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Strength in Diversity
Prairie Prism is a multi-cultural event which highlights the diversity and rich mosaic of cultures that exist within our city of Saskatoon. It is the organizers intent that this event will help to build cultural connections between Newcomers and established community residents. Particularly during this Year of Reconciliation it is increasingly important to provide opportunities for people and cultures to mix, mingle and learn from each other.
A Welcoming Community
The organizing committee recognizes the importance of building a welcoming and receptive community where quality of life includes economic and cultural sustenance for all who choose Saskatoon as their home. Prairie Prism will draw together people of many different backgrounds and interests.
Partners in Alphabetical Order
Assemble Communautaire Fransaskois, City of Saskatoon, Family Service Saskatoon, Global Gathering Place, India-Canada Cultural Association, International Women of Saskatoon, Mennonite Central Committee, Newcomer Information Centre, Saskatchewan German Council, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Folk Fest, Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon Refugee Coalition, St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, and The Office of the Treaty Commissioner.
Prairie Prism is open to anyone, organization or group to become involved.
City of Saskatoon
Family Services Saskatoon
Family Service Saskatoon offers programs, services and leadership, which develop and support individuals, families and communities to have safe, healthy and respectful relationships.
Global Gathering Place
Global Gathering is a non-profit drop-in centre that provides services for immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon. Global Gathering Place helps newcomers adapt to life in Canada by offering support and skill development, acceptance, and a welcoming environment. Our organization works in partnership with community and immigrant-serving agencies and a network of private and government funders.
India-Canada Cultural Association
The Mandate of the India Canada Cultural Association is to promote better understanding between persons of Indian origin and residents of Canada and to promote, develop and enrich the cultural and social life of the members of ICCA and of the community at large. We strive to promote Indian culture and heritage among residents of Saskatoon and beyond.
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS)
International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grass-roots and equality-seeking women's organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon and area by assisting them to become full participating members in all aspects of the Canadian Society. The organization, formerly known as Immigrant Women of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Chapter), was founded in 1985. We work, both independently and in partnership with other agencies and groups, to provide uniquely designed programs and services aimed at providing effective settlement/integration support systems to our clients and members.
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, works in disaster relief, sustainable community development and justice and peace-building. In Canada, the MCC works with its churches to assist with the resettlement of refugees through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
Newcomer Information Centre
The Newcomer Information Centre provides a welcoming, one-stop information place, founded on collaborative partnerships, for the purpose of enhancing the settlement and integration experience of newcomers to Saskatoon and the Gateway area.
Saskatchewan German Coucil
The Saskatchewan German Council is a registered volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the heritage, culture and interests of Saskatchewan people of German-speaking backgrounds. The Council plays an active role in building provincial multiculturalism and the Canadian mosaic.
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA) is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1964. For over fifty years, the SIA has been committed to supporting cultural groups retain their distinctive cultural identity, language and arts. In the last 20 years, SIA has also focused on providing programs and services that empower and relieve barriers for Newcomers and Indigenous people in the areas of securing employment, language advancement, and cultural understanding. An integral part of SIA has always been to provide anti-racist education and promote intercultural understanding to the general public through workshops, programming and community events.
Saskatoon Folkfest Saskatoon
Folkfest produces an annual festival for the purpose of educating the public about the different cultures within our society in order to appreciate one’s heritage and preserve valued aspects of culture. It also provides scholarships to deserving students for the purpose of fulfilling their educational goals.
Saskatoon Open Door Society
The Saskatoon Open Door Society was established in 1980 as a centre to welcome and assist refugees and immigrants moving to Saskatoon to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society, and to involve the Saskatoon community in their hospitable reception and just acceptance.
Saskatoon Police Service
Saskatoon Public Schools
Saskatoon Public Schools is the largest school division in the province. It operates 44 elementary schools, 11 secondary schools, two associate schools and one alliance school. It serves more than 24,000 students and employs approximately 2,400 professional and support staff.
Saskatoon Refugee Coalition (SRC)
The Saskatoon Refugee Coalition is an umbrella group which is made up of individuals and organizations interested in the protection and successful resettlement of refugees. It includes Sponsorship Agreement Holders (including faith groups and ethnic groups), settlement Agencies and other groups and individuals interested in refugees.
St. John's Anglican Cathedral is the "mother church" of the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon. The heritage building has been a landmark of downtown Saskatoon for over 100 years. The Outreach Committee at the Cathedral is concerned about social justice and supports issues, organizations and events that enhance the quality of life for all citizens, especially those who are most vulnerable and marginalized. Much of our focus in recent years has been on refugees, both locally and abroad. We continue to provide sponsorship for refugees. We also provide personal support and education about refugee issues. We support efforts to make Saskatoon a community that welcomes, values and respects newcomers of all cultures and faiths. We are pleased to support Prairie Prism.
Office of the Treaty Commissioner
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), an independent body, will serve as the primary mechanism to coordinate and facilitate a bilateral process between Government of Canada and the Federation of Saskatchewan Nations to achieve a common understanding on Treaties No. 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 in Saskatchewan.
- The OTC will assist the Parties in understanding the relationship building process inherent in the Treaties and promoting that relationship amongst all Canadians.
- The OTC is committed to coordinating the research, initiating, facilitating and supporting of initia tives aimed at achieving First Nations economic independence in the context of Treaty in a modern environment.
- The OTC is committed to coordinating independent and focused research on Treaty issues to assist the Parties.
- The OTC is committed to engaging in public information and public awareness programming to educate and advance good relations among all the peoples of Saskatchewan on Treaty issues.