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Dig It – A School and Community Greening Program

Oct 7, 2016

Confederation Park Community School – In the spring of 2016, our school entered its sixth year of school and community gardening.  Our process began and continues to run, in partnership with the school division, the City of Saskatoon with respect to land use.  We have 21 raised garden beds, 8 flat garden beds, a food forest that we grow fruit trees, berry bushes and other edibles, we have a large Outdoor Indigenous Learning Classroom that we grow plants used in our Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program and we have a small indoor gardening project called Little Green Thumbs.

The philosophies of our school garden program are that we strive for; sustainability, continual growth, and lifelong learning for our students and families. To achieve this we are committed to engaging with all of our stakeholders important to our schools garden program success.

Of the many goals our garden program has from teaching students about where food comes from, how it grows and how to make good use of the food, we also hope to engage our families in learning about food sustainability practices through growing vegetables in a garden. We also balance our teachings so that they are culturally affirming for all.

Success does not occur without many helping partners.  We’d like to thank the following for your contributions and support:

Toyota Evergreen Foundation, Breakfast for Learning – The Mosaic Extremes School Makeover, The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan and Safeway “Grow Together”, Agrium – Vanscoy, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation, CHEP Good Food Inc. and PotashCorp, Agriculture in the Classroom, Saskatoon Public Schools and the City of Saskatoon.

These partnerships help to make our communities vibrant and active and we are forever grateful.melindamelinda1melinda2melinda3melinda4melinda5melinda6

SACE and SPRA Announce New Three-Year Project

Jun 16, 2016

Invitation – Youth Community Education Through Recreation

The Saskatchewan Association for Community Education (SACE) and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association  (SPRA) are collaborating on a three-year Youth Community Education Through Recreation project to enhance youth leadership in the Province. Community Education is defined as “schools and communities working together, utilizing their common resources to promote learning and citizenship building.” Those schools, youth, and communities that engage with the project will be connected together in a strong network supported by both organizations. This three year project will see recreation programs such as Take the Lead!, HIGH FIVE, Play Leadership and Youth Fitness Leadership offered as a continuum for Community Education directed towards youth.  SPRA and SACE will coordinate to implement the continuum throughout Saskatchewan, ultimately leading to increased capacity in communities and schools alike to support youth development.  Optimally, youth will be better equipped with the tools, resources and knowledge to: increase positive and decrease negative behavior, improve their student success, increase their employability as adults and improve overall well-being (National Recreation and Park Association, 2010). Furthermore, providing youth with positive leadership opportunities at a young age will increase their potential for volunteerism, thus contributing to the overall wellbeing of their community.  (Mclaughlin, 2000).

2016 SACE Board

Apr 26, 2016

Back Row (l to r): Ross Tait, Shannon Peters, Robertine Elliott, Alina Craig, Dean Brooman, Sean Chase

Front Row (l to r): Dianna Kozak, Jayne Boulet, Delphine Melchert, Melinda Brown, Shelly Fedrau, Carolynn Arcand

Missing: Donna Blunt, Howard Wieler, Margaret Marsollier

2016 SACE Board

2016 SACE Board

Message from Committee Chairs

Apr 21, 2016

Welcome all delegates to the 2015 SACE Annual Conference!

 

As co-chairs for this year’s conference we can’t begin to express just how excited we are for this year’s conference, “Building Communities of Hope- Acknowledging Our Past to Build Our Future”.

Much gratitude and thanks to our Saskatoon planning committee who worked tirelessly to bring you the best of the best.

Our line-up of Keynote Speakers and Sessions presenters are world class and it is so gratifying to know that we worked with the best to bring this exceptional caliber conference to you.

Our hope is that this conference gives you food for thought, challenges you to think outside the box and helps to build a better understanding for a brighter future for all.

 

Enjoy the conference

Melinda Brown and Ross Tait

Conference Co-Chairs

 

 

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Oct 1, 2015

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Upcoming Events

Registration Open: “Many Hands” – Conference 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - Apr 28, 2017
Time: TBA
Prince Albert, Travelodge Hotel & Plaza 88

Many Hands” represents a powerful image of living in a community where everyone is included, valued and seen as a teacher & learner.  Community Education is a concept that recognizes the informal & formal learning opportunities within our community and gives equal value to them.  We will explore the many ways that we can create learning opportunities in our schools, workplaces, groups, organizations, families, and celebrate the many hands that it takes to guide us on our path to lifelong learning!

Community Education is defined as “Schools and Communities working together, utilizing their common resources to promote learning and  citizenship building”

The Many Hands Conference will highlight practical examples of how Schools and Communities are working together to improve learning outcomes, increase learning opportunities for the community, innovate, collaborate and communicate!  You will have many ideas, examples and inspiring stories to take back to your community! 

We look forward to seeing you in Prince Albert in 2017

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Leah Marie Dorion, Artist, Author, Illustrator

Judge David Arnot, Human Rights Commission

Harry LaFond, Saskatchewan Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Virtual Hospice Winnipeg Team

Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth & Community Well-being

 

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