Enews February 2016

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Feb 2016

Is the Community 
Initiatives Fund in 
 your community yet? 

 

The CIF supports 
community projects that 
enhance the quality of life 
 for children, youth, & adults 
of all ages. Projects may
involve early childhood 
development, youth 
programming, volunteer
 leadership, physical activity, 
 Aboriginal inclusion, facility 
upgrades or renovations,
 and community celebrations.   
 

 In this e-update:
 
  - Next CIF Deadline: April 1, 2016
  - CIF's Survey: Community Perspectives Survey
  - CIF Feature Story: Financial Literacy Train the Trainer
    and Community Mentorship, READ Saskatoon

  - Resources:

  • NEW: CIF's Resource Roundup: Governance
  • Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report 
  • Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada 
  • Sun Life Canadian Health Index
  - Other Funding Sources:
  • Annual Violence Prevention Grants 
  • Municipal Cultural Engagement & Planning Fund 
  • Canada Summer Jobs 
  • Creative Partnerships - Artist in Residence 
  • Southeast Connection Funding Activity Assistance
  -  CIF Grant Tip: 3 things you should know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Next Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program? The next deadline is midnight April 1st. 

Community Grant Program: Community grants that enhance the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan's children, youth and families. Annual Deadlines: April 1 & October 1. 

Community Places & Spaces Program: Offers grants for small capital projects and upgrades to multi-use community facilities. Final Deadline: October 1, 2016.

Summer Grant: Support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 & August 31. Annual Deadline: February 1.
 


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Please participate in our Community Perspectives Survey!

 The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) has implemented a number of changes to our grant programs over the past
4 years and we are looking for your input in assessing the impact of these changes. As an applicant to one or more of the CIF’s programs, your perspective is critical and we hope you will take a few moments to provide us with your honest assessment of your experiences with the CIF. Your feedback will help inform future program improvements as we strive to ensure our grant programs are meeting community needs. Please be assured that your responses are completely confidential and your anonymity is guaranteed. Your responses are incredibly valuable to us! 

You can access the survey directly by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCYJ9LD
Please copy and paste the URL into your browser if the
above link does not work.
 

This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
Please complete this survey before February 10, 2016.



Feature Story: Financial Literacy Train the Trainer and Community mentorship, Read Saskatoon

Since 2012, READ Saskatoon has delivered Financial Literacy Programs to youth and adults in partnership with community groups, libraries, parent and workplace programs through trained staff and trained financial institution volunteers. READ Saskatoon's Financial Literacy Program offers a series of workshops based on the sustainable livelihood model that focuses on building the strengths of individuals. The two-hour workshops cover financial topics such as asset building, banking, credit, budgeting, and consumerism and are based on the Momentum Money Management curriculum. Thanks to the investment from the Community Initiatives Fund, five communities are now able to address the poverty issues of their cities or towns.

readsaskatoon.png“Over the past three years we have had great interest from other communities about our workshops, so this fall we delivered the training to five Saskatchewan communities: Prince Albert, Swift Current, Yorkton, Regina and Nipawin” shares Desiree Tirk, Program Manager of READ Saskatoon. “Each organization went home with a toolkit of resources, program forms, databases and networking connections. Ongoing support for each community is critical for this project’s success, so we provide follow-up support for all phases of the planning, delivery, and evaluation of each community’s financial literacy programs.” 

READ Saskatoon’s Financial Literacy Program’s goal is to provide support to those who live in poverty or those who are vulnerable to living in poverty. This year, their workshops have mainly been attended by single parents and women, earning less than $30,000/yr. “Our work is based upon the sustainable livelihoods model, which is an asset-building approach to poverty reduction and other social programming. It is based on the premise that everyone has assets on which to build and that strengthening a number of asset areas can enable people and families to not just get by, but to actually get ahead despite shocks and changes in the external environment. It is strength-based because it focuses on what people already have, rather than on what they lack. Studies have found this approach impactful because it allows people to prosper by addressing social, human, personal, financial and physical (material) assets” says Desiree. 

