In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
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ShelterBox delivers the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster. Each disaster is different, and so is every community. They don’t believe that one size is all, so they make considered assessments to provide the exact support that gives people the hope and the power to transform their own lives.
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Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect Program is committed to creating a rich learning environment, with sustainable schools and the hope for a brighter future for children in Guatemala. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity to children in challenging environments through promoting literacy and education. 

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Nepal Literacy Program

One of our new members Prem Sharma is from Nepal and proposed this project. The project is for our Club to sponsor a meal program in Janachetana Primary School, a rural school in the mountains of Nepal. Nepal is a country with a caste system. It is generally a poor country but the people in the lowest caste - the so-called ‘untouchables’ - experience particular hardship.
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Joy’s Centre

Twenty years ago, Joy Kagira was very busy in her village in SouthWest Uganda looking after 69 orphans and vulnerable children in addition to her own 12 children. She could never have dreamed that her big heart would result in a place named after her that is not only flourishing but has recently received leadership and financial assistance from Rotarians in Saskatoon and around the world so that her work could be expanded and continued. Here is a glimpse into how it happened.
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Becus Scholarships

The purpose of Becas Scholarship Program is to provide the children of very poor families in the Puerto Vallarta area with the chance of a good education thus enabling them to have a better standard of living than has been available to most of their families.
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Hope for Malawi

In 2008, Elaine and Peter Zakreski from Saskatoon vacationed in five African Countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa. As they travelled through these countries they marvelled at the spectacular waterfalls, dramatic landscape, animals and beauty of the country.
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The Salvation Army Bethany Home

The Salvation Army Bethany Home is a transitional residence for teenage girls 13-18 years of age.  Many of the residents are at risk in their own homes or in the community; they may be experiencing issues surrounding addictions, abuse, difficulty in school, and/or illegal activities.
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Friendship Inn

Vulnerable people find safe sanctuary at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, a community centre that evolved from a soup kitchen. The Inn has created a welcoming environment by committing to being responsive and compassionate, and to fostering a sense of belonging among children, youth and adults who experience poverty, with a no-questions-asked policy.
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Sask Polytechnic Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon has funded scholarships at Sask Polytechnic since 2004, donating over $24,000 since that time.  We are currently awarding one scholarship in the Early Childhood Education Diploma program, and one in the Disability Support Certificate program.
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
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St John Ambulance Therapy Dogs

The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program builds on our proud tradition of community service by bringing the benefits of pet companionship to both children and adults that are hospitalized, adults residing in long term care facilities, children struggling with reading, adult and child victims of trauma and crime, students stressed from school challenges and individuals in homeless shelters. 
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The Restorative Action Program

In 2002, staff, students and administrators at Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon began to address violence, intimidation and bullying that had escalated to the point that it was affecting everyone. Attendance, academic performance, school dropout, and the school culture had been negatively impacted. School suspensions were not effective, and it was time to find a proactive approach that would benefit the 1,600 students, staff and surrounding community.
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Adventures in Technology

The five Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon and Rotaract are again pleased to present a very exciting and rewarding opportunity for selected high school students across Western Canada.  ADVENTURES IN TECHNOLOGY will involve up to 37 high school students (32 from out of own) in an intense four and one-half day exploration of advanced technology, research, development and applications.
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2021 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner

An Evening with The Lieutenant Governor of SaskatchewanService: A Responsibility and a Privilege

Join the Restorative Action Program and the Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 as we pay tribute to the Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie Services West at the 2021 Rotary Badge Shield Star Dinner.

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Rotateller November 30, 2020 Mr. Graham D Pearson 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Rotateller September 17, 2018 Graham D. Pearson PHF 2018-09-19 06:00:00Z 0


At the Zone District Conference, Hartford, CT the week of October 17, 2017; the Rotary Club of Saskatoon was awarded the 2016/2017 Zone 24 West Public Image Award for the promotion of the Club’s Centennial on August 17, 2017. 
PUBLIC IMAGE AWARD Vic Dubois PHF 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on May 15, 2017
The Need
Parents and care givers with teen girls are far too familiar with the troubling way girls bully each other. Toxic relationships between teen girls disrupt communities and have the potential of creating long term impacts that damage the emotional and social wellbeing of girls. What is needed is programming targeted at reducing and eliminating the ‘drama’ girls experience in their relationships.
The Project – a project for women funded by Rotary Women
RAP is offering the NO MORE DRAMA project. This important project supports girls (and youth who identify as a girl) to reduce bullying and relational aggression in their relationships. The project provides girls with a safe and supportive environment to help them learn how to have healthy relationships. Ultimately, this project will help young girls to become the best version of themselves.
RAP - NO MORE DRAMA Winston G. Blake BA, MA, C. Med 2017-05-15 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Mar 01, 2017
This is an exciting new project growing directly out of our RAP project.
“The Saskatoon Restorative Action Program Inc. (RAP) undertakes a number of projects each year to provide leadership opportunities for youth in our RAP schools.
This year, RAP has partnered with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) to have students teach seniors how to use technology.
RAP's SENIORS TECH BUDDY PROGRAM Paul Gauthier MPH 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Feb 27, 2017
The Restorative Action Program (RAP) began as a request from a Saskatoon high school, Mount Royal Collegiate, to one Rotary Club in 2002 to support and work with youth who needed help in addressing issues such as conflict, bullying and crime. Through the leadership exhibited by Rotary, the community gained a new perspective on how to support youth facing these issues. Rotary became the glue that cemented partnerships from the community. These partners helped to create and develop a program that builds social capacity so that all youth experience a better quality of life.
RAP OVERVIEW Jack Brodsky MPH 2017-02-27 06:00:00Z 0


Posted on Feb 06, 2017

After close to 40 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.  
Learn how you can help at this web page 

LEARN MORE ABOUT POLIO ERADICATION Gordon Menuz MPH 2017-02-06 06:00:00Z 0


Posted by Wayne Palmer on Sep 21, 2016
Mexico, as a country, has a poverty rate of approximately 40% or 50 million people. As a result, families struggle to provide food for their children so they cannot afford to have their children go to school beyond the basic primary (primaria) school. Without financial assistance, children often are required to go to work once they have completed grade six to contribute to the family. This fosters a cycle of poverty because children, through necessity, have to work instead of pursuing a higher education to provide them with an opportunity to improve their standard of living.
PROGRAMA de BECAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Wayne Palmer 2016-09-21 06:00:00Z 0