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Your donation works to create hope, healing and opportunities for our 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. If you wish to make another type of gift or have a question, please call the STR8 UP office at 306-244-1771. STR8 UP is a charitable organization. Charitable tax receipts may be provided.



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And mailed to:

226 Avenue V South
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 3E3


Visit us at our office!

226 Avenue V South
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 3E3

We’re open Mon-Fri 9:30 – 4:30 pm

Call first: 306-244-1771 

Explore some of the Many ways you can give to STR8 UP through Canada

Donate Securities

A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, you can give more and get more. Plus, we make it easy to donate securities to one or many charities today.

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Easy monthly donations fund ongoing healing



$25/mo will buy a package of 10 adult bus rides each month.



$50/mo contributes to the cost of gas as outreach workers accompany new members to important appointments.


$100/mo helps purchase a basic computer for school or career.

Yearly contributions support life-changing programs



$2500 pays for 100 hours of  essential outreach services.


$7500 provides sharing circles for all members for one year.


$10,000 pays for our annual cultural camp program. 


Multi-year commitments of $100,000 + core funding helps insure ongoing operations. 


Stand alongside us and share in the joys and challenges of individuals on the path to a new life.


STR8 UP is always looking for talented individuals to facilitate programs, help with fundraising, events, and assist with day-to-day activities at our office. Contact Stan Tu’Inukuafe at  or call 306-229-8853 for more information.



Our books are available for purchase directly from us by contacting our office at 306-244-1771 or emailing    Books can also be bought through McNally Robinson book store.

STR8 UP and Gangs: The Untold Stories (2012)

These are the true life stories of thirteen men who have chosen to share their hearts, their pain, and their grief to reach at-risk youth before they become involved in gang life. This is their way to give back to their communities.  In doing so, they not only reach the youth they seek to help, but they educate the general public and empower themselves as well.



Brighter Days Ahead (2013)

This book is part of a larger research project that explores how some Indigenous men look to street gangs as ways to express their notions of masculinity. By using photovoice, the reader is able to get a visual sense of what gang lifestyle is like. From their earliest memories to where they are today, the men featured in this book take the reader on a journey through a lifetime that many of us can only imagine and may never truly understand.


Stories of Courage: A Healing Workbook (2015)

This autobiographical workbook features the healing journeys of 29 men and women who share their personal stories of recovery. Some are ex-gang members, some have been incarcerated, ALL are on a healing journey. Through healing they become responsible citizens: working, volunteering in the community, attending school, and giving back. That’s the STR8 UP way.


STR8 UP and Recovery: A Journey of Hope (2020)

To support you in making a written plan in jail before returning to your community. This booklet addresses certain challenges that you will face, along with the type of community resources you will need to access on your healing journey. Our hope is that you will write down the steps you will take to live a life free from gangs, addictions, and jail.



Despair To Hope: A Guide to STR8 UP Culture & Spirituality (2019)

At STR8 Up, our experiences show that developing, nourishing, and maintaining healthy and strong relationships with gang members is the only approach that motivates people to leave dysfunctional lifestyles and become healthy and responsible citizens. The Culture and Spirituality lived by STR8 Up members and helpers is unique to other gang exit strategies. This booklet outlines the nature, mission, and vision of STR8 Up and establishes how healing is accomplished using culture and spirituality models.



Full Circle: Mentoring the Next Generation (2018)

Indigenous peoples have long understood that strong, healthy relationships- between individuals, within families and communities, and amongst nations- are the foundations of living a good life. This booklet is designed for potential mentors and community-based organizations that are interested in developing mentorship relationships and programs.



STR8 UP & GANGS Troubled Past or Healthy Future! (2021)

The idea behind this project is to provide a space for STR8 UP members to share their experiences and to help people better understand the challenges members have faced and overcome. STR8 UP members are not just thugs, junkies, dope dealers- they are parents, siblings, children, lovers, artists, warriors, and survivors. Troubles Past or Healthy Future identifies 12 key themes that STR8 UP members face and demonstrates them through Instagram posts, captions, and quotes. Participating members wish to share their experiences and stories in order to educate, inspire, and assist others people in their recovery journey.