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10,000 Little Steps to Healing

Provincial Gang Strategy

Our Provincial Gang Strategy Forum in May 2018 brought together communities, agencies, and knowledge experts to develop a collaborative, prevention and intervention-based provincial gang strategy. 

A report drawing from this experience is now available, along with files we’ve used at presentations along the way.


BUILD UP Saskatoon

In 2018, we partnered with Quint Development Corp to launch BUILD UP, a contracting business with a social purpose of employing, training and mentoring individuals who face multiple barriers to employment including criminal records.

STR8 UP offers outreach services, programming, and support to those who have lived or are living criminal street lifestyles and who want to make positive changes in their lives.

Our goal is to provide hope, healing, and opportunities and to walk beside our members as they take their 10,000 little steps.


We provide a supportive community where our members can bond over shared experiences and learn together.

We strengthen community across the city and province by sharing our stories and working to promote understanding and empathy.



Learn about Build UP Saskatoon – a social enterprise through Quint Development Corp. that provides members with an opportunity to participate in transitional employment.


We’ve been running community presentations for over 15 years across Saskatchewan and the prairies. Our presentations focus on the goals and conditions of being a STR8 UP member, and provide an opportunity for members to share their personal experiences with trauma and healing.


Consider volunteering a few hours of your time or making a monetary donation. You’ll change someone’s life with your charitable contribution by giving them the tools to meet life’s challenges and empowering them to see their own inherent worth and place in our community.

Join the movement to erase the margins

Your donation helps STR8 UP continue to offer outreach services, employment and life skills programming to hundreds of ex-gang members. We recognize that this journey is long – made up of 10,000 Little Steps – every dollar given helps make each of these steps a little more manageable. Your support is crucial to our success.

Recent News

Elders and Ex Gang Members

Elder Cecil Eashappie answers the question: How do Elders see working with Gang Members?

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