Culture Days in Saskatchewan

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Culture Days will take place across Canada on September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017.

SaskCulture Culture Days Funding Assistance Program

The SaskCulture Culture Days Funding Assistance (CDFA) program is up and running and the application deadline is April 17, 2017. 

As in the past, there are two funding streams for CDFA: Culture Days Hubs and Culture Days Events. Culture Days Hub (presented by a minimum of three organizations) are eligible for a maximum of $4,000 and Culture Days Events (presented by one organization) are eligible for a maximum of $1,000.

In 2017 only, SaskCulture encourages applicant organizations to incorporate Canada 150 themes into their projects. SaskCulture also encourages organizations to incorporate with First Nations and Métis educational activities that have a focus on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action or other reconciliation efforts. Click here to read the TRC Calls to Action.

Important Dates

The following dates are the proposed dates for Culture Days activity registration:

  • Activity registration will begin April 24 or 25, 2017 on www.culturedays.ca 
  • Early registration period concludes at the end of May 2017
  • Final registration cut-off for Culture Days promotional items is August 25, 2017
  • Final registration cut-off for ALL Culture Days activities will be September 18, 2017

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Culture Days Funding Assistance Grant, you can get in touch with Dominga Robinson at (306) 780 - 9295 or toll-free at 1-866-476-6830 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you have any other Culture Days-related inquiries, please contact Shelley Fayant at (306) 780-9289 or toll-free at 1-866-476-6830 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiatives

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Last month, the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy; a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty. To participate in the discussion, visit the links below for more information.

Canadians will have their say on the country's Poverty Reduction Strategy: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=1187479&crtr.tp1D=1

Consulting Canadians on poverty reduction: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/consultation.html?_ga=1.232465687.984308037.1403301325

2017 SPEA Conference

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SPEA Conference 2017 – The Nature of Movement –will feature so many great sessions on May 10-12, 2017 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Martin J LeBlanc, Co-Founder of the Children and Nature Network, will be the keynote speaker at the conference.

Please see the program here. You may now register online at www.speaonline.ca  Look for the “SPEA Conference Register Now” button to proceed.  Don’t forget to go to the SPEA Store and pay for your registration.

Healthy Communities - Harvesting the Benefits Presentations

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Several presentations from the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and Communities in Bloom - Healthy Communities - Harvesting the Benefits event are now available for download through the Leisure Information Network

Available presentations include:

  • Age Friendly Communities
  • Assessing Risk in Recreation Facilities 
  • Canadian Landscape Standards/Our Downtown: How Are The Trees? 
  • Creating Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: Engaging Youth in Saskatchewan
  • And many more!