Check out the Prairie Central District required guidelines for:
Please note that each participant at each event will be required to complete the Participant Screening Questionnaire
As restrictions related to COVID-19 are gradually lifted, you can keep updated by clicking on the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan website.
March 23, 2021 (2-3:30pm) – Part One: Aquatic Strategies: Helping You Stay Afloat!
Presenter: Erin Wilson, Program Manager, City of Estevan
Discussing key areas such as hiring & qualifications, orientation & training, mentoring leaders & dealing with what our role is as a supervisor/leader.
March 30, 2021 (2-3:30pm) – Part Two: Meet and Greet with Red Cross and Lifesaving Society
Presenters: Kyla Atkins, Canadian Red Cross & Shelby Rushton, Lifesaving Society
Sharing the best practices & upcoming training opportunities.
We will also share the latest Covid-19 guidelines available for aquatic facilities
Check out the Saskatchewan Physical Literacy ‘Give it a Whirl’ competition for the month of February at https://saskphyslit.ca/physical-literacy/game
Keeping active is an important part of maintaining good physical and mental health.Click here to visit the Active for Life website that has many tips on ‘raising physically literate kids’
The Saskatchewan H.O.P.E. (Helping Others thru Peer Education) Learning Centre website provides a list of all their programs Check out the schedule for the Online Wellness Development of the“March 2021 online lunch bytes”. As well, check out and register for the Recovery 101 Online Training. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register or for information about any of their courses.
Book now for the Yorkton Film Festival Golden Sheaf Award DVD Tours. These tours are made up of winners, nominees & entries to this year’s Yorkton Film Festival and is ready to visit your community. The Tour contains several short films that are relevant to each category. Don’t miss out and book your tour today. Click here for more information.
Click here to read the The Nutrition Update Newsletter from Public Health Nutritionists of Saskatchewan. This edition of the newsletter focuses Food Security for kids and families during the Pandemic. Articles Include: 1. Main Article: Food Security: Impact on School Aged Kids and Families during COVID-19 2. Ask a Nutrition Expert: As educators, how do we support food insecure families during COVID-19? What are some healthy, practical ideas that we can include when we give out food hampers? 3. Resources: Teaching Nutrition in SK: Nutrition Concepts and Resources (gr. 1-8; physical education 20-30; health science 20); Serving Healthy School Food During COVID-19: A Guide; Raising our Healthy Kids Videos: School Aged Nutrition; Resources For Rethinking – for learning at school, outside and at home
Previous editions of the Nutrition Update Newsletters can be found here
Check out the Common Weal Community Arts videos with Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway that were done during a buffalo hide scraping workshop from her home. Follow their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/skcommonweal for more videos. There will be a full video series with SK curriculum lesson plans out on the National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Educationwebsite this fall.
Saskatchewan Leading The Way With Safe Sport Campaign –
Media Release February 24, 2020:
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., are launching the second phase of a joint marketing campaign to ensure a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all participants in amateur sport in the province.
“We are proud to partner with Sask Sport, recognized as a leader across Canada for their dispute resolution services and tools, on this important initiative,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. “Following a growing movement of what is no longer acceptable in sport, this campaign increases awareness of the valuable tools available to assist coaches, athletes and parents.” Learn More >
Media Release October 7, 2019:
“The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., have teamed up to launch a joint marketing campaign to increase awareness on the tools and resources available to assist coaches, athletes and parents on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport.” Read More
In addition, the campaign supports Sask Sport and their members in the promotion of resources to ensure more coaches are trained in current safe sport best practices. For more information on various sport resources, contacts and training, visit http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/safesport/
Sask Sport has recently expanded its partnership with the Respect Group Inc. to include a Respect in Sport Resource Line This toll-free service provides bilingual response to calls, texts or emails by expert staff who will guide you to the necessary resources pertaining to:
- child and youth maltreatment
- national/provincial child and youth protection laws, and
- organization-specific risk management and dispute resolution models
In the event you are faced with a situation involving maltreatment and are unsure how to proceed, the Respect Resource Line is confidential and anonymous, and available 365 days per year. Visit https://support.respectgroupinc.com to best ensure you are able to contact them directly for any assistance with their Respect in Sport program! \
Note: This line is not for technical support, but offers a connection to resources to help deal with your situation. For technical assistance (i.e., if you having computer problems with the Respect in Sport modules freezing, or not advancing, etc.) call 1-866-945-9906.
