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 2022 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.

WHL/SJHL – Financial Literacy Program

Together with players from the Moose Jaw Warriors, Prince Albert Raiders, Regina Pats, Saskatoon Blades, La 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

Education

Amakon Women Empowerment Inc (AWE) – Curriculum Digitalization

AWE offers disadvantaged women and girls computer classes free of charge to help improve their chances of securing employment.  Funds provided by Conexus will assist with the digitalization of the curriculum to allow for online training for women across the province.

Boys & Girls Club of Saskatoon (BGC) - Parents Together Program

BGC’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. That now includes parents too.  The Parenting Program provides a safe and positive place for parents to learn, feel supported, receive mental health support and be connected to their community.

Dress for Success Regina – Professional Women’s Group (PWG) - Dress for Success Saskatoon - Women Empowering Women(WEW)

PWG and WEW invite Dress for Success clients to a free professional development community that empowers networking opportunities, builds their personal and professional development, and offers interactive skill-based workshops. Conexus employees 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 adult life, navigating available supports, promoting inclusion, and crisis resolution.

Ignite Adult Learning Corporation - Educational Courses

Conexus has been a longtime supporter of the great work being done by Ignite Adult Learning Corporation for continuing adult education.  Funding was provided to complete the next set of educational courses offered by the organization. 

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.

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 Saskatoon - 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.

Health Services

Health Services

Health Services

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.

Lumsden & District Dew Drop In  – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Machine Purchase

Portable AED machines save over 400 lives a year for those experiencing cardiac arrest.  To ensure the safety of its guests and community, a new AED was purchased for the centre. 

Lung Sask  – Caring Breaths Financial Assistance Program

From its early days of combating the tuberculosis epidemic to today’s COVID-19 pandemic, the Lung Sask continues to play a vital role to provide valuable education resources, research, support programs and more.  Funding provided by Conexus supports the Caring Breaths Financial Assistance Program which helps ease the financial burden that lung disease can bring to patients and their families.  Originally established to support lung transplants patients, the pandemic has presented significant opportunities to expand the impact to help supply masks, medical equipment, cover accommodations costs, rehab equipment and more.

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.

Rose Garden Hospice Assoc - Rose Garden Hospice

A new 10-bed hospice is being built in Prince Albert to provide compassionate, holistic care to people with a terminal illness nearing their end of life. This will be the third hospice in SK which will assist in alleviating the strain and costs to medical, long-term and palliative hospital care.

Synergy 8 Community Builders - Mobile Medical & Dental Bus

This non-profit fundraising group of Saskatoon businessmen, whose mission is to give back to the community, embarked on a goal to raise $3.4 million dollars to build the first of its kind in Canada mobile health bus.  Conexus’s funding supports the bus in travelling five days a week during the school year to seven First Nation communities that make up the Saskatoon Tribal Council with a mental health worker, dentist, dental assistant and paramedic on board. Over 1,400 kids, parents and elders in these communities will have direct access to these health services.

Food Security

Food Security

Food Security

Humboldt Community Soup Kitchen Inc – Feeding the Hungry

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.

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.

Regina Food Bank - Conexus Commercial Kitchen

The Conexus Commercial Kitchen is a major investment in food security, through cooking classes, pre-consumer food processing, healthy ready-to-cook meal preparation, and collaborative partnerships rooted in a shared commitment to fighting hunger. Partnership includes the delivery of the Personal Financial Management curriculum in-person and virtually, to empower healthy money habits that improve financial well-being.

Saskatoon Friendship Inn (SFI) - Fill the Plate Holiday Campaign

SFI serves two hot meals per day to thousands of the most vulnerable people in Saskatoon’s core neighborhoods. Conexus not only sponsored the campaign, but employees rolled up their sleeves and lent a hand with preparation and serving.

Shelter

Shelter

Shelter

Furrows & Faith Retirement Cooperative Ltd - Window Replacement

Cooperation among Cooperatives is a principle we live by.  When new windows were needed throughout the Villa for peace of mind, comfort and safety of the Villa's residents and staff, Conexus was happy to provide $10,000 towards this worthy project.

Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan - 80 Homes Across Saskatchewan

Conexus has pledged one million dollars to build 80 homes across the province over four years. The mission of Conexus Credit Union is to improve the financial well-being of their members and communities. There is a natural alignment with Habitat Saskatchewan’s mission of promoting homeownership to break the cycle of poverty.



Capital

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.

Abernethy Ag Society - Centennial Barn Repairs

With a commitment to care for and maintain one's heritage and with local support, funding was provided for repairs to the Society's Centennial Barn. The Barn is often used to host community events contributing to the economic stability of the community.

Town of Bethune - Splash Pad

Construction of a new Splash Pad will not only provide a cool place to go on those hot summer days, but will provide a gathering place for families to come together and socialize in Bethune. 

Southey & District Lions Club - Lions Park

The Club’s aim for this Park Project is to build a healthy community through activity for young and old.  Phase 1 of the park will be a multiuse pad for use as a skatepark, pickleball court and basketball along with a bike and walking track.  Phase 2 plans include campsite expansion.

Willow Bunch Rec Board – Artificial Ice Plant Project

Skating and curling rinks are a lifeline and hub for rural communities in the winter. They provide safe places for people to exercise, socialize and be part of a community contributing to their health and wellness both physically and mentally.  Replacing the skating rink plant and curling rink plant and combining them into one, a more efficient and cost saving system will help prolong the two facilities for years to come. 

Donations

Donations

Donations

Canadian Red Cross - Stronger Credit Union BC Flood Response

To support efforts to recover from devasting floods in British Columbia, a donation of $10,000 was made on behalf of our employees and members to the Stronger Credit Union BC Flood Response.

Community Investment Elves December Donations

In December, our Community Investment elves were spreading some cheer by providing $125,000 to 16 worthy organizations to support the work they do in our communities each day across the province. 

All Nations Hope Network Bethune First Responders
Canadian Red Cross - SK Branch Lemberg First Responders
Do More Ag SK Foundation Lumsden First Responders
John Howard Society of SK Lulu's Lodge Midale First Responders
Moose Jaw Riverside Mission Qu'Appelle First Responders
OUT Saskatoon RM Sarnia First Responders
Prairie Harm Reduction Rocanville First Responders
Stepping Stones Shelter YWCA Prince Albert Southey First Responders