Show your Local Love and help the most vulnerable in Saskatoon and Area as we respond to COVID-19.

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Our local community is at its best when we support each other and work to keep everyone safe and cared for.

Today we are calling on you for your compassion, strong sense of local love, and urgent support to help individuals affected by COVID-19.
 
The Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19 is a group of more than 120 local organizations and agencies that have pivoted their work to the response for the most vulnerable. This group is a hub of community expertise in service delivery, and we are proud to be a part of mobilizing collaborative funding that is equitable, distributed swiftly, and is nimble as we face new challenges as the situation changes.
 
As members of this group, United Way of Saskatoon and Area and Saskatoon Community Foundation joined together to start the Saskatoon COVID-19 Community Response Fund to help those that need it the most during this time.

How will funds be used?

As the impact of COVID-19 on our community grows, so does the demand for resources. The donations raised through this fund will ensure agencies on the ground can continue their critical work in this time of need. The fund will support vulnerable populations at greatest risk including the elderly, those experiencing mental health and addiction issues, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, newcomers to our community, and others that may be impacted by this public health crisis. We also know this is an evolving situation, so we will be working diligently with our community partners to continue to monitor this situation and respond in the most effective manner.

Together we can keep our community strong.

What can we do?

Donate now to help vulnerable people in Saskatoon and area access the supports and services they need during this extraordinary time. 

Together, we can flatten the curve, ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our communities and its most vulnerable citizens.

Your gift means our community’s story is one of the human spirit, where no one is left behind. Thank you for your generosity. 

When you give to the Saskatoon COVID-19 Community Response Fund, you will help provide:

Basic Needs

Ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food.

Capacity for community services

Ensure that community partners can continue to do their vital local work.

Mental health
support

Enable crisis lines and system navigation services.

Support for
volunteers

There are amazing people rallying to support others. They need our help too.

As the situation changes, United Way and Saskatoon Community Foundation will work with our community partners to adapt.

Where to find help

We recognize the impact that the pandemic will have on individuals in the weeks and months ahead. Please contact 211 to be connected to supports and services in your area.

211 Saskatchewan is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects you to services and supports in the province via telephone, text, or web chat including a searchable website with other 5,000 listings available in over 175 languages including 17 Indigenous languages.

Frequently Asked Questions

United Way of Saskatoon and Area and Saskatoon Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund is opened to funds from everyone, from individuals to corporations and foundations.

Funding will be distributed equitably and swiftly. Funds raised will be disbursed based on local needs identified by the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Response group.

Vulnerable people in Saskatoon and Area are those who are the most vulnerable to the virus and those whose livelihood is impacted by this public health situation including the elderly, those experiencing mental health and addiction issues, persons with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, newcomers to Canada, and others that may be identified by this public health crisis.

As the situation evolves the number of vulnerable people in our community will grow. As this extraordinary time passes it is important that as a community we come together and show Local Love to everyone.

Yes, you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. For any questions or concerns regarding your tax receipt please contact: office@unitedwaysaskatoon.ca

Please contact 211 to be connected to supports and services in your area.

211 Saskatchewan is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects you to services and supports in the province via telephone, text, or web chat including a searchable website with other 5,000 listings available in over 175 languages including 17 Indigenous languages.

If it’s an emergency, please call 911.

Thank you for your support. This response fund is in addition to the regular operations of United Way of Saskatoon and Area and is intended to provide an efficient and coordinated local opportunity to support individuals and organizations in Saskatoon that have been directly impacted by COVID-19.

Front line organizations in the community play a vital role in keeping the most vulnerable safe from COVID-19. As well, many community organizations may be  affected by the economic impact of COVID-19 on the community. Saskatoon Community Foundation is collecting your feedback to understand how we can support community organizations through this challenging time.

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If you’re able, please give generously today.

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For general questions and additional information, contact us!
Nicole Mulenga-WooSaskatoon COVID-19 Community Response Fund