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During the month of February, we remember, acknowledge, and honour the contributions African-Canadians have made to our cultural, economic, and political landscape. It is an opportunity for all of us to learn about the wide range of African-Canadian experiences, including dealing with racism, and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.
Visit here for events on Black History Month from other organizations.
CanCon viewing for Black History Month
Govt of Sask Proclamation- African Canadian Black History Month
SACHM is making sure Canadian African Black History Month is still celebrated, even if that means virtually this year.
5 things you should know about Black enslavement in Canada
Profiles in perseverance You may not know their names. But these courageous Black Americans changed history.
British Columbia’s Black Pioneers: Their Industry and Character Influenced the Vision of Canada
Storytelling is a traditional method used to teach about cultural beliefs, values, customs, rituals, history, practices, relationships, and ways of life. Aboriginal storytelling is a foundation for holistic learning, relationship building, and experiential learning.
For families or individuals wanting to participate in Indigenous Storytellers Month, there are events happening all across Saskatchewan. Find a full list here.
MCoS Member funding Zoom Meeting- HAPPENING TODAYWe are holding this meeting to help prepare those of you who might be applying for funding soon. The member funding meeting will hold on Thursday, February 4, 2021, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. SaskCulture MIF Project funding is due March 31.
February 15, 2021. Learn more here.Regional Multicultural Councils
February 15, 2021. Please contact Rhonda at [email protected].
Microgrants- Applications accepted at anytime. Learn more here.
Sponsorships- Applications accepted at anytime. Learn more here.
Multicultural Festival and Innovation
We are reaching out to you to discuss how to plan both for events with current health precautions in 2021, how to share a deeper understanding of culture while we celebrate diversity. The follow-up multicultural festivals and innovation meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register and read more here.
We look forward to seeing you!
MCoS Member DevelopmentWe are offering two series of workshops tailored to volunteer-run organizations. Dawn Martin will present information and engage with questions and concerns. Both will run on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Governance: February 16, February 23, March 2
Succession Planning: March 9, 16, 23
Register here by February 11.
Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Regina Open Door Society, Newo Yotina Friendship Centre, Street Culture Project, and Rainbow Youth Centre are hosting Intercultural Poetry facilitated by Peace Akintade & Janelle Pewapsconias.What to expect:
o Types of poetry
o Free flow writing exercise
o Group poem: childhood memories
o Public speaking 101
o Improv exercise
o Group poem: anti-racism
Register by Feb 14. Click here to learn more.
March 21st is approaching very soon!We see evidence of racism at many levels everyday. March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a time to learn, share, and act.
Youth Leadership workshops
This year with support from the Ministry of Education, MCoS will offer virtual workshops for high school students in February and March. Small groups or whole classrooms can register. Read more and register here.
Click here to read about upcoming community forums across Sask.
If you have any events planned don't forget to share it with us, in our calendar.
artsvest in Saskatchewanartsvest provides small to mid-sized arts and culture organizations (budgets less than $1.5 million) with resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship along with matching incentive funds. All interested groups MUST attend one of the upcoming information sessions in order to be eligible to apply, in addition to meeting other eligibility requirements. Contact Wendy Thienes [email protected].
Science Opportunities for YouthInspiring Future Women in Science: Live Online Q&A
On Thursday, February 11, 2021 Register here to attend.
Luke Santi Memorial Award - $1000 Award & Visit to Perimeter
Graduating high school students who will be pursuing physics at a Canadian university in Fall 2021 can apply for this memorial award. Applications close May 31, 2021.
International Summer School for Young Physicists
An exciting and challenging two-week online program for high school students who intend to pursue physics at university. Financial assistance to cover the program fee of $250 is available. Applications close March 31, 2021.
Call for Nominations
Nominations are now open for the Heritage Saskatchewan Board of Directors. Deadline: February 11th. The Heritage Saskatchewan AGM will be held virtually on February 25th. Register and apply here.
Call for Proposals- Private Sponsorship of Refugees
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has opened a call for proposals process, intended to provide capacity building for the private sponsorship of refugees. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb 15, 2021. Read more and apply here.
Call for Proposals- Sectoral Initiatives Program
Social Development Canada has launched a Call for Proposals for the Sectoral Initiatives Program. This initiative is meant to support economic recovery through stakeholder-based initiatives that will help key sectors address their immediate and emerging workforce challenges. The deadline to submit a proposal is March 4, 2021.
Read more and apply here. Click here for Webinar.
Call for Artists
Waste reduction and environmental impact-oriented practices to engage a diverse range of local audiences. Emerging and professional artists are invited to submit proposals for a waste reduction and environmental impact-oriented installation that will engage a diverse range of local audiences at the Waste Management Center in Regina. Read more here.
Recruitment Campaign to Foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Canada Council for the Arts launched a major recruitment campaign open to all, with a priority for Indigenous, Black, racialized, and Deaf applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities. This open call is for a range of expertise including arts, environment, social and climate justice from sectors like education, community development, health, environment, and international cooperation. Read more here.
Anti-racism resources and news:
The impact of COVID-19 on communities oppressed by racism and religious bigotry has exposed fractures in our society. It is time for us – as one people, one province – to actively protect and promote human rights; to choose unity over division; and to stand up, speak out, and take action against discrimination in all its forms.
Special adviser to the president on anti-racism and anti-oppression, hopes new position will help combat racism at University of Saskatchewan
Recognizing and Overcoming Systemic Oppression: Advancing Health, Social and Economic Justice Together
This session will expose the underlying root causes of institutional and systemic oppression due to perceived “race,” ethnic and cultural differences, etc. and, how they intersect with internalized domination/ oppression. Register here.
BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022
The grants below have multiple and year-round deadlines. Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found in the links below. #RisingYouth Community Service Grants
Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Métis Cultural Development Fund
Multicultural Initiatives Fund – Project
Métis Recreation Development Grant
Social Innovation Fund - Organizational Rebuilding
Upcoming February EventsBlack History Month Events
Indigenous Storytelling Month Events
Youth Storytelling Workshop- February
Embrace Creating a Community Against Racism, Feb 9; Online
Understanding Hate & Extremism, Feb 11; Online
ADDRESSING INSTITUTIONAL AND SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION, Feb 14; Online
We Are All Treaty People- KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE, Feb 16, Online
MCoS Member Development Governance Series, Feb 16, Online
Local Context, Case Studies, and Prevention of Hate-Motivated Violence, Feb 18; Online
Teaching Treaties in the Classroom, Feb 20; Online
Make bannock and soup with Glenna Henderson, Feb 20; Online
World Day of Social Justice, Feb 20
International Mother Language Day, Feb 21
Indigenous-Minded Yoga, Feb 22; Online
Embrace Creating a Community Against Racism, Feb 23; Online
MCoS Member Development Governance Series, Feb 23; Online
Prince Albert Community Forum, Feb 25; Online
Understanding and Reporting Hate Crimes & Incidents, Feb 25; Online
Upcoming March Events
Zero Discrimination Day, March 1
MCoS Member Development Governance Series, March 2; Online
International Women's Day, March 8
2021 Youth Leadership Workshop, March 9th-17th; Online from home/In class
MCoS Member Development Board Succession Planning Series, March 9; Online
Embrace Creating a Community Against Racism, March 9; Online
French Language Day, March 20
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21
MCoS Member Development Board Succession Planning Series, March 23; Online
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, March 25
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