Crossroads Community Investment Fund   
Building a strong foundation for our communities to build upon. 

What is the Crossroads Community Investment Fund?

The Crossroads Community Investment Fund (CIF) was established in 2009. Each year funds are allocated to non-profit organizations that support community development. The purpose of the Community Investment Fund is to provide a strong foundation to build upon and enhance the quality of life for the people in Crossroads Country.

Each year a set amount of funding is allocated towards the fund at which time the CIF committee meets and discusses how the funds will be allocated for the year.  The program opens for applications in June and closes August 31 of each year.

In the past 13 years the fund has allocated over $470,000 to more than 130 community projects and initiatives!

We are proud of our cooperative roots and helping our communities will always be a priority.

It's about grassroots, hometowns and cooperation. That's the Credit Union Difference.

Do you have a question?! 

You can contact the Marketing Department at Crossroads CU at 306-563-2424 or email

2023 CIF Program

Our members contribute to our profits and because of them we are proud to invest those profits back into the communities that make up Crossroads Country through our Community Investment Fund.

We are excited to announce that our Crossroads Community Investment Fund will be allocating up to $75,000 to Non-Profit Organizations in Crossroads Country.  That's up to $75,000 invested back into the communities in which we live, work & play.  And YOU get to help decide. 

Nominate a non-profit organization that is raising funds for a project or initiative that you believe will make an impact in Crossroads Country for a chance to receive funding. 

Nominations will open June 1st and will close August 31st.

To read the eligibility criteria and more, keep scrolling! 

CIF 2023 Details
  • The non-profit organization must support the development of our communities and/or development and implementation of programs that support the people in Crossroads Country.
  • The non-profit organization/community group must support one of the following pillars:
    • Community

      Capital projects & initiatives that focus on community & economic development & revitalization to help build stronger communities.

    • Wellness

      Projects & initiatives that focus on the wellbeing of people in Crossroads Country through wellness, nutrition and recreational programs and activities.

    • Education

      Projects & initiatives that focus on building a brighter future for the people in Crossroads Country through educational programs and activities helping to develop financial literacy in our communities.

    • Health

      Community health care projects & initiatives that focus on advancement of healthcare services available for the people in Crossroads Country.

  • The non-profit organization project or initiative must benefit many people in Crossroads Country.
  •  While membership at Crossroads Credit Union is not a requirement, individuals who are members in the nomination process and non-profit organizations who do business with Crossroads Credit Union will be given preference when the final decision must be made between comparable groups.
  • Key players of the non-profit organization will be asked to co-operate with the credit union in publicity opportunities (example cheque presentations that will be shared on our social media channels).
  • Non-profit organization must be in the trading area of Crossroads Credit Union.
  • Depending on the quality and number of nominations, preference may be given to:
    • Individuals who are members in the nomination process.
    • Non-profit organizations who do business with Crossroads Credit Union.
  • Final selection will be made by the CIF committee who will rate the projects-based on eligibility criteria.
  • If a non-profit organization receives multiple nominations, and fits the eligibility criteria, they will not be awarded once.
  • Only 1 nomination can be submitted per community member, duplicates will be eliminated. If multiple nominations are submitted by the same individual, we will use the first one submitted by using the time and date.
  • Only those nominations selected to receive funding will be contacted.
Funding will be awarded to projects based on the following allocation tiers:

  • Community: 40%
  • Wellness: 25%
  • Education: 20%
  • Health: 15%
If there are no nominations under a certain pillar, the CIF Committee reserves the right to allow the funding available to be allocated under another pillar or leave the funds for future allocations.

If only one nomination is made under a pillar, that non-profit organization does not automatically receive the total funding amount available under that pillar. The CIF Committee will decide if the non-profit organization is eligible as well as the allocation amount based on community impact of the project or initiative.

If the CIF Committee so chooses, they can award the total funding to one project or program.

Crossroads Community members can nominate a non-profit organization that is raising funds for a project or initiative that they believe will make an impact in Crossroads Country and falls under one of the following pillars: Community, Wellness, Education, or Health.

Community members can nominate a non-profit organization by filling out our online nomination form or by visiting a Crossroads Credit Union branch and asking to use their branch iPad or the self-serve kiosk at our Preeceville branch.

