Participate & Support

Since it was founded in 1967, SACPA has enjoyed the generous financial support of membership fees and a small percentage of collected lunch proceeds. Additionally, SACPA is grateful for the administrative support University of Lethbridge has provided all along. As technology evolved, SACPA found the need to hire their own Administrative Manager and we now, since 2008, very much appreciate U of L’s limited financial support for SACPA every year.

Memberships are open to the public and can be purchased at any time of the year, but preferable in May/June, by sending a cheque to SACPA, PO Box 651, Lerhbridge, AB, T1J 3Z4 or by clicking on Membership and paying with your credit card.

Memberships are: Students - $5 Individuals - $30 Corporate - $50

You can also make a lasting impact in our community by gifting SACPA while you are among us, or a gift in your Will. A helping hand to keep this public discourse going for another 50 years.

2018 was SACPA’s 50th anniversary year and we hope to maintain or even increase the value of our forums by keeping the public well-informed on the many issues' society face on a regular basis, now, and in the future.

You could help us counter the ever-increasing costs of speakers, travel and session expenses by gifting or leaving a bequest of funds to SACPA, which for example could help establish a special SACPA speaker series bearing your name.

SACPA has always been a not-for-profit organization, but unfortunately does not qualify as a registered Canadian charity. Thus, tax receipts for donations directly to SACPA are not possible, but the benefits to our democracy could nevertheless be priceless.

However, tax receipted donations to registered charities such as The University of Lethbridge or The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and SW Alberta in support of SACPA may be possible as an endowment bearing your name.

Please contact one of SACPA’s board members at if you would like to know more and discuss possible ways that you can make a difference.

Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions

“Immigration Matters” Why Canada supports immigration?

Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:00 AM


Najib Mangal , Manager of Community Connections and Employment programs at Immigrant Services of Lethbridge Family Services

In October 2020, the Federal Government announced its 2021-2022 Immigration Level Plan. The government is hoping to bring a targeted 1.

The Deadly Effects of Residential Schools in Canada: How is that Remediable?

Monday, June 21, 2021 10:00 AM


Dr. Terri-Lynn Fox and Elder Keith Chief Moon ,

At least 150,000 Indigenous youths were forced into Indian Residential Schools (IRS) between the 1870s and 1990s. They were run by Canadian/Provincial governments and religious authorities.

An Educator’s Perspective on Alberta’s Proposed Draft Curriculum

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM


Ken Rogers and Kelly Frewin ,

Educators know all curricula need timely revision and many are concerned about the most recent draft K-6 curriculum proposed by the government of Alberta.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:00 AM


Members of the SACPA Board ,

Approval of Agenda and appointment of Secretary Adoption and discussion of Minutes – June 22, 2020 Annual Reports: Chairperson Finance Committee & Treasurer’s Report and Budget for 2021-2022
Please Donate Session Archives Listen Membership Watch SACPA