Investing in Saskatchewan communities
Envisioning a future where there is equitable access to health and wellness information for everyone, and each person in Saskatchewan understands how to navigate their healthcare effectively.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross is a not-for-profit organization that puts communities first. Being an active member in the communities we serve is an essential part of who we are. In fact, building community is one of our core values. We’re proud to be a leader in community engagement, investing meaningfully in Saskatchewan communities through our time, finances, resources, energy, and spirit to help advance the places we call home.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross is driven by a mission to empower communities on their journey to whole health and wellness and is inspired by a vision of lifelong health and wellbeing for every person in Saskatchewan.
We invest meaningfully in increasing health literacy, building overall community health and well-being and encouraging social change, enabling us to help the people of Saskatchewan achieve a future of lifelong health and wellbeing.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross currently provides community support through two main programs:
Community Investment Program
Organizations whose mandates relate to keeping Saskatchewan healthy just makes sense to us. That’s why Saskatchewan Blue Cross invests in charitable organizations that empower individuals and communities on their journey to whole health.
The Saskatchewan Blue Cross Community Investment strategy focuses on creating partnerships with organizations province-wide to encourage the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan people, and places priority on initiatives advancing health literacy.
This program has three main areas of focus:
- Health Literacy
- Community Health and Wellbeing
- Diversity & Inclusion
Event & Organization Sponsorship Program
Saskatchewan Blue Cross takes pride in contributing to and participating in local events and initiatives that bring people together and make our communities strong and vibrant.
Employee Giving Program
Saskatchewan Blue Cross employees are active members of the communities we serve, and their personal contributions make our communities stronger. We are proud to support their generous involvement in local charitable activities through our Employee Giving Programs.
Matching Financial Contributions | To support our employees’ passion for giving, Saskatchewan Blue Cross matches employee monetary donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $250 for employees annually.
Volunteering | Each Saskatchewan Blue Cross employee receives one paid day off to volunteer with a charitable organization of their choice. For those employees who choose to volunteer, Saskatchewan Blue Cross will provide a financial contribution to the employee’s charity of choice at a rate of $10/hour, up to $250 annually.
How to apply
Each year, Saskatchewan Blue Cross supports more than 250 initiatives, events and organizations across Saskatchewan.
- Make sure to review the eligibility requirements of our two different programs to identify which one is a better fit for your application. If you have questions, please contact us.
- All funding requests must be submitted through our easy-to-follow online application form. No email, phone or paper submissions will be accepted.
- Applications are open and requests are reviewed regularly throughout the year. You will be contacted directly with the result and next steps. Rest assured; we will respond to all applications either way.
- We advise that you submit your application as soon as possible. The review and response time may take up to 8 weeks, so please allow as much time as possible between the submission date, and when a response is required.
What our partners say
Saskatchewan Blue Cross and United Way of Saskatoon and Area have been working together to build a stronger Saskatoon for more than 30 years. Our partnership is comprised of workplace fundraising, sponsorship and volunteer support and has help impacted the lives of hundreds of children and families right here in Saskatoon.
Our amazing team of over 200 volunteers helps create a warm, comfortable, home-like environment for the families who stay with us. Since 2013, Saskatchewan Blue Cross has supported and acknowledged the value and impact our volunteers play to provide programing and support for families with sick children that positively impact the health and wellbeing of the entire family.
For the MS Society of Canada and people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), this partnership has become a legacy of raising awareness and coming together to make a difference for people affected by MS in the province. The Saskatchewan Blue Cross team helps to raise funds to fuel life-changing MS research and lets their community know they’re committed to supporting people affected by MS.