Supportive Independent Living Program (SILP)

The SILP program began as a pilot project in the early 1970s shortly after the incorporation of Elmwood.

The SILP program supports single adults, couples and families with children. The person-centred support provided through the SILP program varies and is individualized based on each individual’s unique support needs and requests.

Over the years, the SILP program has transitioned a number of individuals to other programming available through Elmwood to meet their support needs.

Supports can include, but are not limited to:

  • Learning how to budget finances effectively;
  • Meal planning and preparation;
  • Support with grocery shopping;
  • Support in housekeeping and laundry;
  • Appointment Support;
  • Support in seeking out safe and affordable housing options;
  • Support in applications and reporting for SAID and SHC;
  • Support in preparing for and seeking out meaningful employment; and,
  • Social and recreational activities;

Elmwood has six self-contained, legal rental units located in the basements of our
Community Homes. These suites provide six active SILP clients with safe and affordable housing.

In partnership with the Ministry of Social Services, Elmwood developed a new and innovative Enhanced Supportive Independent Living Program (ESILP) in 2019. This unique program is designed to meet a gap in service offerings between traditional SILP services and community home services.  ESILP provides enhanced staff support and an environment for those wanting to foster skill development that one would require to live in total independence.

How to Apply?

  • All individuals considered for Elmwood’s SILP Program must meet the mandate of the Ministry of Social Services – Community Living Service Delivery.
  • Applications are submitted through the individual’s Community Services Worker (CSW) with the Ministry of Social Services – Community Living Services Delivery (CLSD).
  • Applications considered for support and services through Elmwood’s SILP Program must include a Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) Application Form and a recent Daily Living Support Assessment (DLSA) cover sheet.