PrairiesCan success stories in Saskatchewan
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Wanuskewin Heritage Park opens new exhibit galleries to the public
Wanuskewin Heritage Park opened new exhibit galleries as part of its expansion. The galleries will attract more visitors and better tell the story of this historic site, thanks to PrairiesCan funding. .
Publication Date: 2022-12-13
Clothing business gets support from PrairiesCan’s Indigenous Business Development Services
Amanda Sanderson created an inspiring clothing line to help people in her community deal with mental health issues. She succeeded with help from PrairiesCan’s Indigenous Business Development Services (IBDS), delivered by Community Futures Sagehill.
Publication Date: 2022-07-28
Preparing for the next pandemic with made-in-Canada vaccines
With PrairiesCan funding, the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) set up a centre to make vaccines in Saskatchewan. Longstanding funding has boosted VIDO’s capabilities, as it becomes Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research.
Publication Date: 2022-06-30
The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program helps a photographer grow his business and support others
Through the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, delivered by the South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre (SSILC), Ross McCreery turned his passion for photography into a business that allows him to continue working with his disability and help other entrepreneurs with disabilities.
Publication Date: 2022-05-31
|2021-10-25||Saskatchewan||Agriculture and agri-food||
Community Futures helps small rural Saskatchewan business expand into new markets
With the support of Community Futures, Three Farmers Foods was able to increase its production capacity to sell its snack foods into new markets.
Publication Date: 2021-10-25
|2020-09-10||Saskatchewan||Francophone, Skills and training||
University of Regina program trains Francophone nurses
A unique partnership between the University of Regina’s La Cité French language hub and faculty of nursing is preparing nurses to care for Saskatchewan patients in French as well as in English.
Publication Date: 2020-09-10
Francophone business draws tourists to rural Saskatchewan
Over the Hill Orchard and Winery is attracting attention as Saskatchewan’s first Économusée.® Over the Hill makes wines and jams on site using fruit grown in their orchard, providing a unique artisanal experience to French and English-speaking visitors.
Publication Date: 2020-07-17
|2020-02-17||Saskatchewan||Agriculture and Agrifood, Manufacturing||
Prairie farm machinery manufacturers expand their markets to Europe
The Canadian-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has opened up new doors for Western Canadian agricultural equipment makers that are large enough to drive a combine through.
Publication Date: 2020-02-17
|2019-12-17||Saskatchewan||Indigenous, Clean resources||
Cowessess First Nation creates renewable clean energy in Saskatchewan
With help from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), Cowessess First Nation’s unique hybrid renewable energy project is a first in Canada.
Publication Date: 2019-12-17
|2019-05-22||Saskatchewan||Clean technology, Francophone||
Francophone farmers create renewable fertilizer from Saskatchewan soil
What do francophone farmers in Saskatchewan, an agricultural scientist from France and about a trillion microbial organisms have in common? The drive to make prairie soil more fertile and productive!
Publication Date: 2019-05-22
Technology made in Saskatchewan helps refurbish mines when the mining is over
Returning a mine site to its original state is far more complex than covering it over and planting trees. The design and materials that go into the cover system must ensure that mine wastes are properly sealed off.
Publication Date: 2019-02-05
|2018-09-04||Saskatchewan||Skills and training, Youth||
Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre helps vulnerable youth get hired
Vulnerable, inner city youth lack the training, experience and, in a lot of cases, confidence to secure good jobs that can lead to careers in the skilled trades. At the same time, employers in many industries find it difficult to hire young tradespeople.
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Saskatoon company helps the world build microchips
Saskatchewan based Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative recipient, Solido Design Automation Inc, is a world leader in microchip design and characterization software powered by proprietary machine learning technology – a form of artificial intelligence.
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
|2018-09-03||Saskatchewan||Natural resources, Trade||
Saskatchewan mining suppliers expand into global exports
Through an investment of $185,000, WD is helping Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) build its capacity to connect local mining industry suppliers with large industrial and resource companies.
Publication Date: 2018-09-03
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