CIF Resource Roundup

Every month, the CIF will feature a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. Find resources, webinars, online courses, and more!

Evaluation (Jan 2016)
Governance (Feb 2016)
Communications (Mar 2016) 
Volunteers (Apr 2016) 
Leadership (May 2016) 
Collective Impact (June 2016)
Mental Health in the Nonprofit Workplace (July 2016) 
Strategic Planning (Aug 2016) 
Succession Planning (Sept 2016) 
Human Resources (Oct 2016) 
Continuity Planning (Nov 2016)
Community Planning & Development (Dec 2016) 

CIF Grant Writing Tools & Tips

Effective Grant Writing - The CIF created this PowerPoint with tips & techniques for effective grant writing.

CGP GUIDELINES (English)  CGP GUIDELINES (French) - *UPDATED FEB 2, 2017* The Community Grant Program guidelines provide information on the activities this program supports, CIF’s current priorities, who is eligible to apply, application deadlines and amounts, the application and review process, and eligible and ineligible expenses.

CGP Application Guides - The information in this guide is designed to help you complete your Community Grant Program application as easily as possible!

CGP Sample Application - *UPDATED* This sample application is based on a successful Community Grant Program application. It is designed to assist you in the application process by providing an example of several of the features we are looking for in an application!


Other Resources

Surveys and other research about Saskatchewan's quality of life, social issues, lifestyles, volunteerism and grant databases.

Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015 - 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. Similar surveys have been conducted in other provinces across Canada and the results of these surveys are available here

Vital Signs: Annual Report on the Quality of Life in Regina - Vital Signs is an annual check-up conducted by community foundations to measure the vitality of communities across Canada. It gathers and publishes data on significant social and economic trends and assigns grades in areas critical to quality of life. 

Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community - This national Vital Signs report looks back over the past 50 years at our sense of belonging and where we as communities and a country are going next leading up to Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017 and beyond. 

Upstream - Upstream is a movement based out of Saskatoon to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centered ideas. Upstream seeks to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society. It is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centered ideas. 

Visualizing Canada's Urban Aboriginal Population - The Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network has released a Data Visualization Tool that explores important data on Canada's young and growing urban Aboriginal population based on data generated from Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey and 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey. You can access information on population, income, housing, education, labour and language. 

Living in Saskatchewan Communities: A Quality of Life Study – This household survey measured residents’ perceptions of their access and use of community facilities, programs, and services. Over 4000 residents completed the survey. View snapshots of the overall provincial results in a slide-format here.

The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) – The CCVI was created by Volunteer Canada to support organizations that engage volunteers. The CCVI is a framework for involving volunteers in all levels of an organization including volunteers working in leadership, direct service and virtual roles. 

2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report: Transforming Governance - The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed. 

Saskatchewan Network of Nonprofit Organizations' Provincial Summit – This Provincial Summit for SNNO (renamed Saskatchewan Nonprofit Network) was held on November 5-6, 2012. 

Grant Database - Created as a resource and funding source database and provided by Heritage Saskatchewan, this database indicates granting organization, states name and purpose of grant and includes eligibility criteria. 

SPRA Grant Opportunities Booklet – This is a great starting point for both professionals and volunteers working within our sector looking for grants to support projects, programs or initiatives. SPRA recognizes that new grant opportunities arise from time to time and some of these opportunities are time sensitive.