Enews June 2015

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                                                                                                                                                             June 2015

Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet?

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults of all ages. Projects may involve childhood development, youth involvement, volunteer leadership, physical activities, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and milestone or cultural community celebrations.

Next Application Deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2015

Don't miss it!

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program or Community Places and Spaces Program? The next deadline is midnight October 1st. We encourage you to submit your application well before the deadline to allow time for questions and avoid technology snags - they do happen!

Community Grant Program: Community grants that enhance the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan's children, youth and families. Deadlines: April 1 and October 1 for Annual grants. Summer grant deadline: February 1. APPLY HERE.

Community Places and Spaces Program: Offers grants for small capital projects and upgrades to multi-use community facilities. Deadlines: April 1 and October 1. APPLY HERE.

Farewell to Cara and Darlene

 The CIF bids farewell to two of its Board members: Cara Merasty and Darlene Bessey. Both have served on CIF's Board of Directors for 8 years, sharing their strong dedication and wisdom. 

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Cara consistently provided a strong voice for Aboriginal people and Northern SK residents, ensuring that the CIF always remains aware of, and responsive to the diverse needs and challenges within our province. Her quiet strength and wisdom could always be counted on in Board deliberations and we hope we will still be able to count on her input in other ways in the future.

Under Darlene’s leadership as Board Chair for 6 years the CIF evolved significantly as an organization. Noteworthy accomplishments include strengthening the CIF’s arms-length relationship with government; developing foundational policies and strategies; hiring the CIF’s first dedicated staff; and restructuring of our grant programs. Thanks to her vision the CIF is well-positioned for future success!

You will both be sorely missed and we wish you well in your future endeavors!  



Have you heard of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program?

The deadline is quickly approaching! Applications in Western Canada will be accepted until June 17 at:

  • 1:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time;
  • 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; and
  • 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (most of the province is currently observing this time).

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, 
the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary. Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in 
projects that celebrate our shared heritage, create jobs, and improve the quality of life 
for Canadians.

Under the theme Giving back to Canada: shaping the future, leaving a lasting legacy and giving a gift to Canada, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will invest $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities across Canada. These projects will ensure a lasting legacy as a result of Canada 150 and strengthen communities from coast to coast to coast.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), on behalf of the Government of Canada, will deliver the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Western Canada. WD will invest in projects that are undertaking meaningful upgrades to existing cultural and community facilities, upgrades that will provide long-term benefits to a community, will be viewed with pride by a community, and are recognized as a lasting legacy from Canada 150.

Visit their website to learn more about this program.

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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created throughThe 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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