Youth Climate Action Forum

As a City Council Strategic Priority Event, Councillors Sarina Gersher and Mairin Loewen hosted a Youth Climate Action Forum for grade 8 to 12 students on October 30, 2019. Over 140 students participated in the event.

This event looked to build capacity for youth to engage on climate issues in Saskatoon. Youth bring important voices and energy to climate change conversations and actions, but are often missing in the more formal decision-making processes.

Teachers and students were invited to apply to attend a half-day session to learn about what Saskatoon is doing to address climate change. There were discussions on the content of the plans, the processes available for youth and the public to have their voices heard, and networking among the youth. The intent was for youth to come away from the event understanding better what the City is doing, connected to what other community and student groups are working on, and feeling empowered and knowledgeable about how they can get involved in the climate decisions affecting their city.

A summary document was compiled of what we heard. This document is available for download here, and summarizes the events of the day, the feedback received and how the goals of the event were successfully met. 

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City Council in Brief - December Edition | 2019

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2020/2021 Multi-Year Budget

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City Council in Brief - November Edition | 2019

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City Council in Brief - October Edition | 2019

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Municipal Boundary Recommendations

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Ward 8 residents, please note that the new municipal ward boundaries (starting November 9, 2020) have been established. The changes specific to Ward 8 have Brevoort Park moving to Ward 6, and Wildwood coming from Ward 9 to Ward 8. As such, the Ward 8 neighbourhoods for the 2020 municipal and school boards' election include: Briarwood, Brighton (Holmwood Sector), College Park, East College Park, Greystone Heights, Hillcrest Management Area and Wildwood.

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Briarwood NTR Draft Recommendations

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For the Briarwood Neighbourhood Traffic Review, 9 draft recommendations were put forward to the public consultation event held on October 15, 2019. We had a great community discussion about the proposed recommendations, and community members shared their support for initiatives as well as suggested other opportunities through this process.

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Short Term Rentals Regulations

The City of Saskatoon is reviewing its regulations for short term rentals due to changes in the industry resulting from the rise of online hosting platforms like AirBnB and VRBO.

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City Council in Brief - September Edition | 2019

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ClassPass Program is a hit with teachers and students

The numbers are in after two full years of offering the program, proving it's been well received. Since the program’s inception, over 1,000 requests have been approved - providing free transit services to 26,451 students for class field trips. Most field trips take place in May and June with 2,256 participants in May 2019 and 2,323 participants in June 2019. Saskatoon Transit’s ClassPass program is a resounding success! 

Fitting with the City’s Strategic Goal of Moving Around, the ClassPass program provides free transit service to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students, teachers, and chaperons, on regular transit routes, for field trip destinations within Saskatoon. 

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