Based on READ Saskatoon’s results over the past three years, they have found that once given the tools, guidance, advice, and connection to local resources, people make positive changes to their behaviors that result in savings and increased stability for themselves and their families. 

Click here for PDF of this month’s Feature Story.
Click here for READ Saskatoon's website.
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Resources: 

NEW: CIF's Resource Roundup: Governance
Every month, the CIF will feature a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month’s topic is on Governance! Learn about how to build your Board, Board roles and responsibilities, Board policies and planning, governance structures, risk management, evaluation and more! Find helpful guides, tools, resources, an online course, podcasts and more from sources such as Imagine Canada, Charity Village, Dalhousie University, and Volunteer Canada! Click here

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Releases Final Report   
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report, a comprehensive and detailed account of the history, experiences and profound, long-lasting impacts residential schools have had on survivors, their families and communities, as well as on Canadian society, as a whole. It also outlines specific Calls to Action on how Canadians can move forward together in the spirit of reconciliation. Click here.

Trends in Income-Related Health Inequalities in Canada 
Canada has made little progress in closing the gap between the health of richer and poorer Canadians, according to data released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). In fact, this gap has generally persisted or widened over time. Click here.

2015 Sun Life Canadian Health Index 
New findings from this study indicates that an overwhelming majority of Canadians (more than four in five) believe that employers are responsible for supporting their employees' physical and psychological health. The 2015 survey also found that there is a clear relationship between health and employee productivity among those surveyed. More than one-third (35%) of Canadians say that their productivity at work has been negatively affected by their physical or mental health in the last six months. Click here

 


Other Funding Sources:

Annual Violence Prevention Grants (Deadline: February 8) 
The Canadian Women's Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants. Organizations can apply for funding in four areas: prevention; rebuilding lives; loan funds; and collaborative projects. Click here

The Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning Fund (Deadline: February 16) 
This fund aims to support Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations Bands wanting to explore and plan for the creative and cultural potential of their community through cultural engagement and planning initiatives. Click here.

Canada Summer Jobs (Deadline: February 26) 
Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding for nonprofit organizations, public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. Click here

Artists in Communities - Artist in Residence (Deadline: April 15) 
Funding assists eligible applicants to host an artist in residence project by contracting a professional Saskatchewan artists in any discipline to collaboratively engage the community in arts activities. Click here.  

Southeast Connection Funding Activity Assistance (Deadlines: First of every month except March.) 
Communities and organizations can apply for support for sport, culture, and recreation opportunities such as a physical activity initiative, cultural program or a sport clinic. The purpose of the assistance is to help remove barriers to participation and assist organizations and groups to provide affordable sport, culture and recreational development opportunities. Click here.


CIF Grant Tip: 3 things to keep in mind when completing your Grant Application. 

1. Is the organization incorporated? 

  • If your organization is incorporated, you must provide the 9 digit Saskatchewan incorporation number from ISC. Please note that this is not the charity number from CRA (CRA numbers include RR0001). If you don’t have an incorporation number, you will need an eligible organization to act as an endorsing partner and accept the funds on your behalf. Learn more here.
2. Summer Grants vs. Community Grant Program Grants
  • Summer Grants – Deadline: February 1 
    Summer Grants support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 and August 31. The types of projects typically supported include summer camps and day programming during the summer months that offer positive recreation, arts, culture and learning opportunities. Learn more here.
  • Community Grant Program – Deadlines: April 1 & October 1 
    Community Grant Program grants support projects and activities for all ages that occur anytime during the year. If you are applying for an event, this is the grant program you would apply to. Community Grant Program projects can include education and awareness; prevention and intervention; sport, culture and recreation; volunteerism; and community celebrations. Learn more here.

3. Balancing the Budget

  • The budget in your application is no different than any budget in that it needs to balance! When completing the budget in your CIF application form, please make sure that the total Grant Request amount matches the CIF Total Expenses Budget amount. Please click here for a visual.

