Kid Approved Campaign
The Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan (CDM), a not-for-profit organization, aims to create a world-class facility in Saskatoon where children and their families can come together to explore science, culture, and art.
The new museum, with unique exhibits, educational programming and commitment to diversity and local heritage, will become a creative springboard for the children of Saskatoon and surrounding communities, fostering a lifelong love of learning. View the museum plans here.
With a fundraising goal of $10 million and a planned grand opening of the new facility in 2018, after the art gallery moves out of the Mendel building, we begin the next phase of our journey in the children’s museum project.
Campaign Co-Chairs: Robin Chapman and Dr. Erica Bird.
Honorary Campaign Chairs: Leslie & Irene Dubé.
Leadership Team Members: Kristy Werner, Joni Rynsburger-Rathwell, Bryan Leverick, Sean Sinclair, Ranga Ranganathan, Lesley McGilp, Debbie Morozoff, Patricia Roe, Donna Turner, Christine Thille, Kendra Rodych, Jenelle Vanstone, Kirsty Hack and Jim Hutch.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the CDM is to foster creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning in children 12 and under, through hands-on exhibits, programming, and outreach.
The CDM fills a unique role: it provides a bridge between the intimate home-learning environment and that of the curriculum-directed school by combining play with specific learning objectives in a welcoming, informal, and developmentally-appropriate setting.
The CDM’s vision is a state-of-the art, centrally located children’s museum in the Mendel building that is a vibrant and welcoming hub for Saskatchewan children and families, a resource for schools, and a major tourist destination.
Learn more at www.museumforkids.sk.ca.
Board of Directors & Staff Members
The CDM is governed by a Board of Directors and six Committees; an enthusiastic team of committed professionals from all walks of life who are determined to make the vision of the CDM a reality.
Board Members: Dave Hunchak (President), Erica Bird, Amanda Sawlor, Mouna Karam, Andrew Wallace, Ryan Lejbak, Darlene Brander, Lyndi Dyck, Tammy Van Lambalgen and Vivian Allen.
Staff Members: Jaki French, Executive Director. Shannon Harnett, Director of Development. Anneka Richer, General Manager. Helena Larsen-McKay, Program Facilitator.
View the answers to many of our frequently asked questions here.