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Join SCIC as people all over Saskatchewan celebrate International Development Week 2016! This annual celebration connects Canadians to meaningful global citizenship activities.

Highlights

Click on the events calendar below for complete event details.

All week – check out LookDeeper.ca to explore the root causes of global justice issues, and submit poems and creative writing that inspires others.
Global Citizen Award Galas

Regina: Tues, Feb. 9 @ 7PM, Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Saskatoon: Thurs, Feb. 11 @ 7PM, Frances Morrison Central Library
Development Drinks
Regina: Wed, Feb. 10 @ 6PM, The OWL, U of R
Look Deeper: Social Justice Poetry Workshops
Regina: Thurs, Feb. 11 @ 7PM, Regina Public Library Central Branch Registration required
Saskatoon: Sat, Feb. 13 @ 2PM, Frances Morrison Central Library Registration required
Moose Jaw: Sun, Feb. 21 @ 2PM, Moose Jaw Public Library Registration required

All events are free and open to the public.

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National Roundtable: Role of the Private Sector in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

This event is being held in Toronto, and simultaneously webcast across Canada.

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A national roundtable on the theme “Building a Shared Understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of Canadian business in advancing action on the Goals”. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, which world leaders endorsed in September 2015 at the United Nations, establish important milestones for the international community ‎to reduce poverty and inequalities. Their implementation will require a collaborative effort between governments, civil society and the business community.

This event is intended to engage a cross-section of Canadians, including the private sector, government, academia, civil society and First Nations. Hosted by Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact.

Regina Gala – 26th Annual Global Citizen Awards

Doors @ 6:30, Program @7:00 PM - Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert Street, REGINA. FREE and open to all.

In a long-honoured SCIC tradition, join us in Regina as we spend the evening celebrating one of our 26th Annual Saskatchewan Global Citizen Award winners, Cindy Hanson, and hear inspiring stories from the Global Citizen Youth Leadership team. Come for the stories; stay for the snacks and socializing!

RSVPs are not mandatory (but appreciated): email Kristi at scic@earthbeat.sk.ca or call 306.757.4669.

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Saskatoon Gala – 26th Annual Global Citizen Awards

Doors @ 6:30, Program @7:00 PM Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 23rd Street East, SASKATOON. FREE and open to all.

In a long-honoured SCIC tradition, join us in Saskatoon as we spend the evening celebrating the 26th Annual Saskatchewan Global Citizen Award winners, Trudi Gunia, Klaus Gruber, Armella Sonntag and remarks by Cindy Hanson, who will be accpeting her award in Regina. Come for the inspiring stories; stay for the delicious food and socializing!
RSVPs are not mandatory (but appreciated): email Kristi at scic@earthbeat.sk.ca or call 306.757.4669.
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Look Deeper: Social Justice Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop – SASKATOON

Saturday, February 13th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Frances Morrison Central Library, Meeting Room
Facilitator: dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Writer in Residence, Saskatoon Public Library 

This no-charge workshop offers Saskatchewan residents at any level of writing an opportunity to learn about poetry and spoken word techniques in an open, supportive environment. Participants will write and/or receive constructive feedback on poems related to social justice on the themes of health, food, education, and conflict.

This workshop is a part of SCIC's Look Deeper campaign, encouraging Saskatchewan people to look deeper at the root causes of social justice issues, and to inspire people to use creativity to make a difference. This workshop is offered through a partnership between the Saskatoon Public Library and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

How to participate:
  1. Call 306-975-7555 to register. Participation is free! But spots are limited.
  2. If you have a poem you’re already working on, bring an extra copy (typed, no longer than 1 page in length). The library provides access to a printer and copier: $0.10/copy.
There’s more! A panel of judges will select 6 writers to move on to additional rounds of writing and performance workshops, with the final selected submissions to be recorded as audio art destined for airplay on commercial radio. The deadline to submit pieces is February 29, 2016.

To learn more about the campaign and competition, visit LookDeeper.ca

Additional learning:
To familiarize yourself with the social justice aspects of health, food, education, and conflict before starting to write, read the information about the issues at LookDeeper.ca. The information and stories available there are meant to provide you with additional knowledge and inspiration to tackle these issues through your poetry.

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All week – Look Deeper Campaign

All week - check out LookDeeper.ca to explore the root causes of global justice issues, and submit poems and creative writing that inspires others.

Look Deeper: Social Justice Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop – REGINA

Thursday, February 11th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Regina Public Library, Meeting Room #1
Facilitator: Gerald Hill, Saskatchewan Poet Laureate 2015-16

This no-charge workshop offers Saskatchewan residents at any level of writing an opportunity to learn about poetry and spoken word techniques in an open, supportive environment. Participants will write and/or receive constructive feedback on poems related to social justice on the themes of health, food, education, and conflict.

This workshop is a part of the Look Deeper campaign, encouraging Saskatchewan people to look deeper at the root causes of social justice issues, and to inspire people to use creativity to make a difference.  Deadline to submit pieces for SCIC's Look Deeper Call for Submissions is February 29, 2016.

This workshop is offered through a partnership between the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, the Regina Public Library and the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).

How to participate:
  1. Register online at reginalibrary.ca/events or call 306-777-6000. Participation is free! But registration is required and space is limited. Deadline February 10th.
  2. If you have a poem you’re working on, email a copy (typed, no longer than 1 page in length) to programs@skwriter.com with the subject “Look Deeper” by February 10th at 12:00 noon.
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Development Drinks: Look Deeper

Wednesday, February 10 @ 6:00 PM
The Owl, U of R Campus (Riddell Centre)

Join us for this casual, free ‘Speed Networking’ event that gathers students, professionals, experts, and like-minded individuals together to Look Deeper into the root causes of global hunger. Development Drinks is a night to build networks, debate, and socialize with others who share your interest in international development and global issues over drinks and appetizers.

This event is in support of SCIC’s new campaign: Look Deeper, which encourages people to look at root causes of global issues including hunger, health, education, and conflict.

Part of SCIC’s International Development Week celebrations, taking place February 7-13, 2016. This annual celebration connects Canadians to meaningful global citizenship activities.

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2016 Global Citizen Awards

Join us February 9th in Regina and February 11th in Saskatoon, as we celebrate the contributions of these amazing Saskatchewan people and movements working for a more just and sustainable world: Trudi GuniaKlaus Gruber, Cindy HansonArmella Sonntag.

Visit the Global Citizen Award Page for more information about this prestigious award and complete profiles and interviews with this year’s winners!

Provincial and Municipal Proclamations

The Province of Saskatchewan, as well as the Cities of Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon have all officially proclaimed February 7 – 13, 2016 as International Development Week!

How are you making a difference?

Share your story with Global Affairs Canada and be part of the on-line community! All you need is a smartphone and a few minutes to join the social media conversation and share, in less than a minute, your international development or humanitarian story.Use #IDW2016 and connect with @CanadaDev on Twitter or Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada on Facebook


SCIC would like to thank Global Affairs Canada for their financial support of our IDW activities.

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