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 

Have other questions about our grants? Drop us a line at admin@cifsask.org.


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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina and Moose Jaw casino profits.
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This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and the security and protection of your contact information. The CIF will not share or sell your contact information without your permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Our records indicate you have registered with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) or you have applied for a program grant through the CIF. Unsubscribe here

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Summer Grant Deadline Quickly Approaching!

Summer Grant Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program Summer Grant? The next deadline is midnight February 1st.

Summer Grants support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 and August 31. The types of projects typically supported include summer camps and day programming during the summer months that offer positive recreation, arts, culture and learning opportunities.

We encourage you to submit your application well before the deadline to allow time for questions and avoid technology snags - they do happen!

Apply Here!

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Community Perspectives Survey

Please participate in our Community Perspectives Survey!

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) has implemented a number of changes to our grant programs over the past 4 years and we are looking for your input in assessing the impact of these changes. As an applicant to one or more of the CIF’s programs, your perspective is critical and we hope you will take a few moments to provide us with your honest assessment of your experiences with the CIF. Your feedback will help inform future program improvements as we strive to ensure our grant programs are meeting community needs. Your responses are incredibly valuable to us!

You can access the survey directly by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCYJ9LD
Please copy and paste the URL into your browser if the above link does not work.

This survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey before February 10, 2016. 

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Enews January 2016

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Jan 2016

Is the Community 
Initiatives Fund in 
 your community yet? 

 

The CIF supports 
community projects that 
enhance the quality of life 
 for children, youth, & adults 
of all ages. Projects may
involve early childhood 
development, youth 
programming, volunteer
 leadership, physical activity, 
 Aboriginal inclusion, facility 
upgrades or renovations,
 and community celebrations.
 

 In this e-update:
 
  - Next CIF Deadline: February 1, 2016
  - CIF Media Release: Over $4.5 Million Awarded
  - CIF Feature Story: Assiniboia Tot Spot

  - Resources:

  • NEW: CIF's Resource Roundup: Evaluation
  • Volunteer Canada's Community Building Forum 
  • Become a HIGH FIVE Trainer 
  • Change Work Report
  • 2015 Hunger Count 
  - Other Funding Sources:
  • Young Canada Works 
  • Multicultural Initiatives Fund
  • Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees
  • New arts initiative for Syrian Refugees
  -  CIF Grant Tip: Overhead Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Next Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Don't Miss it!

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program Summer GrantThe next deadline is midnight February 1st. 

Summer Grant: Support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 & August 31. Annual Deadline: February 1.

Community Grant Program: Community grants that enhance the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan's children, youth and families. Annual Deadlines: April 1 & October 1. 

Community Places & Spaces Program: Offers grants for small capital projects and upgrades to multi-use community facilities. Final Deadline: October 1, 2016.


Over $4.5 Million Awarded to 273 Projects!  

We are excited to announce that 273 projects are receiving $4,551,287 in funding from the Community Initiatives Fund! These projects support a wide variety of projects across Saskatchewan through the Community Grant and Community Places and Spaces programs (October 1st deadline). Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects!


Feature Story: Assiniboia Tot Spot, Assiniboia Early Years Coalition

Tot Spot is an indoor playspace for children ages 0-5 and their parent/caregivers in the community and surrounding area of Assiniboia. The first Tot Spot began in 2006, making this upcoming year its 10th year in operation. This program is open two mornings a week with a supervisor who plans special activities and events for the families as well as ensures families feel welcome. This program, supported in part through a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund, is of no cost to children and their parent/caregivers. 
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Tot Spot initially came about to give children a place to play and be physically active during the winter months, but over the years it has evolved to promote much more than just physical activity for the children. “It has been a great avenue to reach parents, especially stay at home mothers, with best practice advice. We have heard from many that this program is extremely helpful for mothers experiencing the ‘blues’ in a very geographically isolated area where getting out and finding support may be difficult” says Jill Zahariuk, Regional KidsFirst Community Developer. 