Click here to access the nomination form.

Funding will not be provided for:

• Political or religious organizations
• Advocacy organizations whose causes are publicly controversial.
• Individuals
• Conferences
• Privately owned ventures and/or private clubs funded through membership fees
We will contact the recipients in October and arrange a cheque presentation and photo op during Co-op Week (October 15 - 21, 2023) to share on our social media channels. 

The pictures will be posted on social media spaced out over the following weeks, giving a shout out and highlighting the Non-Profit Organization.

On Credit Union Day (October 19), we will have Fox FM Live on Location at our head office (Canora branch) where we will talk about our 2023 CIF program, re-announce who the recipients were and talk a little bit about each one.
You can contact the Marketing Department at Crossroads CU at 306.563.2424 or email
Check out our CIF Recipients from the past 5 years.

We asked our members to nominate a Non-Profit Organization or Community Group they believe makes a difference in Crossroads Country for a chance to receive $2,022 in funding.  $44,484 was allocated to 22 Non-Profit Organizations & Community Groups for 2022 and here they are:

Canora Community Childcare Centre

Preeceville Economic Development Committee

Canora Trakkers Snow Club

Wadena Community Childcare Centre

Sturgis Community Bingo

Preeceville School

Wadena Vohon Ukrainian Dance Club

Preeceville Nursery School

Wadena Seniors Club

Canora Veselka Dance Club

Canora Arts Council

Sturgis 123 Care for Me

Canora Composite School

Firmly Rooted Home School

Town of Canora Tourism Committee

Preeceville & Community Skate & Bike Park

Margo Community Rec Board

Sturgis Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Club

Assiniboine River Archery Club

Buchanan Black Box Players

Sturgis Figure Skating Club

Rama Recreation Board

Canora Fire Brigade Inc. (New Side by Side), $15,000

Canora Composite School (Student Wellness & Sustainability Initiative), $5,000

Canora Leisure Services (New Aquatic Park), $5,000

Canora Junior Elementary School (Learning Device Purchase), $3,000

Preeceville Economic Development (Downtown Park), $3,000

Preeceville School (Technology Update), $3,000

Stenen Dew Drop In Club (Total Roof Repair), $3,000
Sturgis & District Regional Park Lady Lake Site (Hall Improvements at Lady Lake), $15,000

Canora Leisure Services (Sportsgrounds Enhancement Project), $5,000

Wadena Community Childcare Centre Inc (Childcare Centre), $5,000

Invermay & District Fire Department (Fire Gear Storage Racks), $3,000

Preeceville Club 60 (Renovations), $3,000

Good Spirit Cross Country Ski Club (Warm up Shelter Re-build), $3,000
Sturgis Curling Club (Upgrades to the Curling Rink), $15,000

Wadena Elementary School (New Playground Equipment), $5,000

Canora Composite School (Alternative Learning Space), $5,000

Canora Arts Council (Youth Engagement Initiative), $2,000

Rama Performing Arts & Leisure Society (Renovations), $2,000

Endeavour School Community Complex (Roof Repair), $2,000

Margo Community Recreation Board (Facility Upgrades), $2,000

Wadena Van Corporation (Handi-Van Garage Renovation), $2,000

Studio Dance One (Dancer's Lounge), $1,500
Preeceville School Library (21st Century Learning Centre), $10,000

Canora Leisure Services (Upgraded Lighting at the Canora Civic Centre), $5,000

Wadena School of Dance (Stage Lighting at the Wadena Composite School), $5,000

Canora Nursery School (New Supplies & Toys), $1,000

Sturgis Arena Board (New Hockey Nets), $2,500

Wadena Elementary School (STEAM Lab), $2,500

Wadena Pensioners & Seniors (Facility Updates), $1,000

Major funding projects determined through membership voting

2018 Preeceville School Library

$10,000 towards a 21st Century Learning Centre.

2019 Sturgis Curling Club

$15,000 towards upgrades to the Sturgis Curling Rink.

2020 Lady Lake Park

$15,000 towards hall improvements at Lady Lake.

2021 Canora Fire Brigade Inc.

$15,000 towards a new side by side for the fire department.
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