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Cultural Planning Workshop
Cultural planning is playing a vital role in building vibrant communities and propelling sustainable growth. Creativity and culture are powerful drivers in building local economies and strengthening quality of life. Cultural Planning = Creative Communities. Learn to leverage your community’s cultural resources to support local development and integrate culture into planning and decision-making.

Janet Baker, workshop presenter, will lead attendees through an interactive session and will share the benefits of cultural planning including information on how to integrate culture across plans, strategies and priorities. We will also share information regarding SaskCulture's Municipal Cultural Planning Grant and Engagement Fund!

When: Friday, November 25, 2016,  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m   
Where: Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn 
Cost: $25 registration fee
Activity Assistance Deadlines Changed
Southeast Connection's Activity Assistance is moving from monthly deadlines to quarterly deadlines effective December 1, 2016.  
The new quarterly deadlines include: December 1, March 1, June 1 and September 1

December 1  – for projects occurring between January 1 and March 31
March 1 – for projects occurring between April 1 and June 30 
June 1
– for projects occurring between July 1 and September 30 
September 1
– for projects occurring between October 1 and December 31 
Check out our website for further updates.

Family Day 2017 -  If you are looking at planning an activity for Family Day in February 2017, the application deadline would be this upcoming December 1, 2016.
Follow-up Reports Important Notice
When submitting your follow-up report to Southeast Connection, whether it's for the Recreation Equipment Program, Activity Assistance Program or the Community Summer Play Initiative, please submit receipts and/or cancelled cheques as proof of payment.  Invoices will not be accepted.
Saskatchewan Winter Games News
Winter 2018 - The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games to be held in North Battleford, sports age categories and summary have been announced. Click here for more information.

Job opportunity - The Saskatchewan Games Council is seeking a Games Services and Communications Lead. Applications close November 14, 2016. For more information,click here.

Cross Country Skiing
One of the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games sports is cross country skiing. Cross Country Saskatchewan is seeking communities to develop the sport of cross country skiing. For more information on club development click here.

They offer a Skill Development Program (SDP) which is comprised of three levels or stages, Bunnyrabbit, Jackrabbit and Track Attack. The overall objective of the program is to assist children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, excellent technical skills and a good level of physical fitness within a sport environment.

They also offer Skill Development Camps which are an integral part of a progressive club athlete development system. Camps can help children learn ski related technical skills, teamwork, self reliance and good eating habits.

For more information, contact Craig Francis by phone at 306.536.3597 or visit
Celebrating Community Success
Two Saskatchewan south east towns are each celebrating new buildings that are going to make their communities better places to live. Learn more about the newly constructed PotashCorp Rocanville Community Hall and PotashCorp Sportsplex in Moosomin
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week
This year's Saskatchewan Multicultural Week Campaign:  Who's Your Multicultural Superhero? runs from November 1-30.  This campaign asks the people of Saskatchewan to share their multicultural superheroes on social media using #MulticulturalSuperhero.

For more information including the  characteristics, examples of "multicultural superheroes" and information on how to participate in this campaign, click here.

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) invites you to hold events of all types during Multicultural week, November 19-29, centered around the five streams of multicultural work: cultural continuity, celebration of diversity, anti-racism, intercultural connections and integration. Click here.
Register for artsVest™Saskatchewan workshops
Save this Date: Monday, November 28
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Signal Hill Arts Centre, Weyburn
1:00 p.m. - Information Session (mandatory for ALL interested organizations)
2:00 p.m. - Sponsorship 101 Workshop (mandatory for new organizations but also open to returning organizations)

artsVest Saskatchewan is a matching incentive and sponsorship training program created by Business for the Arts to spark corporate engagement in arts and heritage and build strong ties between public, private and cultural sectors.

