March 13, 2019 News

Apologies for missing last week’s news – I blame travel and March Madness (of the non-profit variety, not basketball!). On the plus side, the weather is definitely improving outside – perhaps not difficult after one of the coldest February’s on record – and the calendar is beginning to fill up with local spring events.

Saskatoon Events

Leadership Saskatoon is hosting a Lunch and Learn panel discussion on Wednesday March 20 on the topic of Human Rights, Volunteers & Your Workplace.

The fifth-annual YXE Connects, an annual one-stop shop for community services and supports in Saskatoon, will be taking place on Monday May 6. Registration is now open for service providers, volunteer hairdressers and barbers, and general volunteers.

Technically not in Saskatoon, but Tamarack Community Institute is hosting a workshop in Edmonton on Asset-Based Community Development May 28-30. I’ve heard that there are some folks here in Saskatoon who are looking to register and travel together to save on costs and thus help build capacity in this area locally – if you’re interested in attending this workshop, drop me a line and I can put you in touch with those people.

Kim van der Woerd (Eval Cafe alum!) and Billie Joe Rogers are returning to Saskatoon on June 18 to lead a one-day workshop on Culturally Responsive Evaluation with Indigenous Populations.

Saskatoon Resources

The Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership’s 12 Bold Ideas to Eliminate Poverty document is now available for download.

Leadership Saskatoon is accepting applications for their flagship 10-month leadership development program.