What we do and why...

We believe:

  • creative activities are fundamental to the positive growth and development of children and youth;
  • cultural programming is critical to a healthy vibrant community; and
  • all children and youth should have the opportunity to participate in creative activities regardless of economic barriers they may face.

The Need:

Saskatchewan has one of the highest provincial child poverty rates in Canada. As of 2020 — the most recent numbers available — more than 55,000 children have limited access to essential daily needs and opportunities for positive growth and self-esteem. Many of these families also have challenges, such as job loss or disabilities that make involvement in creative activities out of reach.

Besides basic needs to be warm, fed and clothed, we believe it’s important to feed the spirit. For a child or youth facing financial or social barriers to feel accepted and included, the longed-for chance to make music, paint, act, or dance can be life changing.

That’s where we come in.

“We’re really appreciative of the help of Creative Kids. I know because of my situation that it’s impossible for me to cover the costs of these activities. Creative Kids has helped a lot for my children – especially for Didi, as I can see she has many talents.”

~ Angelica, Creative Kids mom