Gabriel Dumont Institue

COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020

Information on the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic changes daily. We encourage GDI staff, students, clients, and stakeholders to access reliable information and make every effort to keep informed about new developments.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Government of Saskatchewan Health Authority are two reliable sources.

Saskatchewan Health provides an online COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

 

Latest Update (older updates below or in the COVID-19 News Archive here)

NEW Métis-specific emergency response (PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY)

*Full program details and instructions available on the MN-S website

On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE. Below is a summary.

MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program

  • One-time $500 payment to Métis households needing relief
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis households accepted by the Métis community
  • Download the application for emergency relief funds here and submit the completed application to your regional office.
  • Contact your Regional rep to register for emergency funds / 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Childcare Support

  • One-time $500 per child to a maximum of $2,500
  • Children must be under 10; registered MN–S citizens; resident of SK for the past 6 months
  • An MN–S daycare for first responders and emergency workers will also be available
  • Full criteria and online applications are available on the MN–S website.
  • You can access the application here. Submit the completed application to childcare@mns.work.
  • Contact Lisa Fleming at lfleming@mns.work or 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Personal Protective Equipment Program

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may include hand sanitizer, masks, disinfectant cleaning supplies, gloves, clinical thermometers
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis
  • MN–S will access and distribute supplies and Regions will identify at-risk Métis
  • Identify need to your Regional representative / 1-833-343-8391

 

Student Updates

  • Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute classes continue to be delivered remotely.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

  • NEW The GDI Prince Albert building re-opened to staff effective April 2, 2020.

 

 

GDI Golf Tournament

  • The GDI Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 29, 2020, is postponed. A tentative future date is August 21, 2020. Contact scholarships@gdins.org for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

For the health and safety of our workplaces and communities it is imperative to work together to limit exposure and spread of illness.

  • Practice effective handwashing techniques. Wash hands regularly with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if you are sick (to prevent spreading illness to other people).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your arm. Turn away from other people. Dispose of tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or using a tissue.
  • Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, or mouth).
  • Keep a distance of at least one to two meters (three to six feet) between people.

 

COVID-19 Information Online

Residents can go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for the latest information.

 

NEW The province has introduced a dedicated, toll-free phone line for people who have general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that are not health-specific. The new number will help take the pressure of the 811-healthcare line which is for people with symptoms or health concerns. The new number, for non-emergency COVID-19 questions, is 1-855-559-5502 (for Regina residents: 306-787-8539) available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

Use Social Distancing

As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk.  Social distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Keep a minimum distance of two metres from others when shopping or walking in the community (from Government of SK news release March 22, 2020).

NEW Métis-specific emergency response

*Program details and instructions will be available on MN-S website in near future

On March 31, 2020 the Métis Nation Saskatchewan announced $2.88 million for immediate emergency COVID-19 relief measures for childcare, housing, and PPE.

MN–S Emergency Housing Support Program

  • One-time $500 payment to Métis households needing relief
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis households accepted by the Métis community
  • Contact your Regional rep to register for emergency funds https://metisnationsk.com/governance/#regions / 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Childcare Support

  • One-time $500 per child to a maximum of $2,500
  • Children must be under 10; registered MN–S citizens; resident of SK for the past 6 months
  • An MN–S daycare for first responders and emergency workers will also be available
  • Full criteria and online applications at https://metisnationsk.com
  • Contact Lisa Fleming at lfleming@mns.work or 1-833-343-8391

MN–S Personal Protective Equipment Program

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may include hand sanitizer, masks, disinfectant cleaning supplies, gloves, clinical thermometers
  • Available to registered and self-identifying Métis
  • MN–S will access and distribute supplies and Regions will identify at-risk Métis
  • Identify need to your Regional representative https://metisnationsk.com/governance/#regions / 1-833-343-8391

 

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely with the exception of the Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which is suspended until further notice.

 

Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

  • NEW The GDI Prince Albert building remains closed until further notice.

 

 

NEW GDI Golf Tournament

  • The GDI Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 29, 2020, is postponed. A tentative future date is August 21, 2020. Contact scholarships@gdins.org for more info.

Student Updates

  • NEW Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely with the exception of the Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which is suspended until further notice.

 

Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

  • NEW The GDI Prince Albert building remains closed until further notice.

