In The News
About Sharing Our Cultures
Sharing Our Cultures was established in 1999 by Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe as a result of an exploratory study on the “Psychosocial Needs of Immigrant and Refugee School Children.” During a workshop at the release of the findings, study participants recommended opportunities to share and learn from each other’s cultures. The organization has since expanded to include rural schools as well as Aboriginal and Francophone communities.
Sharing Our Cultures-Youth without Borders A National School Youth Exchange Project
Nunavut Exchange Journey
SOC-YWB Activity Report Photos
In The News
CBC Article: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cultural-diversity-of-n-l-showcased-for-grade-6-students-1.3505701
Cultural diversity of N.L. showcased for Grade 6 students
2017 Year Review
Pictures From this year:
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
On March 1, 2013, Dr. Quaicoe received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting the values of multiculturalism and intercultural relations where the cultural diversity of all people is valued, supported, and enhanced.
“The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to honour those who have made significant contributions to our society and to reflect Her Majesty’s long service to this country. The medals are bestowed to honour Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who, without thought for reward, accolades or remuneration, give countless hours to the service of others. We are all the better because of their drive and dedication in meeting needs, overcoming challenges and making their community, and our great province, a better, more vibrant place to live” (http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2013/exec/0301n01.htm).
For Grade 6 Teachers:
Sharing Our Cultures supports the delivery of various curriculum outcomes, primarily Grade 6 Social Studies outcomes.
Your students can participate at The Rooms in St. John’s FREE on March 20 - 21, 2017.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engage in intercultural learning
- Interact with diverse school youth
- Experience aspects of world cultures
- Understand the value of diversity
- Develop an appreciation for cultures
- Learn to accept and respect others
For High School Teachers:
Sharing Our Cultures promotes cross-curricular learning and invites the participation of provincial high school students to showcase their diverse cultures to Grade 6 students.
*NEW* Virtual participation involves intercultural classroom discussions across regions on living in a culturally diverse province.
- Make friends
- Build self-confidence
- Develop leadership skills
- Gain cross-cultural competency
- Experience a sense of belonging
- Acquire volunteer hours
Contact Dr. Lloydetta Quaicoe at email@example.com
Sincere appreciation to our sponsors for their financial and in-kind contributions to Sharing Our Cultures.
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
CBC Radio Canada
Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
MUN Internationalization Office
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism
The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador