Raise-a-Reader Funding Supports Literacy in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Literacy Network invites your organization to apply for funding from the 2011 Leader-Post (for southern communities) or The StarPhoenix Raise-a-Reader campaign (for northern communities). The purpose of the Raise-a-Reader campaign is to raise awareness and funds to support family literacy programs and initiatives in Saskatchewan. Deadline for funding for applications for 2011 is now closed. The upcoming deadline for Raise-A-Reader proposals for 2012 projects is October 31st, 2012.

Please go to this link for more information: Raise-A-Reader

SaskSmart Innovation Fund (SSIF)

The SaskSmart Innovations Fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Saskatchewan communities to create innovative and sustainable ways to address their literacy needs. Two types of funding are available: Expression of Interest and Community Literacy Plan.

For more information, see our SSIF page

Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations (CDCs) were created under the 2002 Gaming Framework Agreement signed between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Government of Saskatchewan.

The CDCs consider applications for funding from First Nations and non-First Nations organizations located in communities surrounding each casino for initiatives in the following areas: economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreational facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

There are five Community Development Corporations, with contact information as follows:

Bear Claw Community Development Incorporated P.O. Box 992 WHITEWOOD SK S0G 5C0 Phone:  (306) 696-3160

BATC Community Development Corporation 971 – 104th Street NORTH BATTLEFORD SK S9A 4B2 Phone: (306) 446-1400 Website:

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation #200 – 335 Packham Avenue SASKATOON SK S7N 4S1 Phone: (306) 956-6100 Fax: (306) 956-6141 Website:

Northern Lights Community Development Corporation P.O. Box 2350 PRINCE ALBERT SK S6V 6Z1 Phone: (306) 953-7200

Painted Hand Community Development Corporation 500 Broadway Street West YORKTON SK S3N 0P2 Phone: (306) 782-1525

Other possible funding sources: 

 Saskatchewan Literacy Network website


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