Announcements from other Organizations
Sixties Scoop Apology Sharing Circles
The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SSISS) and the Government of Saskatchewan have partnered to engage Indigenous Survivors on how the Sixties Scoop experience has impacted them, their families and how an apology may be used as part of their healing journey. Survivors are invited to share their stories, thoughts and concerns to help prepare a meaningful apology from the Government of Saskatchewan.
This is our call out to survivors of the Sixties Scoop. If you were adopted, permanent or temporary wards, and are status, eligible to be status, non-status, or Metis – We want to hear from you. What would a meaningful apology look like to you?
Please share with your contacts as there will be Sharing Circles on the following dates and locations;
- Prince Albert – October 27
- Saskatoon – November 3 & 4
- Fort Qu’Appelle – November 17
- Regina – November 24 & 25
Attached is a brochure invitation to all Sixties Scoop survivors.
Join the conversation: Anti-racism Engagement
Current status: Open (closes December 9, 2018)
This engagement on anti-racism is open to all Canadians and we want to hear from you! We invite you to lend your voice, views and experiences. Your input is essential to ensure our work to address racism reflects your experiences and your suggestions.
Join in: How to participate
- Read Deepening Understanding, Developing Ideas: A Cross-Country Conversation on Anti-Racism.
- Complete the online poll and survey to submit your feedback.
In-person sessions are also being held with community members, leaders, experts (particularly those with lived experience), academics, and stakeholders across Canada. These meetings will not be open to the public in order to ensure that participants are able to have focused, meaningful and safe conversations on subjects that, for many, include reflecting on harmful experiences.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to your contribution.
Who can participate
We’re interested in hearing from all Canadians, especially those who have direct experience with racism and discrimination and those who offer intersectional perspectives.
Key themes for discussion
To focus on those issues where racism and discrimination most directly touch people’s lives, as well as those policy areas that most closely overlap with the Government of Canada’s jurisdiction, the following themes will guide the engagement:
- Employment and income supports
- Social participation (for example, sport, art, leisure)
- Deepening Understanding, Developing Ideas: A Cross-Country Conversation on Anti-Racism
- Anti-racism resources
Contact usDepartment of Canadian Heritage
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau QC K1A 0M5
- 1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)
Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET).
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.