2021 Call for Peer Review Committee Members

The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our regional Peer Review Committees! Openings are currently available for our North, Central, and Provincial committees for the 2022-24 term. 

Peer Review Committees are responsible for reviewing applications for our Community Grant Program and providing informed funding recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors. Volunteer alongside energetic leaders from across the province who are passionate about their communities and have knowledge and experience with the needs of their region and the organizations who operate there. 

"Being a committee member means I have been granted the opportunity to work alongside peers, gather insights about community work being accomplished, and ensure the quality, the impact of community programming, and service delivery throughout Saskatchewan is being maintained" - Committee Member

Details  |  Application Form 

To apply, send your completed application form to asawatzky@cifsask.org by November 30, 2021.

If you have any questions about the committee applicaton process or requirements, contact Angie Sawatzky at 306.780.9397 or asawatzky@cifsask.org



Feature Story: Good Neighbours Food Centre

The Good Neighbours Food Centre (GNFC) Catalyst Programming addresses the issue of food insecurity and poverty by providing access to community programs centered around healthy cooking, gardening, fresh food preservation, nutritious food aid, food waste reduction, and community and youth involvement. 

GNFC programs reach people living within a 50km radius of Rosthern and are made accessible and inclusive to everyone. GNFC loves seeing program participants get excited about cooking new meals for their families and sharing their knowledge with each other. Joy comes from knowing that every act of kindness supports someone in need.

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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.

 


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.