Adopt-A-Family Applications are NOW OPEN

Saitsa wants to help bring holiday joy to SAIT students in need. Our Adopt-A-Family program allows us to assist student families with limited resources by providing them with holiday gifts. The program matches students families in need with campus and city community members (sponsors) who are interested in bringing this joy to a family. Participation in the program is limited to student families with children (18 and under) only, and we welcome and encourage sponsorship participating from our campus community and the Calgary community.


Submission deadline for Families and Sponsors is November 21, 2022. Please fill out the form that applies to your participation below. 


Note: This program is supported by donations from the SAIT community. The amount of families we are able to support depends on the amount donated. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee that all families will be adopted. If you are in need of emergency supports for food or hygiene items, please visit our website. SAIT also has many financial support options for those in need.


**Information collected is for the purpose of program delivery only and will remain confidential.

Adopt-A-Family Applications

Deadline: Monday November 21 2022

Family Application
  • This application is intended for SAIT Students with a family and in need this holiday season. Please note that this program is limited to SAIT students in need with children (18 and under) ONLY. Applicants should also note that sponsorship depends on sponsor availability, and as such, is not guaranteed participation in the program.
  • Participation in the program will be determined within 2 business days following the deadline. All eligible families will be assigned a student family number.
  • Eligible families can pick-up their gifts at the Saitsa Resource Centre (MC 107, Stan Grad) Monday to Friday between 10 AM – 3 PM between Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – Friday, December 16, 2022 (NO Pick-ups available on weekends)
  • Please ensure all information entered is accurate before submitting your application. Please note that information provided under “Information for Sponsors,” will be shared. The remainder of the application will be kept on file by Saitsa and WILL NOT be shared with sponsors. If you have any questions, please contact Riyanti Poerba, Manager, Student Experience.


Applications for this year have closed.

Sponsor Application
  • Thank you for your interest in the Saitsa Adopt-a-Family program. This application is intended for campus and city community members interested in supporting a SAIT student with a family in need this holiday season. This program is intended for students with families with children who are 18 years old or younger.
  • Please note that sponsorship depends on family demand, and as such, is not guaranteed participation.
  • Sponsors will be contacted within 2 business days following the deadline and given information on your adopted family and your adopted family number.
  • To keep sponsorship equitable, we recommend a maximum of 2-3 gifts per child. Gifts must range between $20.00 – $40.00. We highly discourage items, such as laptops, tablets, gaming systems or gift cards as gift requests. Sponsors are encouraged to wrap their gifts. If not, Saitsa will wrap gifts.
  • Adopt-a-Family gifts can be dropped off at the Saitsa Resource Centre (MC 107, Stan Grad) Monday to Friday between 10 AM – 3 PM between Monday, November 28 – Monday, December 5, 2022. (NO drop-offs available on weekends)
  • If you have any questions, please contact Riyanti Poerba, Manager, Student Experience
  • Please ensure all information entered is accurate before submitting your application.

Applications for this year have closed.