Community Stories & Initiatives

CIF Community Grant Program Stories: Under Construction

Click on the images below to read community stories related to outcomes under each of the three Community Grant Program themes.

Healthy Growth & Development of Children & Youth
Children develop their social, emotional, language & communication skills Children & youth are physically literate, physically active, & achieve minimum levels of daily activity. Children & youth participate in learning, culture & recreation programs.
                            Children & youth gain the knowledge, skills, & supports to develop positive mental health, self-esteem, & healthy lifestyle behaviours.          Parents & caregivers have the knowledge, skills & resources to provide for the healthy growth & development of their children.

 

 

Individual & Community Wellbeing
Individuals of all ages & abilities are physically active & achieve minimum levels of daily activity. Communities are engaged in activities that promote cultural understanding, Reconciliation, respect, community pride, and social connections. Individuals have the knowledge, skills, & resources to prevent or address issues such as problem gambling, addictions, violence & bullying.
Individuals participate in learning, culture & recreation programming. Individuals have the knowledge & skills to adopt healthy eating practices. Individuals feel a sense of belonging in their community.

 

 

Nonprofit & Community Leadership
Staff & Volunteers have the knowledge & skills to design and deliver programs that demonstrate tangible benefits for the participants. Board members have the knowledge & skills to effectively govern community-based organizations.
Individuals have the knowledge & resources to provide leadership on community priorities & issues. Individuals are involved as volunteers & community leaders.

 

CIF Summer Grant Program Stories: Under Construction

Click on the images below to read community stories of programs that have been funded under our Summer Grant Program.

Summer Grant Program
Children develop their social, emotional, language & communication skills Children & youth participate in learning, culture & recreation programs.
Children & youth gain the knowledge, skills, & supports to develop positive mental health, self-esteem, & healthy lifestyle behaviours. Children & youth are physically literate, physically active, & achieve minimum levels of daily activity.


CIF is involved in Unique Strategic Initiatives

In addition to our traditional grants, CIF will sometimes identify and support particular initiatives that involve and benefit a large number of partners, organizations, communities, or participants. These initiatives demonstrate strong alignment with CIF’s mission, strategic directions, values, funding objectives and priorities. Current initiatives that CIF supports include:

Dream Brokers
Dream Brokers facilitate the involvement and participation of children and youth in sports, culture and recreation activities and programs. The Dream Brokers program works in close partnership with select inner city schools and the community to connect children, youth and their families to eliminate barriers to participating in local programming in Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton, North Battleford and Prince Albert.

Gambling Awareness Program, Canadian Mental Health Saskatchewan
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Gambling Awareness Program delivers community based prevention and education initiatives to strengthen the capacity of individuals and communities in Saskatchewan to gamble responsibly and to identify and respond to gambling problems. 

CIF is involved in Strategic Partnerships

CIF is actively engaged in partnerships and initiatives that are aligned with our mission and strategic directions. These opportunities allow us to participate in, and contribute to, provincial initiatives outside of our grant program. Current partnerships that CIF is engaged in include:

Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership
The Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership (formerly referenced as the Saskatchewan Network of Nonprofit Organizations or SNNO) is an informal partnership of organizations collaborating with one another and others toward the betterment of the nonprofit sector. Through research, networking, public awareness, sector strategy development and thought leadership, the Partnership aspires to achieve a nonprofit sector that is widely recognized as a fundamental and essential contributor to Saskatchewan’s success. 

SaskWellbeing
The SaskWellbeing measures eight inter-connected domains that allow us to monitor changes in quality of life and wellbeing for our citizens, and provides community based organizations, all levels of government, businesses and citizens with the evidence required to inform policies, decisions and actions at the provincial, regional, and/or local level. The SIW provides data specific to Saskatchewan that is relevant and meaningful provincially.