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    Regarding COVID-19


    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we have temporarily closed our doors to the public. We have moved our programs and services to remote means of access, such as online classes and meetings, over the phone, and email.

    For general inquiries, you can reach us at 306-653-4464 or

    For more specific programming and service information, check the contact information below.

    If you are a new client, you can submit a registration form here.


    Latest Updates

    October 8, 2020

    The Saskatchewan Health Authority and the City of Saskatoon would like to make you aware that we are seeing increased COVID-19 activity in the City of Saskatoon, in addition to the rest of Saskatchewan.

    We are asking everyone to be extra vigilant. Protect yourself and your family at all times during the pandemic by following all public health recommendations and ensuring you do your part to stop the spread.

    As we approach the upcoming long weekend, we also ask that you keep your festivities small and defer all interactions with others if you feel any symptoms compatible with COVID-19.

    When making travel plans with your family, we remind you to consider whether or not your travel is truly essential. This includes travel within or outside of our province or outside of Canada. We are seeing a number of outbreaks declared throughout our province, and in other jurisdictions, putting everyone at increased risk of potential exposure to COVID with non-essential travel playing a role.

    As the public health situation across Saskatchewan continues to evolve, the one constant is the need to maintain a united effort to keep our communities safe. We are all doing our part, and it is truly remarkable to see the work that can be accomplished when we work together to prevent COVID-19 infections within our daily bubbles at school, home, work and other recreation and social activities.

    With that, we are asking that you keep a close eye on how big your bubble has actually become as you have increased your activities. As the risk of local transmission increases, now is the time to reset your household and reduce the risk to those who matter most to you.

    We are all now part of other cohorts: in the workplace, at school, and at extracurricular and social activities. Observing the necessary public health guidance in each of these settings and keeping our close contact list short is a vital step in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
    From the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, every action we have taken has been based on the principle of keeping our community safe. Clearly, we all have an important role to play.

    Please keep yourself personally informed by regularly visiting the Government of Saskatchewan’s website for the latest information on COVID, including safety guidelines at

    Please see for more information

    March 17, 2020

    Information regarding COVID-19 has evolved rapidly over the last 48 hours. In order to assist in easing the overburdening of our healthcare system by adopting proactive measures of social distancing, please note the following changes to our services:

    Starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    • We will not be accepting any drop-in clients at our 1st or 3rd Avenue offices until further notice. Please contact us through phone or email
    • All group programming and classes are suspended until further notice
    • All language (LINC) classes suspended until further notice
    • Scheduled one-on-one meetings with counsellors will be proceeding as planned until the end of the week
    • Childcare at Queen Elizabeth School is closed effective Friday, March 20

    Starting Monday, March 23, 2020

    • Our 1st and 3rd Avenue offices are effectively closed to the public until further notice
    • Staff will be at the office to be in contact with clients by phone or email

    We are currently working on making some of our services available online, with select classes being developed to be delivered through an online platform at a later date.

    You can contact us at

    Phone: 306-653-4464 or Email:

    We are grateful for your patience and cooperation. We will continue to inform you regarding the aforementioned directives, which will be re-evaluated continuously.


    March 15, 2020

    We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and taking proactive measures to limit its impact on our employees, those who use our services and our community. Our priority remains everyone’s health and welfare.

    We ask that:

    • You preferably contact our office via phone or email rather than dropping in.
    • Should you wish to be contacted by phone, please provide your phone number in the email message, and a member of our team will contact you. 

    Events, classes and meetings

    • All Saskatoon Open Door Society related public events and gatherings are cancelled until further notice or moved to an online format. Regular gatherings like classes, support groups, and small meetings will continue for now with strict health protocols in place.
    • If you are unsure if you should attend a class or meeting with one of our staff, please call us or write us an email.

    Our Contact Info

    Phone: 306-653-4464 or Email:

    Useful links, some in multiple languages

    As of now, we strive at ensuring that our operations continue to run efficiently as this complex situation unfolds. We understand that these unprecedented measures will be disruptive and we appreciate your cooperation.

    Ali Abukar  
    Chief Executive Officer
    Saskatoon Open Door Society

    Remote Services Available During Office Closure

    General Inquiries

    Phone: 306-653-4464

    Settlement and Family Support Services

    Phone: 306-370-3691

    Employment Services

    Phone: 306-653-4464 Ext. 303


    Download Contact List PDF

    Community Connections

    Phone: 306-250-7341

    Language Training

    Phone: 306-974-7653


    First Avenue Childcare Centre:
    Phone: 306-227-8817

    Queen Elizabeth School Childcare Centre:
    Phone: 306-370-1608