Along with providing free breakfast and lunch every day of the year, The Friendship Inn offers other programs and services.
We offer a bagged lunch option for those guests who are students or working and can’t be at the Inn during breakfast or lunch hours.
- Students can come take a free bag lunch to school (a valid student card is required for adults).
- Working men and women can come also pick up a bag lunch, for a cost of $2.00
Just 4 Dads Men’s Parenting Program
This is an 6 week parenting program focusing on: positive discipline, healthy parent healthy child, nutrition, child safety, child development. (Many of our fathers have not been raised in healthy homes and have grown up themselves lacking parenting. As a result, these men require ground level training on the areas listed above. If the fathers have custody of their children during the program, we offer child support so the dads can attend these training classes.)
Many fathers have been reunited with their children after completion of this program. Fathers that have had problems with healthy parenting are required to take programs that will teach them how to be a good parent and through their training earn the right to have their children back under their care.
Anger Management Program
Anger management is a 6 week program focusing on the root causes of anger and how to control it appropriately and effectively. The program also deals with breaking the cycle of anger for the participants and how to live their lives in a postive way.
Dynamic Parenting Program
This is a 6 week program for both men and women with guest speakers every session. The participants are encouraged to share in the group and to learn from each others stories and experiences. This program focuses on the positive experiences from their upbringing and encourages them to use that in their parenting skills today.
Mom and Baby Clinic
Every second Friday Public Health comes to the Inn to provide a Mom and Baby Clinic where they administer immunizations; weighing and point of care testing to the inner city babies that would otherwise not receive care. With their experience and gentle ways the nurses guide and foster relationships with mothers who need extra experience in their parenting and personal lives.
Live Well Diabetes
Diabetes Canada comes in throughout the year to provide information to the guests about diabetes and do diabetes testing.
Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan
Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan comes in several times during the year to set up a booth to provide information to the guest about spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.
Annual Hep C Testing
Every May a Hepatitis C testing fair is held at the Saskatoon Friendship Inn. There are medical professional here to provide information about Hep C and various testing.
Annual HIV Testing
Every June AIDS Saskatoon comes to the Saskatoon Friendship Inn to provide information around HIV. They are also here to provide any post test councilling as needed.
This is a weekly cribbage tournament that teaches fair play, weekly participation, commitment, friendship, literacy and numerical skills. Currently the crib tournament happens Wednesdays at 10 am. Arrive a few minutes before to secure your spot.