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Welcome to Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA)

SIA is a social impact organization and was originally established in 1964 with culture at the core of its programs and services. SIA's employment programs are for Newcomers and Indigenous people with the objective of helping them learn about workplace culture and expectations while supporting them find employment. SIA's settlement programs support Newcomers to learn English, develop local life skills, and understand Canadian society so they can integrate more fully into the local community. The agency's intercultural programs provide opportunities for everyone to learn through heritage language training, cultural dance and performance, and intercultural and anti-racist education.

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Volunteer

The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association is a non-profit organization and our success depends on volunteer support. Your supportive hands will definitely be a welcome asset to our agency!

SIA is seeking volunteers for its Administration Department, for more information please email rpalik@saskintercultural.org

Please complete and return the volunteer application form with an updated resume.

Completed applications can be emailed to: rpalik@saskintercultural.org

Applications will be accepted via mail, fax and in person.

Employer

Employer

The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA) has been working with the business community for over 15 years and appreciates the dedication of those who have partnered with our employment programs. By participating in our employment programs, employers have been able to increase their labour pool, benefit from newcomers skill, and increase diversity in the workplace. It also allows you to preview a potential candidate without any commitment to hire.

As an employer, we would like you to get involved in any of these gratifying work placements:

Mentorship Program:

  • 8-12 week volunteer work placement
  • Participants are skilled professionals with post-secondary education
  • These individuals have at least 5 years of experience in their professional background
  • There is no expectation to compensate or hire

LITE Program:

  • 12 week work placements at 30 hours per week
  • Education levels range from high school to post-secondary
  • Most participants are looking for their first job
  • All participants receive training on transferable job skills, computer basics, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness
  • Employers are reimbursed half of provincial minimum wage during the course of the work placement

Employers can also get involved by mentoring a participant:

The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association provides professional mentoring opportunities between newcomers and established professionals in Saskatoon. Through different programs we have offered and facilitated these relationships in several professional settings. We have arranged both long-term and short-term mentoring relationships as well as on the job mentoring. SIA also regularly organizes presentations by Saskatoon’s business community members to the newcomers in our programs.

Become a member

Become a member

SIA has over 100 members and is always looking for new members. For more information, please click here.

In order to apply to become a member or to renew your membership, please select from the following forms:

New Individual Membership

New Group Membership

Renewal of Individual/Group Membership

For membership payments, SIA can accept cash payments (made in person) or cheques. If you are interested in becoming a Board member with SIA, you need to apply to be an Individual member first.

Then you can fill out and submit the application form and have someone fill out and submit the nomination form.

SIA Board Application Form

SIA Board Nomination Form

Applications and nominations must be sent to the SIA Nominations Committee at nominations@saskintercultural.org or 601B 1st Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 by May 25, 2018. Nominations received after May 25 will be treated as nominations from the floor.

SIA’s next Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 6pm at 601B 1st Avenue North Saskatoon, SK.

Board Applicants may also want to review the Board of Directors Information before applying.

Support Us

Support Us

To make a donation to the Saskatchewan Intercultural Association click here.

We are a charitable organization therefore a tax receipt will be issued upon making a valuable donation to us.

Thank you so much for your support!