From pioneer homesteader to new immigrant –
the German-Canadians in Saskatchewan

People of German origin comprise a very large part of the Saskatchewan population. Whether a descendant of a German family who emigrated from various places in Europe, or whether born in Germany and now living in Saskatchewan, there is a long history of Germans in Saskatchewan, a great diversity of the origins of Germans, and demographic changes over time.

Public Lecture Series: Culture & History of German-Canadians in the Prairies

This program offers educational talks to gain knowledge on the history of Germans in Saskatchewan. Previous talks include the following titles: The Challenges of Being German in Early 20th Century Saskatchewan, Germans in Saskatchewan: A Diverse Community on a Contested Landscape; An Evening with Mary-Ann Kirkby: The Hutterites and their captivating story; The Roots of the Hutterites; Genealogy and Identity: Rediscovering my German Roots; Who the Mennonites are: A Look at their various Traditions and Beliefs; 250 Years of Alexander von Humboldt; Nobel Prize winner Gerhard Herzberg – A Life in Science, and more.

Interested in joining with us? Keep an eye on our events page.

History of Saskatchewan: Talks & Webinars

Webinars on the history of Saskatchewan provide information about the land, building the province, settling Saskatchewan, and Treaty People: Indigenous and Métis people in Saskatchewan and relationships with settlers. Webinars and talks are open to newcomers and anyone interested.

Interested in watching some webinars? Check out our channel on YouTube.

The Newcomers – A Documentary

“The Newcomers” by German-born producer/director Theresa Kliem was the winner of the 2022 Golden Sheaf at the Yorkton Film Festival for the category multicultural film (30 minutes & over). It explores contemporary immigrant experiences and weaves in historical context from the early waves of immigration into the province. The documentary chronicles the lives of five immigrants facing isolation in small-town Saskatchewan as some of them struggle to find acceptance in their new homes.