SaskCulture E-Update Newsletter

News, funding, jobs, training, events and more!
January 15, 2020

Welcome to 2020 and a Refreshed E-Update
Thanks to everyone who participated in the E-Update Readership Survey in 2019. The vast majority (95%) of respondents indicated that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the newsletter, but offered valuable feedback on areas for improvement including: mobile-friendliness; less frequent distribution; refreshed design; and more information to help build capacity within organizations. The distribution schedule was changed to every two weeks last fall, and going forward from today, E-Update will reflect the other suggested improvements. Suggestions for future topic areas or news items are always welcome; please send them to: [email protected]. Thanks and happy reading!
Promote Your Events NOW!
SaskCulture’s event calendar has been updated and upgraded to highlight new arts and cultural events taking place daily across the province. Make sure your event is represented among the wealth of arts and culture events that are taking place in 2020; and be sure to promote this online resource to your network. All Saskatchewan arts and cultural events are welcome. Submit now.

Register for SaskCulture's Nonprofit Lifecycles Capacity Lab 2020
SaskCulture invites members to consider participating in its upcoming Lifecycles Capacity Lab! The Capacity Lab is a blend of in-class learning and practical applications that will help executive directors and board members work together to explore the health of their organizations based on five Nonprofit Lifecycle areas: programming, governance, financial resources (business model), management/staffing and administrative systems.

From March to October 2020, organizational leaders in the Capacity Lab will participate in six sessions – a combination of in-person and virtual learning sessions led by experienced capacity-building specialists.

Register now: SaskCulture Members: $200-300 per team (based on organizational budget), Non-members: $400 per team. Space is limited to 20 organizational teams (made up of executive director and two board members). Click here for more information.
Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant Open for Applications
The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant is now accepting applications from eligible employers, including non-profit organizations, for up to $10,000 to help train employees. This employer-driven program helps businesses and non-profit organizations train new or existing employees for available jobs; and, provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training. For more information, please click here.
Order of Canada Appointment
Saskatchewan resident Valerie Creighton, president and CEO of the Canada Media Fund and an industry leader in arts, culture and media, was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada in December. You can find the entire list of appointments here.
Partners Advance Social Finance Opportunities in Saskatchewan
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation has joined three other Community Foundations in Saskatchewan, along with several other provincial and local based organizations, to help deliver the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) in Saskatchewan. Eligible social purpose organizations are able to access up to $100,000 in non-repayable capital through IRP. This is part of a national initiative being led by Community Foundations of Canada and funded by the Government of Canada as a first stage towards its $800 million commitment to fund social innovation and social finance across Canada. For more information, please click here.
United Nations Declares International Decade of Indigenous Languages
The UN General Assembly has declared an International Decade of Indigenous Languages to begin in 2022. Read the full story here.


New Year, New Challenges
Along with each new year comes the challenge of remembering to write it on forms and documents.

According to a recent news item, 2020 presents an additional challenge, especially in relation to writing cheques and signing contracts. Find out why you should be vigilant when signing and dating any official forms and documents in this online news article.

Kairos Blanket Exercise - South East Sport, Culture & Recreation
Date: January 29, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Weyburn Public Library
45 Bison Avenue, Weyburn
Cost: Free, limited spots
More info: Register online by January 22, 2020
Charity Village WEBINAR - Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Description: Learn how empathy is a key ingredient for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives in a FREE webinar, courtesy of Charity Village.
Date: February 13, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Online
Cost: Free, but registration is required
More info: Registration is FREE however spots are limited; please register by January 22, 2020.
Funding Opportunities
SaskCulture Grants

Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant
Apply before February 18, 2020

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project
Apply before March 31, 2020

Métis Cultural Development Fund
Apply before April 30, 2020

Other Grants

Saskatchewan Arts Board Micro-Grant
Apply before the 1st day of each month

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream
Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream

Apply by March 31, 2020
Job Gallery and Other Opportunities

Operations Manager (Saskatoon) - Jan 20

Program Coordinator (Regina) - Jan 20

Executive Assistant (Regina) - Jan 23

Executive Director (Regina) - Jan 24

Indigenous Program Manager (Saskatoon) - Jan 27

Production Manager (Regina) - Jan 30

Facilities and Safety Manager (Saskatoon) - Feb 3

Submit Jobs


Writing for Film
Lifelong Learning Centre, Regina
Jan 23 - Mar 19, 2020

Submit Opportunities

This issue of Engage shares stories that highlight Saskatchewan heritage in its many forms and locations. Check it out and learn:
How a gathering in Little Pine First Nation is helping tell the true story of Chief Big Bear
How a Saskatchewan community developed an award-winning program exploring its living heritage
How the province's first black community is inspiring descendants to embrace their identity

These stories, and more, can all be found in this issue.
Click Here to Read This Issue of Engage

Mark Your Calendars

January 18, 2020 | Communications Chair

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