Announcements from other Organizations
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
Global Citizen Awards
Presented by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, the Global Citizen Award recognizes Saskatchewan people who make amazing contributions to international development, cooperation, peace and justice. Awards are presented annually during International Development Week celebrations, which take place during the first full week of February (this year, February 2-9, 2019). The Global Citizen Awards ceremony brings people from across Saskatchewan together to celebrate, to learn from one another, and to network and build relationships with like-minded people.
2019 Nominees – Joanne Blythe, Nest Saskatoon, Rhonda Rosenberg, Cheryl Stadnichuk, Kyla Wendell McIntyre
Congratulations to our very own Executive Director, Rhonda Rosenberg on being nominated!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.