Over the past 10 years Saskatchewan has experienced a significant demographic shift in its population.
A community consultation for the Southeast Connection for Sport Culture and Recreation District will be held on October 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion to discuss building a collaborative multiculturalism strategy, based on community input.
Several consultations with SaskCulture's membership and community partners have taken place. R. Anderson & Associates, in association with Terry Schwalm & Associates, have been hired to undertake a comprehensive consultation process involving one-on-one interviews with cultural organizations and several community consultations.
The continued growth of the Aboriginal youth demographic and increased immigration numbers are contributing to a more culturally diverse population base now and into the future.
To remain sustainable, cultural organizations need to take the time to reassess, rethink and revamp to ensure that their programs, audience and memberships are inclusive and able to engage an increasingly diverse member, clientele and community base for years to come.
Through this approach, SaskCulture hopes to: increase awareness and understanding of the value of cultural diversity among our membership; help create a more inclusive and diverse cultural sector; encourage more collaborations, partnership and conversations designed to build inclusivity; develop a training system, or series of training workshops, relating to cultural inclusive services; and enable Saskatchewan communities to be more inclusive of cultural diversity.