Community Partners

At Conexus, we invest a large portion of our Community Investment Program funds into programs and initiatives that impact the lives of people across Saskatchewan.  Working alongside our community partners enables us to deliver on our purpose of improving the financial well-being of our members and our communities.   We are committed to not only provide funding but offer resources and the support of our dedicated employee volunteers to ensure successful outcomes while changing lives.

We have had the honour to support many amazing organizations over the years.  Read along and meet our 2020 community partners. 

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Allan Blakeney Adult Campus - Campus Connections

The Adult Campus aims to provide young adults, who have not completed high school, a program that will enhance post-secondary education and employment opportunities. Conexus has been supporting the Campus for over 15 years with curriculum goals related to finance.

Prince Albert Literacy Network – Financial Literacy Program

Facilitators at the Prince Albert Literacy Network delivered financial literacy workshops to individuals interested in learning about basic money management, the benefits of creating personal and family spending plans, and options for borrowing and saving. Their aim is to reduce economic vulnerability by providing these workshops to low literacy individuals who may not have the knowledge or skills to effectively manage their finances.

READ Saskatoon – Financial Empowerment of Saskatchewan

Financial literacy is a critical life skill and one of the key focus areas of our Community Investment Program. Through our partnership with READ Saskatoon, we’re able to extend our reach across the province to many individuals and families to educate and assist them on their journey to becoming financial well while also offering digital options.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan – Summer Drama Camps 

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan summer drama camps are facilitated by professional actors and Business of Fine Arts students, focused on teaching youth to hone their artistic craft. Conexus employees provide financial literacy presentations as part of the holistic approach for continuous education in theatre as a career choice.

WHL/SJHL – Financial Literacy Program

Together with players from the Saskatoon Blades, Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince Albert Raiders, Regina PatsLa Ronge Ice Wolves and the Humboldt Broncos, Conexus has brought financial literacy to elementary classrooms across the province.  Over 30 schools and 5000 kids have partaken in the program which includes the chance for students to win a $1,000 RESP.

Education

Education

EducationCudworth Public Library – Literacy Programming

Literacy not only enriches an individual's life, but it creates opportunities for people to develop skills that will help them provide for themselves and their family. Our donation to the library will help ensure local and surrounding communities have access to literacy resources for continuous learning.

Dress for Success Regina & Saskatoon– Professional Women’s Group 

The Professional Women’s Group program provides a network of professional women to mentor and provide ongoing professional development for women returning to the workplace. Conexus employees also volunteer their time to provide support through mentorship and financial literacy presentations.

Inclusion Saskatchewan – Prince Albert Chapter - Employee Education Transition Program

Inclusion Saskatchewan supports individuals with intellectual disabilities.  The Employee Education Transition program assists with finding employment, transitioning from high school to student life, navigating available supports, promoting inclusion, and crisis resolution.

Joe’s Place Youth Centre – Media Alliance Youth Work Skills Program

Joe’s Place is a youth centre found in Moose Jaw that provides a unique atmosphere and structured learning.
Through this program, teens acquire leadership and work skills by taking on the responsibility of planning, promoting, set up, coordinating and clean-up of Voltage, Saskatchewan’s largest chem-free event for teens.

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan – Anti Racism Education Programming 

To help foster equity and anti-racism education right here at home, we’ve contributed $10,000 to the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. It is just the first step and we are committed to doing more to ensure inclusiveness and betterment of our communities.

Saskatchewan Roughriders - Rider Reading Month

Rider reading month is a program that encourages reading, while making it fun.  Teachers have all month to highlight how they are “riderizing” their reading classes. Classrooms will be randomly chosen to receive a classroom visit by one of the roughrider players – who reads to the classroom. Every school who enters receives a prize package for each student, which includes literacy materials and games.

SOFIA House – Employment Program 

SOFIA House supports women and children who are fleeing domestic violence.  The employment program consists of education and certification programs promoting financial well-being through work and life skill programs and financial literacy setting them up for success.

