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For over 50 years, Elmwood Residences has provided homes for individuals experiencing intellectual disabilities in the community of Saskatoon. We are committed to supporting individuals through our Resident First Approach which is founded in self-determination, dignity, relationships and continuous growth.

Elmwood always welcomes general donations which support the on-going operations of the organization where needed most. This means that your contribution will strengthen the supports and services delivered by Elmwood and provide you with the satisfaction of knowing you are directly contributing to the lives of the residents we serve.

Current Fundraising Campaigns

In addition to general donations that go an extremely long way, we also have our Opportunities for Giving Campaign. This campaign provides a meaningful opportunity for you to give back.

Have you seen Elmwood out and about in the community of Saskatoon?

Safe and accessible transportation is key to accessibility and involvement in the Saskatoon Community! Elmwood does not receive funding for the capital cost of vehicles and relies on contributions from people and businesses like yours to ensure there are ongoing and meaningful opportunity for participation in community. Our transportation fleet is aging and we are in need of two additional, wheelchair accessible vehicles to support the quality of life of our residents. 

Over the past year, your contributions have made a huge difference in the lives of those we serve! Because of your generous donations, Elmwood was able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle to support residents to take part in their community. This includes, but is not limited to, attending appointments, recreational and social activities to support their individual health and well-being. Let’s stay on this path of success!

Please click the Donate Now button or contact Elmwood for more information on how to contribute.

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as 100% of your donations go directly to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Our Testimonials

Norm Wiens

We at Willowgrove Pharmacy have thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and residents of the manor and group homes over the past few years. Devin Elias and myself purchased the store in Nov of 2013 and for the first couple of years did most of the group home and manor deliveries ourselves. It always brightened my day to stop by the homes and interact with the staff and residents and see how happy and caring the atmosphere was.We see the value that Elmwood Residences offers to the community and are humbled to have the opportunity to be involved.

Norm Wiens

Lorna Lee

Elmwood is my Brothers’ special extended family.

Lorna Lee
Family Member

Lorna Lee

Elmwood has given my brother the guidance and opportunity to live a fuller life.

Lorna Lee
Family Member

Feteh Derese

Elmwood has impacted my life greatly, I am happy to come here every day. It’s a happy place and the residents make my day”.

Feteh Derese
Elmwood Support Worker

Feteh Derese

It never feels like I am going to work, it always feels like home.

Feteh Derese
Elmwood Support Worker

Jenelle Fortier

I enjoy seeing everyone together and interacting with each other, this gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that, as a Recreation Team, we are providing residents with a good quality of life.

Jenelle Fortier
Elmwood Recreation Coordinator

Jenelle Fortier

As the newest addition to the Recreation Team, Elmwood has given me a meaningful career in Recreation. I have developed many amazing relationships with residents as well as staff at Elmwood. We provide a variety of programs that meet the needs and interests of the residents. I enjoy taking the residents out in the community and seeing the smiles on their faces as they are enjoying themselves and being included in their community.

Jenelle Fortier
Elmwood Recreation Coordinator

Phyllis Peters

Our connection to Elmwood’s Kinsmen Manor is through our sister. The staff are professional, compassionate, skilled and respectful of residents and their families. The physical environment is clean, comfortable and exemplifies a home environment

Phyllis Peters
Family Member

Lori Emde

Our daughter is part of the Elmwood family living with 5 other ladies in a group home.  She has found her joy and purpose in life with daily activities and independence as she grows into a woman.  She has found her happy place! Being on the board is our way of giving back - for what Elmwood has given us.

Lori Emde
Board Member and Family Member

Ross

I feel like a rock star when I enter Elmwood!  I am greeted by so many people with handshakes, high fives and hugs.

Ross Revill
Board Member and Kinsmen Representative

Grant Douziech

Without words, residents showed me joy manifesting itself from our human spirit and that they too want to live a fulfilled life.

Grant Douziech
Board Member and Family Member

Gary Emde

I did not know of Elmwood’s support concept for those with various disabilities, and it was a huge eye opener, and a big learning curve for me, also thoroughly enjoyable! Just to watch how the system works, and to be a part the decision making process, was energizing! I just knew this would be a part of my life for a long time.

Gary Emde
Board Chair and Family Member

Gary Emde

The employees have a special compassionate side to them that radiates when they work together to support individuals with disabilities. It is truly a wonderful thing to see this in action, and I am pleased to be a part of the Elmwood community.

Gary Emde
Board Chair and Family Member