Supporting Vulnerable Peoples

Improving the well-being of individuals builds a strong sense of community. We believe in lending a hand when and where we can.

Share the Warmth™ Grants

The Share the Warmth program provides warm clothing, shelter or food to help manage our harsh prairie winters. Through an annual application process, organizations can receive between $500-$2,500 for their project.

Share the Warmth empowers charitable organizations to provide extra services by further leveraging funds they receive.

Since 2013, over $250,000 has been distributed to support 210 projects. Originally, Share the Warmth began 25 years ago as a Sweater Recycling Project which redistributed thousands of warm clothing to individuals across Saskatchewan.

2020 Grant Recipients (Pandemic Support)

Saskatoon Friendship Inn
The Lighthouse Supported Living, Saskatoon
The Salvation Army in Regina, Weyburn, Saskatoon & Moose Jaw
YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence, Saskatoon
Food Banks of Saskatchewan, Multiple communities
Battlefords Interval House, North Battleford
YWCA Prince Albert
Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women (PAWS),
Carmichael Outreach Inc., Regina
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, Regina
YWCA of Regina - Isabel Johnson Shelter
Riverside Mission, Moose Jaw
Hunger in Moose Jaw Inc.
Moose Jaw Women's Transition Association Inc.
Lloydminster Interval Home Society,
Qu'Appelle Haven Safe Shelter, Fort Qu'Appelle
Women's Safe Shelter, Swift Current
Shelwin House, Yorkton
The Lighthouse North Battleford
Waskoosis Safe Shelter, Meadow Lake
Wichihik Iskwewak Safe House, Regina
Lloydminster Men's Shelter,
YWCA of Regina - My Aunt's Place
YWCA of Regina - Kikinaw Residence
Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre ,
Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation & Whitecap Dakota First Nation

2019 Grant Recipients

Blaine Lake Composite School
Ignite Adult Learning Corporation, Regina
Angels4Warmth, Regina
Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, North Battleford
CHEP Good Food Inc., Saskatoon
Prairie Valley School Division, Fort Qu’Appelle
Southwest Quilters Guild, Swift Current
Riverside Public School, Prince Albert
Caroline Robins Community School, Saskatoon
Empty Stocking Fund Inc., North Battleford
Prince Albert and District Community Service Centre Inc.
Biggar and District Family Centre Inc.
Fort Qu’Appelle Elementary Community School
Al Ritchie Community Association, Regina
Central Urban Metis Federation, Inc., Saskatoon
Nipawin Oasis Community Centre Cooperation Ltd., Nipawin
Regina Transition House
Piwapan Women’s Centre, La Ronge
Oxbow Emergency Support Program
Crocus Cooperative, Saskatoon
Family Resource Centre, Swift Current & Maple Creek
North Central Family Centre, Regina
Westview Community Public School, Prince Albert
Canadian Metal Health Association, Regina Branch
Shelwin House – Yorkton Women in Need Inc.
SaskAbilities, Regina
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster
Fort Qu’Appelle Community Outreach Management Centre
Eston ’95 Lions Club
The Lighthouse Supported Living, Saskatoon
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
Town of Eatonia Recreation & District Board
Prairie Piecemakers Quilters’ Guild Inc., Regina
Gravelbourg Girl Guides
The Salvation Army North East Circuit, Melfort
Muscowpetung Education Centre
All Nations Hope Network, Regina
Wheatland Regional Facility, Rosetown

2018 Grant Recipients

Assiniboia Seventh Avenue School Community Council
Battlefords District Food & Resource Centre, North Battleford
Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, North Battleford
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lloydminster
Biggar & District Family Centre
Canadian Mental Health Association Regina Branch
Carlton Comprehensive High School, Prince Albert
Caroline Robins Community School, Saskatoon
Crocus Co-op, Saskatoon
Fort Qu’Appelle Community Outreach
Hudson Bay Family and Support Centre
Lloydminster Native Friendship Centre
Mittens for Wendy, Saskatoon
Nipawin Oasis Community Centre
North Central Family Centre, Regina
Oxbow Emergency Support Program
Prairie Peacemakers Quilters’ Guild, Regina
Preeceville School Breakfast Care
Prince Albert and District Community Service Centre
Salvation Army Kindersley Extension Unit
SaskAbilities, Regina
Saskatoon Community Foundation/CTV Saskatoon
Southwest Quilters Guild, Swift Current
Town of Grenfell
Wadena Food Bank Association
Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association, Moose Jaw
Westview Public School, Prince Albert
Yorkton Friendship Centre

2017 Grant Recipients

Battlefords District Food & Resource Centre, North Battleford
Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation, North Battleford
Biggar & District Family Centre Inc.
Calling Lakes Branding Committee, Fort Qu’Appelle
Canadian Mental Health Association, Regina Branch
EGADZ Youth Centre, Saskatoon
Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Family Resource Centre, Swift Current
Hudson Bay Family & Support Centre
La Loche Foodbank
Mobile Crisis Services Inc., Regina
Prairie Hospice Inc., Saskatoon
Regina Food for Learning
Regina Transition House
Regina Work Preparation Centre
Salvation Army, Kindersley
Saskatoon Friendship Inn
Saskatoon Open Door Society
The Lighthouse Supported Living Inc., Saskatoon
United Way of Regina
Wadena Food Bank Association
Watrous & District Food Bank

Tune-Up Assistance Program (TAP)

With the support of SaskEnergy Network Members, we help low-income homeowners tune up their furnace before winter.

Recipients receive a free hands-on furnace examination and maintenance service free-of-charge. They also receive a carbon monoxide detector and two furnace filters for a total program value of $250.

Regular maintenance of your home heating system reduces the risk of costly repairs in the future and carbon monoxide in the home. Our 2019 program helped 400 homeowners in 31 communities.

Goals for KidSport™

Our collaboration with SaskEnergy Network Members and the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) raises money for KidSport Saskatchewan. KidSport helps youth participate in sport by reducing the financial pressure often associated with accessing sport activities.

SaskEnergy Network Members donate $20 to KidSport for every home goal scored by an SJHL team. In six seasons, more than $136,000 has been raised.

To further recognize the many volunteers and achievements of community sport initiatives, the following awards are given:

  • The KidSport Cup goes to the Saskatchewan SJHL team who scores the most home goals in the season
  • A Volunteer Champion Award goes to the person on each SJHL team who shows the most dedication and support for their team

On average, KidSport provides $200 per child in funding. Over the past 20 years, we are proud to help raise $1.3 million.

Community Engagement

Sometimes helping people is about creating access to programs and services. Our community engagement program supports many different organizations in promoting mental health awareness and to provide access to sport, arts and cultural programming. Examples of organizations we support include:

  • Carmichael Outreach
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Salvation Army (Saskatchewan locations)

Employee Giving

Our employees are leaders in giving back to their community either through work-led initiatives or through personal contributions. Corporate fundraising events occur to create awareness and to contribute to causes that have the greatest impact within the community. For over 20 years, employees across the province help promote and raise funds for the United Way.

The United Way brings together organizations and individuals to share ideas and provide solutions to current challenges within the community.