Features Overview

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Emergency Food Basket

202 Avenue C South (21st Street entrance)  I  306.664.656
Hours: Mon - Thurs (8:30am-11:45am & 12:30-3:00pm); Fri (8:30am-11:45am)

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.

To access an emergency food basket we ask that you show identification for all family members as well as something to show you are a resident of Saskatoon and area (a bill or rent receipt). Please let us know if you do not have any identification so we can accommodate your unique circumstance.

We recommend that you bring your own bags or boxes to transport your food home.


Clothing Depot

223 Ave. B South  I  306.244.1236
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-11:45am & 12:30pm-3:30pm

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. A couple more sundry items may be purchased for an additional $2.00. We ask that customers show their health cards each time they shop. If you are unable to show identification, please let us know so that we can accommodate your unique circumstance.


Creating Opportunities

The Creating Opportunities Strategy 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 up-grade their education) and the Workplace Experience Program (for individuals wanting hands on work experience and training).

Literacy Program

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

Upcoming Program: The next session of the Literacy Program will begin January 2018.  Please call us at 306.664.6565 or stop by for more information.

The Workplace Experience Program

  • 6 Months
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm
  • Gain hands-on work experience at the SFBLC
  • Receive Provincial Training Allowance (PTA)
  • One-on-one job coaching and training
  • Earn training certificates

The current program running September 2017 - February 2018 is full. Our next Workplace Experience Program will begin on March 2018. 

Interested participants must attend one information session before beginning the application process. Please check back for times of information sessions.


Counselling

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.


Volunteer Income Tax Program

Our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program has ended for the year. We will share the details for the 2018 program once all the details have been confirmed. 

This year we helped over 6000 people, filed over 5000 tax returns and brought over $16.2 million dollars back into our community!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the SFBLC Community Volunteer Income Tax Program this year! It was a huge success!

None of this would have been possible without our amazing volunteers, the Community Initiatives Fund and Affinity CU. Thank you for all for your time, support and resources. We're lucky to have partners like you!

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