Community Perspectives Survey

The Community Initiatives Fund is conducting its third Community Perspectives Survey and we hope to hear from you! We are seeking to understand what the past year has meant for your programming as well as your honest assessment of your experiences with CIF. Your feedback will help us plan for the coming 18 months, as well as evaluate our grant programs, resources, and communications with you.

We invite anyone to complete the survey, regardless of whether your organization receives funding from CIF, and encourage you to share the survey with your networks. You can access the survey directly by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CIFSurvey 

This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete and will be open until April 22. 

 



We are extremely appreciative of the Government of Saskatchewan for an Emergency Pandemic Response Gaming Grant of $4 million for the 2021-22 fiscal year. This grant to the CIF is intended to help offset the loss of $8 million the CIF would normally receive due to the temporary closure of Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw. This will allow us to continue providing funding through our regular Community Grant Program to support the delivery of programs and services in communities throughout Saskatchewan. 

COVID-19 may present unexpected challenges for Saskatchewan organizations that have received or are seeking CIF grants to support programs. For the health and safety of all, please adhere to current provincial regulations as well as the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan when considering your programming. We recognize that your CIF funded programs may be impacted and encourage you to check out CIF's Response to COVID-19 FAQ and contact us (rnewton@cifsask.org or asawatzky@cifsask.org) to discuss any anticipated changes and we'll work with you to explore options. 

For updates on CIF's grant programs, continue to visit our website, sign up to receive our e-updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

 


Reshaping Community Programming

Join our Facebook Group! How has your organization adapted programing in response to COVID? Do you know of resources or tools to help nonprofit organizations adapt their programming? We have created a space for Saskatchewan community program and service providers to share best practices, ask questions, network, collaborate, provide support for one another, and build connections across the province. We encourage you to start conversations, exchange ideas, ask questions, and share your success stories with each other. 

CIF also has gathered some tips, tools, and questions to consider.

 


Feature Story: Hoop Dancing, Town of Creighton

The Town of Creighton offers hoop dancing classes to children ages 5-12, reaching children and families from all backgrounds and cultures who are interested in learning the art of hoop dance and its teachings. Hoop dance demonstrates the Seven Teachings: Courage, love, wisdom, truth, honesty, humility, and respect. Students eagerly listen to the teachings and are enthused to learn the dances and symbolism behind each.

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Scam Alert!

There is someone that we believe is from the US posing as staff from the Community Initiatives Fund. They contact people through Facebook claiming that the person’s name is listed on CIF’s ‘winners list’ and request bank information to transfer their winnings. If you are contacted by someone in regard to this, we urge you to contact your local authorities.

To be clear, this is NOT the Community Initiatives Fund. We ONLY fund incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations through a rigorous application and review process. We do not provide funds to individuals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Executive Director, Tracey Mann at 306.780.9395.



 

 


 

Scam Alert! There is someone that we believe is from California posing as staff from the Community Initiatives Fund. They contact people through Facebook claiming that the person’s name is listed on CIF’s ‘winners list’ and request bank information to transfer their winnings. If you are contacted by someone in regard to this, we urge you to contact your local authorities.To be clear, this is NOT the Community Initiatives Fund. We ONLY fund incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations through a rigorous application and review process. We do not provide funds to individuals. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our website at www.cifsask.org or contact our Executive Director, Tracey Mann at 306.780.9395.