Community Initiatives Fund
The Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created by the Government of Saskatchewan through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act. CIF receives a portion of the net revenues from casinos Regina and Moose Jaw via the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and distributes those proceeds to support community-based projects throughout Saskatchewan. Since our establishment in 1995, we have distributed more than $148 million to over 400 communities across the province.
More than 10% of the province’s population, primarily children and youth, benefit annually from CIF’s support of these initiatives.
CIF is governed by a Board of eight appointed members who may serve up to two four-year terms. Bringing a broad range of knowledge, experience and regional perspectives, our Board, individually and collectively, is deeply committed to the wellbeing of Saskatchewan communities, and their oversight of the Fund is reflective of this commitment.
Operating at arms-length from government, the Board is accountable to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport for CIF’s performance. We work closely with the Ministry throughout the year to ensure Saskatchewan residents and communities are benefitting from CIF’s investments.