NDP incorrect

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Dear Editor

I read your article by Brian Zinchuk dated Aug. 20, 2020. (“NDP says addictions counsellor training should be restored” online at www.newsoptimist.ca)

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The above article is not correct information being stated by the NDP. I am an instructor at Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) in the Mental Health and Wellness Program. This is our Addiction Counsellor Program. We are continuing our program this fall. We have this program in Regina, Saskatoon, La Ronge and Prince Albert. This article has excluded our organization and is stating there are no other programs in the whole province even though I know it’s stated by the NDP. I am a graduate of the Sask Polytechnic program and can assure you our program meets the same standards as theirs. Our graduates can also be recognized as Certified Addictions Counsellors under the several Certifying bodies available in our field as well.

Sena Richmond

SIIT Instructor

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