The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a health care co-operative that began in 1962 and played a pivotal role in the establishment of medicare in Canada. All of its work is community-driven, delivered by interdisciplinary teams and based on core values including collaboration, accountability, engagement, equity and being people-centered. Member input is welcome and volunteerism is evident at both the Downtown and Westside locations.
One of the clinic’s most important roles is to advocate to improve both health and social services. This has been most evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executive Director Lisa Clatney shares the history of the clinic, the co-operative difference and innovations over the past year to ensure the needs of the community are being met. Here’s our discussion.