ABOUT US

Prairie Prism is a partnership of twenty or more community groups and individuals that endeavour to develop:

Strength in Diversity

Prairie Prism is a multi-cultural event which highlights the diversity and rich mosaic of cultures that exist within our city of Saskatoon. It is the organizers intent that this event will help to build cultural connections between Newcomers and established community residents. Particularly during this Year of Reconciliation it is increasingly important to provide opportunities for people and cultures to mix, mingle and learn from each other.

A Welcoming Community

The organizing committee recognizes the importance of building a welcoming and receptive community where quality of life includes economic and cultural sustenance for all who choose Saskatoon as their home. Prairie Prism works towards drawing together people of many different backgrounds and interests.

In 2018, these partners worked together to ensure that many segments of the Saskatoon community were represented.

These are: Assemblee Communautaire Fransaskois, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, City of Saskatoon, CultureNet Saskatoon, Family Service Saskatoon, Global Gathering Place, India-Canada Cultural Association, International Women of Saskatoon, Mennonite Central Committee, Newcomer Information Centre, Saskatchewan German Council, Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Bangladeshi Association, Saskatoon Open Door Society, Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Public Library, The Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Prairie Prism is open to anyone, organization or group to become involved.

Assemblée Communautaire Fransaskois

For over 100 years the Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise speaks on behalf of Saskatchewan’s francophone community. Its role is to defend the aspirations and ensure the development of the Fransaskois community.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association is also known internationally by the name Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, which literally means "Association of Servants of the True Islam."

City of Saskatoon

Mission Statement: Our Corporation, the City of Saskatoon, exists to provide excellence in local governance and public service delivery.

Confederation Mall

Confederation Mall is a shopping mall located at 22nd Street and Circle Drive in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The mall was originally named Confederation Park Plaza when it opened in mid-1973.

CultureNet Saskatoon

The Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement in Saskatchewan Partnership between the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies developed a pilot project for Saskatoon and area that focused on bringing together Indigenous and Newcomers. The project was called CultureNet Saskatoon. CultureNet Saskatoon celebrated Saskatoon’s diverse cultures and helped to connect organizations, agencies, orders of government, and community members through cultural knowledge sharing, networking and honouring different cultures. Relationships were built and strengthened, partnerships were formed, and cross-cultural understanding was improved through the pilot project.

Family Services Saskatoon

Family Service Saskatoon offers programs, services and leadership, which develop and support individuals, families and communities to have safe, healthy and respectful relationships.

Global Gathering Place

Global Gathering is a non-profit drop-in centre that provides services for immigrants and refugees in Saskatoon. Global Gathering Place helps newcomers adapt to life in Canada by offering support and skill development, acceptance, and a welcoming environment. Our organization works in partnership with community and immigrant-serving agencies and a network of private and government funders.

India-Canada Cultural Association

The Mandate of the India Canada Cultural Association is to promote better understanding between persons of Indian origin and residents of Canada and to promote, develop and enrich the cultural and social life of the members of ICCA and of the community at large. We strive to promote Indian culture and heritage among residents of Saskatoon and beyond.

International Women of Saskatoon (IWS)

International Women of Saskatoon (IWS) is a non-profit, grass-roots and equality-seeking women's organization dedicated to improving the status of immigrant and refugee women and their families residing in Saskatoon and area by assisting them to become full participating members in all aspects of the Canadian Society.

Newcomer Information Centre

The Newcomer Information Centre provides a welcoming, one-stop information place, founded on collaborative partnerships, for the purpose of enhancing the settlement and integration experience of newcomers to Saskatoon and the Gateway area.

Saskatchewan German Coucil

The Saskatchewan German Council is a registered volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the culture, language, customs, traditions and interests of people of German-speaking backgrounds for the benefit of all Saskatchewan people. The Council plays an active role in building provincial multiculturalism and the Canadian mosaic.

Saskatchewan Intercultural Association

The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (SIA) is a non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1964. For over fifty years, the SIA has been committed to supporting cultural groups retain their distinctive cultural identity, language and arts. In the last 20 years, SIA has also focused on providing programs and services that empower and relieve barriers for Newcomers and Indigenous people in the areas of securing employment, language advancement, and cultural understanding. An integral part of SIA has always been to provide anti-racist education and promote intercultural understanding to the general public through workshops, programming and community events.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.

Saskatoon Open Door Society

The Saskatoon Open Door Society was established in 1980 as a centre to welcome and assist refugees and immigrants moving to Saskatoon to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society, and to involve the Saskatoon community in their hospitable reception and just acceptance.

Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society

Established in 1957, the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society (SHFS) is a provincial organization that delivers programs and activities to enable, inspire and celebrate the investigation and sharing of historical and folkloric knowledge in Saskatchewan’s diverse communities. This can include histories, stories, or traditions, often uniquely personal or local, which are passed between and within generations and which capture the lived experience of everyday people.

Saskatoon Police Service

Saskatoon Police Service is the municipal police service in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It holds both municipal and provincial jurisdiction. Police Chief Troy Cooper is the head of the service. The deputy chiefs are Deputy Chief Mark Chatterbok, and Deputy Chief Jeff Bent.

Saskatoon Public Library

The Saskatoon Public Library is a publicly funded library system in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is available for use by any member of the public; library cards are free for all Saskatonians. Saskatoon Public Library was established in 1913.

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC)

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), an independent body, will serve as the primary mechanism to coordinate and facilitate a bilateral process between Government of Canada and the Federation of Saskatchewan Nations to achieve a common understanding on Treaties No. 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10 in Saskatchewan.

The OTC is committed to engaging in public information and public awareness programming to educate and advance good relations among all the peoples of Saskatchewan on Treaty issues.