CIF Resource Roundup

In 2016, CIF featured a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic each month. 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.
Application Guide - The information in this guide is designed to help you complete your Community Grant Program application as easily as possible!

For the current Guidelines click here

Other Resources

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

A Profile of the Nonprofit Sector in Saskatchewan: An Overview
This report is the first in a series profiling the nonprofit sector and provides an overview of key characteristics of nonprofit organizations in the province of Saskatchewan. Additional reports will examine specific characteristics in greater detail.

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

Regina Area Vital Signs 2018 Report - 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. These reports promote awareness of community issues and are used by communities for social planning, by citizens and philanthropists to identify community needs and strengths, and by community foundations to inform their grantmaking and leadership activities.

2017 National Vital Signs Report: Social participation and belonging - In the 2015 report they define the concept of belonging simply as being part of a collective we. Belonging is a two-way street: it’s about how much we believe we fit in a place or a group, and also about how much that place or group welcomes and includes us. As they continue their exploration, this year’s report focuses on one side of Belonging Street – using the lens of social participation to better understand how we as individuals feel that we belong.

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. 

Heritage Saskatchewan 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. 

Grants and Funding Opportunities Guide - SPRA created this guide which can be used as a starting point for both professionals and volunteers working within our sector looking for grants to support projects, programs or initiatives.

The Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership (RRLIP) Funding Guide - This guide identifies funding sources that can be used to support newcomer program, service and resource development.