Who’s Your Multicultural Superhero?

As we prepare to celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week November 16-24, we are asking you to nominate “Multicultural Superheroes” to honour the significant impact they have made in our province through the five streams of multicultural work. MCoS Multicultural Honours: A Celebration in Honour of Multicultural Contributions is an annual event hosted by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan during Saskatchewan Multicultural Week. The awards presented are the Betty Szuchewycz Award and the Multicultural Youth Leadership Award.


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Watch people share who their Multicultural Superheroes are and why.

For all the details, nomination forms and stories about past recipients, visit: MCoS Multicultural Honours 


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Celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week | Who’s Your Multicultural Superhero?

About Saskatchewan Multicultural Week

Saskatchewan Multicultural Week takes place November 16-24, 2019. It has two main purposes: 1) It recognizes the Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act and 2) Celebrates the cultural diversity and contributions to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan. This is a key way we can create welcoming and inclusive communities.

  • In 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation – we can be proud of this progressive thinking and leadership we have demonstrated.
  • Responsibility for the Act resides with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport who proclaims Saskatchewan Multicultural Week as do many other communities across the province
  • Each year, we create a resource called ‘Building Welcoming Communities’ that provides helpful tips for creating welcoming and inclusive communities. It is available for download.

About the Campaign

To celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week, we are running a campaign all November. This year, our theme is Who’s your Multicultural Superhero?’ with the hashtag #MulticulturalSuperhero.

  • Multicultural Superheroes serve as successful examples of leaders who inspire others through their values, beliefs and actions (Learn more)
  • Examples of Multicultural Superheroes: Leaders of all types: Organizations, Movements, Individuals (Family Members; Friends; Politicians; Activists; Famous People; Comic book, TV, Movie and Book Characters; Authors; Artists; Athletes; etc.)
  • Participate: Tell us who your multicultural superhero is and why using #MulticulturalSuperhero social media. You can share any way that you want – video, writing, poem, tweet, music, dance, photo and caption and so on.

About MCoS Multicultural Honours

Every year, through the MCoS Multicultural Honours Awards, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan recognizes Saskatchewan’s very own multicultural Superheroes who have made significant and promising contributions to multiculturalism in our province.
We accept nominations for the Betty Szuchewycz Award and the Multicultural youth Leadership Award, both presented in partnership with SGEU. This year’s recipients will be announced on November 16 at the Honours Awards.


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Dear friends,
 
The federal government announced community funding in support of the anti-racism strategy in September. The Anti-Racism Action Program (ARAP) priorities focus on employment, justice, and social participation. The deadline to apply for ARAP funding is December 17.
MCoS is aware that many organizations and individuals in Saskatchewan are engaged in important anti-racism anti-oppression work, and that many of you are likely applying for this funding. We think that all applications will be stronger if we share our plans. We will be able to talk about how our activities connect to what others are doing. We can offer letters of support. In networking, we may build new partnerships or collaborations. We would love to amaze Ottawa with the strength of work in Saskatchewan!
I invite you to gather on October 30 in Saskatoon (location TBD – please let me know if you have space to offer). We will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. It will be helpful if you have considered what you might put forward, perhaps also what supports you might need.
MCoS will subsidize travel expenses. We are looking at renting a van to come from Regina in order to reduce costs and increase connections.
I look forward to meeting to loosely coordinate our efforts towards recognizing and rejecting racism and discrimination in Saskatchewan. Please feel free to share this with others that may be interested.
 
Please register by October 23.
Thanks,
 
Rhonda Rosenberg (she/her)
Executive Director
Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS)

June is National Indigenous History Month

In June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
On June 21, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Indigenous Peoples Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast. This is a special day toNational Aboriginal History Month, National Aboriginal Day, Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, MCoS celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Learn about Governor General’s Proclamation.
In 2009, June was declared National Indigenous History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons.
National Indigenous History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future.
Celebrating National Indigenous History Month in June is an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.
For more information and events visit: http://mcos.ca/indigenous-aboriginal-history-month/

Welcome Home 150 Pledge

Annually we recognize Canada’s anniversary. It is a perfect time to commit to the TRC Calls to Action and affirm our values of being welcoming and inclusive to all by taking the Welcome Home 150 Pledge – #WelcomeHome150
For more information: http://mcos.ca/welcome-150-pledge


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2019 AGM and Member Consultation

Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Le Bistro, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK
This year’s MCoS AGM will focus on reconciliation, BRIDGES, and member consultation regarding a new strategic plan. It is a deeper learning opportunity for everyone. We will provide our members how to showcase cultural activities through deeper learning with an interactive series of presentations.
Click here for: Full details and registration


Board Nominations

The MCoS Board is still accepting nominations for: (1) Treasurer, (1) Secretary, and (3) Directors at Large. All positions are two-year terms.
Remember: In order for an applicant’s nomination to be promoted to the membership it had to be received by Wednesday, May 22, 2019. After that, we will continue to accept nominations, including at the AGM until nominations cease, but not promote them.
Click here for: Full details and nominations


Audited Financial Statements Available

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s 2018-19 audited financial statements are now published for viewing. This action puts MCoS in compliance with The Non-Profit Corporations Act, which states that audited financial statements are to be published and made available to members for viewing 15 days prior to the annual general meeting.
Click here for: MCoS 2018-19 Audited Financial Statements (pdf)


MCoS 2019 Board Nominees as of May 22

Remember: In order for an applicant’s nomination to be promoted to the membership it had to be received by Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The list of candidates has been compiled and published for your review in consideration for voting at the AGM on June 22. We will continue to accept nominations, including at the AGM until nominations cease, but not promote them.

