Educators for Solidarity 2017


SCIC is accepting applications from pre-service educators for this fantastic opportunity until December 4th, 2016 January 2nd, 2017*.

*In order to ensure a wide range of participants, SCIC has decided to open up the eligibility criteria to include education students in their 2nd and 4th years of study (in addition to 3rd year education students) and to extend the application deadline. If you are a 3rd year student who missed the initial December deadline, you can still apply by January 2nd, 2017.

The Educators for Solidarity initiative 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 and global citizenship education, and to build meaningful cross-cultural relationships within and across borders. We are excited to work with pre-service educators because of their unique positioning at the beginning of your professions, eager to learn about multiple ways of knowing, teaching, and being in the world.

SCIC is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and the Asociación Comité Contra El Sida Cabañas / Commitee Against Aids (CoCoSI) in El Salvador for the 2017 Educators for Solidarity Initiative. This builds on the partnerships created in 2015 through SCIC’s first international program, the Global Citizen Youth Leadership Program.

Program Overview

The Educators for Solidarity initiative is a unique, immersive, international, experiential learning opportunity for globally-minded pre-service educators in Saskatchewan. Youth participants must be between 19-30 years of age and enrolled in a Saskatchewan teacher education program. Participants will explore concepts of solidarity, sustainable development, and equality through three phases:

  • Phase 1: Preparation for and initiation of learning journey
    • February 2017 until departure for international travel in Phase 2
  • Phase 2: International travel to an SCIC member project
    • June 28 – July 12 (Note: Dates may vary depending on flight availability)
  • Phase 3: Post-experience debriefing and public engagement work
    • Between the end of Phase 2 and March 2018

Important Forms and Documents

Please review the following eligibility and program information before applying for the Educators for Solidarity Initiative

Application Information & Forms

Partner and Country Information

Program Costs and Coverage:

Included – paid for by SCIC:

  • Orientation facilitated by SCIC and community members;
  • In-country orientation and hosting from The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund Program Director and CoCoSI staff;
  • International airfare, airport fees and taxes, and trip cancellation insurance;
  • Transportation, accommodation, and programming for the duration of the initiative;
  • Three meals per day and potable water for the duration of the program.

*Not Included – paid for by youth participants:

  • Valid passport for at least six months beyond the date of expected departure from El Salvador;
  • Single-Entry Tourist Card and Exit Tax;
  • Recommended immunizations or vaccinations (must visit travel health clinic to determine on an individual basis);
  • Individual travel and medical insurance;
  • Transportation to Regina from your home, and return, for the orientation and debriefing;
  • Spending money (i.e. snacks, souvenirs, gifts, etc.)

*If any of the expenses identified above are cost prohibitive, please contact

To be eligible participants must be:

  • A Canadian citizen between 19 and 30 years of age;
  • An undergraduate student/pre-service educator in good standing within their Faculties of Education at one of the following teacher education programs in Saskatchewan:
    • University of Regina
    • University of Saskatchewan
    • First Nations University of Canada
    • Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)
    • Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP)
    • Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP);
  • In the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study in an undergraduate program in education;
  • Achieving a 60% average at the end of the 2016 Fall semester (December 2016);
  • Available to participate in all aspects of Phases 1, 2, and 3, including developing a video, lesson plans, and written articles, both abroad and upon their return, as well as public engagement events across Saskatchewan throughout 2017 until March 2018;
  • Able to participate in a physically demanding program which could include, but is not limited to, activities such as walking or hiking for long periods of time over steep inclines or rough terrain, especially with luggage.

Application Submission

Submit completed applications to Steffany Salloum by email at When submitting your application please ensure the following documents are attached:

  • Completed Application Form – filled out by the Applicant
  • Two Letters of Reference – one personal and one professional with the names and contact information for each.
  • Most current University Transcripts indicating a minimum 60% average.

The deadline for applications is Sunday December 4th, 2016 Monday January 2nd, 2017Selected applicants will be notified the week of January 16 – 20, 2017.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us at 306-757-4669 or by email.

The Educators for Solidarity Initiative is made possible through the financial support of Global Affairs Canada.