What is the saea?


Promote Understanding

The SAEA envisions an equitable and welcoming community recognizing and openly celebrating cultural diversity.  We strive for cross-cultural relationships to create a healthy enviornment for everyone.

Promote Awareness

The SAEA successfully fills in the societal vacuum of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of different cultural practices

Celebration of diversity

SAEA represents a true taste of the diversity of Canada from every angle. It is a welcoming and colorful organization that caters to the needs of the diverse communities of southern Alberta

Multicultural hub

The SAEA acts as a platform for social integration and cultural harmony for all Canadians, immigrants and refugees moving to this glorious country from different parts of the world.

Why we do it


The SAEA envisions an equitable and welcoming community that recognizes and openly celebrates cultural diversity. We strive for cross-cultural relationships that enhance physical, psychological & social environments that make a healthy, creative, successful and respect-driven community.


The Southern Alberta Ethnic Association (SAEA) is a non-political, non-religious, not-for-profit , volunteer organization. Our members represent multicultural backgrounds and we advocate the elimination of racism through integration and education. We promote understanding, awareness and celebration of our diverse community by offering programs, information and referrals and by acting as a multicultural hub for inclusion and partnership.

Our Program/Services

We host public events that showcase our members and celebrate our diverse community. We assist and build the capacity of the multi-cultural groups in our region who are always forming and transforming.

If you like what we do and want to know more

guiding principles


The diverse (and even conflicting) perspectives of our memebrs, prospective members, partners and stakeholders will be considered and respected in our decisions, while maintaining our commitment to our Guiding Principles.


As a multicultural communit-hub, we believe that the partnership we have with our member groups and external organizations, businesses and stakeholders are essential to the financial, social and long-term sustainability and relavance of the SAEA.


We promote and embody respect as the understanding and admiration of the differences that make our organization and community vibrant. Dignity and appreciation will be shown to all involved in SAEA: our members, volunteers, staff, stakeholders, participants and our community.


The SAEA as an organzaiton including its members, volunteers and staff are all committed to these Guiding Priciples as well as to the changing needs of our community and our ongoing responsibility to promote a vibrant, inclusive Southern Alberta.


We focus on the positive, uplifting and celebratory aspects of cultural diversity, while acknowledging and using optimism to address the chanllenges and realities of negative discrimination and racism.


We listen to and hear the differing and even conflicting perspectives that arises between cultural groups, individuals, and ideologies. 


We value and appreciate the contribution of our volunteers, We recognize and celebrate the donations of time, skill and resources of all our members, friends and stakeholders.

What our members say

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“You guys are so great at what you do. I definitely will recommend your awesome services to everyone.”

Jane Smith | Director, Big Company

“Dude, your services are awesome. With your help my business is now on the right track. Thank you! I am now your customer for life. ”

John | CEO, D Company


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