Besides helping to support the vision of a culturally vibrant province, SaskCulture members receive a number of popular benefits. This area is currently under review.
Membership Benefits include:
Administration Centre Services
SaskCulture members can access a wide range of services through the Administration Centre for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Services include: board rooms, mail and printing services, accounting services, fax machine and photocopying, rent/storage, courier and telephone services, video conference, and LCD projector and laptop rental.
SaskCulture offers a bonding program to its qualifying members. The Bonding Program offers coverage against claims of up to $100,000 annually resulting directly from one or more dishonest or fraudulent acts committed by an employee or volunteer.
Tri-Global Group Benefits and Pension Plan
In conjunction with its tri-global partners, SaskCulture administers a group benefits and pension plan for SaskCulture, and its member organizations’ employees. SaskCulture and its member organization enrolled in the Administration Centre’s payroll services can have their pension and benefits automatically deducted through payroll.
Liability Insurance Program
SaskCulture offers liability insurance, through Henderson Insurance, which is available only to eligible provincial cultural organizations.
SaskCulture organization members are eligible for SaskCulture rates at designated hotels in Regina and Saskatoon.
Through SaskCulture’s Organizational Plus membership, SaskCulture members have a direct connection to the national human resource organization designed to support he cultural workforce.
Professional Development and Resources
Annually, SaskCulture brings together members of Saskatchewan’s diverse cultural community to showcase cutting-edge ideas, provide professional development opportunities, share success stories and best practices, and network. Members receive special registration rates.
SaskCulture established a Peer Discussion Group to support senior staff working in cultural organizations in developing the skills needed to lead their organization and to address emerging issues.
Organizational Development Resources
Over the years, SaskCulture has collected many different resources designed to build capacity and help run successful cultural organizations.
Human Resource Support
SaskCulture continues to provide basic support to meet the needs of cultural organizations, particularly those funded through the Culture Section of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund.
Networking and Communications
Held at different times of the year and at different locations, Member Consultations offer an opportunity for members and others in the cultural community to meet SaskCulture Board members, share ideas and discuss issues of concern.
Held in conjunction with the SaskCulture Gathering, the AGM highlights the work of the organization and gives voting members the opportunity to elect a Board of Directors.
Originally, designed just for members, SaskCulture’s weekly electronic newsletter now reaches a network of over 1,000 organizations. Members receive E-Update directly.
SaskCulture works with its members to be a voice for culture in the province. Different events and strategies are planned to help inform key decision-makers about the value of culture in Saskatchewan.
Each year, SaskCulture published a print directory of all its members. The Membership Directory is distributed to key target groups in the province.
Bi-monthly Member Mailout
Twice a month, SaskCulture sends out an all-member mailout that contains a diverse assortment of print information supplied by a variety of members. All SaskCulture members have the opportunity to include their materials for distribution.