Yorkton & District Community Foundation Annual General Meeting
Tuesday March 28, 2023, 11 am – 12 pm
Ravine Room, main floor of the Gallagher Centre, Yorkton, SK
The third Annual General Meeting of the Yorkton & District Community Foundation will be held in person on March 28, 2023 at 11 am. Your interest and support of this volunteer-led community foundation is greatly appreciated and we sincerely hope you will save time on your calendar to attend.
The AGM is expected to last approximately one hour. Agenda items include:
Please notify us by email to email@example.com if you plan to attend so that meeting information can be forwarded to you prior to the meeting.
Yorkton and District Community Foundation (YDCF) is working with community foundations across Canada to provide funding to local charities and non-profit organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund, a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada.
The fund is a $400 million investment from the government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. Eligible organizations include non-profit organizations, Indigenous governing bodies and registered charities in Canada.
Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is February 21.
Since the early phases of the pandemic, charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools as part of adapting and modernizing their operations.
Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable these organizations to invest in their own organizational capacity to:
As a result, these organizations will be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services they provide.
The fund is being administered through three national funders: Community Foundations of Canada including YDCF; the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, who are working together with their combined national reach and local expertise to deliver the fund from coast to coast to coast.
Those applying may apply only once for funding which will fall into three categories: investing in people, systems and processes and program and service innovation and redesign. The online application process includes the ability for applicants to determine which category applies to their project.
Local applicants may apply for projects that fall in any of the three categories, but only those in the systems and processes categories will be adjudicated by the YDCF. Applications for local projects must be for a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $100,000. YDCF has been allocated $210,000 for projects it will adjudicate.
“Yorkton & District Community Foundation makes it easy for local people to support the charities, communities, and causes important to the donor, and to do so in meaningful and lasting ways. This is our day-to-day role.” says Sharon Tropin, YDCF founding board member.
“By participating in the Community Services Recovery Fund we extend that role to bring this federal grants program to the grassroots of Canada to benefit local charities.”
A webinar will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1 pm CST to explain the program and its guidelines. This session will provide an insight into the Community Services Recovery Fund, its eligibility criteria, timelines and next steps. It will also include information about filling out an application.
Click to register for the webinar
In May 2022, Kia Communities in Motion announced nine charities and non-profits across the country selected to receive funding in the program’s inaugural year, including projects in Yorkton and Kamsack submitted by the Yorkton and District Community Foundation.
In December Kia Canada, in partnership with Community Foundations Canada (CFC), launched Kia Communities in Motion, a grassroots endeavour to invest $1.4 million over four years to support local projects that are building inclusive communities through innovative programming that encourages movement.
Nine projects were selected from coast-to-coast-to-coast, including two in Yorkton and area, in one of which the Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours (SIGN) is a partner and beneficiary.
Bridging Service Collaborative, a program of SaskAbilities and SIGN assists those in crisis situations through supports such as overnight accommodation, access to emergency food or emergency transportation.
In its inaugural year, Kia Communities in Motion worked with five foundations across the country, using their knowledge of grassroots organizations and the needs of their local communities to select charities and non-profits that drive innovation and movement in their communities. The Yorkton District Community Foundation was one of those five. Others were located in Windsor-Essex ON, Nova Scotia, Penticton and Montreal.
The Bridging Service Collaborative has been assisting individuals who face challenges leading to exclusion, lack of safety and lack of basic needs being met.
This story appears on the SIGN website. Read the full story including real life success stories in Yorkton and region.
Grants for 2022 announced at AGM
Growing Together supports Foundation
TD Bank supports SIGN youth program
Legacy Co-op makes longterm commitment
Baker Tilly SK LLP makes donation to endowment fund
The 2020 annual report (video format)
The family of Gene Krepakevich, longtime Yorkton educator and community advocate, beloved husband of Gladys, sadly announced his passing Saturday, September 9, 2022 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 85 years of age.
In the past two years Gene and Gladys set up the Krepakevich Fund for Families with the Yorkton and District Community Foundation to provide annual grants to a local charity for projects that support families in need.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Yorkton & District Community Foundation Inc. for the Krepakevich Fund for Families (c/o Box 304 Yorkton, SK S3N 2W1) are requested by the family.
Donation form to be completed and sent to Box 304 Yorkton, SK S3N 2W1
Donations to our endowment funds
generate funds each and every year...forever,
to support local causes that matter to you. Donations of any size are welcomed.
Several years ago a group of caring people from the Yorkton area noted that there were many wonderful charities doing good work, but with no coordinated way to tell people of the needs in the community and how to direct donations to the charities that can address those needs.
Yorkton and area was missing a community foundation.
On March 21, 2019, Yorkton & District Community Foundation, Inc. (YDCF) became a registered charitable public foundation operating under the laws and regulations governing charities in Canada, and recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency.
YDCF is not meant to replace any existing fundraising bodies in the district, but seeks to augment the resources available to local charities and secure funds for the current and future needs of the community.
We are part of a worldwide movement of community foundations whose objective is to help build stronger and more vibrant communities. In Canada we are a part of Community Foundations of Canada, a network of almost 200 community foundations from coast to coast to coast who work with donors to identify the causes and community they wish to support.
We work with charities in our communities to identify local needs and to advocate for social change;
We work with donors who wish to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the well-being of their community;
We support charitable organizations that provide programs and services to our communities.
Yorkton and District Community Foundation Inc.
Box 304 Yorkton SK Canada S3N 2W1 | E firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charitable Number 771575495RR0001
The Yorkton and District Community Foundation serves donors and charities in the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota, and the Métis Nation. We respect the treaties that are integral to the foundation of Canada and we are committed to honouring their spirit and intent. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of those who have lived on this land and commit to working and living in partnership with Indigenous peoples and nations in a spirit of respect, reconciliation, co‐operation and collaboration.
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