Enews June 2016

June 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 involve early childhood development, youth programming, volunteer leadership, physical activity, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and community celebrations.

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Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Places and Spaces Program or Community Grant Program? The next deadline is midnight October 1st. Please refer to the guidelines before applying.

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

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

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

Feature Story: Stronger Together; CNC

cnc quote.png“As our project name indicates, we believe that as a community we are ‘stronger together.’ This is the goal and major outcome of our project. Prince Albert is a community with significant challenges to its social infrastructure. Many people working in agencies, nonprofit organizations, and various helping professions often feel isolated and overwhelmed by the volume and severity of need presenting itself in the community. At the same time, a perfect storm of cut-backs, re-deployment of staff, increased demand, and changing priorities have meant that training and support for those on the front lines has all but dried up! This is where the Community Networking Coalition (CNC) comes in” shares Delphine Melchert, CNC Facilitator. 

The CNC provides daily e-mail communication, monthly face-to-face gatherings, a member directory, and annual free training or knowledge exchange to an ever-increasing network of local members. Membership is free and open to anyone wanting to increase their own knowledge and effectiveness in their workplace or citizenry. The CNC strongly believes that effective networking that captures trends and best practices and is delivered to the community in a way that meets their own needs is the very best way to support and enhance the important work that is being done with the most vulnerable families, elder members, and sectors of the community. (Continued…

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

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Resource Roundup: Collective Impact 
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month's topic is on Collective Impact! Find a quick video describing the main concept of Collective Impact, along with more in-depth webinars and other resources to follow from Tamarack, Maytree, Collective Impact Forum, and more! Click here. 

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This is the first profile of social enterprises in Saskatchewan. Social enterprises work in communities to achieve training, income, social, cultural, and environmental mission. They contribute to local economies and growth while striving to address social inequalities. Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey. Check out the full report here. Similar surveys have been conducted in other provinces across Canada and the results of these surveys are available here

Community Action Workbook 
The Saskatchewan in motion Community Action Workbook and tools are designed to assist community leaders to develop, implement and evaluate physical activity action plans. Click here. 

Shared Platform Guidebook 
In its simplest terms, the shared platform is an efficient sharing of capacity and nurturing of emerging leadership, and it allows innovative projects to achieve extraordinary impacts in communities across Canada. Click here. 

Vital Signs: Sport and Belonging 
This report looks closely at how sport – when grounded in fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun – can strengthen our sense of belonging to each other and our communities. The report tackles the declining participation and a growing gender gap in sport across Canada. Click here. 

Other Funding Sources:

Share the Warmth Grants (Deadline: June 17, 2016)
SaskEnergy is inviting organizations to apply for one of the 2016 - 2017 provincial Share the Warmth grants, intended to help take the bite out of winter's cold. The grants are intended to assist people in coping with the challenges winter brings, providing access to winter necessities such as warm bedding, warm clothing, warm shelter and/or a hot meal. Click here. 

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places (Deadline: June 17, 2016) 
Parks Canada’s National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places helps ensure the protection of heritage places that have been formally recognized by the Government of Canada, but that it does not administer. Click here. 

Community Infrastructure Program (Deadline: June 22, 2016) 
The Government of Canada announced that an additional $150 million will be available over two years to Regional Development Agencies in the second phase of the Community Infrastructure Program, which will support the renovation, expansion or improvement of community and recreational infrastructure, and will contribute to the achievement of two new priorities: a clean growth economy and a better future for Indigenous peoples. Click here.

KidSport Saskatoon (Deadline: Ongoing) 
KidSport provides grants to children from families facing financial obstacles so they can participate in registered sport programs. KidSport supports programs that provide children with a sustained sport experience led by qualified instructors. Click here. 

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (Deadline: Ongoing) 
The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant will help businesses and non-profit organizations – both large and small – to train new or existing employees for available jobs, and provide increased opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training. Click here


CIF Grant Tip: the CIF's Recognition Requirements

What you need to know about the CIF's Recognition Requirements

If you have received a grant from the CIF, you are required to recognize the CIF for providing a grant in support of your project. You are asked to consider every opportunity to recognize the CIF throughout project delivery. This may be accomplished in any combination of the following activities: 

- in print products, advertisements, signage and correspondence;
- publicly during a community gathering or celebration;
- and/or electronically through newsletters, bulletins, blogs and social media. 

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On the ‘Recognition Requirement’ page of our website, you can find the following: 

- The CIF's Recognition Standard Guidelines;
- horizontal and vertical CIF logos in a variety of formats;
- a Grant Recipient Certificate to print and display;
- and a short blurb on the CIF.

If you have any questions about CIF’s recognition requirements, please visit the website, or contact the Community Relations Coordinator at admin@cifsask.org or 306.780.9394.

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

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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and is 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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