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Dear Members:
In light of the COVID 19 pandemic affecting Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages (SOHL) has adopted a formal policy and implementing the following measures:

  • All heritage language schools suspend classes until further notice.
  • Practice social distancing (by not shaking hands, hugging, etc) as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Protect yourself by:

o Wash your hands frequently – for at least 20 seconds
o Do not touch surfaces and then your mouth, eyes or nose
o Use tissues when you cough or sneeze and dispose of them immediately, use your elbow if a tissue not available

  • Stay home if you become ill and prevent the spread of the illness
  • As well, stay informed with creditable sources – Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Health; Public Health Agency of Canada

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. Any questions and/or concerns, please contact us by phone (306) 780-9478 or email:
Gord Zakreski

Successful Celebrations for Heritage Language Day 2020

SOHL gives its warmest and biggest thanks to all of those that participated and attended the Heritage Language events in Regina and Saskatoon. Our celebrations of International Heritage Language Week and International Mother Language Day would not have been possible without you!

We are proud of all the students that took part and we are truly impressed with the talent!

Thank you to our sponsors, Government of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Intercultural Association, University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Multilingual Association of Regina, Sunshine Community Development and main funder, Saskatchewan Lotteries for your continued support and generosity. 




Season's Greeting & Office Closure!

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is here.

Office is closed starting 12.00 pm on December 24th, 2019. We will reopen on the 2nd of January, 2020. We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!



Office Closes on Remembrance Day!


Lest We Forget! Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom. We are forever grateful for your sacrifices and services. 


Our office is closed on Monday, November 8th, 2019.


We will resume work on November 9th, 2019 during our regular business hours, 8.30am-4.00pm. 


We wish you a joyful long weekend!

SOHL Staff & BODs


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Provincial Annual Conference: Register Now!

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Mini-Language Lessons Program 2016/17!

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We Have Moved!

New Address is: 2211 Smith St, REGINA SK S4P 2P5

Our Po Box 24033 Regina SK is no longer active. Please forward all your future mails to our current address: 2211 Smith St Regina, SK S4P2P5


Introducing Our New Program Coodinator



The Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages Inc. (SOHL) is pleased to welcome our new program coordinator, Abiodun Oyelami.


His experience as a volunteer in the Yoruba School, Regina and other organizations give him the ability to fully understand the cultural values and types of commitment that goes into running a non profit organization.


Abiodun received his first degree in International Law and Diplomacy; and a Master degree in Public Administration from the University of Regina and hopes to bring the knowledge he has to help SOHL with office management, policy analysis, community engagement and program coordination. 


Thanks for joining me in welcoming Abiodun to the team and please do not hesitate to contact us!



Arab Reading Competition Winner - Ahmad Dakouri

In 2018, the Islamic Arabic Weekend School participated in the International Arab Reading Challenge for the first-time. The competition was brought to Canada for the first time in order to unite native and non-native Arabic speakers with literacy. Ahmad Dakouri won second place in all of Canada and represented Canada at the International Competition in Dubai.

Arab Reading Challenge

Photos from Dubai Competition

Congratulations Ahmad!


Heritage Language Day 2019

The Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages Inc. (SOHL) held its annual Heritage Language Day Celebration on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the University of Regina.


Thank you to our sponsors - CBC Saskatchewan, University of Regina, and Multilingual Association of Regina - for hosting a very successful event. Visit Heritage Language Day to see who entertained us throughout the afternoon.