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Announcements from other Organizations

Nominate your Local Settlement Agency

We, at Canadian Immigrant and our title sponsor RBC, want to recognize the amazing work settlement agencies are doing to help newcomers integrate and succeed across Canada.

So, concurrent with the RBC Top 25 campaign, we are inviting nominations from across the country for the top settlement agencies in your community.

Anyone (be they a representative, employee or client of the agency) can nominate a settlement agency at: https://canadianimmigrant.ca/canadas-top-25-immigrants/settlement-agency-award from now until February 22, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.

The winning Settlement Agency in Canada will be crowned based on a popular vote happening on our website <applewebdata://15D397AA-45C1-4A83-BFC0-DA741F1C6EAD/canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25>  starting March 26.  Use your social media, community boards and newsletters to ask the community you serve to vote for your settlement agency as the inaugural RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Settlement Agency for 2019.

You are also invite to continue to nominate any newcomers and immigrants you feel have made a real impact in their communities’ as part of our 11-year RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

Nominate here: https://canadianimmigrant.ca/canadas-top-25-immigrants/nominate


Come Tour the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is a non-profit organization that for the past 52 years has preserved the great sport history of Saskatchewan and is always trying to reach out to new organizations to come for a visit!  As well as day time tours, SSHF is now offering evening openings!

Although the SSFH is just admission by donation, it does honour the Cultural Access Pass, especially if the groups would like a tour format. The SSHF is a culturally diverse organization and its inductees come from 20 different countries!

Are your members/groups looking for something fun and inexpensive to do in the daytime or evenings? Now you can! Every third Thursday each month the SSHF will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Please see attached posters for details.

SSHF Poster 1 – overtime hours (jpg)

SSHF Poster 2 – promotional (pdf)

If you just want to bring a small group to look around, the admission by donation policy would apply. If you want a more guided tour around the facility, implemented and run by one of the SSHF staff, the cost would be $1.00 per person and must be pre-booked.  This applies to both day time and evening openings.

Vickie Krauss, Education Coordinator, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame at 306.780.9232 or sshfm@sasktel.net


The Mitchell Prize

The biennial Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize seeks to recognize Canadian poets whose work wrestles with the beauty and complexity of religious faith. In 2019, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $20,000 and $5,000 respectively, by a panel of three celebrated writers: Lorna Goodison, Chelene Knight, and Scott Cairns.

Poets engaged with all faith traditions are encouraged to submit work, however this prize is not designed to erase distinctions or paper over conflict. It’s open to all writers currently living in Canada and Canadian citizens living abroad. All shortlisted nominees will have their work considered for publication in Image.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission : June 30, 2019

For full details: https://imagejournal.org/mitchell-prize/?_cldee=ZXhlY0BtY29zLmNh&recipientid=contact-140a1aff7115e711810de0071b6aa0d1-6b0b0028ce9e4601b8218605885b6e75&esid=32f569d7-5e1a-e911-a966-000d3a4e72d5


Premier Apologizes to Sixties Scoop Survivors

Premier Scott Moe issued an apology to all those affected by the Sixties scoop in which Indigenous children were removed from their families and communities and placed in homes with families of European heritage. The apology is an opportunity for the “government to acknowledge with honesty, with humility and with deep regret what happened in Saskatchewan.” The policies were based on racist notions that assimilation was the best course for the first peoples of Saskatchewan. MCoS appreciates this apology and hopes that it will be legitimized with policies, processes and relationships that support Indigenous families, communities and cultures. https://leaderpost.com/news/national/sask-premier-moe-apologizes-to-sixties-scoop-survivors


Heritage Saskatchewan AGM Notice

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Heritage Saskatchewan will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Delta Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Members can view this link for full information, including the proposed Bylaw change. To be eligible to vote at the AGM, your membership must be up to date and paid in full. Register by February 12, 2019.


