MCOS Newsletter for February/March 2020

News and articles from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.

African-Canadian Black History Month

Visit our here for events on Black History Month from other organisations.

MCoS receives funding from Government of Canada for March 21st

We are honoured to receive $100,000 in funding from the Government of Canada for our project Racism: Recognize it. Reject it. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth and Member of Parliament (Waterloo), today announced support for the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.

The funding will support our 2020 anti racism campaign. We continue to build bridges between communities and to promote intercultural understanding by offering educational opportunities in many communities, large and small.

Stay tuned for more information on our March 21st Campaign.

2020 Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops and Training We are offering an opportunity for high school students to participate in an anti-racism leadership workshop. Students will engage with peers from throughout the province as they work together in interactive activities to explore identity, power, privilege, colonialism and its legacies, reconciliation, racism and discrimination.

Melville: Melville Comprehensive High School, 202 10 Ave E, Melville, SK S0A 2P0
Regina: Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre Gym, 445 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4N 6T5
La Ronge: TBA
North Battleford: TBA

Online registration form: Youth Leadership Workshops

Facilitator Training
MCoS is offering anti-racism facilitator training.  This intensive orientation will take place the day before the workshop in each location.
Melville: Melville Comprehensive High School, 202 10 Ave E, Melville, SK S0A 2P0
Regina: Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre Gym, 445 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4N 6T5
La Ronge: TBA
North Battleford: TBA

Online registration form: Youth Leadership Facilitator Training form

March 21st is approaching soon!

We all want to live in welcoming and inclusive communities. Racism has no place in them. March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a time to remind ourselves of the harms and heroes of the past and present.

Have you started thinking about events for March 21 yet?
If you have any events planned don't forget to share it with us, in our calendar. 

Please feel free to contact us for ideas.
Find out more about it and download Activity Kit from here.

MCoS Funding

MCoS invests in approximately 15 projects, events, and festivals per year that fulfill our mission and contribute to at least one of the five streams of multicultural work. You can apply for up to $3,000 per project.

The deadline to apply for Strategic Initiatives is February 15th and September 15th (If the deadline falls before the weekend, we accept applications till the next working day).

For more information on Success stories and Application Guidelines visit our website

Heritage Forum 2020: Our Places - Our Stories That Matter

The 2020 Forum is being coordinated by Heritage Saskatchewan and the Ministry of Parks Culture and Sport.

Dr. Ernie Walker’s keynote address, “Tales from the Big Empty” will be  beginning the day as he focuses upon the improbable story of the development of Wanuskewin focusing on some of the most significant events that have transpired over the past 40 years.

When:  8:30-3:30 Thursday February 27th, 2020
Where: Western Development Museum, Saskatoon

Read more about it and Register here.

Government Of Saskatchewan Proclaims Day Of Action Against Hate And Intolerance 

January 29, 2020 has been proclaimed Day of Action Against Hate and Intolerance in Saskatchewan.

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our country,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan said. “We must all stand together against all forms of hatred and intolerance, and work together to promote inclusion and acceptance.”

The date marks the tremendous loss that took place on January 29, 2017 when six Canadian Muslim men lost their lives and many were gravely injured in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.

This proclamation recognizes that there’s no place for racism in Saskatchewan.
Read more about it here.



Join on February 11, as the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission hosts From Many Peoples Strength: A Courageous Conversation About Racism in Saskatchewan, and help us live up to our provincial motto. Admission Free

Where: Tier 2 Lounge, Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon

Read more about it here.

Saskatchewan Book Awards: Shortlist Announcement

Join Saskatchewan authors and publishers as the shortlist is unveiled for the 27th Saskatchewan Book Awards! 

When: 12PM, February 14, 2020
Where: Multiple Locations 

The Awards Ceremony will be held on April 25th, at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, so this is the perfect time to add the nominees to your reading list.  Get ready to fall in love with books!

Read more about it here

Are you an Internationally Trained Individual in Saskatchewan?
Get back into your career of choice with the support of Career Loans. A virtual program program available to Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs) in regulated and un-regulated fields, Career Loans provides micro lending as well, FREE career and financial counselling and support.
Let our experts assist you in helping you make the best decision for your future. Registration is easy and all done ONLINE! For more information please visit here
Facebook link:
Instagram: @careerloanscanada

NVSSN Community Survey

The Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Studies Network (NVSSN) is an interdisciplinary, community-university collaboration among students, the voluntary sector and faculty/staff, which is administered by Luther College at the University of Regina.

Your responses to their survey will be invaluable in helping them think about the ways in which NVSSN can continue to evolve and increase its effectiveness in promoting the sector through the program's three pillars: learn, research, innovate.

Take the survey here.

Winterruption Concert Series 2020!

Regina Folk Festival presents you Winterruption 2020. It's a guaranteed good time!

Tickets are on Sale now! Find more about it here.

Saskatoon Festival and Event Management Masterclass

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass is a popular 2 day programme designed to inform and inspire anyone involved in creating, managing and developing festivals and events. When: Thu, 30 Apr 2020, 10:00 – Fri, 1 May 2020, 16:30 CST
Where: Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre

Interested? Learn more about it here.


The grants below have multiple and year-round deadlines. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in the links below.

Strategic Initiatives Grant

Recreation Infrastructure Funding

Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Annual Funding

First Nations and Metis Community Engagement Project Fund

Northern Capital Grants Program

Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grants

SPRA Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant

National cost-sharing program for heritage places

Upcoming February Events

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month 2020

Mozart & Rossini, February 23 (Regina)

Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workship + Transboundary Grasslands Partnership Workshop, February 25-27 (Regina)

SACHM's 15th anniversary- African Canadian/Black History Month wrap up, February 29 (Regina)

Celebrations for Black History Month, February 29 (Regina)

Upcoming March Events

Women’s Circle, March 6 (Yorkton)

International Women's Day Celebration, March 8 (Regina)

March Cooking Class, March 9 (Saskatoon)

Think Indigenous 2020, March 11-13 (Enoch Cree Nation)

Making Community Connections, March 12 (Regina)

Anti-Racism Workshops for Youth ages 12-18, March 16-20 (Prince Albert)

 Regina Stitchery Guild Drop in, March 15 (Regina)

FSIN Justice Conference, March 18-20 (Saskatoon)

Connection to Economic Reconciliation Conference, March 19-20 (Regina)

Gathering for miyomahcihowin and mii yoo naa kaa twayh ta mihk, March 24-26 (Saskatoon)

Beethoven & Britten, March 28-29 (Regina)

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