On June 15, James Rose was elected President of both SaskCulture and Creative Kids.
He previously served as Vice President, and has been involved with the two non-profit organizations since 2014.
For 21 years, SaskCulture has been supporting cultural engagement in Saskatchewan. Through its large network of more than 130 member organizations, SaskCulture delivers programs and services with the aim of building “a culturally-vibrant province, where all citizens celebrate, value and participate in a rich, cultural life.” Its activities include training and education, advocacy and promotion, and networking. SaskCulture is also responsible for overseeing the portion of funds from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport Culture and Recreation allocated to culture initiatives.
Creative Kids seeks to address child poverty in Saskatchewan by removing financial and social barriers to participation in cultural activities. To that end, the organization “connects children and youth to unique, life-changing artistic and cultural experiences in their community,” providing financial support “so all kids have an opportunity to participate in creative activities like drama, art, dance, heritage and music.” Since 2010 Creative Kids has granted more than $3.3 million to applicants across the province. The unique charitable organization is the first of its kind in Canada.
The firm congratulates James on his election, and applauds his ongoing work with these valuable community organizations.
About James Rose
James Rose is a commercial litigator with a focus on restructuring and insolvency law, debtor/creditor law, as well as construction and business litigation. He is based in the firm’s Regina office.