“Our goal is to give rural parents and children a place to socialize as well as promote activities that are engaging and developmentally appropriate for children” shares Jill. Not only is Tot Spot a great place for children and parents to build new friendships, but it is a hub for parenting advice and an excellent avenue for health care professionals to reach out to parents. Tot Spot has given parents a safe, non-judgmental place to spend quality time with their children. 

Click here for PDF of this month’s Feature Story.

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Resources: 

NEW: CIF's Resource Roundup: Evaluation
The CIF is starting off the New Year with a new addition to our e-updates! Every month, the CIF will feature a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month’s topic is on Evaluation! Find a webinar, toolkits, frameworks and guides on evaluation for nonprofits from the Ontario Nonprofit Network, Imagine Canada, Tamarack Institute, and more!

Volunteer Canada’s 2nd annual Community Building Forum
Join Volunteer Canada at the 2nd annual Community Building Forum for businesses and non-profits in Toronto on June 8-9, 2016. This year’s theme is Building Strong and Connected Communities. Over 150 leaders from diverse regions and sectors will explore ways to strengthen business-community engagement and employer-supported volunteering in Canada. Registration opens in January, 2016.  

Become a HIGH FIVE® Trainer 
Do you provide programming to children and youth? Are you interested in increasing quality assurance in your organization? Becoming a 
HIGH FIVE Trainer and utilizing HIGH FIVE  as a quality assurance tool for training and evaluation has helped many organizations throughout Saskatchewan. On April 13-15, 2016, SPRA will be hosting a HIGH FIVE Trainer course. Prior to this, on March 10-11, 2016, SPRA will be hosting 'HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development' & 'Quest 2courses in Regina. These are prerequisits to becoming a HIGH FIVE Trainer. 
If this sounds like something that your organization could benefit from please contact Desirea Weninger at dweninger@spra.sk.ca or 306.780.9291 indicating your level of interest before January 15, 2016. 

Change Work: Valuing decent work in the not-for-profit sector
Change Work, a report by the Mowat Centre, Ontario Nonprofit Network and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, explores the concept of decent work and its potential for the not-for-profit sector. It looks at the possible link between the health of the not-for-profit sector as an employer and its effectiveness in achieving community impact. 

2015 Hunger Count 
Food bank use has increased for the second consecutive year, and continues to hover at record levels, according to a national study released today by Food Banks Canada. The HungerCount 2015 report shows that 852,137 people – 305,366 of them children – accessed a food bank in March this year. Food bank use is 1.3% higher than in 2014, and a troubling 26% higher than in 2008, when the economic downturn started. This means that 175,000 more people each month are seeking assistance, compared to 2008. 

 


Other Funding Sources:

Young Canada Works - Deadline: Jan 15, 2016 
The Young Canada Works program is a joint collaboration between the National Trust for Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage designed to provide students and recent graduates with work experience in the built heritage sectors. This program assists employers in the creation of jobs for students and recent graduates in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation, Doors Open events and much more. 

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Deadline: Feb 1, 2016
The Multicultural Initiatives Fund (MIF) aims to advance multiculturalism in Saskatchewan by supporting projects encouraging people in Saskatchewan to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity. 

Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees
Manulife is partnering with Community Foundations of Canada to establish the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees (Welcome Fund). Manulife has donated $500,000 to seed the Welcome Fund. Canada’s community foundation network will also match this contribution at the local level, for a total investment of $1 million to communities that will support refugees. The Welcome Fund will address the refugees’ immediate needs for transitional housing, job training and skills development as identified by the Government. 

New arts initiative to support welcome of refugees to Canada
The Canada Council for the Arts and Sun Life Financial has established new arts initiative to support efforts to welcome Syrian refugees to Canada. Starting in April 2016, the Canada Council’s new initiative will support arts organizations that wish to provide free access to refugees to a performance, exhibition or arts event in their communities. The Canada Council will release further details in March 2016 for arts organizations who are interested in getting involved. 


