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MCoS Multicultural Honours Award
Multicultural Honours will be a virtual event this year with the two awards presented at Government House. MCoS invites you to watch livestreaming of the in-person award ceremony from the comfort of your home.
You can register to attend the virtual award ceremony here.
Multiculturalism Matters in this Election
MCoS encourages you to advocate for multiculturalism. Specifically, you can raise the awareness of candidates in your riding that issues related to multiculturalism are important to you and that you make voting decisions at least in part by considering how platforms reflect multicultural values. MCoS has outlined four multicultural values that inform our work; the Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act (1997) and the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (1985) support them. We present these values below along with questions you could consider asking during this election campaign.
Find provincial registration info here.
MCoS Member Support on Virtual Transition
We recognize that many of the activities that normally take place in the multicultural community from events, to festivals, to conferences to education are facing challenges with ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. We are holding a session for members about how some activities can take place virtually. Register here for MCoS Member Virtual Transition Zoom Meeting. It will be on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Please respond to a short survey by Thursday, October 15 to help us prepare to meet your needs. It will take less than 5 minutes to complete. We always appreciate your input!
Multicultural Festivals and Innovation
Let's discuss innovative ways to both share culture at a deeper level and celebrate diversity safely at festival events. Register for Multicultural Festivals and Innovation Zoom Meeting here. It will take place on October 28, 2020 at 1:30– 3:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!
Meet the 2020-21 MCoS Board of Directors
We welcome this leadership team!
President: Meka Okochi
Vice President: Cosanna Preston-Idedia
Treasurer: Muna De Ciman
Secretary: Ayesha Baig
Past President: Neeraj Saroj
Directors at Large:
Colleen Charles (1 year appointment)
We look forward to working with the board to advance the strategic plan to achieve our mission and vision in these changing times.
Program Evaluation Workshop Registration
SaskCulture is presenting two program evaluation workshops in partnership with Two Bridges Consulting, presented virtually. In the two sessions, you will learn the basics of program evaluation. The workshops will also cover the basics of how to create a logic model, theory of change, and how to write indicators. To learn more, and to register, click here.
Author Talk with Michelle Good
In honour of Orange Shirt Day, author Michelle Good will discuss her debut novel, Five Little Indians. The book chronicles the legacy of residential schools and how the survivors find a way forward. You can get a library card here to attend this virtual event.
When: 7:00pm, Oct 14, 2020.
Indoors, Outdoors, and Online: September 25 - October 25
Register your events and hubs here.
Anti-racism resources and news:
COVID-19 Survey: Your Current Experiences and Planning for the Future (for distribution to Chinese seniors 55+ residing in Canada)
Social determinants and inequities in health for Black Canadians: A Snapshot
The “We Are Canada project” profiles ordinary Canadians who fight for social justice and contribute to the country in their respective ways.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians: Experiences of Discrimination
Join the growing list of organizations involved in anti-racism efforts across Canada in Canadian Race Relations Foundation's new Anti-Racism Organization database.
The grants below have multiple and year-round deadlines. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in the links below.
Métis Cultural Development Fund
Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
First Nation Recreation Development Grant
Social Innovation Fund - Organizational Rebuilding
Multicultural Education Initiatives Grant (MEI)
Due: October 31, 2020
Learn more and apply for MEI Grant
Upcoming October Events
Islamic History Month
German Heritage Month
Hispanic/Latin American Heritage Month
Canadian Library Month
A Brief History of Saskatchewan, Oct 8; Online
Youth Retail Excellence Program, Sept 21- Oct 9; Regina
Culture Days, Sept 25 – Oct 25
Buffalo Avenue Art Action, Oct 17; Regina
Unpacking Systemic Racism: Decolonize First, Oct 19; Online
Cinergie Festival, Oct 19- Oct 26; Saskatoon
Virtual Cultural Gathering, Oct 27; Online
Dèbat: Le racisme, un tabou à briser, Oct 31st; Regina (other SK locations too)
Upcoming November Events
PACT program, Nov 2; Online
Victorian Tea with a Twist, Nov 6; Regina
Remembrance Day, Nov 11, Canada
Saskatchewan Music Conference, Nov 26; Online
MCoS Multicultural Honours Award, Nov 21; Online
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week, Nov 21-29
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