Click here for: MCoS 2019 Board Candidates – As of May 22 (pdf)


We look forward to celebrating our successes with you. We welcome your input and involvement.

Asian Heritage MonthMay is Asian Heritage Month, Asian, Heritage, Anti-Racism, cultural diversity, culture, Education, ethnic diversity, Intercultural, MCoS, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, multiculturalism, Racism

During the month of May, we acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.
Many Saskatchewan residents are of Asian heritage including, but not limited to Afghani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Iraqi, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Laotian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Filipino, and Vietnamese. Canada’s cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically in innumerable ways.
Asian Heritage Month is an ideal occasion for all to celebrate the rich values, beliefs and cultural expressions of various Asian cultures.

Learn more

Find out about important events and figures in Asian Canadian History here: http://mcos.ca/may-is-asian-heritage-month/
 
 

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Throughout Saskatchewan, during the month of February, individuals, families and communities will come together to celebrate African-Canadian Black History Month. Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in African-Canadian Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of African-Canadians, past and present. Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians with African heritage who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for all of us to learn about the wide range of African-Canadian experiences, including dealing with racism, and the vital role this community has played

Background on Black History Month

Learn More about African-Canadian Black History Month

Black History Month Events in Saskatchewan

View Saskatchewan African-Canadian Black History Month Events

 

March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, MCoS, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Racsim, Discrimination

Register for 2019 FREE Arrêt/Stop Racism Facilitator Training and Workshops 

2019 Arrêt/Stop Racism Facilitator Training

In order to have facilitators for the anti-racism youth leadership workshops, MCoS is offering anti-racism facilitator training.
All workshops are FREE and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yorkton

Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbors (SIGN), SIIT Classroom, 345 Broadway Street W. Yorkton, SK

February 6, 2019 and Registration by January 31, 2019

Swift Current

Lyric Theater 227 Central Avenue North Swift Current, SK 
March 6, 2019 and Registration by February 27, 2019

North Battleford

Don Ross Community Centre, 891- 99th St, North Battleford SK (Building entrance door #4) 
March 20, 2019 and Registration by March 13, 2019

Register

>>Information and Registration


2019 Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) is offering an opportunity for high school students to participate in an anti-racism leadership workshop.
All workshops are FREE and from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, MCoS, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Racsim, Discrimination

Fort Qu’Appelle

Treaty Four Governance Centre, Teepee –  740 Sioux Avenue South, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

February 7 and Registration by January 31, 2019

Swift Current

Swift Current Comprehensive High School, 1100-11th Ave NE, Swift Current, SK
March 7, 2019 and Registration by February 27, 2019

North Battleford

Don Ross Community Centre, 891- 99th St, North Battleford SK (Building entrance door #4) 
March 21. 2019 and Registration by March 13, 2019

Register

>>Information and Registration


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Member Development Workshop: Governance and Board Succession Planning

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan strives to strengthen the capacity of its members by offering educational and training opportunities. In partnership with the City of Saskatoon, we are offering a Member Development Workshop. Dawn Martin, from Daybreak Consulting, will share her expertise and experience on Governance and Board Succession Planning.
As a consultant, Dawn Marin has spent 30 years assisting numerous agencies and non-profit organizations. Dawn’s approach to governance issues in the voluntary sector is thoughtful and pragmatic. She understands the issues and challenges that board volunteers face and is eager to provide organizations with guidance and support that will make a difference.


Workshop Details

Facilitator: Dawn Martin (Daybreak Consulting)
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Station 20 West, 1120-20th Street West, Saskatoon, SK
Fees: Members: $25 per person; Non-members: $50 per person
Notes: Registration includes workshop materials & lunch. Saskatoon Ethnocultural Network members will be covered by the City of Saskatoon.


Registration:

Register by Noon on Friday, January 11, 2019
Please register online. Payment can be made by cheque or online. If you register online, please note that you will need to go to our Online Store for payment after you submit your online registration form.
Member Development Workshop Registration Form (Online form)


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Member Development Workshop: Governance and Board Succession Planning

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan strives to strengthen the capacity of its members by offering educational and training opportunities. To that end, we are offering a Member Development Workshop. Dawn Martin, from Daybreak Consulting, will share her expertise and experience on Governance and Board Succession Planning.
Dawn Martin has served in a range of capacities both in government and as a private consultant.  As a consultant, Dawn has spent 30 years assisting numerous agencies and non-profit organizations with strategic planning, performance measurement, governance and organizational development. Most recently, she has been working with SaskCulture as part of a pilot of its new Lifecycles Capacity Program for Cultural Organizations.
Dawn’s approach to governance issues in the voluntary sector is thoughtful and pragmatic.  She understands the issues and challenges that board volunteers face and is eager to provide organizations with guidance and support that will make a difference.
When Dawn is not working as a consultant supporting non-profit organizations, she works for the City of Regina as a specialist in strategic planning and performance measurement.


Workshop Details

Facilitator: Dawn Martin (Daybreak Consulting)
Date: August 31, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 10:00am -3:00pm
Location: George Bothwell Public Library, Program Room, 2965 Gordon Road , Regina (Fully accessible, Free Parking)
Fees: Members: $25 per person; Non-members: $50 per person (Registration fee includes workshop materials and lunch on location)
Registration closing date: August 24, 2018
Please note that the workshop is open to everybody; whether you are a board member, staff member or wish to attend in a private capacity.


Registration:

Please choose the Word form or the online form to register.
Payment can be made by cheque or online. If you register online, please note that you will need to go to our Online Store for payment after you submit your online registration form.
Member Development Workshop registration form (Word form)
Member Development Workshop registration form (Online form)