Guiding Values & Ethics

Prairie skies’

Guiding Values and Ethics

These nine principles support the expression of our values.

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Diversity

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In alignment with Saskatchewan’s motto: from many peoples strength, we see diversity as one of our greatest assets.  We believe that this asset can be effectively activated only to the degree to which we are able to value, learn from, and share in the numerous cultures and other facets of diversity that make up our communities.

Thus, we celebrate diversity and we work to create opportunities for the wider community to appreciate, interact with, and harness the beauty and benefits of diversity.

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Dignity, Equality & Inclusion

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Proclaimed by documents such as the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every person is guaranteed dignity, equality, and inclusion. These principles are central to Prairie Skies and we are committed to owning values that respect, embrace, and accommodate all people irrespective of their abilities, barriers, and backgrounds.

Additionally, we are committed to values and practices founded in inclusion that actively oppose racism, oppression, and other such negative forces.

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Reciprocity

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The concept that every member has both intrinsic and contributive value is a central tenet of the anti-oppressive lens through which we approach our work.  Our work is based not on charity, but on recognition of the reciprocal nature and cumulative value of collaborative work. The Network is sustainable because, despite resources being limited as they always are, partners derive value from their participation. As a collaborative hub, Prairie Skies provides support to its various stakeholders and produces mutually-benefitting outcomes. Participating becomes an asset, and not a liability, to those working with limited time and resources.

With a great diversity of stakeholders with varying interests and needs coming to the table, we recognize continued mutual engagement, as one of the greatest challenges, we will likely face. Mutual benefit is key, and so stakeholders are encouraged to be vocal should they find themselves feeling alienated from the vision and mission.

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Strengths-focused

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Our context and our story matters. Prairie Skies’ future is built on our present circumstances: by building on the existing and emerging strengths in our communities, and in our capacities to integrate well with, and effectively settle newcomers in our region.

Additionally, echoing our value of reciprocity, we adopt, as a starting point, the knowledge that, in making a community their home, newcomers add a great deal of value to our region, which generally correlates to the degree in which the individual is successfully integrated with their community.

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Growth-focused

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Our context and our story matters. Prairie Skies’ future is built on our present circumstances: by building on the existing and emerging strengths in our communities, and in our capacities to integrate well with, and effectively settle newcomers in our region.

Additionally, echoing our value of reciprocity, we adopt, as a starting point, the knowledge that, in making a community their home, newcomers add a great deal of value to our region, which generally correlates to the degree in which the individual is successfully integrated with their community.

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Integration by All

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Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Capacity in Cooperation

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Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Locally-Owned
and Locally-Driven

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Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Coordinate, then Innovate

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Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

Prairie skies’

Guiding Values and Ethics

These nine principles support the expression of our values.

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Diversity

Read more

In alignment with Saskatchewan’s motto: from many peoples strength, we see diversity as one of our greatest assets.  We believe that this asset can be effectively activated only to the degree to which we are able to value, learn from, and share in the numerous cultures and other facets of diversity that make up our communities.

Thus, we celebrate diversity and we work to create opportunities for the wider community to appreciate, interact with, and harness the beauty and benefits of diversity.

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Dignity, Equality & Inclusion

Read more

Proclaimed by documents such as the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, every person is guaranteed dignity, equality, and inclusion. These principles are central to Prairie Skies and we are committed to owning values that respect, embrace, and accommodate all people irrespective of their abilities, barriers, and backgrounds.

Additionally, we are committed to values and practices founded in inclusion that actively oppose racism, oppression, and other such negative forces.

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Reciprocity

Read more

The concept that every member has both intrinsic and contributive value is a central tenet of the anti-oppressive lens through which we approach our work.  Our work is based not on charity, but on recognition of the reciprocal nature and cumulative value of collaborative work. The Network is sustainable because, despite resources being limited as they always are, partners derive value from their participation. As a collaborative hub, Prairie Skies provides support to its various stakeholders and produces mutually-benefitting outcomes. Participating becomes an asset, and not a liability, to those working with limited time and resources.

With a great diversity of stakeholders with varying interests and needs coming to the table, we recognize continued mutual engagement, as one of the greatest challenges, we will likely face. Mutual benefit is key, and so stakeholders are encouraged to be vocal should they find themselves feeling alienated from the vision and mission.

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Strengths-focused

Read more

Our context and our story matters. Prairie Skies’ future is built on our present circumstances: by building on the existing and emerging strengths in our communities, and in our capacities to integrate well with, and effectively settle newcomers in our region.

Additionally, echoing our value of reciprocity, we adopt, as a starting point, the knowledge that, in making a community their home, newcomers add a great deal of value to our region, which generally correlates to the degree in which the individual is successfully integrated with their community.

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Growth-focused

Read more

Our context and our story matters. Prairie Skies’ future is built on our present circumstances: by building on the existing and emerging strengths in our communities, and in our capacities to integrate well with, and effectively settle newcomers in our region.

Additionally, echoing our value of reciprocity, we adopt, as a starting point, the knowledge that, in making a community their home, newcomers add a great deal of value to our region, which generally correlates to the degree in which the individual is successfully integrated with their community.

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Integration by All

Read more

Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Capacity in Cooperation

Read more

Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Locally-Owned
and Locally-Driven

Read more

Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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Coordinate, then Innovate

Read more

Making newcomers a part of the community is everyone’s responsibility. While settlement-service-providing-organizations (SSPOs) like MJMC are irreplaceable in addressing the specialized needs of newcomers, integration can only be accomplished to the extent that it originates in each and every community player, whether individual or organizational. Newcomer adaptation, as each individual encounters and acclimatizes to their new surroundings, is one half of the equation. The other half, however, involves the community grasping its role in the collective benefits that result when residents can fully engage in their societies, and as a result of this, acts to bring about this outcome.

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