88 members earned income through Crocus in 2016

Work Program

The Transitional Employment Program gives Crocus members the opportunity to develop valuable work skills, slowly get back into the workforce, and earn an income that contributes to poverty alleviation. Those working with us can gradually re-enter the workforce in a manner that suits their individual needs.

This program teaches members basic skills such as teamwork and time management while giving them a sense of accomplishment. We offer the opportunity for our membership to have the dignity of doing real work that puts real dollars in their pockets, thus helping to improve their quality of life.

Each day, our Program Director coordinates various jobs for our members and creates work crews who go out and complete these jobs. Members of all abilities are given the opportunity to work based on jobs available on a daily basis. Crocus aims to reduce barriers to employment by providing our members with necessities such as winter clothing, work gloves, steel toed boots, and necessary safety gear.

Hire Us

Our Program Director contacts various individuals and businesses and arranges the details of the job, such as location, time, type of work, and what equipment is required. Work crews are then formed based on the needs of the job and sent to the location with the guidance of the Program Director. Crocus provides transportation and all necessary equipment. When the job is completed, invoice is sent by mail directly to each client and can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card.

Clients benefit from a quick, efficient job done, as well as the satisfaction of hiring an inclusive work crew. Members benefit from gaining work experience, building self-esteem, and a hard earned pay cheque at the end of each week. Any surplus in income contributes to the self-sufficiency of the organization.

Crocus Offers:

  • Yard maintenance;
    • Lawn mowing
    • Leaf raking
    • Hedge trimming
    • Aerating
  • Snow shovelling
  • Residential moves
  • Dump hauls
  • Bulk mail sorting
  • Manufacturing pin-on promotional buttons
  • Tactile work – tagging, labelling, stamping and assembling

We charge reasonable rates and only bill when we work – no extra monthly charges.

Need help with something on the list or something else that you think we’d be a good fit for? Contact our Program Director by email at work@crocuscooperative.org or by phone at 306-655-4969 about your job and we’ll put together a team to meet your needs.

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Contact Us

Thank you to our funders who make our work at Crocus possible.

  • Saskatoon Health Region
  • United Way
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Community Initiative Fund