What Motivates Us

We want to connect local donors with local non-profits in order to solve issues in our community that exist right now.

This site came about because we realized there was a disconnect between the community, nonprofits and the work non-profits do. 

Much of this became very clear after two community members experienced what it was to live as if they were homeless through The Sanctum Survivor Challenge here in Saskatoon.

After the 36-hour-challenge these two community members wanted to give back to the organizations that helped them, and it was a lot harder than they thought it should be. One Small Step Alliance was created.

We believe there should be an easier way to connect, so we spent countless hours listening to community members, asking advice, doing surveys, researching, and listening to non-profits so that this space truly serves what is needed, always keeping in mind that we didn't want to recreate something already in place.

The Values That Define Us

1
Social Equity

We stand for equal insight and say for all members of our society. We are concerned with justice, education, and social policy; and we believe that everyone must have access to equivalent and fair futures.

2
Cultural Safety

In the work we do, we work to create a space that is physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially safe for every person.

3
Innovation

As we integrate established social profit organizations into a network, we create and innovate with technology and connections to serve community needs.

On this site, we've created a space where you can learn about the real time needs of non-profits and how they impact our community. We hope you can discover the non-profits that fit your values and that you can be part of building a community that looks out for everyone.

Our sponsors, while working with our partner, zu, have made it possible for non-profits to share their needs with you for free, so you can participate with and support their vital work, and so you can donate exactly what is most useful. We take no money or donations through the site--we connect you directly to non-profits.

Sign up to our newsletter HERE, and share this resource widely. Whenever you have something you wish to donate, or whenever you want to discover more about the work of non-profits in our city, please connect with this space as we grow.

Because we all have something to give.

Our Community

Our Community Through COVID-19
Memories of the Sanctum Survivor Challenge from President of the University, Peter Stoicheff

Financial Gifts

One Small Step doesn’t take any donations. We help bridge local donors to local non-profits around the city. Click on “Make a donation” to support local non-profits within your community.

Looking to Join One Small Step?

Are you an organization looking to join or sponsor the One Small Step donation resource?

We invite any non-profit in Saskatoon that is a registered charity in good standing, that provides frontline services or serves or advocates for vulnerable populations, and that also seeks to increase equity here in Saskatoon to join our site so their work is visible to anyone who visits us here. Please contact us so we can ensure your vital work is represented for free on this resource. We started with a smaller group of non-profits to make sure our site works well before we grow it. Please contact us so we can ensure your vital work is represented for free on this resource in the future.

Reach out: we’re always ready to connect.

Contact Us

Requirements For Organizations

  • Organizations must be providing direct front line service delivery or advocacy
  • They must seek to increase equity in Saskatoon, serving vulnerable populations
  • Organizations must be a registered charity in good standing with the CRA

Requirements For Sponsors

  • If you're interested in sponsoring this community initiative please contact us

Discover More About Our Community

The Health Disparities Report on Saskatoon highlights the stark realities faced by many living in our community.

Many families who live in poverty struggle to pay rent, have enough to eat, or manage the day-to-day of life as they deal with mental health stresses, addictions or potential homelessness.

The need for access to safe, affordable, and appropriate housing can dramatically improve the lives and futures of those most impacted. Some populations continue to be impacted disproportionately by health disparities; and many households face high levels of precariousness and risk of homelessness in Saskatoon.

From health to education, to poverty and homelessness we can all work together to close the gap and create a equitable and safe community for all of us.

Supporting the many social-profits who work in our city to support families, individuals and children can transform people's futures.

Health Disparities Report HERE

Learn More HERE

People volunteering to support the work of non-profits in Saskatoon and donating to them