Con­sul­ta­tion gaug­ing Saskatchew­an’s chang­ing mul­ti­cul­tural de­mo­graph­ics

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

Swift Cur­rent is one of eight com­mu­ni­ties host­ing a SaskCul­ture com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion re­gard­ing how to best to de­liver cul­tural pro­grams and ser­vices in light of Saskatchew­an’s chang­ing de­mo­graph­ics.

The meet­ing for all res­i­dents across the South­west will be hosted on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Credit Union iPlex au­di­to­rium.Con­sul­ta­tions are be­ing held across the prov­ince this month to pro­vide in­put to SaskCul­ture on how the prov­ince’s chang­ing de­mo­graph­ics are im­pact­ing the de­liv­ery of cul­tural pro­grams and ser­vices across Saskat-chewan. With a grow­ing First Na­tions and Métis youth de­mo­graphic, com­bined with the on­go­ing ar- ri­val of new­com­ers to Saskatchew­an, there are a se­ries of new op­por­tu­ni­ties in the cul­tural sec­tor.

The con­sul­ta­tion meet­ings are col­lect­ing in­put to fur­ther ex­plore the im­pact of the grow­ing diver­sity in com­mu­ni­ties around the prov­ince to en­sure the cul­tural sec­tor can re­spond to th­ese changes in an in- formed man­ner. Meet­ings have al­ready been held in Saskatoon, Prince Al­bert, York­ton and Wey­burn. The con­sul­ta­tion will con­clude with meet­ings in North Bat- tle­ford (Oct. 17), Regina (Oct. 22), Swift Cur­rent (Oct. 23) and Hum­boldt (Oct. 29).

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