Neighbourhood Links

Are you new to the neighbourhood? Or a long time resident getting to know what your Community offers? Check out our neighbourhood links to find out more about services and information available to our citizens.

Social Media:

Varsity View is so out-going and sociable! Check us out on Facebook! Or you can find us on Twitter too. You can find the Varsity View Bishop Murrary Community Garden on Facebook too!

Saskatoon Information:

Government Contacts:

  • Canada: Corey Trochor, MP Saskatoon-University;
    Saskatoon Constituency Office:350 – 103rd Street East, Suite 104, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1Z1. Telephone: 306-975-6133, Fax: 306-975-6670
  • Saskatchewan: Jennifer Bowes, MLA Saskatoon University;, Constituency office: Unit 50-2105 8th Street East
    Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0T8; Constituency office phone number: 306-956-0224.
  • City of Saskatoon Mayor: His Worship Charlie Clark; Phone 306-975-3202 | Fax 306-975-3144
  • City of Saskatoon City Councillor (Ward 6): Cynthia Block; Phone 306-244-2222 | Email

Childcare / Daycare:

  • Barb Giles – located a block from Brunskill School. Accepts toddler to school age children. Operates Monday to Friday. Phone 652-0279.
  • USSU Childcare Centre – housed in the R.J.D. Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Avenue North. Operates Monday to Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Closed weekends and statutory holidays. Government subsidized and licensed for children aged six months to six years and exists primarily to serve the needs of undergraduate students. However, the Centre will also take the children of graduate students, staff and faculty if the children of undergraduates have not taken all the available spaces.The Centre tends to have a lengthy waiting list. Phone 966-2777. Website
  • Albert Child Care Co-operative – located in the Albert Community Centre, at the corner of 12th Street and Clarence Avenue. Accepts toddler to school age children. Indoor and outdoor programs, hot meals, large play area and mixed age groups. Phone 242-7939.
  • Albert Indoor Playground is a a non-profit, registered program that offers an indoor playgroup for caregivers and children aged newborn to five at a reasonable cost. The playground is located in the Albert Community Centre, and the yearly session runs from from September to May for one morning or afternoon per week (although monthly registration may be available). For details and/or registration information, email, or find us on Faceboook.
  • The Government of Saskatchewan provides a website directory of child care homes and centres here.
  • The Boys and Girls Club or Saskatoon provides a Before and After Care Program at Brunskill School. The Program is designed to provide care for school aged kids of working parents during the school year. The programs are open from 7:30 to 9:00am and from school dismissal until 6:00pm. It also offers programming for early dismissal days and professional development days. The Before & After School Program is offered on a fee for service basis with parents being billed at the end of each month for the time they used the program. For more information on this program please call Heidi at 665-1450. Visit the Boys and Girls Club website here.

Things to do

Like to write? Like to think about writing? Consider joining the Saskatoon Writers’ Collective. The Saskatoon Writers’ Collective provides a community of like-minded people, a chance to connect with other writers and offers classes and workshops to improve your writing skills. Check out their website.

Or writing classes for children? Check out Creative Writing Seeds for information on workshops for kids interested in writing.

Check this site for a listing of things to keep you and your kids occupied in Saskatoon.

New Canadians:

Are you new to Saskatchewan or to Canada? These links may help you adjust to your new life here in Saskatoon.

The Official Website of Saskatchewan Immigration – Government of Saskatchewan website with information on things to do once you arrive in Saskatchewan, learning English, living, working, studying and much more. See the Living section for resources to help you make informed choices as you settle in your new community.

The Newcomer Information Centre provides up-to-date information and referrals to programs and services in the community to meet the needs of new immigrants and refugees arriving in Saskatoon and surrounding area. The Centre is located in downtown Saskatoon at 106-129 3rd Avenue North. Phone: (306) 343-8303.

The Open Door Society’s mission is to welcome and assist refugees and immigrants to become informed and effective participants in Canadian society and to involve the Saskatoon community in their hospitable reception and just acceptance. The Open Door Society is located in downtown Saskatoon at 100-129 Third Avenue North. Phone: (306) 653-4464.

The Saskatoon Public School system offers a Newcomer Student Centre that provides newcomer families with a welcoming and supportive introduction to Saskatoon Public Schools. Phone (306) 683-8400.

English as a Second / Additional Launguage (ESL/EAL) programs are also offered through the schools for students. At the elementary level, students are supported by an EAL teacher. All elementary schools and students are able to receive this support as needed. See this website for information about EAL support at Brunskill School.
At the secondary level, EAL programs are also available at Aden Bowman, Bedford Road, Centennial Collegiate, Evan Hardy, Marion Graham, Mount Royal, Nutana Collegiate, Tommy Douglas, and Walter Murray.

The Saskatoon International High School Program offers international students the opportunity to study under the following programs: Short-Term High School, Regular Academic High School, University Preparation, Fast Track, and other Specialty Programs.

The University of Saskatchewan offers part-time ESL classes to improve your English, and develop your speaking and listening, reading, or writing and grammar skills for work, daily life, or university study. These classes are a great way to continue your English studies or prepare for your CanTEST or TOEFL exams.

The Saskatoon Public Library offers English as an Additional Language Family Story Time, Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Pooh Corne rat the Frances Morrison Library located downtown at 311 – 23rd Street East. All ages are welcome.

The Government of Canada offers some tax information for Newcomers to Canada.

This website from Ontario offers some cold weather advice for newcomers. If you have not felt a Canadian winter yet, you may be in for a surprise! In the winter, the temperature can drop below -30°, which is cold enough to be dangerous. It is best to be prepared. A wordless movie is available to show how children should dress for Canada’s winter.