Thank you so much to the City of Saskatoon for proclaiming this week, November 22nd – 28th, 2020, to be Victims and Survivors of Crime Week in Saskatoon. Our gratitude also to the Government of Canada – Justice Department for providing funding to Family Service Saskatoon and other agencies like ours to spread awareness of the courage of victims and survivors of crime, and of the services available for them. Watch the video to see our Executive Director, Janine Baumann, read the City of Saskatoon’s proclamation for this important week.
November 22nd – 28th, 2020 is Victims and Survivors of Crime week, a week to raise awareness about the issues facing victims and survivors and about the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims, survivors, and their families. Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is also a time to acknowledge the work of service providers and their dedication to assisting victims and survivors of crime.
Family Service Saskatoon is humbled to bear witness to the courage of victims and survivors of crime as we do our part to support you. We are committed to helping individuals, families, and communities move forward in healing. Join us this week, and always, in recognizing courage, and renewing our commitment to empowering survivors. Watch our social media pages all week for more on how we are working to raise awareness of this important week!
Our office is open again! Thank you everyone for your understanding and patience while our office was closed to deal with the severe winter storm. Please call 306-244-0127 to reschedule or book your appointment. Counselling sessions are available either in-person (with COVID-19 protocols in place), by phone, or by video.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve across Canada and the world. Family Service Saskatoon is committed to the well-being of our clients and we continue to shift our services to meet the needs of our clients.
Family Service Saskatoon is open to the public with the following protocols in place:
- Counselling sessions are offered in-person by appointment
- Enhanced cleaning procedures
- Daily screening questions for all employees and clients entering our office
- Physical distancing measures in place, including our counselling space. Masks are required to be worn while receiving in-person services
- Everyone entering our office is required to wear a mask
- Plexi-glass shields in various locations
We are also offering counselling sessions via phone or video for those who would prefer to access support from home.
Groups are being offered either in-person or remotely.
Walk In Counselling Clinics are available on-site every afternoon – by appointment.
Contact us at 306-244-0127 for more information or to book your appointment.
For anyone who would like more information about COVID-19, frequently asked questions, or how to minimize the transmission of the disease, please refer to the following websites:
- Public Health Agency of Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
- World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- Saskatchewan Government: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus
Family Service Saskatoon is committed to the health and well-being of our clients, employees, partners, and communities. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves across Canada and the world, we are closely monitoring the situation.
Walk In Counselling clinics are being provided by appointment.
We continue to provide emotional support, coping strategies and resources through our Walk In Counselling Clinics – either in-person, by phone, or by video.
Call (306) 244 – 0127 between 9 am and 4 pm to book your spot for Walk In Counselling.
- Mondays: 1 to 4 pm
- Tuesdays: 9 am to 3 pm
- Wednesdays: 1 to 4 pm
- Thursdays: 9 am to 3 pm
- Fridays: 1 to 4 pm
We’ve got a truly exciting slate of programs and groups lined up for this fall, including always in-demand favourite groups and some brand new ones! Follow the link to our new brochure to learn more: FSS 2020 Fall Programs
Family Service Saskatoon continues to offer services that are much needed by some of the most vulnerable citizens of our community and we remain committed to strengthening people, nurturing relationships, and building communities.
Family Service Saskatoon unites its voice with the rest of the world and takes a stand against racism, discrimination, oppression, and intolerance in all forms.
We stand against injustice against people of colour and particularly persons of Black African descent in response to the murder of Gorge Floyd, and in all other ways by which hopes and dreams are killed and dashed through overt and covert, systemic and institutional structures.
As an organization that is established on the principles and core values that support individuals, families and the communities in nurturing safe, healthy and respectful relationships we identify with those who are most impacted by the recent incident, especially individuals from the Saskatoon Black Communities.
We are open to learning from you, journeying with you, and within our organizational capacity work with you to come up with strategies on how best to nip in the bud any current and emerging issues surrounding racism, discrimination, oppression, and intolerance in Saskatoon and area.
We recognize the contributions of persons from visible minority groups to organization and community building in Saskatoon and beyond, and we reaffirm our commitment to:
1. service accessibility to all people on an equitable basis without regard to race, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or financial status;
2. individuals, families, communities, and our focus is to promote their health and growth through innovative, diverse and high quality services;
3. client entitlement and empowerment using a holistic, collaborative and gender sensitive approach in the provision of services, and;
4. a working environment that is collegial, and family friendly.
