Responsible Use

Serve It Right Saskatchewan and Door Staff Workshops

SLGA, in a partnership with SGI, the Ministry of Health and the Saskatchewan Tourism Education Council (STEC), continues to support the Serve It Right Saskatchewan (SIRS) server intervention program.

The program, which is co-ordinated by STEC, trains servers in liquor-permitted establishments in the use of effective intervention techniques if a patron demonstrates a problem with alcohol.

SLGA has a representative on the program’s committee and contributes to its overall direction and activities.

STEC also offers the Door Staff Workshop. This program trains door staff in liquor permitted establishments to identify signs of intoxication, monitor the activities of patrons and reduce the risk of violence in and around permitted premises. Please note that completing the SIRS course is a prerequisite for this workshop.

Click here to learn more about STEC

Check 25

Check 25 is an in-store identification program that assists SLGA liquor stores and private retailers in preventing minors from purchasing alcohol.

The program requires anyone who appears to be under the age of 25 years to show either a photo identification, with a birth date, or three other pieces of identification, at least one of which must have a birth date.

While staff working in SLGA stores and private retailers have always asked for identification from customers who appear to be under the legal drinking age of 19, this program improves efforts to prevent minors from accessing alcohol, by increasing the number of people who are asked for identification.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

SLGA continues to assist in the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is caused by alcohol use during pregnancy and leads to life-long learning, behavioural and cognitive difficulties in affected children. FASD has far reaching impacts upon Saskatchewan communities.

SLGA continues to support FASD public awareness programs of the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute (SPI) and the FASD Network through government’s Cognitive Disabilities Strategy (CDS).

SLGA supports SPI’s initiatives related to its provincial awareness media campaign, the Saskatchewan FASD Speakers’ Bureau, Saskatchewan regional FASD committees, and FASD training, education and research. SLGA supports FASD Network programs related to post-secondary student education, publication of information for professionals, resource development, parent training and social media awareness.

Report Impaired Drivers

SLGA has partnered with SGI, municipal police services in Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Estevan and Weyburn, the RCMP, Mothers Against Drinking and Driving (MADD), Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD), and Rawlco Radio to implement a province-wide Report Impaired Drivers (RID) campaign.

RID is a crime prevention campaign that encourages all Saskatchewan residents to call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers for all streets, highways and roadways in the province.

The campaign is promoted on city bus advertisements, road signs, billboards and through posters displayed in all SLGA liquor stores, private liquor retailers and commercial liquor establishments.

Planning a Party? A Guide to Social Hosting

Whether you are planning to host a function in the privacy of your home, on your property or elsewhere, you are responsible for the premises and guests. SLGA’s Planning a Party? A Guide to Social Hosting brochure suggests some hosting tips to ensure your function is a success.

The responsible hosting guide explains the responsibilities of a host and outlines things to consider when planning your function. It also discusses some common alcohol myths that could disrupt your event.
View the guide (PDF).

Teens & Alcohol: What You Need to Know

SLGA's Teens and Alcohol brochure is intended to educate parents and caregivers of teens about the implications surrounding alcohol, teens and house parties by presenting information about the legal, social and potential health consequences of teens who consume alcohol with or without adult supervision in the home.
View the guide (PDF).