December 7, 2022

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Your Snapshot of Saskatchewan's Cultural News, Events, Jobs and Opportunities



The Small Grant Accessibility Program has launched a new funding round for cultural initiatives! Apply by February 10, 2023.

The Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant is open for applications. Apply by February 15, 2023.

SaskCulture's Offices will be closed in the afternoon of December 15 for an all-staff function. 


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Change a Life This Holiday Season

Thank you to our donors and sponsors for helping to raise $13,933.51 on Giving Tuesday; added to SaskTel’s $10,000 matching campaign support, that’s a total of $23,933.51 for Saskatchewan children and youth to participate in a creative activity!

The Holiday Campaign continues until the end of December so don’t delay, give the gift of creativity and change a life!

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Human Rights Day

December 10

International Migrants Day

December 18


A Christmas Long Ago (Moose Jaw)

December 10-17

Not Just Christmas! Concert (Regina)

December 13

Nutrient Timing for Optimal Performance (Online)

December 13

Registration Open for Threads 2023

Threads: Cultural Conversation will take place on January 25-26, 2023. The free online conference, organized by Saskatoon Open Door Society, will showcase speakers and performers from across Canada, exploring the question "How can people from different cultures, geographies, and religions learn to live with each other so that all can flourish?" Read more.

Canada Summer Jobs Announces Funding Priorities for 2023

The employer application period for the Canada Summer Jobs 2023 program has started, with a deadline on January 12, 2023, to hire young Canadians next summer. This year, the funding priorities are: youth with disabilities, Black and other racialized youth, Indigenous youth, small businesses and non-profit organizations that self-report as having leadership from groups that are under-represented, and small business and non-profit organizations in environmental sectors. Read more.

Community Service Recovery Fund to Open Applications

The Government of Canada announced that applications for the Community Service Recovery Fund will open on January 6, 2023. Organizations can prepare by exploring Applicant Resources and signing up for a How to Apply Webinar on January 12. The fund is a $400 million investment aimed at supporting charities and non-profits as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Read more.

New Provincial Indigenous Tourism Association Launched

The new association Indigenous Destinations Saskatchewan aims to provide leadership, product development and marketing support for Indigenous tourism businesses throughout Saskatchewan. It is the result of the 2020 memorandum of understanding between Tourism Saskatchewan and the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada to collaboratively support Indigenous tourism development. Read more.

Statistics Canada Reports Shortage of New Volunteers

New Statistics Canada data shows that most of the non-profit sector is experiencing challenges related to volunteerism, with 67 per cent of organizations reporting a shortage of new volunteers, and 51 per cent reporting retention issues. Additionally, the data shows the impacts of reduced volunteerism on organizations, including increased hours for permanent staff, and decreased services. Read more.


How To Evaluate Your Organization's Governance Approach

Each organization's governance approach should be designed and evaluated with the organization's specific needs and values in mind. Overall, good governance reinforces good leadership, and helps ensure board members have the means to evaluate the work of the organization and recognize issues before crisis management is required. Explore these resources to get you started:


A New Approach to Increasing Board EDI (Article)

Finding the Right Nonprofit Board Members (Article)

Governance Framework (Publication)

Impacts on Governance Design (Publication)


Building Diverse & Equitable Nonprofit Boards (Webinar)


Visit SaskCulture's Lifecycles Consultant Directory for a list of consultants that can guide staff and board members to complete a self-assessment and then develop strategies to build organizational capacity based on the organization's current Lifecycle stage.


Pajama Party Politics: Access through solidarity, Sask Arts Alliance & Listen to Dis'

A cultural conversation with Max Ferguson and Traci Foster on accessibility and accommodation. This event will kick off LTD’s and SAA’s initiative to create a living document on accessibility in the province that would support a broader understanding of access through the disability cultural lens.

When: December 8, 2022

WhereOnline via Zoom *Register online

Building community through diversifying partners and audience representation (Part 1), National Trust for Canada

These webinars will explore diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in historic places and equip heritage leaders to transform their storytelling going forward with confidence.

When: December 13, 2022

Where: Online *Register online

Introductory Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership Online, Banff Centre

This introductory online program explores new and creative ways to move beyond standard Western models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.

When: January 31-February 3, 2023

Where: Online *Register by December 13

Introductory Negotiation Skills Training - Indigenous Leadership, Banff Centre

In this online program, participants will unpack foundational concepts in the negotiation process by exploring proven interest-based negotiation terminology and techniques.

When: January 24-January 27, 2023

Where: Online *Register by December 13


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Examining Bias First Step in Creating Access

By: John Loeppky

"From my perspective, if a disability activist says they aren’t biased they’re either lying or disillusioned.

In order to create access, we have to sit with the uncomfortable truth that we are, at least in part, the sum of our experiences. It can be easy to see this on a one-to-one basis, but what happens when you’re trying to create access at an organizational level? For me, it has to start with self-reflection."

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SaskCulture Grants

Small Grant Accessibility Program

Deadline: February 10, 2023

Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Our Grants

Other Grants

Tourism Diversification Program

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Canada Summer Jobs

Deadline: January 12, 2023

Commemorate Canada Program - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Component

Deadline: January 23, 2023

Find a Grant
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Promote Your Next Event for Free!

SaskCulture operates and maintains a free Events Calendar for organizations in Saskatchewan to promote their events. Help spread the word about your upcoming events using the calendar today! Events submitted through the events calendar can be highlighted in E-Update, shared through SaskCulture's social media pages, and can help further highlight your next event!

Invite SaskCulture to Your Next Member Event

SaskCulture is interested in connecting with you and your members. If you would like a SaskCulture Board Member to attend one of your next member events, in-person or virtually, please let us know. Connections with member groups helps us learn, grow and continue to provide programs and services that meet your needs. Contact Nichole Williams, Executive Assistant, SaskCulture at 306-780-9259 or to make arrangements.

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