Our Co-op Model

The Saskatoon Community Clinic is a primary health care service provider. Our ultimate goal is to build a healthy population by offering support that focuses on healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, patient education and diagnosis and treatment.

Our inter-disciplinary group of salaried health professionals work together as a team to provide a wide range of services and programs at two locations: Downtown Clinic (455 2nd Ave. N.) and Westside Clinic (1528 20th St. W).

We are Saskatoon’s only primary health care co-operative. A co-operative, by definition, is an organization with a willingness and ability to work with others. It is owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services. The co-operative structure involves member input in policy and direction setting. Co-operatives follow seven principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training and information
  • Co-operation among co-operatives
  • Concern for community

Those who use our services can become members of the Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association Ltd. The Community Health Services (Saskatoon) Association Ltd. is a non-profit health care co-operative that lives by this definition and follows these principles. It is the governing body for the Saskatoon Community Clinic.