Community partners & stories
Celebrating our partners and their stories
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.
Financial literacy is a critical life skill and one of the key focus areas of our Community Investment Program. Through our partnership with Foundations, 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.
We were excited to support one of our own, Nicole Westerlund, VP Member & Community Engagement, on her STARS mission. Nicole was flown to a remote Saskatchewan location and had to raise $50,000 to earn a flight back to civilization. Conexus matched $15,000 of her donations for this critical emergency service in our province.
With the Conexus Credit Union Family Amenities Fund, parents and caregivers have the opportunity to apply for aid in coping with both the day-to-day and unexpected costs of having a child stay at the Children’s Hospital, including items such as travel and parking costs, meal vouchers, and grocery needs. This family-centred program offers a tangible solution to the stressors imposed on families of sick and injured children.
This committed community group is working to establish a dedicated hospice for Moose Jaw and the surrounding area to provide compassionate, holistic care to people with a terminal illness nearing their end of life. This contribution will assist in alleviating the strain and costs to medical, long-term and palliative hospital care.
From its early days of combating the tuberculosis epidemic to today’s COVID-19 pandemic, Lung Saskatchewan 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.
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.
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.
For over 50 years, BBBS SK has provided mentoring programs to children and youth in our province. Through the three-year partnership, we're proud to provide the meaningful support needed to assist BBBS SK in achieving its mission of enabling life-changing mentoring relationships that ignite the power and potential in young people in our province. The funding will provide 100 new mentees across Saskatchewan with impactful mentoring relationships.
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.
The new centre, to be completed in 2023, will provide wrap-around services in a trauma-informed community environment, a consolidated hub for women and families to access professional services in a safe and efficient manner. Within the Centre for Women and Families, the Conexus Outreach Centre will provide Regina’s most vulnerable populations access to educational programs, resources and education that empowers them to build a sustainable future and access to a more permanent housing solution.
Oxford House Saskatchewan provides housing to people who have recently left addictions treatment and that require safe and sober living conditions while they integrate themselves back into the community. The fifth house in Saskatoon is designated as a women’s house providing sorely needed housing to women in addictions recovery.
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.
The Aquatic Centre is the only indoor pool for 150 km and with the structure to the point that if major refurbishment didn’t take place, the community would soon lose the pool permanently. Conexus contributed $20,000 to the project so families could continue to enjoy the facility for many years ahead.
Conexus is contributing $8.25 million in direct support to support the university's plans to revitalize the College Avenue Campus together with additional space, mechanical upgrades and amenities to help restore Darke Hall.
Village of Chaplain Pool Roof
Moose Jaw, Prince Albert & Lac La Ronge Pride