Updated Resources & Website

We have updated our program guidelines, website, and other resources to better assist you with CIF's grant application and reporting processes. These updates include separating the Community Grant Program and Summer Grant Program into separate guidelines. We invite you to check out our newly organized website and updated resources. If you have any questions, reach out to us at rnewton@cifsask.org




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: Diversity in Leadership, Saskatoon Open Door Society

The Diversity in Leadership Program is an umbrella program for Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) and Community Leadership Training (CLT). Our primary participants are newcomer immigrants who have lived in Saskatoon for under three years. As the program is now being conducted online, we are reaching out to newcomers in other parts of the province as well. The program benefits not only the participants but the communities in which they live, work and make their contributions.

Both programs promote diversity while seeking to increase the participation of newcomers in leadership roles in the community. As more newcomers call Saskatoon and Saskatchewan home, this is indeed a step toward building more inclusive communities.  

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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.