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Art, writing and reading are vital to the development of any community, large or small, urban or rural. Judy is actively involved in many organizations that support, develop and promote those activities. Below are some of these organizations in Saskatchewan and across Canada



The Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) is Canada’s largest organization which supports creative work for children and young adults. The local chapter consists of all children’s creators in Saskatchewan who are members or friends of CANSCAIP. Besides the bi-annual conference, CANSCAIP Saskatchewan Horizons organizes various events as the muse leads.

CARFAC Saskatchewan is the provincial wing of a national member-based association of professional visual artists providing educational and business development workshops, as well as advocacy in arts policy.

The Estevan Arts Council provides quality concerts, art classes and workshops, adjudicated art shows and youth scholarships. The Estevan Arts Council is a volunteer community organization operating with financial support from a variety of local, regional and national sponsors from both the public and the corporate sector.

Estevan Art Gallery and Museum is a public gallery that offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect our rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity with diverse exhibitions of contemporary art, celebrating the work of artists both local and national.

Expressway Family Centre offers educational opportunities to preschool and school aged children and their families.

Saskatchewan Reading Council is a council of the international Reading Council and promotes literacy in communities throughout Sask. and provides professional development opportunities.

Saskatchewan Society for Education through Art – Provides support to art educators from around Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Writers' Guild – Dedicated to creating an environment where writers and all forms of writing flourish.

  Available Light Photographics and Design – Commercial photography by Gary Robins, specializing in web design, documentation and portfolio work for visual artists, as well as his own editorial, travel photography and landscape work.  


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Last updated December 2014