Investing in Saskatchewan Communities

At Saskatchewan Blue Cross, supporting our local community is who we are. We invest in charitable organizations that empower individuals and communities on their journey to whole health. We’ve been busy over the summer getting back out into the community and are looking forward to a busy fall!

A few community investment highlights from over the summer…

Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk

Support from events like MS Walk ensures that no one living with MS is alone in their journey. In 2022, $80K was raised to Find a Cure for MS in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Blue Cross is a proud sponsor of this event with the MS Walk in Saskatoon raising over $42K with 130 participants, and raising over $38K with 128 participants in Regina. Funds raised through the Walk will allow the MS Society to continue to invest in fundamental research and take meaningful action for the 1 in 400 Canadians who live with MS.

United Way Day of Caring

The United Way Day of Caring is focused on strengthening our neighborhoods and building our community through volunteerism. It offers participants from the business community the opportunity to experience the rewards of volunteerism and demonstrate the difference we can make by working together. A variety of hands-on projects are supported each year, helping to build the capacity of community-based organizations in Saskatoon. This year, 15 projects took place at different community-based organizations around Saskatoon. Teams of volunteers from the broader business community lent their time, energy, and skills to tackle this important work head-on. Saskatchewan Blue Cross is the proud title sponsor of this city-wide event, organized each year by United Way of Saskatoon and Area.

Celebrating Pride

This year, Saskatchewan Blue Cross entered a team to walk in the Saskatoon Pride Parade! Our team of employees, family and fur-family were proud to support the Saskatoon Pride events, which recognize, value, celebrate, and support Two Spirit, queer, lesbian, gay, trans, bi, and other gender and sexually-diverse people and their families.

Synergy 8 Drive for Kids

Saskatchewan Blue Cross was a proud sponsor for the Synergy 8 Drive for Kids Campaign as a sponsor of the Mobile Mental Health/Outreach Vehicles. The campaign raises funds for two Mobile Transit Vehicles that will be staffed with Outreach/Mental Health staff.

Community investment activations coming up this fall:

STARS Rescue on the Prairie

STARS Air Ambulance is a life-saving charitable organization that cares for and transports critically ill and injured patients. Since STARS launched in Saskatchewan, more than 5,000 missions have been flown to 178 communities across the province. Saskatchewan Blue Cross is honored to be participating in this year’s STARS Rescue on the Prairie taking place on September 15th. Our very own Megan Douglas, Senior Vice-President, Chief Brand & Commercial Officer is joining a group of community leaders who have taken on the brave challenge of being dropped off at a remote location with the goal of raising $50,000 for STARS.

To support this year’s STARS Rescue on the Prairie, Saskatchewan Blue Cross will proudly match all donations up to $30,000. Every dollar raised helps to save lives. Click here to donate to this year’s event!

U of S Huskies Women’s Soccer Goal-A-Thon

Saskatchewan Blue Cross is proud to support the U of S Huskies Women’s Soccer Team’s Goal-A-Thon fundraiser. Fans will pledge a dollar amount of their choice for each goal scored during the season and Saskatchewan Blue Cross will match all pledged donations up to $22,000! The U of S Huskies Women’s Soccer team will also give back to the community with an act of service for each goal scored. As a Saskatchewan Blue Cross member, you will receive free admission into any U of S Huskie Woman’s Soccer team home game by showing their member card when buying tickets (up to 500 tickets are available, first come first served). There’s still time to support the fundraiser! Click here to make your pledge.

Colliers Cup Charity Street Hockey Tournament

On September 9th at the 2022 Colliers Cup Charity Street Hockey Tournament, Teams compete in 3-on-3 games to raise money benefiting the Haven Kids’ House (formerly Saskatoon Crisis Nursery), who work diligently to strengthen and preserve families. To date, the tournament has raised over $100,000 for Saskatchewan charities and we’re looking forward to being a court sponsor of this exciting and impactful event.

CUMFI Metis Cultural Days

Coming up on Saturday, September 10, 2022, Saskatchewan Blue Cross is honored to support the Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) Art Auction and Silent Auction Fundraiser Dinner Gala. This gala is taking place to raise funds to support families and children residing in the CUMFI Supported Living Homes and for elders. This event is part of the CUMFI Metis Cultural Days (September 8-11), which invites 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 our community.

Med.Hack (+)

Bringing innovation, shifting mindsets, and creating new dialogues to make real-time impacts in creating health care solutions is the goal of Med.Hack (+). This opportunity to impact the future of health care by supporting this initiative is unique and inspiring to us at Saskatchewan Blue Cross and we’re thrilled to be the title sponsor of this event.

Wiegers Care for Kids

On September 24, Wiegers Care for Kids event, obSEUSSed, supporting the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation, is taking place! To date, more than $1,300,000 was raised for the foundation at Wiegers Care for Kids. These funds were used to create a dedicated pediatric surgical suite and the pediatric outpatient area in Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. We are excited to be the title sponsor for this year’s event as funds continue to be raised for this important cause.


Click here to learn more about some of the organizations we support and follow along on our social channels for more updates!