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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2018 Call for Adjudication Committee Members

CIF is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our four Adjudication Committees! The Adjudication Committees are responsible for reviewing applications to our Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors.

Details  |  Fillable Application Form
You must save the Application Form PDF to your device before completing it.

To apply, send your completed application form to mleisle@cifsask.org by December 1, 2018. If you have any questions about the committee application process or adjudication requirements, contact Matt Leisle at 306.780.9397 or mleisle@cifsask.org


Feature Story: 211 Saskatchewan

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in over 100 languages (including 17 Indigenous languages), 211 provides quick and easy access to those requiring assistance. Calls to 211 are answered by certified information and referral specialists, who assess the needs of each caller and link them to the best available information and services by consulting a comprehensive, searchable database of over 5,000 government, and community based health and social services. 211 is now more accessible for everyone in our province and offers phone, text, online web chat and email services to help people in Saskatchewan find and navigate services.

211 also offers many benefits to community service providers across the province. Service providers are often the first point of contact and can be inundated by calls and inquires from those looking for help. 211 can help reduce the time spent fielding inappropriate inquires and can be an easy way to ensure that a misdirected caller can still get the information they need. Front-line staff may appreciate spending less time looking for resources, increase accuracy of information that is verified annually and learn about new services or program closures.

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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.