Community Stories & Initiatives

CIF Community Stories

Each month, CIF highlights a unique project from Saskatchewan that it has funded in our e-update. Sign up to receive monthly e-updates hereRecent projects featured include:

  • Apr 2022 - Autism Services: Family Programs
  • Mar 2022 - SAASE: Provincial Safety Day Program
  • Feb 2022 - LSSAP: Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Project
  • Jan 2022 - North Central Family Centre: Family Literacy Program
  • Dec 2021 - Town of Bengough: Promoting Community Resiliency
  • Nov 2021 - Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc., Afro-Mentorship Program
  • Sept 2021 - Marcelin Library Kids Club
  • July 2021 - Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Assocation, Building ParaSport in Saskatchewan
  • June 2021 - Expressway Family Centre Programming
  • May 2021 - Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society, Connecting Brain Injury Survivors
  • Ap 2021 - Town of Creighton: Hoop Dancing

CIF Supports 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. 

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.