Emergency Food Basket

Hours: Mon-ThurS (8:30am-11:45am & 12:30pm-3:00pm); FRI (8:30am-11:45am)

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The Emergency Food Basket Program provides 2 to 3 days of emergency food for anyone in Saskatoon and area (a 50 km radius) in need.  A person can access a food basket once every 14 days.


Clothing Depot

The Clothing Depot is located at 223 Avenue B South.
Hours: Mon - Fri (9:00am-11:45am & 12:30pm-3:30pm)

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The Clothing Depot provides clothing, personal care items and other basic necessities for a small charge. Customers can shop at the Clothing Depot three times a week and purchase a large bag of clothes and three sundry items for $2.00.

 For more information please call 306.244.1236 to reach a staff member at the Clothing Depot or click here.


Counselling

CFS Saskatoon.PNG

No-cost counselling for low-income individuals is provided free of charge in partnership with CFS. Please call 306.664.6565 to book an appointment or click here to contact us. 

Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Walk-in appointments are welcomed every Monday.


Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

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Our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program begins on March 1, 2018! 

Visit us at 919 20th Street West
Monday-Friday from 10:30am-5:30pm. 

We are also open Saturdays in April, 10.30am-5.30pm.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides assistance for low-income individuals and families with simple tax situations. Taxpayers who may be eligible for assistance include:

  • Social assistance recipients
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Seniors
  • Status Indian tax exempt income

Last year, we helped over 7,000 people, filed over 4,800 tax returns, bringing in nearly $16.7 million dollars back into our community!

None of this is possible without our amazing volunteers, as well as 2018 program funders: the Community Initiatives Fund, Affinity Credit Union and Denison Mines. Thank you for all your time, support and resources. We're grateful to have partners like you.


    Creating Opportunities

    Working Together to Achieve your Employment and/or Education Goals

    Creating Opportunities works with individuals on the pre-employment spectrum to help them prepare for their future education/employment opportunities. The program offers two streams: The Literacy Program (for individuals wanting to upgrade their education) and the Workplace Experience Program (for individuals wanting hands-on work experience and training).

    Upcoming Program

    Our current Literacy Program session began on January 15, 2018.  

    Please call us at 306.664.6565 or stop by for more information.

    The Literacy Program

    • 3.5 Months

    • Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 2:30pm
    • Classroom setting
    • Improve literacy, numeracy and computer skills
    • Earn training certificates

     

    the Workplace experience program

    • 6 months
    • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:30pm
    • Gain hands-on work experience at the
      Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre
    • Receive Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)
    • One-on-one job coaching and training
    • Earn training certificates

      upcoming Program

      Our February 2018 session is currently full.  We're excited to have 14 new participants join our team.

      To be eligible for our Workplace Experience Program, participants must attend an information session. All information sessions will take place in the upstairs classroom at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre (202 Avenue C South). We look forward to seeing you at one of our Information Session in August 2018. 

      We would like to thank everyone that attended an information session. We were thrilled to see the in

      FoodFit

      FoodFit is a 12-week program developed by Community Food Centres Canada for low-income community members who experience barriers around healthy eating and physical activity but who are motivated to make lasting changes to their health. 

      Each class will focus on cooking healthy meals together, doing a 30 minute physical activity, and learning more about fitness and nutrition. 

      Upcoming dates for 2018:

      • Tuesday, May 22, from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • Wednesday, May 23, from 12:00pm-3:00pm
      • Tuesday, September 4, from 10:00am-1:00pm
      • Wednesday, September 5, from 12:00pm-3:00pm
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      For more information about this new program, please contact Chelsea, our FoodFit Facilitator, at 306-664-6565.