Living in Harmony
In 1966, the United Nations declared March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in commemoration of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa when peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were wounded and killed.
In 1990, City Council proclaimed March as Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month in the City of Saskatoon. Learn more about Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Month.
Living in Harmony Recognition Awards
The Living in Harmony Awards are part of the City’s commitment to foster an inclusive community where ethnocultural diversity is welcomed and valued, and where everyone can live with dignity and pursue their full potential, without facing racism or discrimination.
The Living in Harmony Awards recognize outstanding achievements contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination. The winners are selected by the City of Saskatoon's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The award winners are recognized at an annual awards ceremony held in March.
Call for 2021 Nominations
Nominations are now open for 2021. The deadline for nominations is March 10th and winners will be announced on March 19th.
Use this Nomination Form to nominate an individual, organization, student, classroom, or school.
Tell us us how they are acting as a bridge to end racism.
Ways you can be a bridge...
Educate yourself & others
Submissions in all expressive forms (photo, art, written, video) are welcome.
Congratulations to our Past Winners
2020 Living in Harmony Award Winners
Best Elementary Submission: École St. Matthew School, Grades 4-6
Best High School Submission: St. Frances Nēhiyaw Bilingual School, Grade 9 Class
Best Video Submission: Grade 4-6 students, Ernest Lindner School
Overall Poster Winner: Ariha Imtiaz, Gr. 8, Ernest Lindner School
Community Recognition Award: Dr. Sheelah McLean
2019 Living in Harmony Award Winners
- Dora Li, Holy Cross High School
- Mel Sysing's Grade 6 class, St. Mark School
- Reshai Aisaican, Mount Royal Collegiate
- Sabbar Jahan, St. Mark School
- Nada Abdelrahman, St. Mark School
- Angela Kargbo, St. Mark School