NEWS

Provincial Gang Strategy Report

Our Provincial Gang Strategy Forum in May 2018 brought together communities, agencies, and knowledge experts to develop a collaborative, prevention and intervention-based provincial gang strategy. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this event a success. A...

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Executive Director Position Posted

STR8 UP is seeking a new Full Time Executive Director. Salary range: $60,000 to 70,000 dependant upon education and experience. Apply: Send resumé by May 15th to: ed@str8-up.ca Summary of Position Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director...

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National Guns and Gangs Summit

STR8 UP attended the National Guns and Gangs Summit in Ottawa earlier this month. Watch to hear Jorgina Sunn share her story and experience at the Summit with APTN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDqHbTchI80&feature=youtu.be

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Life after a gang

Jorgina Sunn first entered a gang in search of people like her. "I found myself situated with a different crowd of people. People that were addicted, people that we hurting, most of us Indigenous," she says. "We all bonded in this dysfunction and trauma."...

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STR8 UP & Inspired Minds Present: Dads Doin’ Time

September 15, 2017 at SCYAP Art Centre, see and hear the impact incarceration has on families from dads and sons who have experienced it first hand. Learn about the challenges families face through creative writing and art. Click here for more event details.

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Sask. youth crime crackdown will backfire, says gang expert

Excerpt from the Star Phoenix: "Harsher sentences will not decrease youth crime, says the founder of a Saskatoon-based program that has helped more than 450 young people leave gangs. On Tuesday, the provincial government released its report on crime after speaking...

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New Str8-Up book tells stories of healing

"Str8-Up has been helping young men and women escape the gang life for decades. Started in Saskatchewan’s prison system in the mid-1990s, the program aims to show young people a way out of gangs. The stories of how members escaped can be terrifying. So, too, are the...

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