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Welcome to the

Gary Tinker Federation
for the Disabled Inc

The Gary Tinker Federation for the Disabled Inc's main goal is to make long term improvements in the lives of disabled persons that reside in northern Saskatchewan.

The Gary Tinker Federation for the Disabled Inc (G.T.F.) is a non-profit organization established in 1989 to identify and address the needs of disabled persons in northern Saskatchewan.

20th Anniversary of Gary Tinker's Walk from La Ronge to Regina

The Movie - Gary Tinker Tandem Skydive - What was seen.

The Conference - From Compassion to Action - Peek here.

The Survey - Online survey, quick and simple, also available by fax. - Coming soon.

The Celebration - The Party After - What happens in La Ronge, stays in La Ronge. Peek here.


Regular membership in the Federation is open to northern persons with a disability.

Only members of the Federation have the right to hold office and the right to vote.

Become a member today!
Contact us to find out more.



  • To identify and create awareness of the special needs of northern people with a disability;

  • To liaise with government and non-government agencies regarding service provision and enhancement for northerners with disabilities;

  • To facilitate the establishment of a peer support network among people with disabilities;

  • To promote the establishment of self-help groups in local communities to effect community action;

  • To expand opportunities for disabled persons to achieve vocational skills and job training.


  • Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training - Northern Branch and Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities (E.A.P.D.)
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Career and Employment Services

The Gary Tinker Federation is a member of:

  • The Northern Labour Market Committee
  • IANE (Keewatin Chapter of the Inter-Provincial Association on Native Employment)
  • North Sask Special Needs Housing, Employment and Recreation Inc.
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Council of the Office of Disibility Issues
  • Associate member of SARC

Gary Tinker Federation is an advocate liason for Northern Disabled with:

  • CNIB(The Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
  • Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Saskatchewan Abilities Council
  • And, Other Agencies that work on behalf of the disabled in Northern Saskatchewan

Northern Disability Strategy


South Bay Park Rangers Employment Project for Persons Living with a Disability - A Case Study

Plain English Summary (South Bay Park Rangers Project)

Ile a la Crosse Rossignol Student Video