COVID-19 Updates

When visiting the Diefenbaker Building, all visitors are encouraged to wear single-use, 3-ply masks while in the building in compliance with USask's ongoing indoor masking policy. These measures aim to minimize health risks to all when on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mask Recommendations:

Effective August 22, 2022, the University of Saskatchewan will continue to pause the masking mandate for the Fall Term, maintaining a mask-friendly environment.

Masks are not mandatory indoors at this time, but they are still highly recommended. Masking matters, and USask recognizes the importance of masking in preventing transmission of airborne illnesses such as COVID-19, cold and flu.

For more information on USask's health and safety guidelines, visit

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre looks forward to welcoming the public back into our exhibits as safely as possible. At this time, tickets are available to pre-purchase for scheduled tours of the Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s exhibits galleries. 

All individuals ages 12 and older attending USask events or activities (including those organized by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre) are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Due to the recent public health changes in Saskatchewan there are now different standards for COVID-19 testing for events and activities on campus.

Effective Oct. 1, 2021, the vaccination and testing credentials for USask events include:

Vaccination Status Credentials Required
Fully Vaccinated Participants to provide proof of vaccination through QR-code or approved documentation.
Not fully vaccinated and attending an event covered by the Provincial Public Safety Order, including ticketed events, indoor dining/bar, fitness facilities, concert and live music Participants must provide either a negative test result from a certified COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, a certified point-of-care antigen test or any COVID-19 test approved by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
Visitors will also be asked to wear a 3-ply disposable mask in accordance with the USask Stages of Recovery guidelines. 3-ply disposable masks are available at the centre and included in the price of tour tickets. Lastly, visitors will be asked to always maintain a physical distance of 6ft from staff and guests outside of their own bubble.
For the latest developments and information about the University of Saskatchewan's response to COVID-19, please go to


The Diefenbaker Canada Centre really hopes that summer camps can continue as planned this summer. However, due to uncertainty surrounding Phase 4 of the Government of Saskatchewan's re-opening plan, we have come up with an alternative solution should we not be able to hold the Diefenbaker Spy Academy camps in person.

For those of you who register or who have children currently registered for spy camp, if on-campus camps are cancelled, you will be contacted directly by a Diefenbaker Canada Centre employee and will be offered a full refund on your camp fees. You will also be given an opportunity to register your child in an instructor-led online version of the camp, which would be held on the same dates as the cancelled on-campus version.

Diefenbaker's Virtual Spy Academy Camp would run as a week-long, half-day program. Each day would include live, interactive components as well as independent activities for campers to complete. Any necessary program materials (craft supplies, worksheets) would be provided to campers prior to the start of camp.

We continue to monitor the situation, and will provide more information on summer camps as it becomes available. 

The health and safety of our staff, building tenants, and all those who visit the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) for programming or to peruse the gallery are our priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DCC will be adjusting its operations effective March 16, 2020 at 8 a.m.

To help prevent illness and the transmission of COVID-19, we will:

  • Temporarily close the Diefenbaker Canada Centre and the Touch the Sky: The Story of Avro Canada exhibit as of Monday, March 16, at 8:00 am until further notice.
  • Suspend all school programming, both at the DCC and in schools, until further notice. This includes the Your Voice Matters program in both Saskatoon and Regina.
  • Suspend all campus tours until further notice. If you have booked an upcoming tour, DCC staff will be in touch with you and refund your money.

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will decide in the coming weeks whether to cancel the summer camps, slated for July and August 2020. In the event that summer camps are cancelled, DCC staff will be in touch with those who have registered and provide a refund.