Visible Minority Women Programming

The Truly Alive Youth and Family Foundation Inc [TAYFFI] is a Saskatoon-based non-profit organization. They are launching phase 1 of I-CAN – Inclusive Capacity Advancement For Newcomers. I-CAN Women and Youth program is specifically designed to empower racialized women and youth through series of training and leadership activities including exposure to community leadership, social engagement, safe space conversation circle, youth volunteer work placement, among others.

The I-CAN project will not only raise collective consciousness on Canada’s multiple identities; it will assist women and youth to tap into their innate potential and connect them to the pathways towards achieving their dreams, attaining self-reliance, and becoming contributing members of the society. I- CAN will be a journey for the participants from I-CAN to I WILL and leading to I HAVE!

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.

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.

For more information, contact:
Vickie Krauss, Education Coordinator
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
306.780.9232 or sshfm@sasktel.net

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.

Read More at the Leader Post

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 justyna@reginaiwc.ca

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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.

For more information, visit, www.risingyouth.ca or jeunesenaction.com or email funding@takingitglobal.org.

Download: Rising Youth Community Service Grants Flyer (pdf)

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.

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: welcometoregina.ca

Are you, or 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.