Consumer Association of Saskatchewan (CASK) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, organization that represents and informs consumers and advocates action on their behalf. CASK is committed to fairness in the marketplace and to improving the quality of life for all Saskatchewan consumers. The Association has members from many areas of the province and is run by a volunteer board and a part time contract person.
SaskWatch is our quarterly newsletter that is available online, at libraries province wide, and available by mail upon request. Complimentary copies are sent to relevant government departments, other non-profit associations and distributed through the regional library system. SaskWatch
Looking to the future, we are planning a major project that will provide newcomers to Saskatchewan with consumer education via workshops and written material. We have been researching the needs of newcomers in order to provide them with successful and relevant information and will be involved in both the proposal development and implementation.
We support the belief in universal consumer rights to safety, to be informed, to choose, to be heard, to consumer education and to redress. These rights provide the benchmark for our positions on legislation, regulations and performance of the marketplace. Rights & Responsibilites
The Consumers' Association of Canada (CAC) was founded in 1947 as an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization with branches across the country. On the provincial scene, The Consumers' Association of Canada (Saskatchewan Branch) Inc. (CAC/SK) has been active since 1947 and was incorporated in April 23, 1985. In August 27, 2010 we changed our name to Consumer Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (CASK) and continue to operate on behalf of, and provide services to all Saskatchewan consumers.
To understand and address the needs of Saskatchewan consumers, the CASK Board of Directors has identified a number of strategic goals that will be worked on over the next five-year period. These goals will be reviewed and refined on an annual basis to ensure that progress is being made.
As we move forward, we will continue to provide information about current consumer issues, assist consumers in finding appropriate infor- mation, provide input into consultations, legislative review, and collabo- rate with other organizations. Most importantly, we will continue to be an effective advocate for the rights of the Saskatchewan consumer.
We are looking for additional board members. If you would like to get involved but do not have time to be on the board, we also need volun- teers to work on projects. Writing, computer and social media skills, financial and economics knowledge are priorities.
Please stop by our table at Spotlight on Seniors, October 11, to learn more about us and enter our draw. We are always interested in what consumers have to say.
As you can see, there have been lots of changes in 2023. The Board is excited to get started on the implementation our new strategic plan.
Patricia Lewis, President