May Updates

We are pleased to have a new board member, Liz James, who will be helping us out on fundraising and events.

Over the summer months, Liz will be organizing a number of weekly events (sneak preview – Activist Kids Reading Corner! We’ve got lots of inspiring kids books just waiting to be read to your children!). Send an email to Liz to get in the loop about the exciting things planned, or to offer ideas.

We will also be starting a special promotion every Tuesday morning. From 9am – Noon, please come down to The Stand for free fair trade, organic coffee and enjoy free co-working space! Have a cup while you work, or even just read a book. We’d love to see you!

We will also be activating our Board working groups: Finance, Fundraising, Community Engagement, Communications, and Governance. We are interested in having a special working group exploring what it means to be Treaty 6 people and how The Stand can live those principles in our work. If you are interested in participating in any of these working groups, please send us an email at

And last but not least, we continue to look for monthly sustainers who can help us cover the cost of rent. Even $10/month would make a huge difference if we had a few more people able to make that contribution. The donations can be easily set up on our webpage: Thanks, and hope to see you at The Stand!


With our new location at 615 Main St. and partnership with Turning the Tide, The Stand Community Organizing Centre is fast becoming known as a vibrant hub of community activity. Events are being hosted, public and private meetings arranged, and community classes available. Check out some of these events (and other noteworthy happenings) in May 2016: Numbers and Stories

Free consulting hours for non-profits and community initiatives with Brian Hoessler

every Wednesday 1 – 3pm @ the Stand What’s happening in the community? What are the outcomes of our work? How can we build on our efforts to create effective change? In creating social change, action is important – so is knowledge. Through a partnership with The Stand, Brian Hoessler of Strong Roots Consulting will be holding regular office hours in the space every Wednesday from 1-3pm. Brian works with non-profits, social enterprises, and other change agents to help them answer those questions. He’ll provide free advice and assistance on topics related to evaluation and community research, on a first-come basis.

Ecological Literacy: Reconnecting with the Land

Ecological Literacy:

RECONNECTING WITH THE LAND first Saturday of each month @ the Stand Would you like to learn more about the natural world around us? Would you like to study ecological literacy and philosophies with others? Elizabeth Bekolay leads these groups helping more people reconnect with the land for themselves and their loved ones. Read more Jim Harding - Reviving Our Progressive Traditions

Reviving our Progressive Traditions in the Post-Harper Era

A TALK AND BOOK LAUNCH WITH JIM HARDING Saturday May 14th at 7:30 pm at @ the Stand Jim Harding’s new book TAKING BACK CANADA: ENDING HARPER’S RULE & REVIVING OUR PROGRESSIVE TRADITIONS will be launched in Saskatoon. There will be an open discussion about moving beyond the Harper era. The book will be for sale at the event. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Saskatoon Chapter of The Council of Canadians. Fair Trade - What's In It For Me?

Fair Trade – What’s in it for me?

ENJOY FAIR TRADE WINE SAMPLE LOCALLY-SOURCED FOOD BY CHEF JENNI Thurs, May 19, 7:00-9:00PM Entrance by donation. Enjoy a glass of fair trade wine, sample amazing, locally-sourced food from Chef Jenni, and learn how local people, organizations and businesses are working to support more ethical food options in Saskatchewan. Featuring engaging presentations from Sean McHugh (Canadian Fair Trade Network), George Fouffas (Consumer Services, U of S) and SCIC’s Ethical Eats project.

Support The Stand Community Organizing Centre and Turning the Tide Bookstore

Limited edition ethically sourced and printed bamboo/cotton blend The Stand T-shirts and Merry Mansion prints by local legend Dave Geary! Merry Mansion 12″ by 12″ digital print $25.00 Merry Mansion 19″ by 25″ 2-colour silk-screened print $75.00 The Stand t-shirt $25.00 All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to The Stand. Reserve your print or shirt by emailing!