Call for Adjudication Committee Members

The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our four Adjudication Committees!

Volunteer alongside energetic leaders from across the province who are passionate about their communities and have extensive knowledge of and experience with the needs facing their community/region and the organizations/groups that operate there. The Adjudication Committees are responsible for reviewing applications to our Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors. Appointments become effective in February 2020.

Details | Application Form
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To apply, send your completed application form to asawatzky@cifsask.org by December 1, 2019. If you have any questions about the committee application process or adjudication requirements, contact Angie Sawatzky at 306.780.9397 or asawatzky@cifsask.org.



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.



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

We have partnered with the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership 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.

 


Walk-in Advocacy Clinic

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.’s (CLASSIC) Walk-in Advocacy Clinic provides full legal representation to people who are otherwise on their own (often referred to as ‘self-represented’) in their legal matter. CLASSIC was created to address the reality that there is a huge gap between people who qualify for Legal Aid’s limited services, and those people who can afford to retain a private lawyer here in Saskatchewan.

The Walk-in Advocacy Clinic is important because without it, people are all alone through their legal process and forced to represent themselves. Many legal proceedings are complex, rife with power imbalances and aimed at “efficiency of the system” over individuals’ rights.  

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.

 

 

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.