Diversity and inclusion initiatives

Developing partnerships with organizations that honour diversity and inclusion and foster an inclusive, equitable and accessible community where everyone can feel valued, respected and supported.

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Saskatchewan Blue Cross stands with organizations that foster inclusivity, equity and accessibility in communities across our province. Together, we’re working towards a future where everyone feels valued, respected and supported, and free to be their authentic self without fear of discrimination, harassment, or violence.


Celebrating diversity and inclusion in all its forms is important every single day of the year. Pride month is about honouring those who fought for basic human rights and paved the way for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, while acknowledging the continuing
work for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities and workplaces. At
Saskatchewan Blue Cross, we provide employee access to allyship education courses, in addition to supporting:

  • Queen City Pride in Regina through sponsorship of the festival’s volunteers, the sanitation/PPE stations, and a Pride award.
  • Spark Your Pride, a daylong event at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon celebrating the lives of aging adult 2SLGBTQ+ people in Saskatchewan.
  • Modern Pride at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, a full weekend of fun, friends, and free-admission over Saskatoon Pride Festival weekend.
  • Queen City and Saskatoon Pride Parades through employee and family branded participation in a show of allyship.

Truth and Reconciliation

Saskatchewan Blue Cross supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action as an organization founded to support the wellbeing of all residents of Saskatchewan. We’re committed to hearing the voice of our employees, continuing on our learning journey, and to creating new partnerships with Indigenous-led organizations aimed at improving health-related services for Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan.

Recognizing the observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 is done annually to provide employees with the opportunity to learn, listen and reflect. Programs are provided to all employees to learn more about the shared history of residential schools.

We purchased an orange shirt for each employee in concurrent recognition of Orange Shirt Day to further encourage discussion on the legacy of the residential school system. $10 from each shirt was donated to the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a national Indigenous charitable organization that educates and creates awareness and understanding about residential schools.

Central Urban Métis Federation Inc.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross supported the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) Art Auction and Silent Auction Fundraiser Dinner Gala at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. This event raised funds to support families and children residing in the CUMFI Supported Living Homes as well as for Elders. This event was part of the CUMFI Métis Cultural Days which invited people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities to come together and learn about Métis culture and arts, and to celebrate the strength and vibrancy of the community.

Spirit of our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) hosted the Spirit of Our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow in Saskatoon on Oct. 21-23. Saskatchewan Blue Cross partnered with First Nations Insurance Services (FNIS) to sponsor this initiative, which was themed, “Honouring Our Youth.”

Signatory of the Saskatchewan Indigenous Engagement Charter

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We’re a proud signatory of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce’s Indigenous Engagement Charter – a community of organizations committed to meaningful partnerships and advancing Indigenous engagement. We are committed to the Charter’s principles, fostering positive change and collaboration with Indigenous communities throughout Saskatchewan.

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Each year, Saskatchewan Blue Cross supports initiatives, events and organizations that are like-minded in their focus on empowering Saskatchewan residents on their journey to whole health and wellness. Apply for support for your initiative:

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Community Investment Initiatives

Saskatchewan Blue Cross prioritizes creating partnerships with organizations province-wide to encourage the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan people. Explore the other pillars of our Community Investment Program.

Health Literacy

Investing in strategic partnerships with organizations to support tools and resources that will help every person in Saskatchewan have access to, understand, and use health information.

Community Health and Wellbeing

Investing in partnerships with organizations dedicated to advancing the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan residents, with a focus on health services and volunteerism.