatchewan, the F.K. Morrow Foundation, Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan, the Association of Realtors of Saskatchewan, the Community Initiatives Fund, and Advantage Real Estate in Prince Albert.
Jubilation Residential Centres Inc. is a non-profit corporation registered as a charitable organization by Revenue Canada.
Board Of Directors (2017)
Mrs. Valerie Hettrick
Dr. John Fryters
Mrs. Hannelore Fryters
Voluntary Executive Director
Dr. John Fryters
Board Members At Large:
What We Are
The Prince Albert Seniors Advocacy Centre, operated by Jubilation Residential Centres Inc., is an effective advocacy and navigation counselling service for seniors facing problems.
what We are not:
A housing seeking agency
A legal service
A transportation or taxi service
A bank or lending institution
We do not provide financial, trusteeship, or executor services.