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Saskatchewan Students’ Access to High School Transcripts to Go Digital 24/7

Saskatchewan Students’ Access to High School Transcripts to Go Digital 24/7

Apr 5, 2024 | 9:51am
Saskatchewan Students will soon have 24/7 online access to high school transcripts, commencing in summer 2024. Facilitated through a strategic partnership with the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) and their MyCreds platform, this will streamline the transcript acquisition process, empowering students with secure digital access to their academic records […]
Teachers Marching at the Legislature

Teachers Marching at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2024 | 12:07pm
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation says approximately 3500 members are marching around the legislature, as they rally to try and get the government to come back to the bargaining table to talk about class size and class complexity as part of the deal. “We are very grateful for the number of teachers and supporters who were […]
Parents weigh in on giving consent for children changing names or pronouns at school

Parents weigh in on giving consent for children changing names or pronouns at school

Jan 8, 2024 | 8:46am
A legal challenge to Saskatchewan’s new law requiring parental consent if children under 16 want to change their names or pronouns at school is back in court this week. New Brunswick enacted a similar measure last year, and other provinces are looking at doing the same. Lawyers representing UR Pride, an LGBT group in Regina, […]
‘Pushed down our throats’: Letters detail school pronoun concerns in Saskatchewan

‘Pushed down our throats’: Letters detail school pronoun concerns in Saskatchewan

Dec 18, 2023 | 8:35am
The Saskatchewan government received 18 official complaints in the summer before it implemented a rule preventing most children from changing their names or pronouns at school without parental consent.  The emails, recently obtained by The Canadian Press through an access-to-information request, were received in June and July and offer a first look into what may have influenced […]
Sask Teachers Say “Job Action” is “Inevitable”

Sask Teachers Say “Job Action” is “Inevitable”

Dec 13, 2023 | 10:20am
Talks aimed at a new contract for teachers in Saskatchewan have come to an end, with no new deal. The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and the the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee were bargaining with the help of the Conciliation Board in an attempt to reach a deal. In a statement, the STF says the government did not […]
Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Saskatchewan pronoun policy doesn’t do enough to mitigate harms, say legal professors

Oct 15, 2023 | 11:41am
Saskatchewan legislation that requires parental consent when children under 16 change their names or pronouns at school fails to ensure gender-diverse youth aren’t harmed, say two legal professors.  The Saskatchewan Party government tabled the bill with the notwithstanding clause last week, overriding sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code. A judge granted […]
Rally against pronoun policy sees hundreds come out

Rally against pronoun policy sees hundreds come out

Sep 3, 2023 | 11:53am
Hundreds of people stood under a hot sun and hazy blue sky to rally at the Saskatchewan Legislature to protest the Government’s recent pronoun policy. People from the gender and sexually diverse community, as well as parents, teachers, and allies, stood together in front of the legislature to show their disapproval of the new policy. […]
Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means ‘life or death’ for trans kids: Ien

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick naming changes means ‘life or death’ for trans kids: Ien

Aug 31, 2023 | 8:26am
By Stephanie Taylor in Ottawa –The Canadian Press– Canada’s minister for women, gender equality and youth says policies in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick that require parental consent before students under 16 can have schools use their preferred pronouns and names puts transgender and nonbinary kids in a “life-or-death situation.”  And while Marci Ien declined to comment on whether Ottawa […]

School Boards Association says parents can expect changes for upcoming school year

Aug 16, 2022 | 9:45am

In under three weeks, bells will ring in the new school year. While students enjoy their summer, school divisions have been preparing and planning for their return. Shawn Davidson, the president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, said that compared to the last two years, he feels like this year will be smoother. “I can […]

Lunchtime supervision fee being implemented in Regina and Saskatoon

Jun 15, 2022 | 5:13am

School divisions in Saskatchewan’s biggest cities will implement new lunchtime supervision fees when the bell rings in the next school year. The Regina Catholic School Division, Saskatoon Public Schools, and Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools have announced they will make the change. For Regina Catholic, an approved $70 annual fee for elementary students who go every […]