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Welcome to our page. At Canahari, we are dedicated to empowering Black youths and our community through a range of impactful initiatives. Our non-profit organization is committed to providing culturally responsive educational support and research, promoting economic empowerment, fostering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, nurturing artistic expression, preserving language heritage, and offering business entrepreneurial training. In addition, we promote whole health through physical and health literacy initiatives

At Canahari Multidisciplinary Summer Programs, we care and invest in the mental well-being of our students and ensure that we create spaces where students can develop their academic and creative skills in a fun and supportive environment. Our programs cover various disciplines, allowing students to explore new topics and deepen their understanding of familiar subjects and topics. Our experienced and dedicated staff and educators are committed to providing students with a hands-on learning experience that fosters critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. Whether you're looking to accelerate your education, prepare for the future, learn skills, or explore new subjects, Canahari Multidisciplinary Summer Programs has a program for you.

We believe that every young person deserves access to quality education that is responsive to their cultural identity and needs. Through our educational support programs, we strive to create inclusive learning environments where Black youths can thrive academically and personally.

Our research initiatives aim to explore and address the unique challenges faced by Black youths and communities. By conducting research on key issues affecting our community, we seek to advocate for positive change and inform policy decisions that promote equity and justice.

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Economic empowerment is at the core of our mission. We offer resources, mentorship, and training programs to help Black youths and community members build sustainable livelihoods and achieve financial independence. In the ever-evolving fields of STEM, arts, and language education, we provide opportunities for Black youths to explore their interests, develop their skills, and pursue their passions. We inspire the next generation of innovators, artists, and cultural leaders through hands-on workshops, creative projects, and enrichment programs. Additionally, our organization is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and business leadership among Black youths. We offer training, mentorship, and resources to support aspiring entrepreneurs in launching and growing their own businesses, contributing to economic growth and community development.


Canahari Multidisciplinary Summer Programs started in 2016 as a community initiative, and in 2018, this initiative grew into an actual summer program called the Canahari Summer School or CASS. In 2018, CMSP was registered as a non-profit organization in Regina, Saskatchewan. Over the years, we have collaborated with community organizations, African leaders, Indigenous Institutions and language educators. These collaborations have strengthened our vision and mission to improve access to educational opportunities for Black and racialized students. We continue to actively build local, provincial, national and international partnerships and collaborative relationships between the Indigenous educators and the Black communities in Saskatchewan. Since our existence, we have welcomed over one hundred and fifty school-aged children and youth (Blacks, Whites, Indigenous). These children participated in the Canahari Leadership and Science Program in partnership with various community organizations.

Goals & Objectives

This culturally responsive program has adopted an anti-black racism framework. We are focused on two objectives. Firstly, to  Increase community engagement and capacity for Black students (Newcomers, Canadian-born, Immigrants) through a transdisciplinary approach. Expansion of STEM, career readiness and skill acquisitions, digital literacy, arts-based programs and culturally responsive teaching/reconciliation. Secondly, strengthen the development of safe neighbourhoods through community activities and resourcesOver the years, we have enhanced the way we teach our students. Our science and engineering programs have incorporated outdoor activities and land-based learning. We have included modules on  the awareness of cyberbullying (Online Hate), bullying prevention and digital literacy. Some of our science programs includes coding, surf the internet, and conduct community-based research. We will also provide STEM projects, sports programs, leadership training, and workplace skills training to promote youth interventions and encourage positive relationships and close the socio-economic gap.

Canahari Multidisciplinary Summer Programs, also known as Canahari Summer School or CASS, is committed to providing culturally responsive training in areas of  Education, Mental wellness, STEM, arts through culturally relevant Programs and consultation with the Black African communities and elders to CASS students during CASS events in July and August. Typically, CASS runs in July & August at the University of Regina, each year, and Winter workshops in February during the reading break. CASS has received support from local, provincial and national organizations such as The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Community Initiative Funds, Canada Summer Jobs and the Canadian Periodical Funds.

We are able to reach out to children and youths in the core areas of Regina, newcomers, children of African descent. Some of our activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Canadian Arts & Science

  • Art Movement – Dancekapaint, Singing

  •  Canahari sports team- Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Track and Fields team

  • Arts-Storytelling, drumming, photographic/ digital training

  • ElderRespect Activities- African and Indigenous teachings, Arts

  •  Canahari Media Team- Publishers, Writers, Editors

  • Annual Business ConferenceMoneyTalk- economic, financial literacy training

  • Culture Education- cultural awareness training

  • STEM (science, technology, Engineering, and Maths)- Coding- STEM in the Garden


The goal of CASS is to advance cultural diversity in Saskatchewan by supporting and encouraging children and youths in Saskatchewan to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity by:

  • Empower young people through Arts, Dance, and multidisciplinary education through

  • Showcasing diverse cultural programs from different cultural groups in Saskatchewan

  • Engage diverse cultural societies and local organizations in Regina

  •  Work with the community organizations and members

  • Develop New Skills, early childhood development, through sports and other arts and cultural activities.

  • Work with Elders, Indigenous organizations and communities to promote Indigenous knowledge and history

Areas of interest

Arts & Health

Music, Dance, Poetry, Painting, mental health education


Business, Proposal Writing, Marketing, Financial Literacy

STEM & Research

Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics


Inter-house sports

Heritage Language

African History, Ethnic Languages, Canadian History

Social Justice

Anti-Black Racism & Anti-Bullying Education

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