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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$3.9 Million Awarded to 363 Projects (June 2018) 

The Community Initiatives Fund is delighted to announce that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 363 grants totaling $3,942,580 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: Youth Build-a-Bicycle Workshop Series

The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op (BCBC) Youth Build-a-Bicycle Workshop Series comprises educational workshops for core neighbourhood and newcomer youth, under the age of 18 in Saskatoon, to learn bicycle mechanic skills and apply them to restore a secondhand bicycle to own for free. In these workshops, youth participants are paired with BCBC volunteers, who provide education and encouragement to assist the youth in identifying what needs to be fixed on their bicycle and how to fix each problem until the bicycle is ready for the road. The BCBC further provides all the tools and spare parts for each youth to successfully fix their bicycles.

"Our primary objective is to promote opportunities for healthy recreation for youth by providing them access to bicycles,” shared Stan Yu, Co-chair of the BCBC Board of Directors. "Our second objective is for youth to obtain mechanical skills and feel empowered to maintain their bicycles in the future. Our ethos for these workshops is to cultivate a fun and inclusive atmosphere, and to encourage youth to try turning a wrench or two, and not be afraid to get their hands dirty.”

Find the full story here.