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 Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Heritage Saskatchewan, African, Settlers, Racism, Slavery, Multiculturalism, Diversity,SOHL Board Nominations Now Open

Please accept this notice for the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL)  Board of Directors as nominations are open and welcoming new board candidates for consideration.

There are five positions available: Vice-President, Treasurer, Director – north and two Directors-at-large.

Download the required nomination form to be completed and submitted to the SOHL office on or before May 18, 2017.

SOHL Board Nomination Form 2017 (doc)

RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

200 Canadian immigrants have already been honoured — everyone from public figures like Governor General Michaëlle Jean and Dragon’s Den’s Robert Herjavec to many local volunteers, philanthropists and more.

Now the goal is to keep shining the spotlight on immigrants from all corners of Canada, from every industry, ethnicity and walk of life. After all, Canada is a nation built by immigrants!

I was hoping you could pass along the information about our program to various people in your department/organization and perhaps have some people that you know of, be nominated for this year’s awards. 

Nominating is easy!  Simply go to http://www.canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 and fill out the simple form with information on someone you think is deserving of being recognized for their contribution to their industry, their community or to Canada as a whole. It can be someone you know, or someone you admire from afar.

Nominations are open until Feb. 27, 11:59 pm EST. (Note: Nominees must be landed immigrants (i.e., with permanent resident status and/or citizenship).

 

PLEA’s Newcomer Website

The Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA) www.plea.org is pleased to announce the launch of newli.plea.org. This site provides plain language legal information to assist newcomers with their transition to life in Canada. Newcomers can be faced with a sometimes baffling array of institutions, including government departments, police agencies, courts and government agencies. Newli is designed to help Saskatchewan newcomers successfully navigate these interactions.

We hope you will check it out and pass the information along to others!

PLEA is grateful to the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan for promoting access to justice for this vulnerable segment of the population by making the development of Newli possible with project funding.

 

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, cultural diversity, intercultural, education, anti-racism, racism, multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, culture, ethnicity, awareness, acceptance, investment, multifaith, multifaith calendar, faith, religion

Multicultural Programs

Sponsored by the Prairie History Room

February 2017

 

“We’re Here, Now What?” — an author reading by Ponziano Aluma
Regina Public Library Film Theatre
Central Library, 2311 — 12th Avenue
Monday, February 6th, 7:00 pm

Newcomers to Canada often struggle trying to find their way in a new culture with comical misadventures, near fatal errors and painfully embarrassing moments as they find their place in their new home, Canada. In honour of Black History Month, Ponziano Aluma will read from his book, “We’re Here, Now What?” which uses humour to shed a gracious light on the newcomer experience. A native of Uganda, Ponziano will have copies of his book available for purchase.

Everyone welcome; registration required: email phr@reginalibrary.ca or call 306.777.6039.

Giant Steps: The History of Jazz
Regina Public Library Film Theatre
Central Library, 2311 — 12th Avenue
Monday, February 13th, 7:00 pm

Learn about the artists, styles, and stories behind America’s great original artform — Jazz. In honour of Black History month, September Russell will take your ears on a tour of Jazz, from its historic roots in the black community to the present day.

“Finding home in Story: Metis concepts of Home and Kinship”
Regina Public Library Film Theatre
Central Library, 2311 — 12th Avenue
Tuesday, February 21st, 7:00 pm

Connect with Saskatchewan land and history during this evening of storytelling.  Presented by the Prairie History Room, Regina Writer-in-Residence, Trevor Herriot, will host a session with Métis storytellers to show how historical resources inform and support the stories that speak to Métis notions of home and kinship.

Registration required: email phr@reginalibrary.ca or call 306.777.6039.

An Evening Under the African Skies
Regina Public Library Film Theatre
Central Library, 2311 — 12th Avenue
Monday, February 27th, 7:00 pm

Every February, Black History Month is celebrated to learn about and honor the achievements, contributions, and heritage of African-Canadians throughout history. Mary Chipanshi, an African oral storyteller and Chimuka Simasiku will share with you the rich and varied culture of Africa through various presentations including storytelling and music.  Make time to come and immerse yourself in a different culture as you experience and let yourself be transported to Africa in an evening!

