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IWD event Sun Mar 1 – Influential Women in Our Communities

For women from out of town – we will be setting up a link via Skype, that can also call a home phone, at least for the time period of the speakers at the beginning of the session. Please contact us if you would like to join by Skype or phone. And RSVP for attending in-person is not necessary, but it is nice!


Celebrate International Women’s Day 2015!

Influential Women in Our Communities

2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday March 1, 2015

United Way Building, 1440 Scarth Street, Regina, SK    Please use north entrance off parking lot. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Speakers,  Sharing circle,  Refreshments

We all can be influential in our communities. How do we achieve this while remaining true to ourselves and part of our communities?  Hear from Indigenous, rural, farm and urban women about how they work to create positive change.

Organized by the Women’s Information Network of Saskatchewan

“Providing a forum where women from farm, rural, urban and other locations can connect. “ 


Mother Earth Justice Advocates


National Farmers Union Saskatchewan Region #6 Women’s Advisory

Appreciation is expressed for the support of the

Saskatchewan Status of Women Office

 For information or RSVP contact:  (306) 535-9570

Email https://winsask.net/contact-us

Poster WIN-S IWD 2015 Poster – Feb15final

IWD message from Status of Women Canada

International Women’s Day 2013 / Journée internationale de la femme 2013

March 8 is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Week begins from March 3 to March 9. Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.

Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day and Week 2013 – Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women – provides an opportunity for us to reflect on the impacts of violence against women and girls, and how we can all be part of the solution. You can promote this special week by:

  • sharing information on this year’s theme for IWD; or
  • participating or organizing an event.

Also, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a new web site dedicated to this topic, which includes information on what we can all do to help end violence against women and girls: www.women.gc.ca/violence.


Le 8 mars est la Journée internationale de la femme, et cette journée fait elle-même partie de la Semaine internationale de la femme, qui a lieu du 3 au 9 mars. Chaque année à cette période, les Canadiennes et les Canadiens mesurent les progrès accomplis en vue d’atteindre l’égalité des sexes et la pleine participation des femmes dans tous les aspects de la vie.

Le thème retenu par le Canada pour la Journée et la Semaine en 2013 est Travaillons ensemble : engager les hommes dans l’élimination de la violence faite aux femmes. Ce thème nous offre l’occasion de réfléchir aux conséquences de la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles, et à ce que chacune et chacun de nous peut faire pour aider à l’éliminer. Vous pouvez promouvoir cette semaine spéciale de différentes façons, par exemple :

  • communiquez de l’information sur le thème annuel;
  • participez à une activité ou organisez-en une.

Nous en profitons pour vous signaler un nouveau site Web consacré à ce sujet, qui explique comment chacune et chacun peut aider à éliminer la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles. Vous trouverez ce site à l’adresse suivante : www.femmes.gc.ca/violence.

March IWD events sponsored by SK Status of Women

Hope you are enjoying the month of March celebrating International Women’s Day!

A list of events receiving funding from the Saskatchewan Status of Women Office is located at this website.


Click on “International Women’s Day Events”.

There may also be other events in your community. Please feel to post a comment to let everyone know about them.

SK Women’s Forum – Jan 18-19, 2013 in Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Women’s Forum 2013: Connecting Voices for Change

Public Event • By Katelyn Joanna and Michelle Beveridge

January 18, 2013 at 6:00pm until January 19, 2013 at 5:30pm

Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/397706100308740/

Web posting: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/regina-mom/2012/12/save-date-swf13

If you are interested in women’s rights, in connecting with individuals and organizations who have been working on women’s issues recently and through the decades, and in spending a weekend learning, having fun, and moving a women’s agenda forward in our province, then:

Please set aside FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 (evening) and SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013!

We are a coalition of women and organizations who have come together to plan a Saskatchewan Women’s Forum taking place at the Bessborough Hotel in Saskatoon. For too long, we have been having conversations in isolation from each other about the current context that women and women’s organizations find themselves in. So we are creating this opportunity to collectively develop how we can move forward on the issues that we care about.

We are currently finalizing our program, which will be centered on women’s stories and respectful of intergenerational, intercultural and diverse experiences. If you are interested in attending, please respond back to us (at michelle.beveridge@oxfam.ca, 306.242.4097 )) and we will ensure you receive the program and registration package by mid-December.

In the meantime, please save the date! And get in touch with us if you would like to be part of the planning, to volunteer at the forum in any number of capacities, or have other ideas for us.

