Remembering Elder Margaret Masney

SSCF sends our condolences to the family of Elder Margaret Masney. Elder Masney recently played a pivotal role by providing SSCF with her written greetings which were read during the introduction of two Vital Community Conversations. Once with Treaty 4 Education Alliance and once with the community of Stoughton. Her powerful words will also beContinue reading “Remembering Elder Margaret Masney”

Janet Barber Reflects on Six Years on SSCF’s Board of Directors

Meet Janet Barber. Janet has served on SSCF’s Board of Directors since 2015 and is retiring from the Board in June. Janet initially joined the Board because she had a strong family connection to SSCF through her in-laws who established the Lloyd and Duna Barber Family Foundation Fund with SSCF. After one of Janet’s sonsContinue reading “Janet Barber Reflects on Six Years on SSCF’s Board of Directors”

Planting the Seeds of a Heartfelt Home

More than $170,000 granted to a variety of charitable organizations since 2013. Along with brothers, David and Jim, the Ritenburg family’s commitment to philanthropy was channeled in formative years when parents, Isabel and Lorne, instilled the importance of sowing community seeds to help ‘pay it forward’. They raised their family in the growing city ofContinue reading “Planting the Seeds of a Heartfelt Home”

Stoughton Community Vital Conversation

Stoughton Central School and SSCF hosted a Vital Conversation about youth via Zoom in February. Participants heard from youth leaders about their Stoughton Central School RBC Future Launch Community Challenge project where youth led free cooking classes to teach the importance of healthy eating to younger children. The youth leaders also participated in a groupContinue reading “Stoughton Community Vital Conversation”

Regina Work Prep Centre upgrades the LEJF Computer Resource Centre.

The Regina Work Prep Centre recently needed funding to upgrade computers and monitors in the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation (LEJF) Computer Resource Centre and Computer Classroom (CRC). The LEJF expanded their commitment to Work Prep’s cause and provided $15,000 in upgrades to the CRC. The new technology will allow the CRC to use smallerContinue reading “Regina Work Prep Centre upgrades the LEJF Computer Resource Centre.”

Government of Canada Investment Readiness Program Round Two Results

The Saskatchewan Consortium announces the second round of Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program recipients by awarding $333,350 to nine social purpose organizations within Saskatchewan. Both rounds of funding combined for a total of $736,700 to 20 organizations within Saskatchewan. Click here to view the results of round one. The IRP is designed to helpContinue reading “Government of Canada Investment Readiness Program Round Two Results”

Cowessess Ventures Ltd. Launches Website with Support of The Investment Readiness Program

Cowessess Ventures Ltd. (CVL) launched their website this February at www.cowessessventures.com with the support of the the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP). CVL received an investment of $10,000 in 2020 through the IRP to complete the project. The website is now creating awareness of Cowessess First Nation in the business world and isContinue reading “Cowessess Ventures Ltd. Launches Website with Support of The Investment Readiness Program”

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

Saskatoon Community Foundation is now taking applications for the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative grants program. This initiative is designated for enhancing and creating vibrant and accessible public spaces. $31M will be invested across Canada, administered by Community Foundations of Canada. Saskatchewan will receive over $976,000 in funding through the initiative. Non-profit organizations, charities, Indigenous communities,Continue reading “Canada Healthy Communities Initiative”

Hunger in Moose Jaw Adapts During COVID-19

Hunger in Moose Jaw received funding from the Moffat Family Fund in 2020 for their Child Nutrition Milk Program, which delivers lunches daily to children in 18 schools in Moose Jaw. When schools closed in March 2020 due to COVID-19, Hunger In Moose Jaw adapted their program within two weeks to continue to get nutritionalContinue reading “Hunger in Moose Jaw Adapts During COVID-19”

The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation grant deadline is March 1, 2021

The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation grant deadline is March 1, 2021. Apply before it’s too late. Grants are made to promote social, cultural, religious, and other activities deemed beneficial to communities in southern Saskatchewan with priority given to the City of Regina. Grants often focus on supporting outreach to those in need, providing educationalContinue reading “The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation grant deadline is March 1, 2021”