Registration required: email phr@reginalibrary.ca or call 306.777.6039.

Welcome to Regina - Immigration Portal, Newcomers, Immigration, multiculturalism

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/ 

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, cultural diversity, intercultural, education, anti-racism, racism, multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, culture, ethnicity, awareness, acceptanceGet 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.

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, cultural diversity, intercultural, education, anti-racism, racism, multiculturalism, ethnic diversity, culture, ethnicity, awareness, acceptanceResearch on Work and Immigration in Saskatchewan

Are you temporary foreign worker or employed in the province as part of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)?

Do you work with new Canadians or the foreign worker program as a business owner, manager, trade union official, an immigration agent or recruiter?

Research participants are required for a study on work and immigration, “Open for Business: Temporary Foreign Workers and Labour Law Reform in Saskatchewan”. The purpose of this research is to understand the economic and social significance of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program.

Check out the link for more information and to participate – http://rankandfile.ca/2014/09/18/research-on-work-and-immigration-in-saskatchewan/

New ESL TV Series on City SK – Begins Oct 15

I’m happy to announce that CITY SASKATCHEWAN  will be broadcasting a new ESL series  that may be of interest to your organization or members.  This is a 120  episode, half-hour TV series that will be shown for the first time in this province.   The series been reviewed by,  and will be incorporated into the LINC program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. This is a great resource for newcomers  to Saskatchewan who want to improve their English language skills- and will be of interest to learners at many levels. The episodes are segmented and cover off many social and cultural, and business topics/language skills.

The series differentiates itself from traditional classroom resources by approaching lessons in a contemporary manner similar to the online videos and internet learning communities.

And Let’s Talk English is more than just vocabulary. The show helps newcomers integrate into the community by developing soft skills — raising cultural awareness in North American behavior and customs.

WEDNESDAYS AT 2:00 pm and 2:30pm  REPEATS FRIDAYS AT 1:00pm and 1:30pm – Channel info is below

CITY SASKATCHEWAN CHANNEL #S

PROVIDER LOCATION CHANNEL #
ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS REGINA / YORKTON / NORTH BATTLEFORD / WEYBURN 12
SHAW CABLE SASKATOON 7/213
SHAW CABLE MOOSE JAW / SWIFT CURRENT 13
SHAW CABLE PRINCE ALBERT 9
SASKTEL MAX PROVINCIAL 19/319
BELL TV (SATELLITE) NATIONAL 266
SHAW DIRECT (SATELLITE) NATIONAL 352/024
Location not listed? contact your cable provider for channel number

Main Street Funding to Continue

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that it has established Main Street Saskatchewan as an on-going program. “Our historic downtowns and commercial districts are centres of pride in our province,” said Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport. “Through its new, on-going program, Main Street Saskatchewan will work with communities to promote, conserve and capitalize on the things that make these areas unique.  By helping create jobs, businesses, and areas for cultural experience, this new program will improve our quality of life and contribute to the remarkable growth we’re experiencing across the province.” Those looking at the Main Street program may also be interested in applying for SaskCulture’s Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning (MCEP) grant.

SaskScapes podcast now available on iTunes!

SaskScapes, a podcast hosted by Culture Days Animateur Kevin Power, that highlights stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan is now available on iTunes! You can also access SaskScapes by subscribing on Soundcloud, or from the iheartculture.ca website.

Culture on the Go Funding Agreement Renewed

The Saskatchewan Arts Board and Creative Saskatchewan are pleased to announce that the Culture on the Go program has been renewed by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport in an $800,000 agreement. Culture on the Go promotes activities for Saskatchewan artists that are related to touring, audience development and market development, which may take place provincially, nationally or internationally.

CRTC releases anti-spam guidance for charities

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued an FAQ for registered charities and a statement regarding the CRTC’s general approach to enforcement regarding Canada’s new anti-spam laws.

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