Registration is $50/person. (Please let us know if you are in a situation where you would only be able to attend with a reduced rate, or conversely, if you are able and willing to donate money to assist in covering a portion of registration for others.)


Michelle Beveridge and Katelyn Jones, Oxfam Canada, Saskatoon

Hannah Chukwu, Global Gathering Place, Saskatoon

Sue Delanoy, Elizabeth Fry Society, Saskatoon

Diane Fletcher, Vadis Group, Saskatoon

Lori Hanson, U of S, Community Health and Epidemiology, Saskatoon

Yvonne Hanson, U of S, Prairie Women’s Health Centre, Saskatoon

Laura Hopkins, Saskatoon Women’s Community Coalition

Nancy Johnson, Saskatoon

Audra Krueger, U of S, Centre for the Study of Co-ops, Saskatoon

Darla Leard, Canadian Labour Congress, Saskatoon

Debbie Lussier and Lori Johb, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, Regina

Barb Macpherson, YWCA Saskatoon

Adriane Paavo, Prairie Lily Feminist Society, Regina

Tammy Richmond, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Saskatoon

Priscilla Settee, U of S, Native Studies, Saskatoon

Lenore Swystun and Samantha Mark, Prairie Wild Consulting, Saskatoon

Laura Westman, Saskatoon

Bernadette Wagner, Regina

SWI in Fort Qu’appelle this weekend

A reminder of the Saskatchewan Women’s Institutes Annual General Meeting in Fort Qu’appelle this weekend.

This amazing organization has been providing education and an opportunity for women to meet and have some fun for over 100 years! (See http://www.fwic.ca)

If you can’t attend the whole conference, consider driving out to the banquet on Friday. (Please RSVP by Wed or Thurs am at the latest to (306) 332-6751. )


Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan
JUNE 1 and 2, 2012

(Agenda updated May 29, 2012)

Friday, June 1st:
1:30 to 3:30            REGISTRATION
4:00        JAN MISSENS – Co-ordinator, Leading Thunder Bird Lodge
4:15         TOURS:
Leading Thunder Bird Lodge
Fort Qu’Appelle Historical Museum
Henderson Art Studio
5:45         COMEDY HOUR
6:30         BANQUET
7:30         CHARLOTTE SCHRADER – Storytelling
8:15          SING-A-LONG

Saturday, June 2nd:
Flag Ceremony
O Canada, Creed and Ode
Welcome to Fort Qu’Appelle – Mayor Ron Osika
Greetings  – Don McMorris, Saskatchewan Minister of Health
9:30           BUSINESS MEETING
Minutes from 2011 Annual Meeting
Financial Report
New Business
10:30        COFFEE BREAK
11:15         LARRY EASTON – Pictorial Tour of Saskatchewan
12:15         LUNCH
1:00           “55 ALIVE” drivers refresher course by Sask. Safety Council
2:15               COFFEE
COMPETITIONS:    Craft from recycled material and Baked Fruit Loaves


May 12 AGM, speaker, food, film, discussions

Individual women and representatives of women’s organizations are invited to our AGM on May 12 in Regina, with a presentation about women’s rights and the UN, a roundtable about current women’s groups’ activities in the province and a film.

WIN-S has just completed a successful year where we established a website, sent out our first newsletter and conducted a province-wide on-line webinar for International Women’s Day.

We invite you to attend all or part of our AGM meeting in person in Regina. For those who are unable to attend in person, we are hoping to be able to connect via Skype though the computer. We would love to meet with other groups and individuals interested in women’s issues.


Tentative agenda

 Women’s Information Network of Saskatchewan

Annual General Meeting, Saturday May 12, 2012

Room CB106, U of R College Building, College & Scarth (South Side), Regina

 9:30    Coffee and refreshments

10:00  Welcome and Introductions

10:15  AGM Business

–          Minutes of last AGM

–          Financial report

–          Election of Officers

10:30  Sum-up of WIN-S activities this year

10:35  Highlights of Amber Fletcher’s trip to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York

10:45  Roundtable Discussion (all attendees have 2 minutes to discuss any activities they might be involved with on their various organizations) (pamphlets or displays welcome)

11:30 Planning – Actions sharing information and linking women’s groups

LUNCH (potluck, but we will have some extra if its not a cooking day for you!)

1:00    Discussion of Future Activities for WIN-S

2:15    Break

2:30    Film and discussion

–          Food access /security /sovereignty/ rural and urban connections




Thanks for participating!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the March 26 webinar! The webinar was recorded and will be available to watch in the near future.