The Saskatoon Downtown Progress Club is a fellowship of likeminded individuals focused on enhancing our community and supporting our youth in need.
The Club began its charitable giving with support to Big Brothers Association of Saskatoon and was responsible for the building of the Big Brothers permanent home on 33rd Street East. Construction started in 1987 and the home was officially dedicated in May of 1988. Big Brother’s have since amalgamated with Big Sisters and moved to larger more suitable facilities. The Club provided our wholehearted support to the two organizations to sell the building on 33rd Street and use the proceeds to help fund the new location.
Canadian Progress Club History
In 1922, about 100 Toronto businessmen and professional people joined together to form the Canadian Progress Club. Since the charter of the “Mother Club”, the Canadian Progress club operates from coast to coast.
We are an all-Canadian Service Club operating in Canada, having no international or political affiliations and concentrating our efforts to assist Canadian projects.
The Progress motto—“It’s great to be Canadian/Soyons fiers d’êtres Canadiens”—expresses bilingually what membership is all about. This enthusiasm surpassed nationalism because it is aimed at addressing the needs of the community first.
The Canadian Progress Club is a small force of common-sense experienced men and women who care, and who realize that with the strength of a few people you can make changes for the betterment of both individuals and society as a whole. In particular, we are proud of our contribution in the area of underprivileged children, and of helping to foster the cause of physically, mentally and socially handicapped people of Canada through service to the community.
Canadian Progress Club Goals
The Canadian Progress Club is a dynamic fellowship of charitable-minded Canadians who are passionate and committed to strengthening our communities through hands-on service and fundraising, to benefit those in need.
We aim to enhance the quality of life of all Canadians, through community service, in the spirit of fellowship
- To be strongly represented in all areas of Canada
- To be recognized as the leading service club in Canada
- To have knowledgeable and committed Progress Club members