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:


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:

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 Survey, Heritage Saskatchewan Alliance Inc.
The ‘made in and by’ Saskatchewan Index of wellbeing survey will provide further insight and a better understanding of our provincial wellbeing and offer clear, effective, and regular information on the quality of life of Saskatchewan residents. This initial report will stimulate discussion about the types of policies, programs, and activities that would move Saskatchewan closer and faster towards achieving wellbeing and encourage policy makers and government leaders to make decisions based on solid and compelling evidence.

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. 

Voluntary Sector Studies Network, Luther College
The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) is an interdisciplinary, community-university collaborative, comprising students, the voluntary sector and faculty/staff administered out of the VSSN office at Luther College at the University of Regina. VSSN’s main purpose is to develop a more direct and visible route for graduating students to enter careers in the sector through the creation of a certificate program, thus supporting the vitality of the sector and ultimately the well-being of Saskatchewan communities.