SaskCulture's Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) program is open for applications until April 15, 2019. There are two funding streams for CDFA: Culture Days Hubs (presented by a minimum of three organizations), which offers a maximum of up to $4,000; and, Culture Days Events (presented by one organizations), which offers up to a maximum of $1,000 in funding. The recorded webinar below will be helpful to applicants, and the CDFA grant page has detailed information about eligibility, guidelines, and how to apply online.
The Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Inc. Annual General Meeting was held on June 19, 2018 at the Norbion Cooperative Community Centre. Please find the Rivers West District 2017-2018 Annual Report here.
Thank you to the Norbion Cooperative Community Centre volunteers for hosting the Annual General Meeting and preparing lunch. Thank you to the T'n'C Alpaca Farm and Fibre Studio for the amazing tour following the meeting.
What opportunities does Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan provide schools?
MCoS provides one day interactive provincial anti-racism and anti-discrimination youth leadership workshops in a variety of locations across Saskatchewan. Students engage with peers from throughout the province as they participate in activities to explore identity, intercultural relationships, power, privilege, racism and discrimination.
Prior to these workshops, MCoS offers a one day training opportunity to approximately 12-20 facilitators (including high school students, university pre-service education students, Settlement Workers in Schools and others with an interest in the work) to build capacity to facilitate these activities throughout the province.
How does the Ministry of Education support the Arrêt/Stop Racism youth leadership workshops?
In 2016-17, the Ministry of Education supported MCoS to train students and school staff to facilitate activities in their schools. The project includes three webinars:
- an orientation session for teachers to help them to work with the students to identify issues of racism, discrimination and oppression in their schools prior to the workshop;
- a session for teachers and students on project development after the workshop; and,
- an opportunity for students to present their projects, share their successes and reveal their challenges.
How does the anti-racism workshop and the CSCH approach work together?
The CSCH approach focuses on creating opportunities for children and youth to experience healthy, supportive and equitable learning environments where all students feel safe, cared for and respected. The Arrêt/Stop Racism youth leadership workshops create this environment for high school students and empower them with tools, examples, experience and confidence to replicate this at their schools. These workshops also engage elders and other community members to support a whole school approach to anti-racism and anti-discrimination.
In July 2017, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan created the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities (WIC) Toolkit. This user-friendly toolkit has embedded an action plan that is workable for all organizations, big and small. It also includes success stories from bigger centres and smaller communities in the province.
Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) Positive Mental Health Toolkit
Looking for a way to promote positive mental health in your school? Click here to check out the newly revised JCSH Positive Mental Health Toolkit. The online toolkit contains five modules including: an introduction to positive mental health; school connectedness; resiliency in school environments; school team relationships; and assessing comprehensive school health. It is available in English and French. It is free, online and user-friendly.
Let’s get more kids in Saskatchewan more active, more often.
Saskatchewan in motion has developed, tested & launched a new Community Action Process aimed at bringing community partners together to get kids moving more at home, at school and in the community.
The Community Action Process has been successful in seven communities to date and we are looking for 8 more communities to take part over the next several months.
The Process will assist community leaders to develop, implement and evaluate physical activity action plans specific to their community. When complete, the action plan can supplement grant applications, make a case for actions and track progress.
Saskatchewan in motion will bring a team of experts to the community to work with local residents to create a Community Physical Activity Profile, host a Moving Together Symposium, develop an action plan, and provide links, tools and resources for implementation.
There is no cost, however the full participations of the municipality and lead community organization is an important indicator for success.
Kacie Loshka, BSRS
Community Action Specialist
Saskatchewan in motion | 202-2050 Cornwall Street | Regina SK S4P 2K5
Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation - Mobile Playground Prorgam Summer Staff (4 positions) - deadline to apply April 12, 2019
City of Meadow Lake - Aquatic Centre Manager - deadline to apply is April 5, 2019
City of Meadow Lake - Parks, Recreation and Facilities Foreman - Deadline to apply is April 19, 2019
Check back for more job postings in the future.