Youth Volunteer Program

The Youth Volunteer Program engages youth between the ages of 11-18 to donate volunteer hours to serve for not-for-profit organizations in many practical and useful ways. This program builds active and responsible citizenship and many of the young people contribute hundreds of hours in a year to assist these not-for-profit groups around the city. Youth work for minimum of 10 hours over the course of the summer under the supervision of team leaders.

Volunteering is a great way for youth to get involved in their community, meet new people and make a difference in the lives of others. Youth get a chance to:

  • do volunteer service around Saskatoon that is challenging, rewarding and educational
  • develop important job-related skills
  • develop leadership potential
  • meet other kids and have fun

Declaration Program

Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon Declarations are signed by government agencies, businesses and community organizations. The declarations are displayed publicly to express each group's intentions to promote the well being of children and youth within their sphere of care. Organizations are encouraged to evaluate themselves for child and youth friendliness, and to commit to a new child and youth friendly initiative.

Recognizing the equal and inalienable right of all people to the fundamental rights of freedom, justice and peace, and that:

  • everyone is entitled to these rights, regardless of age, race, colour, creed or other status
  • young people are entitled to special care and assistance in assuming their rightful place in society
  • all people should be responsible owners of their community, and share responsibility for the well-being of children and youth in their community

and, recognizing that;

  • a child and youth friendly community is one in which all young people are safe, secure, nurtured, honoured and valued
  • all young people can contribute and the significance of their contribution will be recognized
  • all young people need opportunities to develop a sense of responsibility and ownership over their actions

Children's Champion Award

Please join us to honour our 2016 Children’s Champion, Bob Pringle.

Bob was appointed Saskatchewan’s third Children’s Advocate in 2010. Over the past 38 years, Bob has been extensively involved with delivering services to the public. He has worked with First Nations and Métis peoples, as a Social Worker, Manager and Minister of Social Services, and has been involved with leadership roles with community agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, the Saskatoon Food Bank, Cosmopolitan Industries, the Saskatchewan Association of Community Living and the Saskatoon Housing Community.

We hope you will join us in honouring Mr. Pringle.

Former recipients of the Children's Champion Award include:

  • Mike McDonald
  • Dr. Erica Bird
  • Dr. Maryam Mehtar & St. Mary's Pediatric Clinic
  • George Rathwell & Bev Hanson
  • Phoebe Voigts
  • Diane Selby
  • Brenda Baker
  • Lynda McLean-Woodward
  • Sue Delanoy
  • Deborah Parker-Loewen