Page 14 - SIGA Annual Report 2013

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At SIGA, one of our values speaks to the sharing of our land and sharing our resources. The guiding
principle, Wîtaskêwin, reminds us to give back to the communities where we live and operate.
SIGA’s community relations sponsorship program provides a $1.3M annual investment into charitable and
non-profit based organizations in Saskatchewan. SIGA continues to make a positive impact through its
investment in its targeted sectors. These sectors include education/training, health and well-being, sports
and recreation, business/tourism, and arts and culture. SIGA continues to make a difference in the quality
of life for the socially, physically and economically disadvantaged as well as those with special needs.
In 2012/2013, SIGA contributed to hundreds of community organizations, including Children’s Hospital
Foundation of Saskatchewan, Camp Circle O’ Friends, Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games, the Truth
and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan meetings, Indspire Awards (formerly National
Aboriginal Achievement Awards), Children’s Wish Foundation, Wicihitowin Foundation, Traveling Diabetes
Resource Program, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Spirit of Our Nations Cultural
Pow-Wow, Children’s Haven, Regina Symphony Orchestra Education and Outreach Program: Piapot Project
and Piapot Festival, Saskatchewan Abilities Council and many others.
Sponsorship Highlights:
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is the sole foundation responsible for fundraising
for the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. The new provincial hospital will serve children from
across the province, offering leading edge healthcare equipment and technology, research programs
and innovation, with a focus on family care. SIGA’s sponsorship reflects the third instalment of $100,000
toward a total commitment from SIGA of $500,000 for the creation of the Ante Partum Unit at the new
Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan.
This unit will provide care to women with complex obstetrical complications such as pre-term labour,
unstable diabetes, hypertension, medical induction of labour and miscarriages. The new children’s
hospital will benefit families, mothers and children from across the province for years to come.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan has existed since 1992. Their goal is to raise
awareness and funds for the children’s health care in our province. Saskatchewan and Prince Edward
Island are the only two provinces in Canada without a designated hospital for kids. The Royal University
Hospital in Saskatoon is a provincial referral centre for pediatric care and the demand for this type of
care is overwhelming.
Community Relations & Investment