Message from CIF

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 to discuss any anticipated changes and we'll work with you to explore options. 

Rhonda Newton: rnewton@cifsask.org
Angie Sawatzky: asawatzky@cifsask.org

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Reshaping Community Programming

Community program and service providers continue to adapt their programs and activities as they respond to the pandemic. Organizations are creating innovative approaches to programming to ensure critical services and quality of life programs are still offered to communities in a safe and socially distanced manner. CIF has gathered some tips, tools, and questions to consider.

Join our Private 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? Join our Private Facebook Group! 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. 

 


Feature Story: Theatre in the Neighbourhood

By participating in our Creation Studio, kids had the opportunity to reflect on positive themes that are antidotes to what they are feeling right now. By showcasing the art of our community’s children, Theatre in the Neighbourhood helped individuals feel connected to one another. Our show itself was made up of 10 wonderful “scenes” looping in succession; telling a story of healing and helping, of friendship and love. We pre-recorded the music to omit live singing and our ensemble wore masks. This spectacle of theatre travelled at a slow pace through residential neighbourhoods and invited individuals to participate from their own lawns, balconies, and driveways. 

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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.



VolunteerConnector 

VolunteerConnector provides organization with free access to post unlimited volunteer positions for province-wide volunteer recruiting. And it enables people to find local volunteer opportunities that match their interests and skills!



 

 

 

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.