Saskatchewan Multicultural Week took place November 16-24, 2019
It had two main purposes:
1) To recognize the Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act and
2) To celebrate the cultural diversity and contributions to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan. This is a key way to create welcoming and inclusive communities.
“In 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation, recognizing the right of every community to retain its identity, language and traditional arts and sciences for the mutual benefit of citizens. In 1997, the Act was revised and a section of the Act states the policy should preserve, strengthen and promote Aboriginal cultures and acknowledge their historic and current contribution to development of Saskatchewan. More information is available on The Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act. Responsibility for the Act resides with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.” Click here to read more