SWITCH has been operating since October 2005. The continued success of our clinic is a testament to the hard work that went into designing Saskatoon’s SWITCH clinic as a sustainable organization.
Of all of the student-run clinics in Canada, SWITCH offers the largest variety of services, operates the highest volume of shifts, and has been open for the most number of years.
What a SWITCH shift is
What does a shift look like?
Each shift has:
- A physician or nurse practitioner mentor
- A social work mentor
- 1-4 professional mentors from various health fields
- ~20 student volunteers from the U of S, U of R, First Nations University, and Sask Polytech in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, social work, kinesiology, nutrition, clinical psychology, pharmacy, public health, arts & science, educational psychology, dentistry, and more
Partners and Sponsors
SWITCH would not be able to operate without the generous support and contributions, both financial and in-kind, of our partners which have been with our organization from the beginning. We are grateful and appreciative for the support and confidence these organizations give us every year.
- University of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Health Authority
- Saskatoon Community Clinic
SWITCH is supported financially by a variety of organizations, institutions, companies, and granting agencies. We would like to thank and acknowledge the following sponsors for their contribution to SWITCH:
- University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine
- Durward Seafoot Estate
- Royal University Hospital Foundation
- Saskatoon Community Foundation – Jack & Sylvia Vicq Fund
- City of Saskatoon
- United Way
- Affinity Credit Union
- Community Initiatives Fund
- University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union
- SaskPolytechnic Nursing Division
- and the many groups, organizations, and individuals who have raised money on behalf of and donated personally to SWITCH