Diefenbaker Canada Centre - History Travels

19-Jul-2017 - Diefenbaker Canada Centre

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is pleased to invite Saskatchewan Foster Families to take part in our new summer community outreach initiative: History Travels 2017. Single families or groups of families may be interested in our offered programs.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this project offers a large variety of historical experiences focused on Canadian history and culture to diverse community organizations and groups. The topics presented create a wide ranging image of Canadian history that will enable participants of all ages and backgrounds to explore the development of our nation’s identity, which will be of great interest and significance for newcomers, youth, seniors, and all interested in learning more about Canada’s diversity and unique history.

The programs, tours, and activities are highly adaptable and customizable to suit your group’s interests and abilities and there are program options that can travel to your venue and others that take place at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC). Programs can be anywhere from an hour to a full day, and multiple options can be combined, for small or larger groups. We have hosted many groups with intellectual disabilities and are eager to tailor our programming to ensure a positive and enjoyable experience for your group.

History Travels 2017 offers:
• Five mobile displays - on women’s suffrage, the Great War, Confederation, the Maple Leaf, and Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Each has connected activities
• Three gallery exhibits – on the First World War, Vimy Ridge, and John G. Diefenbaker. Each has connected activities available
• Exhibit connected programming – on the Great War and women’s suffrage
• Campus Tours – both general history and Great War focused (virtual available for those with limited mobility)
• Little Stone Schoolhouse – programs at the city’s first public school and building
• Civic Educational Programming – on elections, democracy, and government

To see full descriptions of the many options available, please see the attached program option list. An official invitation letter is also attached that contains further information on the project and the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. Please help us share this opportunity by forwarding this information on to the appropriate offices.

Please contact us to discuss the best options for your group; we are excited to work with you to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all participants!
Phone: 306-966-8384
Website: http://www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/?utm_source=HT17Newsletter

​​2017 SFFA PAGM


The 2017 PROVINCIAL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on June 10th, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
Radisson Hotel
405 20th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Michelangelo Ballroom A

Lunch will be served at Noon and the PAGM commencing at 1:00 PM sharp.

Art Based Youth Program

11-Jan-2017 - Saskatoon SK

An art based program to create a project with a mentor

Tell Two Friends Referral Program Highlighted

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The SFFA today launched their Tell Two Friends campaign, a referral program aimed at continuing their recruitment drive to encourage interested individuals and families to become foster homes for vulnerable children.

Online Foster Parent Training Sparks Media Attention

16-Nov-2016 - Saskatoon SK

Media outlets across Canada share news of the availability of online foster parent training in Saskatchewan

Foster Family Training Now Available Online

16-Nov-2016 - Regina SK

Training to become a foster parent has become a lot more convenient for interested Saskatchewan individuals and families.

Successful Yorkton Foster Families Drive Expands to Swift Current

8-Nov-2016 - Swift Current, SK

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association and the Ministry of Social Services are expanding the successful community drive that encourages interested individuals and families to become foster homes for vulnerable children to Swift Current and surrounding areas.

Celebrate 2016 Foster Family Week

07-Oct-2016 - Saskatoon, SK

Families across Canada will be recognized and celebrated for their generous dedication and commitment during Foster Family Week in Saskatchewan, October 16th through 22nd.

Yorkton Community Outreach Announced

13-Sep-2016 - Yorkton SK

Today the SFFA and Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services kicked off a community drive in Yorkton and area to encourage people to learn more about becoming foster families to vulnerable infants and children in need.

Foster Families First Aid Training


In order to further enhance the safety of children in foster care, certification in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is now mandatory for all Saskatchewan foster parents.

Children Services Manual


The Children's Services Manual, Child and Family Services contain the policies that are specific to children in out-of-home care.

Child Welfare Legislation Review


One of the most important steps in reviewing The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act, 1998 is to seek advice from people who care about the well-being of Saskatchewan children and families.

Online FASD Curriculum


The FASD curriculum is now available online at the FASDChildWelfare.ca website.

Provincial Annual General Meeting

10-Jun-2016 - Saskatoon, SK

The location and scheduling of 2016 SFFA PAGM has been announced.


07-Jun-2016 - Saskatoon, SK

The SFFA Provincial Annual General Meeting schedule of events has been announced.

2015 Foster Families Week Dinner Schedule


Details for the 2015 Foster Families Week Dinners

40th Anniversary Mural


Read about our mural painted by foster children to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the SFFA.

New Mileage Rates 2013


New Recruitment Video


Have you ever considered being a foster parent and don't know how to get started?

YMCA Regina Summer Camps 2013


Get details on summer camps for youth in Regina.

SGI donates books


SGI is giving the gift of imagination to children across the province with a donation of $10,000 worth of books to the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association (SFFA).