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Concentus Featured on CTV

David Fisher visited CTV to chat about the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation. Check out the clip at http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1228769

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Future Educators Focus on Citizenship Resources

Learning Community members from the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, met during the month of September to explore the significance of citizenship education in today’s society.

Students were introduced to the Concentus Citizenship Education Resources and discussed the role of education in developing justice-oriented citizens. Central to their conversations were the Essential Citizenship Competencies considered necessary for individuals to participate fully as respectful and responsible citizens. Read more

Judge Arnot with SPSD Treaty Catalyst Teachers

Judge Arnot Meets With SPSD Treaty Catalyst Teachers

Judge Arnot, Chief Commission of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission connected with Saskatoon Public School Division Treaty Catalyst Teachers, Thursday, June 1 as they learned more about reconciliation and shared their calls to action.

Judge Arnot reinforced with teachers the importance of teaching students the history of Canada from a culturally balanced perspective that is inclusive and reflective of Saskatchewan classrooms today. He shared with teachers the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation resources and highlighted how these resources can support them in reinforcing the concepts of citizenship rights and respect. He reminded teachers that all Canadians have a responsibility to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and that these citizenship resources, developed by teachers for teachers, are available to assist them in helping students Kindergarten to grade 12 to understand the legacy of residential schools. The Concentus Citizenship resources are explicitly connected to Treaty Education outcomes and support their work in the school division.

Working together we can create a culture of respect for all students, without exception. More information on these resources is available at the Concentus website, www.concentus.ca.

Cathy Mills and Lori Kindrachuk present at CAP 2017

Canadian Association of Principals Conference 2017

Concentus Citizenship Education Project Manager, Lori Kindrachuk and Cathy Mills, Resource Developer, presented the final keynote presentation, Friday, May 26 at the Canadian Association of Principals Conference held in Saskatoon. The keynote highlighted the Concentus Citizenship Education pedagogy with a focus on the various components of the pedagogy and showed school administrators how an emphasis on citizenship education could provide a framework for school leadership and support school administrators in strengthening responsible citizenship in their schools and engage school communities in reconciliation. Read more

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Horizon Students Hear Testimony Of Holocaust Survivor At Third Annual Symposium

Approximately 550 students, educators and guests gathered for the Horizon Holocaust Symposium at the Humboldt Uniplex Curling Rink on Monday, April 24. The event began with Mr. Amek Adler, Holocaust survivor, sharing his powerful, moving survivor testimony and answering questions from students and staff. The remainder of the day consisted of presentations and workshops on several areas relating to this dark chapter in human history, promoting an acceptance and understanding of different cultures, with the theme of “Interpret the Past, Forge the Future”. Read more

Judge Arnot addresses the 2017 Rural Congress.

2017 Rural Congress Wrap-Up

Here’s a video recap of this year’s Rural Congress, held in Saskatoon on March 26-28.

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Pre-Congress Session SELU Rural Congress 2017

Strengthening the Circle for Reconciliation: Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017 approximately eighty-five participants from across western Canada and the Territories, met to think about and talk about the connection between education, citizenship, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. Read more

Student Reporters at Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations: What kind of Saskatchewan do we want now and in the future?

The Concentus Foundation, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and the Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit, is hosting a forum where decision makers, community partners and interested stakeholders can come together to talk about the role of rights, the need for respect, and citizenship responsibilities in shaping the future of Saskatchewan. Read more

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Holocaust (Shoah) Knowledge Exchange Day

On October 31, 2016, the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation, in partnership with Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and the Saskatchewan Education Leadership Unit (SELU), is offering a one-day knowledge exchange for teachers.  At this event, teachers will experience the most effective strategies to meet specific outcomes by teaching events of the Holocaust (Shoah) and by having students understand the impact of the Holocaust on the world. Read more

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Moose Jaw Students and Teachers Create Citizenship Video

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Students and teachers from Riverview Collegiate Institute, Central Collegiate, and Empire School in Moose Jaw, prepared a catchy video promoting the benefits of citizenship and the value of citizenship education. Recorded in and around the three schools, and with the support of Safeway and the Moose Jaw City Police, this video is a great example of participatory and engaged citizenship.

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