Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program
The Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for Northern Saskatchewan students in Grades 9 through 12 to learn about the democratic process, explore post-secondary education opportunities and careers in government, and learn about the history of our province.
Students who participate will meet the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, Cabinet Ministers and MLAs, along with various government officials to get an inside perspective of government and the legislative process. Students will also participate in a Mock Parliament in the Chamber of the Legislative Building.
Students will tour the following:
- Legislative Building;
- Government House;
- University of Regina;
- First Nations University of Canada;
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Regina Campus; and
- RCMP Depot Division.
All expenses to participate in the program are covered by the Province through the Provincial Capital Commission. Students and chaperones stay in residence at the University of Regina. Transportation from either La Ronge or Prince Albert, depending on applications, is also included.
What students have said about the program
97% of the students said they would recommend the program to other students.
- "Visiting the university has given me a broader view. It showed me all the opportunities available, and the supports the students receive."
- "Highlights of the program were the Mock Parliament with the Speaker and touring Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus."
- "I will remember touring the RCMP Training Academy and meeting the Lieutenant Governor."
How to apply
Students must complete an application form and prepare a written essay, explaining in 250 words or less how they have demonstrated leadership abilities to foster a healthy lifestyle in their school or community and why they are interested in participating in the Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program.
The 2020 program has been postponed temporarily. Application forms will be available here once the program resumes.
A Day in the Legislative Assembly
A Day in the Legislative Assembly program provides Grade 8 students from southern Saskatchewan the opportunity to visit and tour the Legislative Building and learn about our democratic system of government. The students are introduced in the Legislative Assembly and invited to watch the proceedings. The program has been coordinated and delivered by the Provincial Capital Commission since 2012 and is offered twice a year (during the fall and spring sessions of the Legislative Assembly).
In January of 2020, Government House partnered with Visitor Services in the Legislative Building to pilot a program called Bill-ding Laws, where students had an opportunity to learn about the passing of a bill and becoming law.
This year, seven classes of Grades 8-10 students ran through the process of drafting a bill and met their MLA before visiting Government House to learn about Royal Assent and the participation of the Lieutenant Governor in the democratic process.
This program received positive feedback from educators. There are plans to adapt and expand the program in future years.
Provincial Military Liaison
The Provincial Military Liaison role was created in November 2008 to help co-ordinate the relationship between reservists, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the provincial government.
The Government of Saskatchewan, through this role, recognizes and supports the military in their work by having the Provincial Military Liaison attend events, highlight milestone anniversaries and recognize the top cadets in the province.
The Provincial Capital Commission has organized commemorative ceremonies to recognize the contribution of Afghanistan soldiers, the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, and other events and initiatives.
Other examples of support include Veteran Care Kits, creating the "Highway of Heroes" signage, "Support our Troops" decals for government vehicles and military licence plates.