Youth Advisory Council

A Little About YAC

The Saskatoon Community Foundation partners with youth between the ages of 13 and 19 to participate on our Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The program is intended to teach youth about philanthropy in their community and learn more about various charities in Saskatoon.

By volunteering one (or two) hours per week, YACs meet to:

  • Learn more about charitable giving
  • Visit local charities
  • Create grant application forms
  • Manage donation requests
  • Plan and host a grant ceremony

Not only does participating on a Youth Advisory Council help students develop leadership skills, they will also gain valuable experience working through a charitable granting process, event planning, social media management and peer networking.

The Saskatoon Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council is ideal for students who are interested in giving back to their community, looking to gain valuable experience in the not-for-profit sector, or who are applying for scholarships and would like to position themselves apart from other applicants.

To join, simply fill out the form JOIN YAC .

Want to check out some of the interesting initiatives that past YAC councils have participated in? Check it out on our Facebook page Youth Advisory Council at Saskatoon Community Foundation

Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES)

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will make its fifteenth round of grants in the spring of 2019. This years council has created their vision and preferred parameters for granting as such:

To lead change by understanding the needs of the community and making meaningful grants to charitable organizations in Saskatchewan.

Healthy Living

  1. Social Inequalities
    • Education access and support
    •  Teen & single parent programming
  2. Mental and Physical health
    • Access to sports for all
    • Mental health supports
  3. Social Well Being
    • Learning & sharing between cultures
    • Financial education and job skills

Applications must have a primary focus of children & youth participants.  Applications outside of our focus area will be accepted and considered



The deadline for applications is March 6st 2019 at 5:00pm.