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Our Work

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Has Three Priority Areas:

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Essential skills that help us understand, belong and contribute to our communities.

Our initiatives include:

Early Learner Tutor Program:

Intensive one-to-one support for struggling readers in grades one to three to help them progress to grade level reading

  • 273 students in 22 schools received support for reading in 2018-19.
  • 99% of students improved their reading level over 21 sessions in 7 weeks.

Summer Reading Camp:

Two-week day camps targeted students in grades one to three to boost literacy skills and help prevent learning loss over the summer.

  • 98% of students mastered new literacy skills during the camp.
  • 91% of attendees started the school year with a reading advantage gained at the camps.

Healthy Active Schools

Learning environments that promote physical activity and student wellness.

Our initiatives include:

Nutrien Food4Thought Nutrition Program:

School-based nutrition program to ensure vulnerable students have access to healthy breakfasts, snacks and lunches and give students the opportunity to grow and prepare nutritious foods.

  • 837,663 breakfasts, lunches and snacks were served to Saskatoon Public Schools students in the 2018-19 school year.
SaskMilk Nutrition Funding: 
Partnership with SaskMilk to ensure vulnerable students have access to essential, high-protein dairy products to sustain them throughout the school day. 
  • $65,000 distributed to 10 schools over 3 years. 

Empowering Innovation

Accelerating creativity in education and inspiring new opportunities for learning.

Our initiatives include:

Programs of Excellence Grants:

Financial supports for schools to test or scale innovative ideas and creative solutions that address challenges and opportunities impacting students.

  • $40,000 distributed to 10 schools for initiatives around literacy, healthy active schools and innovation in the 2018-19 school year.
  • $256,500 distributed over 6 years to 40 schools and SPS Education Centers 

Centres of Innovation:

SPS Foundation has proudly supported major projects, including the Cameco Centre of Excellence in Science and Mathematics, the Nutrien Eco-Science and Indigenous Learning Centre, and the Eye See Eye Learn Optometric Office. 

  • Over $40,000 covered in transportation costs for the Nutrien Eco-Science and Indigenous Learning Centre to transport over 11,000 students throughout 4 school years.