As we begin 2022 it is important to take stock of progress made in 2021. It was a challenging year in many ways, yet City Council, City Staff, and community partners were also busy on many important city-building projects that improve our community and tackle key challenges we face.
Here is an overview of some of the key highlights. A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring these to life.
Some of the highlights from the November and December Council and Committee meetings.
Some of the highlights from the September and October Council and Committee meetings.
The full reports can be found at saskatoon.ca/meeting.
November 1st-8th is Health Care Worker Appreciation Week – let’s make a community thank-you card for our local health care heroes!
In conjunction with Health Care Appreciation Week, the Mayor and City Council invite residents to create a community thank-you card acknowledging Saskatoon’s health care workers for their dedication and care to our community.
19Aug 20212021 State of the CityEach year, I give the State of the City address about the moment that we find ourselves in as a community. The past year has been filled with challenges requiring us to rise to the occasion to meet them. We’re now at a turning point...
Summer is here and we are in a time of reconnection with family and friends. It is so exciting to be able to meet friends in local restaurants and even see some festivals after this COVID experience we have been through. We have also faced new challenges with hot weather and fires, evacuees coming to the city, and ongoing work to support the most vulnerable. Thank you to all of the organizations and people on the front lines who work to keep the community safe and cared for.
17JULY 2021Mayors Vaccine ChallengeOk Mayor Masters, here’s your video. Big thank you to Joan and Mike and the great Prairie Lily crew for your awesome help! Now go get vaccinated everyone-remember it takes two shots!
Our city has been changing drastically over the past 15 years. People have moved to Saskatoon from all over Saskatchewan and all over the world, seeking opportunity, security and a chance for a good life.
As one of the largest employers in the city and as an organization working towards Reconciliation, equity, diversity and inclusion, it is important we show leadership in identifying and eradicating the systemic barriers people face in employment, engagement and participation with the City as an organization. Unfortunately, a recent report on hiring and diversity identified that as an organization, we’ve fallen behind in hiring equitable groups.
At this month’s public hearing, Council was provided a presentation on proposed development plans for the University Sector. This ambitious strategy led by the University of Saskatchewan working with the City of Saskatoon will be key to fulfilling the city’s strategic growth plan with infill neighbourhoods. Once fully developed in future decades, the sector could be home to more than 57,000 residents across all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. We look forward to the future progress of this historic sector plan and the continued partnership with the University of Saskatchewan ensuring proper integration and engagement with surrounding neighbourhoods and the community at large.
Seeing the video of the violent attempted arrest of an Indigenous woman in a parking lot right here in our City made me angry. This violence needs to stop.