Sask Voice was part of the planning committee with DISC, for an MLA event held on April 13, 2015.
DISC is a large cross section of disability advocates, consumers and organizations across Saskatchewan committed to advocating for a respectful, dignified and adequate income support system for people with disabilities. From the beginning, DISC members strive to obtain a distinct (or separate) income system for people with disabilities that will offer both an adequate baseline income for people with disabilities and a user-friendly mechanism to address individual financial needs based on the impact of disability.
In 2009, DISC helped create the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID), which provides an income for persons with significant and long-term disabilities. By May 2013, SAID reached a milestone with 10,000 registrants.
The MLA event was an interactive opportunity to learn about the struggles faced by people with disabilities who rely on SAID funding. The activity was based on ” a day in the life” of a person on SAID. to The event was well attended by MLAs from both parties.