Saskatchewan Visual Art Project

Saskatchewan is very diverse with many different cultures and faiths. To help celebrate this, Multifaith Saskatchewan has initiated a Saskatchewan Youth Visual Arts Project targeted at Grade 9-12 art classes. This project entails submission of art that reflects specific guidelines and criteria. They will recognize up to fifteen pieces of student art, which will form a digital touring exhibit that will promote mutual understanding and respect for spirituality and faiths.
Important Dates:
Deadline for art submission…………………..March 29, 2019
Art Awards / Earth-Day Presentation………….April 13, 2019

For full details download:
Saskatchewan Visual Art Project Brochure (pdf)


RCMP 2019 National Youth Engagement Week

This is a unique opportunity to experience five days (March 25-29) at Depot, the RCMP’s training academy in Regina. A select group of Grade 12 students from across Canada will experience what it’s like to be a cadet in training. If chosen, you will get the opportunity to interact with police officers from various RCMP units. Activities may include a fitness session, drill class, driving simulation, police defensive tactics, a tour of the RCMP Heritage Centre and much more. Register by January 31, 2019. Find out more


Career Focus Youth Employment Project for Young Immigrants

The Regina Immigrant Women Centre is offering a new session for Career Focus. This is a wage subsidy work placement program funded by the Service Canada. The Career Focus program aims at facilitating the transition of highly skilled young immigrants to a rapidly evolving labour market.

This 12 week program provides 35 hours per week of career-related work experience to the eligible participants who will benefit from assistance to start or advance their career.

Employers will benefit from 12 weeks wage subsidy, entering a pool of highly skilled young candidates and from getting a potential new employee with no financial risk.

For more information contact:
Regina Immigrant Women Centre (RIWC)
Justyna Zawislak-Kosek, Career Focus Program Coordinator
(306) 359-6514 or email justyna@reginaiwc.ca

Download and Share Poster (pdf)


Rising Youth Community Service Grants

Rising Youth Community Service Grants empowers young people, ages 15-30 to imagine ideas that can support their local community and helps put those ideas into action through grants of $250, $750, or $1500.

A dedicated team of Youth Engagement Activators are available nationwide to answer questions related to the application process and provide ongoing project support to make sure youth projects are thriving and successful.

This initiative is administered by TakingITGlobal and funded by the government of Canada through its Canada Service Corps initiative.

For more information, visit, www.risingyouth.ca / http://jeunesenaction.com/ or email funding@takingitglobal.org.

Download: Rising Youth Community Service Grants Flyer (pdf)


Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society Addresses Reconciliation

The Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS) issued a news release today that points out the resistance by many to accept the true impact of the settler society, particularly its impact on Indigenous peoples. The release notes the important role historians and folklorists play in reconciliation efforts, through ensuring that the history of Canada, and in particular the prairies, includes and reflects the experiences of First Nations and Métis people. The release follows a February 23 op-ed piece about reconciliation in the Leader-Post by Keith Thor Carlson, president of SHFS’ board of directors.


Join the Katimavik National Experience!

Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. Discover Canada. Discover yourself.

This fully-immersive 6-month program brings together 11 young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while living in two different communities. Volunteers will spend 3 months in an English-speaking community and 3 months in a French-speaking community. The group will be accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor and facilitate the life-changing experience.

Apply now for this life-changing, 6-month volunteer experience! Open to ages 18 – 25. Apply at https://katimavik.org/en/we-offer/national-experience/


Toolkit workshop Series

 The Community Research Unit, along with the Regina Public Interest Research Group, STOPS to Violence, and the U of R Career & Professional Development Office offers diverse workshops and other great professional development opportunities to students, faculty and community members in the Toolkit Workshop Series.

Register online today!


Welcome to Regina – Immigration Portal

Regina officially launched the Welcome to Regina website, which was designed specifically for immigrants, to provide them with the information they need to succeed in Regina. The website was developed in partnership with stakeholders based on consultations with immigrants, immigrant-serving organizations and partners. The website focuses on ease of navigation and provides first-point-of-contact that allows immigrants to find information and sources they need to settle in Regina.

Visit: http://www.welcometoregina.ca/ 


Get involved with INVOLVE!

Are you, do do you know, a newcomer who wants to develop community leadership skills? Integrating Newcomers With Volunteer Opportunities to add Leadership Value through Education (INVOLVE) is offering workshops in Regina during March to help newcomers develop skills needed for community leadership. Visit the Regina Open Door Society to learn more.

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