United Way of Saskatoon & United Way of Regina – Summer Success Program

United Way’s goal is to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in their communities. The program offered at no cost, helps students maintain or improve their reading levels over the summer months. Nutritious meals and snacks, mini-excursions and books to take home are provided as well as a backpack full of school supplies to kick start their success in the fall.

Wakaw Public Library – Literacy Programming 

Literacy is at the heart of learning.  It plays an important role in determining a person’s life choices and opportunities.  Our donation will help ensure local and surrounding communities have access to literacy resources to build this important life skill.

WESK – Gender Entrepreneurship Gap in Saskatchewan

WESK is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs at every age, culture, stage and business dream. Entrepreneurs have access to unlimited appointments with a business advisor to help with writing a business plan, connecting with the right people, understanding the business industry and more.

Health Services

Health Services


With the nearest emergency department 50 minutes away, the people of Coronach depend on their ambulance service to be safe, reliable and trustworthy.  A contribution of $25,000 was donated towards the purchase of a new ambulance for the community.

Caring Hearts – Grief Camp

The Caring Hearts organization exists to enhance mental health healing through education and counselling for those dealing with grief and loss.  The Grief Camp helps children ages 6-16 develop healthy coping strategies, aiding in the development of strong mental health and wellness for the entire family.

Craik & District Golf Course – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Funding

Over 400 lives per year are saved by bystander application of an AED to those experiencing a cardiac arrest.  To ensure the safety of its guests and community, it was important for the Golf Course to have access to a second AED.  
 
Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital – Making Spirits Bright

Saskatchewan’s new maternal & children’s hospital is a special place for kids, moms-to-be and families.  The annual Making Spirits Bright holiday giving campaign raises money through online donations for key priorities for life saving equipment or supplies.  For every dollar donated, Conexus matches the funds up to $50,000.  

Mother Theresa Middle School – Mental Health and Resiliency Program

Mother Teresa Middle School aims to break the cycle of poverty among economically disadvantaged youth who face significant social and emotional challenges which creates barriers to learning.  The Mental Health and Resiliency Program pilot project is the first of its kind in Canada, leading education in the area of mental health.

NorthSask Special Needs Inc – Snoezelen Therapy Room

This organization has a dedicated a therapeutic space for individuals with cognitive disabilities.  The space will provide a calm and focused area so their clients can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others.

Thunder Creek Rehab Wakamow Manor – Mental Health & Addictions Adult Community Service

Wakamow Manor is a private rehabilitation facility located in Moose Jaw.  They provide safe withdrawal management, compassionate care, meals, individual rooms, and psycho-educational sessions so those dealing with mental health and addictions can focus solely on recovery.

Town of Southey – Southey Health Centre

With the nearest health services a half an hour away, a new accessible heath centre was need in order to keep this critical service in the community.  The facility will house space for two nurse practitioners, public health services, free walk-in counselling and laboratory services plus room for new health related programs.

Food Security

Food Security


The Humboldt Community Soup Kitchen feeds up to eighty people healthy and nutritious meals every day. Their vision is to ensure that no one goes hungry and no one is denied the opportunity or assistance to become self-sufficient.

Hunger in Moose Jaw – I Bought a Lunch

The I Bought A Lunch campaign is an annual fundraiser for Hunger in Moose Jaw.   All the proceeds from the campaign goes towards the Child Nutrition program which provides lunches for approximately 300 kids in Moose Jaw schools every day.

Lake Country Co-operative Association Ltd. – Feeding our Future

Feeding our Future is a food program, created by four local business owners, providing emergency lunches for students, who do not have one, at schools in Prince Albert.  The program has provided over 200,000 lunches since it began in December 2016.

