Tracey Mann
Executive Director

Welcome to the Community Initiatives Fund!

Many locally-led community projects and programs are being supported through the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund. Our programs contribute to improved quality of life through grants supporting childhood development, positive life choices, active living, volunteerism, community celebrations and facility upgrades!

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$4.6 Million Awarded to 390 Projects (June 2017)

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is delighted to announce that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 390 grants totaling $4,643,559 from CIF’s February 1st and April 1st deadlines. CIF supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living throughout Saskatchewan. Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects!


Feature Story:
SEARCH Core & Mental Health Programs
 
(June 2017)

Student Energy in Action for Regina Community Health, Inc. (SEARCH) is a non-profit student-run, interdisciplinary primary health care initiative in the North Central community of Regina. SEARCH prides itself on being a volunteer run organization where each week, student volunteers from various postsecondary institutions dedicate their time to work under the guidance of trained professional mentors. “SEARCH’s aim is two-fold. We strive to educate and empower our clients while also educating our students on the social determinants of health and primary health care to create a more socially responsive future of health care professionals,” shared Kelly Husack, Executive Director of SEARCH.

“CIF supports SEARCH’s core programs that operate on an ongoing basis including medical primary health care services, nutrition programming, cultural support, and mental health programming offering adult counselling services and women’s group talking circles,” shared Kelly. “We aim to create healthy individuals and families, so that safer and more resilient communities will be created. Community members and students also leave empowered to create a healthier community at large.”

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CIF's Community Perspectives Survey Summary 

Early in 2016, CIF undertook a Community Perspectives Survey asking for your feedback and input into CIF’s grant program priorities and administration. We received 543 responses! The information presented in this summary consists of responses from the respondents who took part in this survey. Our Board wishes to thank everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Your comments provided a wealth of information that will inform our planning over the coming year as we strive to remain responsive to community priorities. Check out the summary here. 



Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015

The results of the Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015 have been released! This is the first profile of social enterprises in Saskatchewan. Social enterprises work in communities to achieve training, income, social, cultural, and environmental mission. They contribute to local economies and growth while striving to address social inequalities. Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey.

Check out the full report hereSimilar surveys have been conducted in other provinces across Canada and the results of these surveys are available here