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Sanctum Survivor 2018


Sanctum Survivor is a city-wide fundraiser held every year in June. 10 local leaders in the community gain insight into homelessness through a 36 hour challenge. The goal of this fundraiser is to increase awareness and understanding of the many challenges faced by people who experience poverty, homelessness and chronic illness. During the 36 hours they will be faced with different challenges that have been created by people who have experienced homelessness to help bring understanding to the many difficulties faced by this population. Each task will aim to demonstrate certain challenges that society is often unaware of but are an everyday reality for those who are homeless with HIV here in Saskatoon. In an attempt to make this challenge as realistic as possible, Survivors will wear donated clothes and shoes and are not be allowed any personal belongings other then a phone to update the public on their journey. At the end of the 36-hours, a reception is held where the public can hear about each survivor’s journey. Collectively, this event will raise awareness and understanding of issues faced by those living with HIV/AIDS in Saskatoon, as well as raise funds that will be put towards Sanctum's newest initiative, Sanctum 1.5. The newest initiative is Sanctum 1.5, which is a ten bed, HIV and high risk pre-natal care home that will support high-risk, HIV positive, pregnant women.

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Sanctum Survivor 2018 Participants

Lee Knafelc
Lee KnafelcExecutive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer at Nutrien
Betty Ann Adam
Betty Ann Adam Staff Reporter, Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Gregg Bamford
Gregg BamfordRealtor - Remax
Ricky Forbes
Ricky ForbesTornado Hunter & Action Adventurer, Social Media Expert - Blue Moose Media
Dr. Stephen Sanche
Dr. Stephen SancheDivision Head, Infectious Diseases
Alice Kuipers
Alice KuipersKuipers Bestselling Young Adult & Picture Book Author
Mike Gaff
Mike GaffInternational DJ, Owner - Three Treasures
Jacqueline Ottmann
Jacqueline OttmannVice-Provost Indigenous Engagement, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Jocelyn Martel
Dr. Jocelyn Martel Clinical Head of Obstetrics for the Saskatoon Health Authority
Dr. Morris Markentin
Dr. Morris MarkentinPhysician at Saskatoon Community Clinic and Methadone Assisted Recovery Program
Rod MacKenzie
Rod MacKenzieExecutive Director, Provincial Services-Community Care, Saskatchewan Health Authority

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Sanctum Survivor 2017 Participants

Sanctum Care Group acknowledges that the 36-hour homelessness experience by no means accurately depicts the numerous barriers and complex issues faced by persons who survive daily in poverty and homelessness; however, Sanctum Care Group believes that drawing awareness to some of the many challenges will be a catalyst for real and lasting change.

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Sanctum Survivor 2016 Participants

Sanctum Care Group acknowledges that the 36-hour homelessness experience by no means accurately depicts the numerous barriers and complex issues faced by persons who survive daily in poverty and homelessness; however, Sanctum Care Group believes that drawing awareness to some of the many challenges will be a catalyst for real and lasting change.

Sanctum Survivor Participants

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