"Making a difference by upholding human dignity and promoting harmony between all people"
The Saskatchewan Intercultural Association Inc. (SIA) is pleased to be co-producing Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide because of its parallel purpose to educate as well as to work on valuing difference in our communities. SIA recognizes the importance of sharing stories in order for changes in perspective to occur. The fear of difference can be broken down when people are allowed to learn and experience someone else's life story. When the unknown becomes personal and intimate, it can take on a new meaning or relevancy that it did not before. SIA works daily on combatting the racism and prejudices that exist in our communities and believes that the episodes in the Landing series are another way to reach out to the public and invite everyone to take another look at how similar we are despite our differences.
SIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of equal opportunities and fair treatment of all people in our culturally diverse society. Established in 1964, we are built on a network of over 70 ethnocultural groups representing approximately 10,000 people. We work to promote and provide programs and services in the areas of, employment, equity and anti-racism, multilingual education, and performing arts in Saskatchewan.
To eliminate discrimination and racism by working towards the promotion of intercultural relations, understanding and acceptance, and fostering changes in policies, programs and legislation that will result in a fair and equitable society where all individuals can participate fully.
To recognize and support the right of every cultural group and individual to retain and develop their distinctive cultural identity, language and arts without political or social impediment - for the mutual benefit of all citizens.