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SK CultureXchange Program

exchange of culture

 

The SK CultureXchange Program is an integral part of SIA's vision to support newcomers in Saskatchewan. Through the SK CultureXchange Program, the participants will learn from volunteers who can teach them what resources Saskatchewan has to support them with some of the issues they may be experiencing as newer residents.

Overall, this program hopes to increase Saskatchewan residents' intercultural competencies by offering structured and supported relationships by pairing Saskatchewan's newest residents with resourceful and long-settled residents.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Be paired with a volunteer and receive friendly and informative support that helps them adjust and integrate into the community;
  • Gain a safe and knowledgeable contact to ask questions and learn about how to access important local resources and understand local cultural norms; and
  • Increase self-confidence and feel more comfortable and connected to a new environment, which will help them integrate more quickly.

 

Volunteers will:

  • Increase their cultural knowledge and understanding by learning about another culture and hearing personal experiences;
  • Contribute to creating a more welcoming community by providing information on community opportunities and resources as well as tips on where to find the best local programs, services, and entertainment; and
  • Develop their leadership skills by mentoring new residents and helping them feel at home in a new community.

 

 

Eligibility

Participants:

Volunteers:

  • Must be a refugee or immigrant resident new to Saskatchewan.
  • Interested in learning about the local cultural norms and gaining knowledge about the communities
    across Saskatchewan.

 

  • Must be a Saskatchewan resident who has lived here for more than five years.
  • Willing to contribute to a more welcoming community while developing leadership and intercultural skills.

 

Registration

Please download and fill out the registration form and send it to Tamica Small, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration Form - VOLUNTEER - SK CultureXchange Program (.doc)


Registration Form - PARTICIPANT - SK CultureXchange Program (.doc)

Information Session

Information Session: January 18, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. 

Download Poster

Download the poster and share it with your networks.

Poster – SK CultureXchange Program (pdf)

 

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!