Moose Jaw Food Bank – Better Together Food Drive

Every Halloween, hundreds of volunteers from all over the city and surrounding area, join in collecting more than 50,000 pounds of food. On average, the Food Bank serves 950 plus people each month. Pivoting to on-line donations due to COVID-19 in 2020 instead, ensured food was available to meet the increased demands.

Shelter

Shelter

ShelterMoose Jaw Women’s Transition Association Inc – Community Outreach Program

Saskatchewan has the highest rate of interpersonal and family violence across Canada.  The Moose Jaw Transition House has been providing shelter and outreach programming to families in the Moose Jaw-South Central Region since 1978 a much needed and critical service in the community.


Other

Community Capital Projects

Community Projects

Conexus Arts Centre
 
Conexus Arts Centre is a world class performing arts and theatre complex located in the heart of the Wascana Centre in Regina.  For the past 15 years and into the future, Conexus is proud to have its name associated with the Centre in support of arts and culture in Saskatchewan.

Jean Louis Legare Regional Park Authority – Willow Bunch Swimming Pool Project

Jean Louis Legare park authority was created in 1961. The community and local volunteers came together to make this park and golf course one of the top ten in southern Saskatchewan.  With the existing pool at the end of its life span, Conexus contributed to a new pool which families will be able to enjoy for many hot summers ahead.

Spy Hill & District Community Club – Spy Hill Community Building Renovation Project

For small communities, having an accessible facility to come together year-round to host events is essential. Contributing to the  renovation to consolidate to one multi-purpose location created efficiencies and created a sustainable business model

Town of Mossbank – Mossbank Community Hall Upgrades

Mossbank’s community hall is a place for community to gather.  The hall was in need of a facelift and some new flooring. Improvements such as this ensure the hall can continue to be a facility in their community for years to come.

Young Fire Department – Fire Department Training & Equipment

The Young Fire Department provides services to the Village of Young, RM of Morris, and surrounding areas. Conexus’ donation will provide first responders access to up-to-date training and assist with costs for repairs to the fire truck.

Community Endeavors

The annual community sponsored Gala raises funds to support 15 organization who promote youth development in Bethune & surrounding areas.  Sports celebrities & special guest speakers from the world of sports share inspirational, true life stories mixed with a few laughs to entertain audience members.  

Humboldt Regional Community Safety Inc. - Prevent Alcohol & Risk Related Trauma in Youth 
 
The aka P.A.R.T.Y. program is an injury prevention and safety education initiative targeted to youth and young drivers. By providing youth with real life examples of the impact of risky decisions, it equips them with knowledge that can be lifesaving resulting in reduced injuries and fatalities.

Humboldt Broncos - Broncos Memorial Golf Tournament

We are privileged to support the annual Memorial Golf Tournament organized as a way for the community to come together in remembrance of lives lost and healing after the Broncos hockey team was involved in a deadly crash on April 6, 2018. Ten Legacy Awards have been created and awarded annually with the funds raised each year in their honor.

Prince Albert Catholic Family Services – Theo Fleury Presentation

Prince Albert Catholic Family Services assists individuals and families with building strengths and finding positive ways to understand and act when faced with life challenges.  One way to take action was by opening a channel for discussing mental health with a presentation from Theo Fleury.  Due to COVID-19 this presentation had to be postponed to 2021.

Donations

Donations

Canadian Red Cross - Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund

Canadians were shocked and saddened by the tragic events that unfolded on April 18-19, 2020, in Nova Scotia.  The Red Cross responded, working closely with the Government and law enforcement in response to the tragedy.  Conexus along with many Saskatchewan Credit Unions donated to the Fund to help meet immediate and longer-term needs of the families and communities devastated by this event.

The Circle Project Association Inc – Conexus AGM Vote and Give

Since 1988, the Circle Project has engaged and worked with the Aboriginal community, helping them access education and employment.  The Circle Project was selected as the 2020 recipient for the Conexus Vote & Give program, where $1 per director election and annual general meeting member participation is donated to a selected charity or non-profit organization.