Register now through Eventbrite here. If you have any questions regarding eligibility and the program, contact Wendy Thienes, Program Manager, at or 306.294.7383. 
Aboriginal Coaching Module Workshops
If you work with, or supervise youth of Aboriginal heritage, this workshop is an essential resource. If you wish to understand, relate to, and apply Aboriginal cultural perspectives that will allow you to motivate, inspire, and lead those youth towards a successful and meaningful lifestyle, this workshop was designed for you.
November 19, 2016 - Regina
November 19, 2016 - Saskatoon
November 20, 2016 - Regina
November 26, 2016 - Regina
More Information
 Human Resources Boot Camp
Presented by Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and Knibbs Associates.
As soon as there is an employee, there is a human resource (HR) manager. Is that you? Do you need to know more so that this part of your work is easier and legally and ethically responsible?If you said yes to these questions, then HR Boot Camp program is for you! Click here
 Artist In Residence - Indian Head 
The Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society in partnership with the Grand Theatre in Indian Head, is searching for a Singer/Songwriter for an artist in residency program servicing the community of Indian Head and surrounding area. For requirements and qualifications click here
ParticpACTION 150 Play List
In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Saskatchewan in motion is teaming up with Sask Sport, Ministry for Parks, Culture & Sport, Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association (SPRA), and the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) to get Saskatchewanians moving with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that make us Canadian. Vote now!
Protect Your Organization and Your Volunteers
Members of Volunteer Canada have exclusive access to Under Our Wing insurance. This unique and affordable group insurance program is designed specifically for non-profit and charitable organizations and their volunteers. For more information click here.

Documenting Oral History Workshop
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) is offering a workshop on Documenting Oral History, taking place in Regina on November 19, 2016. The workshop will cover topics like the basics of Intangible Cultural Heritage, interview etiquette, and storage and use of materials. Contact SAS by November 9, 2016 to register.

Canadian Paralympic Find An Activity Resource
This online FREE tool is designed to help Canadian parents and professionals from health, education, sport and recreation gain easy access to a multitude of resources, activity plans and providers. Resources can be sorted based on location, age, disability type and sport preferences, with the goal of expanding opportunities for children with a disability in sports programming, along with enhancing awareness of parasport. Learn More
Community Initiative Fund's Resource Roundup
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month's topic is on Continuity Planning. A service continuity plan allows organizations to maintain their critical services in the event of a crisis. It’s best to plan these strategies in advance, not under the stress of a disaster. Click here
Webinar Series for Arts Presenting
Starts November 23, 2016. The series is designed to help volunteer to mid-size presenters access quality professional development. There is no fee to participate. upcoming topics include: Inclusivity & Diversity in Arts Presenting, Money: planning for it, getting it, tracking results, Festival Presenting, Digital Marketing for Arts Presenting.  Learn more
Grants & Funding 
Take the Lead! Funding - first come, first serve basis until February 28, 2017

ParticipACTION Teen Challenge
 - first of every month

Museum Grant Program - November 30

Activity Assistance - December  1 (for January 1 - March 31)

Creative Kids  - December 2 (for January 2017)

Community Rink Affordability Grant - December 16

CIF Summer Grant February 1 ( May 1 - August 31)

KidSport Saskatchewan
Wise Fund Application Opening in November!
The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund was created to support women leaders' development and organizations that are currently offering or creating diverse opportunities and programming, along with positive experiences for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

Ten recipients will receive a grant of $1000 each to support professional development or programming. CAAWS will be accepting applications beginning on November 21, 2016.
Visit the CAAWS Website for more information about the WISE Fund. 
Get up to $750K in funding from
The Impact Challenge will grant $5 million to Canadian nonprofit organizations that are using technology to tackle the world's biggest social challenges. Five winners will each receive $750K in grant funding, and five additional finalists will receive a $250K grant. All ten organizations will also receive mentorship from Google and LEAP to help bring their idea to life.

The grant opportunity is open to all registered nonprofits and charities in Canada, and does not need to be a new idea. In fact, organizations can apply with a project that is already a work in progress. Apply before November 26, 2016 at .

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