Support Afghan Refugees in Saskatchewan

Beats & Eats

Our exciting annual event is held to support and empower youth who express their talents through different art forms.

Youth showcase their skills and creativity in different types of contemporary and urban expression such as poetry and spoken word, hip hop dance, digital and acoustic music, while experiencing different styles of international cuisine.

Throughout the year, discipline is acquired through rigorous rehearsals and workshops led by some of Saskatoon’s best professional artists.

 

Annual Digital Storytelling Screening

In the course of the year, under the mentorship of seasoned professional videographers, newcomer and First Nations youth create short autobiographical documentary-style films. This program is a partnership between the Saskatoon Open Door Society and the Core Neighborhood Youth Co-op.

Each spring, the youth present their films to their friends, families and the public during an evening screening held the Broadway Theatre.  Following the screening, a short ceremony is held during which certificates are awarded to participating youth and a complimentary buffet of international foods is served.

Over the years, the Yorkton Film Festival has selected some of the best productions from our program to be featured at their festival in May.

 

Voice of Youth Leadership Summit

What is the program about?

The Youth Leadership Initiative is a leadership and mentorship program designed to follow up on the objectives identified at the 2021 Youth Summit.

The program’s main goal is to address the areas of concern identified by youth at the summit- environment, mutual aid and mental health. The program, which is a part of the Canada Service Corps initiative, therefore consist of trainings relating to leadership, mentorship, allyship, sustainable environment and creating safer spaces, team building activities and volunteer opportunities/site visits throughout the year. Youth will be able to build their resumes and gain volunteer experience, employment skills, and leadership abilities while having fun and meeting other young people!

Participants will have the opportunity to report on their experiences and findings at the next Youth Conference in 2022.

Who can join?

The program is open to youth aged 15-30. If you are interested please contact us at youth@sods.sk.ca