Feature Stories & Initiatives

CIF Feature 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:

  • Ap 2020 -  LSSAP Committee: Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling 2020
  • Mar 2020 - CIF & Heritage Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing
  • Feb 2020 - Agriculture in the Classroom: Little Green Thumbs & Little Green Sprouts School Gardening Programs
  • Jan 2020 - Inclusion Saskatchewan: ICAN Self-Advocacy Program
  • Nov 2019 - SARCAN Recycling: Preparing for Retirement
  • Oct 2019 - Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc.: Walk-in Advocacy Clinic
  • Sept 2019 - Prince Albert Food Bank: Community Kitchen Partnership from Field to Plate
  • Aug 2019 - Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre: Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • 2018-2019 - 12 Past Feature Stories (2018-2019)
  • 2017 - 2018 - 12 Past Feature Stories (2017-2018)


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:

211 Saskatchewan
The 211 Saskatchewan phone expansion will provide free, confidential and 24/7 phone, text and web chat services, with trained professionals to help you find and navigate the wide range of community services in our province. 

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. 

Healthy Start / Départ Santé
Healthy Start is a bilingual initiative developed in Saskatchewan that increases healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in early learning environments. Through a partnership of organizations led by the Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan, Healthy Start is a new approach that engages directors, educators, cooks and parents, providing resources, training and ongoing support. 

Saskatchewan Index of Wellbeing
The SIW 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.

Saskatchewan in motion, Active Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan in motion is a province wide movement of decision makers, influencers, leaders, educators, organizations and families working together toward a common goal: to get more kids, more active, more often! Their vision is that Saskatchewan children and youth will achieve the many benefits associated with participation in daily physical activity where they live, learn and play. The Saskatchewan in motion movement is supported by strategic partner organizations and a team of staff to help inspire action, provide tools and resources and keep us all connected. 

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.