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Community Involvement

Community Investment

Through its Community Investment Policy, SaskWater supports Saskatchewan communities by providing sponsorships of cash or in-kind contributions and donations of cash or promotional items.

SaskWater will consider investing in activities that represent the greatest impact possible. Sponsorships and donations may be provided to provincial activities, customer communities, potential SaskWater customer communities, or to organizations located in communities where SaskWater employees live and work. Support is considered and categorized in the following areas: Partnership, Community Enhancement, Environment/Sustainability and First Nations/Diversity.

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are where SaskWater and its partners collaborate in pursuit of shared goals, resulting in mutual benefit. A sponsorship consists of a cash or in-kind contribution, given in exchange for an equivalent degree of benefit or recognition.

Donations

SaskWater donates to Saskatchewan communities by contributing cash in support of events, activities or programs that are important to those communities. Cash donations are considered to be purely philanthropic, where SaskWater expects no significant benefit or recognition in return.

Promotional Items

SaskWater’s presence in Saskatchewan communities is visibly promoted through donations of promotional items that feature the SaskWater logo. Promotional item donations are considered to be purely philanthropic, where SaskWater expects no significant benefit or recognition in return.

In 2020-21, SaskWater provided Community Investment support to 28 events in 20 communities across the province.

Eligibility Criteria

SaskWater’s Community Investment budget is allocated for the support of SaskWater customer communities. Exceptions may by made at SaskWater’s discretion.

  • The sponsorship of cash or in-kind contributions, donation or promotional items should directly benefit a Saskatchewan community or communities.
  • All cash funds must be used in Saskatchewan and used within 18 months of the date of receipt, or returned to SaskWater if not used. 
  • Political parties or activities, candidates, organizations or lobby groups;
  • Religious organizations or events;
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or lifestyle;
  • Individuals pursuits;
  • Third party funding organizations (such as professional telephone solicitors or private charitable foundations);
  • The purchase of advertising space in event programs;
  • Funding for publications or video productions;
  • Sports teams or music groups—with the exception of modest assistance for a local fundraising event (i.e. raffle item); or
  • For-profit organizations.
  • Signage;
  • Logo placement in brochures or advertisements before/after the event;
  • Tickets;
  • A corporate table;
  • Keynote or other speaking opportunities for SaskWater officials;
  • Conference registrations for SaskWater employees;
  • Delegate materials;
  • Tradeshow exhibit; or 
  • Tent display.
Application for
Sponsorships, donations & promotional items
Brief description, levels of sponsorship/recognition, how sponsorship or promotional items are used.
Sponsorship, in-kind contribution, cash donation