The Respect in Sport Resource Line will replace the previous RespectED/Talk It Out services provided by the Canadian Red Cross.
Respect Group, the creators of the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders program have recently launched the Respect Hub. This online resource provides valuable information on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD) behaviours, including research summaries, statistics, resources, tools and tips you can easily share with your community! Check it out.
RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM
This program is effective and informative for parents and caregivers of active children. This unique certification program complements Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders/Coaches by reinforcing a parent’s role in their child’s activities. This program encourages positive sport behaviors, and provides insight into the roles of coaches and officials. This program:
- Empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children
- Encourages positive and effective communication and
- Enhances a child’s overall enjoyment of the activity
Contact Aileen at email@example.com or phone 306.726.2087 for more information.
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), SaskCulture, Sask Sport Inc., and the Canadian Red Cross have a vision that Sport, Culture and Recreation in Saskatchewan will be free of harassment and abuse.
Talk It Out: Support Line
The Talk It Out: Support Line for Sport, Culture and Recreation provides support, guidance and resources on abuse, harassment, hazing and bullying.
Whether you are a coach, parent, spectator, board members, official or anyone involved in youth activities, Respect Education encourages positive sport, recreation and cultural experiences.
The Support Line provides 24 hour confidential support for adults with questions, concerns, reports or inquiries about bullying, hazing, harassment and abuse.
Call the Support Line at 1-866-773-5777
For e-support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport for Life released their revised Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0 resource document. Long Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity is a framework for the development of every child, youth, and adult to enable optimal participation in sport and physical activity. This third edition brings a number of important updates and enhancements.
“Indigenous Communities: Active for Life is a culturally tailored resource that has been developed by Sport for Life Society and the Aboriginal Sport Circle, with input from many Indigenous sport and physical activity leaders across the country “. Click here for more information and to access the resource.
*Community Initiatives Fund- Investing in Saskatchewan Communities
*Creative Sask Grant
*I Am Stronger Grant
*Sask Culture Funding
*Sask Sport Funding
*SPRA Grants and Funding Opportunities Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation have compiled over 180 unique opportunities specific to Sport, Culture and Recreation into the 2020-2021 SPRA Grants and Funding Opportunities Guide. It is a great starting point for both professionals and volunteers working within their sector for grants to support projects, programs or initiatives.
*TAP (Sask Energy)
*Canada Council for the Arts
*Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant
*Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
*Canadian Wildlife Federation
*Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund
*Harry Boothman Bursary – Deadline is March 31 of each year
Advocacy & Changing Public Policy
Communication for Non-Profits
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations
Human Resource Management
National Framework for Recreation in Canada
Risk Management for Non-Profit Organizations
Setting up a Non-Profit Organization
Campaign Kit (for planning, promoting & implementing volunteer apreciation events)
Vollinspire Getting Started Guide (New Volunteer Recruitment Technology of Saskatchewan)
Assessment of Organizational Volunteer Engagement- Part 1
Assessment of Organizational Volunteer Engagement- Part 2
Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement
Fact Sheet- Building the Bridge to Baby Boomer Volunteers
Fact Sheet- Building the Bridge to Family Volunteers
National Occupational Standards- How-to Guide
National Occupational Standards- Info for Managers for Volunteer Resources
National Occupational Standards- Task Charts
Strategic Volunteer Engagement
2013- Volunteer Recognition Study