Heritage Saskatchewan is a non-profit, founded in October 2009; and funded by Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, through SaskCulture Inc. Heritage Saskatchewan serves as the heritage community of interest for SaskCulture. In this capacity, and through our research, we have the ability to influence and inform new thinking about heritage. In turn, we are sharing our knowledge with the people of Saskatchewan to strengthen our collective ability to lead, collaborate, develop and promote Living Heritage in Saskatchewan – giving voice to Living Heritage. Living Heritage are those values, beliefs and ways of living we inherit from past generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. This Living Heritage shapes our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and our quality of life.
On January 30 2019, A New Five-Year Lottery Agreement was signed, providing funds for sport culture and recreation. The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust for Sport Culture and Recreation has been in place since 1974, and is a unique model in Canada, where the distribution of lottery proceeds is handled by non-profit organizations, including SaskSport Inc., SaskCulture Inc., and the Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association Inc. In other provinces, lottery proceeds are distrubted directly by government.