Authentic Indigenous Engagement
Our community is strongest when everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Inclusion of the Indigenous community and respect for their culture, traditions and governance structures is a fundamental value of United Way of Saskatoon and Area.
Indigenous peoples continue to be over-represented in statistics related to homelessness, poverty, school readiness, and experiences of racism and discrimination. For our city to improve the quality of life for everyone, we need to ensure that community services are designed and delivered with our local people and priorities in mind. By authentically engaging the Indigenous community in decision making, United Way can become more responsive and effective towards achieving better outcomes in the areas of housing, employment, early years education, and health services. Visit our website for more details on our journey towards reconciliation.
100% of Indigenous youth participating in youth theatre programs demonstrated improved life skills through the development of confidence and cultural identity.
Support of Aboriginal children and youth through recreational, social, and cultural after school
1,319 individuals participated in cultural programming, including Aboriginal language and traditional parenting classes.
Learn more about Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference.