Our Mission is to share our:

Cultures

We provide young people and teachers the tools, resources, and events to share our cultures.

 
 

2018 Event 

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WaTch the 2018 Webcast

Join us as we celebrate our 20th-year anniversary. Were you a presenter, tour guide, visiting student, performer, volunteer, advisory committee member, or an attendee at our events in St. John's or rural communities? We'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch to connect with us.

 
 
 
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Our Vision

Our vision is to connect culturally diverse school youth, foster belonging and acceptance among all school children, be relevant within the schools and province, and contribute towards an inclusive and cohesive society. 

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2018 Event Photos

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Download a PDF of all the cultural presentations from 2018:

 
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Impact

Since 1999, Sharing Our Cultures has provided opportunities for intercultural experiential learning to school children and youth.  

School youth from Indigenous communities, such as Conne River, Makkovik, Natuashish, Nunatsiavut, and Sheshatshiu have travelled to St. John’s to share their diverse cultures.

In 2018, the Sharing Our Cultures event was livestreamed to 45 schools throughout the province.

In 2017, Sharing Our Cultures brought school youth from Kugluktuk, Nunavut, to share their Copper Inuit culture at the three-day event in St. John’s. Newcomer school youth, representing seven countries, travelled to Kugluktuk to share their diverse cultures and experience the Copper Inuit culture. On route to Kugluktuk both groups stayed in Ottawa and witnessed a session in Parliament. This exchange was designed to foster intercultural learning and friendships between Indigenous and newcomer school youth.

 

Since 2010, Cultural Con‘txt’, a publication of stories, poems, and drawings by culturally diverse students has been distributed twice a year to Grade six students in the province. These submissions by Grade six students encourage discussions in the classrooms and homes about the value of cultural diversity in Canada.

In 2005, SOC launched a rural component by taking school youth from St. John’s to share their cultures with rural schools. The youth interacted with local families, toured communities, and learned about rural cultures. Communities visited were Bay Roberts, Clarenville, Clarke’s Beach, Bonavista, Marystown, Old Perlican, Port Rexton, Random Island, and Swift Current.

 

Our Programs

Our programs connect culturally diverse school youth and foster acceptance and belonging.

 

1. Our programs support the delivery of several provincial curriculum outcomes, including Social Studies, Language Arts, French, and Religion.

 

2. Are you a high school student? Would you like to share your culture with the public and Grade six students at The Rooms?

3. Are you a Grade six student? You can send your story, poem, or drawing about your culture to Cultural Con‘txt’.

 

4. They offer experiential intercultural learning.

 
 

Download the 2018 Program:

 
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Be A Volunteer

Everyone has a culture, what’s yours? Volunteer to share your culture with the public and Grade six students.

 

Be a volunteer “tour guide.” We need English-speaking and French-speaking high school students to volunteer as “tour guides” to Grade six students when they visit The Rooms during the Sharing Our Cultures school events.

All high school participants (cultural presenters and “tour guides”) gain volunteer experience and volunteer hours.

All adult volunteers are required to undergo screening, training, and appropriate police checks.