 

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

NEW GDI Golf Tournament

  • The GDI Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 29, 2020, is postponed. A tentative future date is August 21, 2020.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.

Exceptions:

  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.

 

Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • The GDI Prince Albert building remains closed until further notice.
  • The GDI Prince Albert building is closed effective Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. No students, staff, or public are allowed in the building at this time. A staff member was notified they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Institute is in contact with Public Health officials and following their direction to ensure the safety of the building for staff, students, and public.

 

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.

Exceptions:

  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.

 

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

NEW GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • NEW The GDI Prince Albert building is closed effective Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. No students, staff, or public are allowed in the building at this time. A staff member was notified they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The staff member has not attended the PA building since Monday March 23rd and is now in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms. A private cleaning company is being sought to professionally clean and disinfect the building in an effort to reopen as soon as possible. The Institute is in contact with Public Health officials and following their direction to ensure the safety of the building for staff, students, and public.

 

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

For the health and safety of our workplaces and communities it is imperative to work together to limit exposure and spread of illness.

  • Practice effective handwashing techniques. Wash hands regularly with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if you are sick (to prevent spreading illness to other people).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your arm. Turn away from other people. Dispose of tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or using a tissue.
  • Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, or mouth).
  • Keep a distance of at least one to two meters (three to six feet) between people.

 

COVID-19 Information Online

Residents can go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for the latest information.

 

NEW The province has introduced a dedicated, toll-free phone line for people who have general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that are not health-specific. The new number will help take the pressure of the 811-healthcare line which is for people with symptoms or health concerns. The new number, for non-emergency COVID-19 questions, is 1-855-559-5502 (for Regina residents: 306-787-8539) available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

Use Social Distancing

As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk.  Social distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Keep a minimum distance of two metres from others when shopping or walking in the community (from Government of SK news release March 22, 2020).

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.
  • NEW The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is now up and running online.

Exceptions:

  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.

 

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

NEW Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual.
  • Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

Public Updates

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.

Exceptions:

  • NEW Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.

 

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

Public Updates

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are being delivered via distance/remote/online delivery (dependent upon the particular needs and capacity of the program/class in question).

Exceptions:

  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.
  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 26, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex).

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

 

Public Updates

  • While GDI facilities and service offices currently remain staffed and operational, they are closed to the general/walk-in public. Deliveries, mail, and other similar business will be accepted. Where feasible, work from home arrangements are being initiated and clients may be served remotely.

 

  • NEW GDI Training and Employment provides career, employment, and training information and services to Métis across the province. GDITE services continue to be available.  Find more information here. www.gdins.org

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are being delivered via distance/remote/online delivery (dependent upon the particular needs and capacity of the program/class in question).

Exceptions:

  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.
  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 26, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex).

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

Public Updates

  • NEW While GDI facilities and service offices currently remain open and operational, they are closed to the general/walk-in public. Deliveries, mail, and other similar business will be accepted. Where feasible, work from home arrangements are being initiated and clients may be served remotely.

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute students were cancelled until Thursday March 19, 2020, at which time they resumed as distance, home-study, and/or online delivery (dependent upon the particular needs and capacity of the program/class in question).

Exceptions:

  • NEW The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.
  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 26, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex).

Student payroll

  • NEW Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.

 

Public Updates

  • At this time, we continue to ensure that GDI buildings and facilities are staffed and open for business, but closed to the general/walk-in public. Deliveries, mail, and other similar business will be accepted. Appointments may still be accommodated as long as those entering the building are not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, have not returned from travel outside Canada within the last 14 days, and have not had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If any of the above applies, please contact the office by telephone or email to make alternate arrangements.

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.

Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute students are cancelled until Thursday March 19, 2020, at which time they will resume as distance, home-study, and/or online delivery (dependent upon the particular needs and capacity of the program/class in question).

Exceptions:

  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, will continue as planned.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.
  • NEW: Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 26, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex).

 

Public Updates

  • GDI buildings and facilities are staffed and operational, but closed to the general public. Appointments may still be accommodated as long as those entering the building are not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19, have not returned from travel outside Canada within the last 14 days, and have not had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. If any of the above applies, please contact the office by telephone or email to make alternate arrangements.

 

  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • NEW: Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.
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