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; website
  • 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. Email:
  • USSU Childcare Centre – two locations, one housed in the R.J.D. Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Avenue North and the second at 109 Cumberland Avenue South, beside Souris Hall. 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 or 306-966-2770. 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 Facebook page.

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.

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.

The Newcomer Student Centre provides families with a welcoming and supportive introduction to Saskatoon Public Schools.  The Centre is located in downtown Saskatoon at 310 21st Street East. Phone: 306-683-8400.

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 Saskatchewan Intercultural Association mission is to promote intercultural understanding and the retention of cultural identity and language to fully include Newcomers and Indigenous peoples in Canadian society. They offer settlement services, employment and youth programs, English language programs and more.

Global Gathering Place’s mission is to engage and support immigrants and refugees to integrate and thrive in Canadian society. They provide an array of heartfelt settlement services, personalized for each client, and also deliver English classes as well as a full calendar of programs for adults, youth, children and families. To achieve a vision of a society where newcomers are fully engaged and valued, they also collaborate with diverse organizations in Saskatchewan and throughout Canada.

Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan (formerly READ Saskatoon) has a long history as a local literacy organization that offers free literacy services to adults and families. Since 1979 they have provided adult tutoring services with the help of trained volunteers and community partners. Today they have expanded to offer adult, family, children’s, and financial literacy programs, as well as literacy facilitator trainings and resources.

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 Education program provides an opportunity for international students to study and learn alongside Canadian students and improve the cultural awareness of local students. What started as a small program in one school has grown to eight high schools and 49 elementary schools. International students from around the world are welcomed and celebrated by faculty, staff, and students. Our elementary schools’ welcome students ages 5-13 (kindergarten to Grade 8), while collegiates (high schools) welcome students ages 14-17 (grades 9-12). English as an Additional Language (EAL/ESL) support is offered to students who meet criteria in Grades 3-12.

The University of Saskatchewan offers 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 frequently offers programs and information for newcomers.

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