Announcements from other Organizations
CRRF Strategic Planning Survey
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is embarking on a Strategic Planning process. The focus is on understanding what people across Canada believe the role of the CRRF may be in the future, what directions a national organization focused on race relations and eliminating racism must consider, and to helping identify priorities for the next three years. CRRF stakeholders are invited to participate in this online survey, which will take bout 15 minutes to complete.
The survey is open until June 28, 2019. Click to take survey
A Conversation with the Commissioners of the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The National Inquiry presented its final report to the federal, provincial and territorial governments on June 3, 2019. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller, Commissioner Brian Eyolfson, and Commissioner Qajaq Robinson will visit the University of Saskatchewan to share the insights and perspectives found in the report.
Friday, June 14, 2019 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Saskatoon: Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241, University of Saskatchewan
Regina: (streaming Facebook live event) – CB 308, College Avenue Campus, University of Regina
Off campus – join us by Facebook Live – connection details are forthcoming.
For complete details and to register: visit us online by clicking here.
The International Festivals Lloydminster Society is presenting #Lloydfest2019 on August 24-25. They are extending an invitation to ethnocultural groups to take part in the parade, share performances and their context, sell food and celebrate together! Please contact Susan Cambridge at email@example.com for more information. https://www.facebook.com/InterFestLloydminster/
Feedback Requested on Grades 10-12 Arts Education Courses
The Ministry of Education is renewing four high school arts education courses (dance, drama, music and visual art) and would like feedback on the draft curriculum documents to help the teacher writing groups make revisions. Click here for the online feedback form (with links to the draft curriculum documents). The French version is available here. Both forms are accessible until May 31, 2019.
How to Run an Annual General Meeting
Provincially incorporated non-profit organizations are required by law to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ensuring that this statutory business meeting takes place is part of good governance. An AGM is an important part of the democratic life of an organization. Check out SaskCulture’s web page How to How to Run an Annual General Meeting for more information about its purpose, timing and how to prepare for one.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.