PWSD is the official development and relief agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. The work of PWSD includes responding to emergency situations, long-term community development with international partners working in health, education, agriculture and income-generation and refugee sponsorship by Canadian congregations. PWSD is also responsible for educating Canadian Presbyterians by promoting justice, peace and the integrity of creation. PWSD supports people and communities in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Eastern Europe according to their need and regardless of their faith.
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SCIC helps Saskatchewan people act on their desire to make the world a better place. We do this by educating Saskatchewan people about global issues like poverty, health, and human rights, and encouraging individuals to take meaningful action.
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 24, 2019 DEPARTURES: August 2019 The International Internships for Indigenous Youth Program offers 4-month, modestly funded internships for Indigenous youth aged 18-35. Youth will travel to Cambodia/Myanmar, Costa … Continue reading.
About the film: In the summer of 2017, eight soon-to-be teachers from Saskatchewan embarked on a global journey to learn the importance of building relationships, experience what it means to act in solidarity, and begin to understand our shared global challenges Continue reading.
SCIC is excited to announce the release of the 2nd Module in our Global Citizenship Education Modules Series, titled “Understanding Power and Privilege through Anti-Oppression”. This essential resource builds on the first module … Continue reading.
This summer, eight dedicated education students from the U of R, U of S, and the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Program (SUNTEP) embarked on a global journey to draw connections between local and global work for health, dignity and human rights. During their time with local partners in El Salvador learning Continue reading.
SCIC is excited to announce the team of 8 participants and 6 advisors for Educators for Solidarity Initiative! Educators for Solidarity is an opportunity for Saskatchewan post-secondary education students to see first-hand the work of SCIC’s member agencies on the ground, to learn about international development … Continue reading.
Our first refugee was Margaret, a woman from South Sudan whose village had been overrun by rebel soldiers.
Margaret’s brother was killed and her sister-in-law disappeared as everyone was fleeing and the village set on fire. Continue reading.
I was standing in front of a roomful of potential donors, nervously waiting for someone to ask the first question. After delivering an hour-long presentation on the community development program I managed in Southeast Asia, I’d hoped for eager app… Continue reading.
As a young girl growing up on a farm in northern Saskatchewan, I felt like an outsider; like ‘the other’. I noticed that decision-making, knowledge-creation, and trend-setting happened in cities and centres far from my every-day life. Whenever I con… Continue reading.