CIF Grant Tip: Overhead Expenses grant tip picture slim.jpg

maximum of 20% of your CIF grant can go toward overhead expenses. Keep in mind, the final percent (up to 20%) for overhead expenses is determined based on the final grant approved.

Overhead is defined as: supervision, accounting fees, administration, insurance, rent, repairs, office supplies, telephone, utilities, and fundraising expenses – those expenses generally incurred by an organization to maintain operations. 

You must include your request for overhead expense funding in the budget section of your grant application form. Claiming overhead is optional for applicants. Invoices or receipts for overhead costs are not required to claim overhead expenses. 

Remember to double check your numbers to ensure that revenue and expenses match, and that the $ CIF column total in the budget matches your grant request. 

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 

Have other questions about our grants? Drop us a line at admin@cifsask.org.


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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina and Moose Jaw casino profits.

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PRIVACY POLICY: This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and the security and protection of your contact information. The CIF will not share or sell your contact information without your permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Our records indicate you have registered with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) or you have applied for a program grant through the CIF. Unsubscribe here
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Enews December 2015

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Dec 2015

Is the Community 
Initiatives Fund in 

 your community yet? 
 

The CIF supports 
community projects that 
enhance the quality of life 
 for children, youth, & adults 
of all ages. Projects may
involve early childhood 
development, youth 
programming, volunteer
 leadership, physical activity, 
 Aboriginal inclusion, facility 
upgrades or renovations,
 and community celebrations.
 

 In this e-update:
 
  - Next CIF Deadline: February 1, 2016
  - Call for Adjudication Committee Members!
  - CIF Feature Story: Amisk Lake Youth Program!

  - Resources:

  • GivingTuesday - December 1st
  • Mandatory Long-Form Census Restored 
  • 15 Roles that Volunteer Managers Play
  • Nonprofits Included in Top 100 Employers List 
  - Other Funding Sources:
  • WWF Canada's Loblaw Water Fund
  • Canada Council for the Arts Grant List
  • National Trust for Canada: This Place Matters
  -  CIF Grant Tip: Incorporated vs. Unincorporated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Next Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Don't Miss it!

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program Summer GrantThe next deadline is midnight February 1st. 

Summer Grant: Support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 & August 31. Annual Deadline: February 1.

Community Grant Program: Community grants that enhance the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan's children, youth and families. Annual Deadlines: April 1 & October 1. 

Community Places & Spaces Program: Offers grants for small capital projects and upgrades to multi-use community facilities. Final Deadline: October 1, 2016.


ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO APPLY:
Call for Adjudication Committee Applications
!

The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our four Adjudication Committees. 

The Adjudication Committees will be responsible for reviewing applications to our Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors.

  • Please find the call for interest details here: PDF
  • Please find the application form here: PDF  Word

To apply, send your completed application form to mleisle@cifsask.org by December 4, 2015.

If you have any questions about the committee application process or adjudication requirements, contact Matt Leisle at 306.780.9397 or mleisle@cifsask.org.  

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Feature Story: Amisk Lake Youth Program

Located on the east shore of Amisk Lake, Denare Beach has a permanent population of around 800. In December 2014, the Denare Beach Recreation Board introduced the Amisk Lake Youth Program. This after school and weekend program, supported in part through a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF), is free to all youth and their families. 
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This program benefits people of all ages and cultural backgrounds within the community and surrounding area. “This project has increased the wellbeing of the Denare Beach community in many ways. The youth have gained self-confidence and have learned life skills that they can take with them into their adulthood and pass onto their children” says Jody Lyle, Recreation Director. 

Along with numerous activities, nutritious snacks are offered after school and hot meals are offered on weekends. “A participant who loved to cook was able to learn how to make homemade soup from scratch. Prior to this he thought cooking meant opening a can of soup and heating it up” shares Lyle. This is but one story highlighting the importance of this well rounded program in this community. From physical activity, literacy, and nutrition, this program offers impactful activities that increase the wellbeing of many.

Click here for the PDF version of this month's Feature Story!

