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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Let's get Saskatchewan's VolunteerConnector off the ground! 

We have partnered with the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Parntership and are excited to offer VolunteerConnector – a new-to-Saskatchewan free online volunteer recruitment platform. VolunteerConnector is free to use and allows nonprofits to post unlimited volunteer opportunities anywhere in Saskatchewan! It takes two minutes to set up your VolunteerConnector profile.

We need your help spreading the word about this awesome platform! First, we need to spread the awareness that this platform exists and have nonprofits add their volunteer opportunities to the platform. Once we have nonprofits posting their volunteer opportunities, we will share VolunteerConnector far and wide across Saskatchewan, so eager volunteers can find the right opportunities for them.



Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides no-cost income tax preparation to low-income individuals. This program not only provides a much-needed community service by increasing the tangible economic benefits to the community, but also enhances participants’ capacity to file their income tax returns independently and build their personal financial literacy.

The program supports participants to gain the skills needed for self-sufficiency by providing one-on-one support for those ready to learn how to file independently. “Our program implementation focus is participants working side-by-side with volunteers to file the returns together – with the participant inputting the data where computer literacy allows – in order to demystify the tax-filing process and build skills and confidence,” shares Jolene. Through financial literacy workshops, participants enhance their long-term opportunities for success for themselves and their families.

Find the full story here.


Community Perspectives Survey Summary Results

The Community Perspectives 2019 Survey was distributed to previous and current CIF grant applicants and recipients in January 2019. We received a total of 483 responses! The results have provided us with valuable feedback and will help inform future program improvements as CIF strives to ensure its grant programs are meeting community needs.

Find the key highlights from the survey here.


CIF Approves $6.4 M Supporting 407 Projects

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is delighted that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 407 grants totaling $6,411,037 from CIF’s February 1st and April 1 st deadlines. CIF supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living throughout Saskatchewan. 

The range of programs, organizations, and communities supported by the CIF is truly inspiring,” shared Tracey Mann, Executive Director of the Community Initiatives Fund. “The projects supported reflects the dedication and hard work of the volunteers and community-based organizations across Saskatchewan who ensure that individuals have access to services, supports and programming designed to improve their wellbeing.”

View our Media Release and Grant List.