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2014 SIGA’S SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The SIGA First Nation Scholarship Program provides incentive to First Nation individuals to pursue education
and continued learning in academic areas considered to be vital to the continued success of First Nations
employment in Saskatchewan.
Since the programs’ inception in 2009, the SIGA First Nation Scholarship
Awards have provided First Nations students with either a
$1,000, $2,500
or $5,000
scholarship to pursue post-secondary education.
In 2014 SIGA partnered with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and with the help
of a
$50,000
matching provincial grant was able to provide
$100,000
in scholarships to SIIT students.
This partnership and SIGA’s own
$40,000
scholarship meant that
$140,000
was awarded in scholarships
last year. In total, 54 First Nations students from across the province were awarded scholarships.
SIGA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
SIGA employees volunteer for many causes demonstrating SIGA’s commitment to Building Success in
our communities.
SIGA has continued supporting community initiatives by developing an employee owned and driven volunteer
program. The program includes coordination of the Volunteer Program Committees at each SIGA location.
The program was rolled out during 2011 and 2012 to our casino sites including our Central Office.
In 2014-2015, SIGA’s employee enrollment rate was at 21% of SIGA’s close to1900 employees.
SIGA casinos partnered with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Food Banks, Meals on
Wheels and community schools to name a few. A new partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike
saw close to 150 SIGA Volunteers ride and raise money for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. All those involved
with this initiative are very excited about increasing SIGA’s presence in their communities through volunteerism.
We are very proud of “Sharing Success” through our Community Investment programs.
$2,500
Scholarship Award
$1,000
Scholarship Award
$5,000
Scholarship Award
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