CIF's Response to COVID-19

We understand that 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 and federal government regulations when considering your programming. We recognize that your CIF funded programs may be impacted and encourage you to contact us to discuss any anticipated changes and we’ll work with you to explore options. Check out CIF's Response to COVID-19 FAQ and don't hesitate to reach out to us:

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



Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling 2020

In 2004, an Indigenous librarian in Regina had the idea to host a storytelling event in her library. She was a long time member of the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples, Inc. (LSSAP) Committee and saw that the library was an excellent public location to invite Aboriginal Elders and storytellers to share their traditions and culture. The LSSAP Committee supported her efforts and each year more librarians wanted to host storytelling sessions. What began as a small event grew over the years to a month long series of events that reach over 15,000 people throughout all of Saskatchewan told by over 70 First Nations and Métis storytellers and Elders in over 120 places. Every year since then, libraries and partners have hosted storytelling sessions throughout the month of February.

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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.