June Updates & Events

Our Board Members

We're fortunate to have a strong team of board members who work hard for social, environmental, and economic justice both at The Stand and in the community. Last week, two of our members had their work in the news:

Shane Partridge, along with the rest of the staff and members at STR8-UP, hosted the Provincial Gang Strategy Forum. People form 80 organizations and government agencies joined the STR8-UP members and staff to identify solutions to gangs. Check out this article from CBC or this video from CTV. This powerful music video by STR8-UP members Jorgina Sunn and Shane Taysup was also debuted at the forum.

Jack Hicks, has been working with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to create the Saskatchewan First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy. The strategy was released and approved last week. Read more here

Join us & Support The Stand

If you like the looks of what we do and the work we support, join us by becoming a Treaty 6 Justice Collective Member and consider booking our space for your next meeting. Every booking helps us get a little bit close to our vision of purchasing a community owned building to house justice seeking groups and organizations.

If you have information to share about your own events and campaigns, please email organize@thestandcentre.ca

Food Not Bombs is back!

Food Not Bombs Saskatoon had their first meal on June 2! They've been reaching out to different grocery stores, small local farmers, and restaurants to solicit food donations that would otherwise go to waste. They are planning a consensus workshop in the coming weeks, and are hoping to get on a regular cooking/serving schedule in the coming month or two.

The key principles of FNB are: 1) we serve vegan or vegetarian food; 2) we are non-violent; 3) each chapter is autonomous and operates via consensus decision making; and 4) we come from a place of solidarity and mutual aid, not charity. We are dedicated to social change.

To learn more, check out foodnotbombs.net, join the Facebook group (Food Not Bombs - Saskatoon), or email fnbsaskatoon@gmail.com. They would love to have more friends join them!


June Events...


Climate Justice Saskatoon and Briarpatch Magazine present...

SaskOil Revisited: Socializing & Decolonizing Saskatchewan's Oil


3pm Sunday, June 3

Amigo's Cantina (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)


Could Saskatchewan resurrect the idea of a Crown-owned oil company to tackle the twin crises of climate change and ongoing colonialism?

University of Regina Geography professor Emily Eaton will speak to the research and ideas put forward in the article "Socializing and decolonizing Saskatchewan’s oil," which she co-authored with Briarpatch publisher David Gray-Donald. 

The venue, Amigos Cantina, is child-friendly and wheelchair accessible. The talk will take place in the side room down the hallway past the washrooms.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Climate Justice Saskatoon presents...


11 - 12 am Monday, June 4

The Saskatoon Federal Building (101 22nd Street East, Saskatoon)


Are you upset with Justin Trudeau's decision to spend 4.5 billion dollars buying the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Are you tired of our governments ignoring Indigenous land rights?

Do you believe it is time to take the danger of climate catastrophe seriously, begin winding down the Alberta tar sands and stop building or expanding pipelines?

Would you rather see us investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency technology research and installation?

Climate Justice Saskatoon and the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter invite you to join us for a rally against the Kinder Morgan Bailout and Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Bring your voices for singing, and pots and pans and other percussion instruments to make a noise.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Stop the Cuts presents...

Rally to Support Saskatoon Libraries 


5:30 - 6:30 pm Monday, June 4

Saskatoon City Hall (222 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon)


We want to close the book on restructuring the SPL and re-instate laid off workers at previous salaries, find the books that have disappeared, re-establish much needed special areas such as history, music, and film studies. We want to end the actions of the CEO and Board that are aimed at a new library but with clerks (think Walmart). This is an important chance to show the Mayor and City Council that they need to step in and act before it's too late.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Turning the Tide presents...


8 - 10 pm Saturday, June 9

Amigo's Cantina Backroom (806 Dufferin Avenue, Saskatoon)

Tickets: Sliding scale (suggested donation $10) available at the door.

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.



Climate Justice Saskatoon & Council of Canadians - Joint Meeting

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Wednesday, June 13

6 pm Council of Canadians Meeting

7 pm Climate Justice Saskatoon Meeting

The Stand Community Organizing Centre (615 Main Street, Saskatoon)

Two groups that often make use of the Stand are the Council of Canadians Saskatoon chapter, and Climate Justice Saskatoon. These two groups will be holding their June meetings on Wednesday June 13th. The Council of Canadians will meet at 6:00 PM, and Climate Justice Saskatoon will meet at 7:00 PM.

The Council of Canadians is a national organization that works on a variety of social justice, democracy and environmental issues. Climate Justice Saskatoon is a local group that focuses on working for meaningful action on climate change.

They hold their regular monthly meetings back to back on the same evening and often collaborate on some issues.  If you are interested in learning more or possibly getting involved in either group, you are cordially welcome to attend a meeting.


The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation presents...

Roundtable Discussion: Mapping Local Achievements with the SDGs


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, are designed to guide local and global efforts to address major issues such as poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental destruction and climate change, for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

In order to work with this new framework, we are hosting a roundtable workshop to explore how the SDGs relate to the work of local groups and organizations, and how groups are already achieving these goals either locally or globally. The roundtable is part of a series of meetings and aims to make visible the amazing work already happening on the SDGs in Canada and to share this work provincially and nationally.


Advocates, staff, students, educators, volunteers, business leaders, policy-makers, service-providers, funders and entrepreneurs interested in: Anti-poverty | Community health | Ecosystem health | Gender equality | Homelessness solutions | Human rights | Peace and inter-cultural understanding | Renewable energy | Social enterprise | Sustainable business, communities and infrastructure | Sustainable food systems | Water quality and access

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page.

SUM Theatre presents...



It's the last Last Sunday of the season! Join SUM Theatre on June 24 for an artistic responses to the month's top news stories and events. 

Where? Meet at the North East corner of Broadway and 11th St. at 7:30pm.

Once you find us, we’ll take you to an top secret location for a free, one-hour performance experience. It’s as fresh as a show gets as our community’s playwrights, musicians and celebrity interviewees delve into some of that month’s top news stories and events. 

“It’s theatre of the now,” says artistic director Joel Bernbaum. “Art is more relevant than it has ever been before. It has the power to take people down a new path of understanding the world around them. We believe these performances and the discussions they generate will build a better community.”

How much? It's free!

Will there be food? You betcha!

For more information, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sask. Council for International Cooperation & Regina Public Interest Research Group present...

Generating Momentum - Activist Leadership Summer Camp


Generating Momentum is a 4-day, province-wide event held at Arlington Beach Camp, located at Last Mountain Lake, SK., with a focus on providing the practical skills, knowledge, education, and networking opportunities necessary to make a difference in your community. If you are 18 to 35 years of age and are passionate about social, global, and environmental justice, this camp is for you! 

For more information and to register visit the GenMo website.