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Picture 1: Youth enjoying the new climbing wall.       Picture 2: Reading in the literacy room. 
Photo Credit: 
Laurie Stomp


Resources: 

GivingTuesday - GivingTuesday is a new National movement happening December 1 dedicated to giving and generosity. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, imagine a day dedicated to giving back, around the world, across Canada, and in your own community. Watch the video here.   

Liberals to Restore Mandatory Long-form Census - The new Liberal government is bringing back the mandatory long-form census, an invaluable source of data for organizations that rely on up-to-date information on the unique needs of the communities they serve.

15 Roles that Volunteer Managers Play - Volunteer managers play multi-faceted roles that include selecting, supervising and connecting volunteers with causes in their communities. Volunteer managers build bridges between organizations and communities. They are key facilitators who help citizens get involved. Thanks to volunteer managers, volunteer programs across Canada are effective and engaging. Ensuring the well-being and happiness of an organization’s volunteers is central in their work.

Nonprofits & charities included in this year's Canada's Top 100 Employers List - The 2016 winners of the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition have recently been announced. The winning organizations collectively employ almost three-quarters of a million Canadians, but their influence on the nation's employment practices and working conditions extends far beyond. Now in its 16th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is an editorial project that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Congratulations to the nonprofits and charities that have made it into this year’s Top 100!



Other Funding Sources:

 WWF Canada's Loblaw Water Fund - Deadline: Dec. 14, 2015
WWF Canada is now accepting applications for the Loblaw Water Fund, a program supported by Loblaw Companies Limited with a total of $225,000 available to distribute between selected projects across the country. This fund provides grants to registered charitable organizations and not-for-profits working on critical projects that aim to protect and restore the health of freshwater in Canada. 

Canada Council for the Arts: Numerous Grants Available - Multiple Deadlines 
The Canada Council for the Arts has numerous grants on their website broken down into categories. These categories include: Dance; Media Arts; Music; Theatre; Visual Arts; Writing and Publishing; Audience and Market Development Office; Aboriginal Arts Office; Equity Office; Inter-Arts Office; Art Bank; Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

The National Trust for Canada launched This Place Matters 
This Place Matters is Canada's first national crowdfunding platform dedicated to heritage. Do you have a heritage place in need of critical restoration work or an innovative plan for adaptive-reuse? Or are you in the final stretch of a fundraising campaign and need a boost to attract those final contributions? This Place Matters can be the catalyst that helps your organization reach its goals.  


CIF Grant Tip Presents: Incorporated vs. Unincorporated

The Community Initiatives Fund can provide funding to an incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit and charitable organization whose primary purpose and activities benefit Saskatchewan communities, OR an unincorporated volunteer community group that is endorsed by an eligible organization. 

If you are an incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit then you must provide an active incorporation number which will be either a 6 digit or a 10 digit number. This number is different from the federal business or federal charitable number. 

Not incorporated? 
Then you will need an endorsing organization for your application which can be a Saskatchewan nonprofit, municipality, health region, or school/school division that agrees to receive, administer and account for CIF grants on your behalf. Should your application be approved, you will remain the main contact for the grant, however, the cheque will be made payable to the endorsing partner organization. 

There is no limit to the number of applications that an organization can be the endorsing partner for, and it does not affect them becoming an applicant themselves for a different project.

Click here for the PDF version of this month's Grant Tip. 

Have other questions about our grants? Drop us a line at admin@cifsask.org.


Get in Touch Today!

Sign-up to regularly receive CIF’s e-news, program updates and application reminders. We’d like to hear from you, too! 

Be sure to look out for us on
FacebookTwitter for weekly tips on how to write successful grant applications as well as other exciting updates, news stories, and resources!

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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina and Moose Jaw casino profits.

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PRIVACY POLICY
This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and the security and protection of your contact information. The CIF will not share or sell your contact information without your permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Our records indicate you have registered with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) or you have applied for a program grant through the CIF. Unsubscribe here
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