The SaskCares campaign aims to:
- Educate and mobilize the people of Saskatchewan
- Provide a central coordinating point for the various efforts across Saskatchewan
- Direct Saskatchewan people to local organizations they could contribute their time, money, and influence to support refugees as they continue to make Saskatchewan their home.
Did you know?
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is reporting that in 2015 there are close to 60 million displaced persons worldwide compared to 51.2 million a year ago and 37.5 million a decade ago.
There are two (2) types of refugees in Canada:
Refugees who seek protection in Canada or at Canada's borders.
Refugees who are resettled from abroad.
As a signatory to the UNHCR Convention and Protocol on protection of refugees, the Canadian government has an obligation to resettle a significant number of persons seeking refuge from their home countries due to reasons such as war...
On arrival in war-torn country, refugees and migrants are routinely subjected to detention and abuse as UNHCR calls for unhindered access to detainees.
Over 200 refugees, migrant workers, activists, and supporters rallied at Parliament Hill on Oct.
What is SaskCares?
The Saskatchewan Cares campaign is a Provincial initiative across the settlement sector and government agencies inspired initially by the Federal Government Syrian Refugee Project. However, Newcomer (re)settlement services are not new to Saskatchewan, and refugees arrive from several countries, including but not limited to Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan. The Syrian civil war, and Canada’s efforts to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, inspired many Canadians to provide safe haven to those in dire need.
Saskatchewan Cares partnership is taking action through its campaign to reach all part of civil society including academics, faith groups, international development agencies, refugee serving organizations, refugee advocacy groups, community-based organizations, and every-day citizens on how they can be involved and engaged!
With every new arrival, Canada gains more than it gives. SaskCares encourages Saskatchewan people to support this cause with their energy, time, and talent. Let us demonstrate that Saskatchewan people care by contributing locally and donating to or sponsoring settlement programs at one of the organizations making a difference here in Saskatchewan!
Vision & Mission
Vision: To foster collaboration and partnership toward building welcoming communities across Saskatchewan.
Mission: To provide a central platform for coordinating and mobilizing local efforts in support of Canada’s commitment to resettle refugees in Saskatchewan.
- 104 - 407 Ludlow Street Saskatoon SK S7S 1P3
- Lori Steward – Global Gathering Place, Saskatoon
- Dalise Hector – Moose Jaw Multicultural Council
- April Sora – City of Saskatoon
- Angela Daigneault – Newcomer Information Centre, Saskatoon
- Judy Shum – United Way Saskatoon and Area
- Christine Zyla – Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon
- Dana Krushel – MCC Saskatchewan
- Julie Fleming Juarez – Saskatoon Open Door Society
- Ashley McLean – YWCA – Prince Albert
- Michelle Barnes – Regina Open Door Society
- Anthony Olusola – Project Coordinator, SAISIA
- Bob Cram - Acting Director of SAISIA