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.
Rhonda Rosenberg (she/her)
Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS)