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Citizenship and Democracy

The hope and promise of democracy is based on the health and stability of democratic society but threats to that health and stability also exist. There is widespread agreement that education plays a significant role in mitigating those threats to democracy. And there is general consensus that expectations for citizen engagement are much broader than […]

Big Ideas Around Citizenship

Our Canadian citizenship is part of us, whether we are in or out of school, with our friends and family, or with people that we are meeting for the first time.  It is a responsibility of our citizenship to know and protect our rights, to know and protect the rights of others, and to demonstrate […]

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Creative Friendships

What does it feel like to be “an insider”?  An “outsider”? What can a person do to make friends in a new situation? These are just some of the questions that can be used with Creative Friendships dramatic shorts. Prepared by Sherry Van Hesteren, these resources are suited for children in Grades 1-4. The Pass System is […]

“Only Laundry Should Be Separated by Colour”

The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) is once again encouraging schools, workplaces and organizations to organize a flash mob activity to denounce racism. As part of their “Only Laundry Should Be Separated by Colour” campaign, MCoS is making activity kits that include rope, clothespins, stickers, available for order.

Refugees, Citizenship and Human Rights

Over the coming months, thousands of Syrian refugees will come to Canada in search of freedom. That freedom, as the United Nations theme for Human Rights Day 2015 observes, is the freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Like all other refugees, they will adapt to a new climate, […]

High School Students Challenged to Make the World A Better Place

Nate Leipciger understands the power of hope. During the Second World War, Mr. Leipciger’s family was imprisoned at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. At that time, and as a boy entering his teen years, holding on to the belief that he would be reunited with his family motivated him to stay alive.  While both […]

National Forum Encourages Universities to Answer the TRC’s Calls to Action

On November 18 and 19, the University of Saskatchewan hosted a two-day national forum asking post-secondary institution leaders to respond to the  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. Justice Murray Sinclair commended the attendees for their participation and encouraged them to make meaningful connections between their academic mission, their social responsibilities, and the […]