For and on behalf of Family Service Saskatoon
Family Service Saskatoon is committed to the health and well-being of our community during these challenging and unpredictable times. We continue to provide emotional support, coping strategies and resources through telephone counselling.
Please find below useful links and resources about coping strategies in response to COVID-19:
- Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak follow link
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation download resource
- Mental Health Resources: OUT Saskatoon follow link
- How To Apply For Employment Insurance Benefits During COVID-19 download resource
- Financial Assistance Information – COVID-19 download resource
- Saskatoon COVID-19 Service Directory follow link
- Governmental Supports and Programs During COVID-19 follow link
- COVID-19 and Children’s Safety follow link
Wonderful news today! We’ll have a lot more to announce as we develop this project but are so thrilled to be able to offer such crucial programming in our community.
“Programming designed to help prevent violence is key to sustainable change. Family Service Saskatoon is delighted to have the opportunity to expand the work we do with youth in our community. Providing young people with information, tools, and strategies on topics such as healthy relationships is an important step in working towards a violence free society. We appreciate the funding from the Government of Canada to allow us to provide these services and we look forward to working with our community on this initiative.” – Janine Baumann, Executive Director, Family Service Saskatoon.
The 6th Annual Global Giving Tuesday will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. Giving Tuesday was created as a response to Black Friday & Cyber Monday holiday shopping events, to encourage people to embody generosity and the holiday spirit in a new way. We’re proud to celebrate Giving Tuesday, and hope that you’ll consider us in your giving. We are a registered charity and registered non-profit organization, and donations help us deliver counselling services, intimate partner violence outreach and court caseworker services, childcare, walk-in counselling, and all the rest of our programming!
Are you interested in providing mentorship to a young person? Gaining experience working with children or youth? Casual paid employment is available through Family Service Saskatoon!
If interested, please contact Teddy at 244-0127 or e-mail your resume to email@example.com.
Thank you Saskatoon for the generosity you have shown to Family Service Saskatoon! We are pleased to recognize the following organizations that made donations or gave grants to provide much needed services and programs to our community:
Centennial Plumbing and Heating
Community Initiatives Fund
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation
ICR Charity Classic
Saskatoon Community Foundation
ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation
Have a problem you need to work through? Need to talk to someone? Family Service Saskatoon is offering Walk In Counselling sessions. There is no cost for these solution focused session(s) – THAT’S RIGHT – IT’S FREE. The sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis during the clinic times. Clinics are offered at the following locations:
Family Service Saskatoon – Tuesday AND Thursday afternoons – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Mayfair Drugs – Wednesday afternoons – 1:00 to 5:00 pm
OUT Saskatoon – Thursday evenings – 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Saskatoon Public Library – Carlyle King Branch the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Saskatoon Public Library – Frances Morrison Downtown Branch the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
MARTENSVILLE – Martensville Collective Health and Wellness – Thursdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
WARMAN – Legends Medical Clinic – Tuesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Call 306-244-0127 for more information
Funding provided by Family Service Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Community Foundation – YES Grant. THANK YOU!!!!
Trucktastic! 2019 was held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Prairieland Park from 10 am to 4 pm. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for a fun-filled day!! Those in attendance were able to explore, inside and out, mega-construction equipment, ambulances, fire engines, monster trucks, and other specialized vehicles. All proceeds go to Family Service Saskatoon to support programs and services to foster healthy relationships.
The Annual General Meeting for Family Service Saskatoon and the Family Service Saskatoon Foundation was held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm at the Saskatoon Community Service Village – 3rd Floor Boardroom (506 25th Street East). Click here to view our Annual Report 2018-2019
Interested in an Opportunity to be a Board Member?
Family Service Saskatoon is an accredited, non-profit corporation. Its team provides access to affordable counselling and programs so that:
• families have the ability to solve problems without violence;
• families experiencing separation and divorce can transition through that change in a healthier way;
• people in parenting roles have the skills they need to foster healthy relationships;
• youth-at-risk make healthy life choices; and
• the community has access to culturally sensitive services
Go to our programs page for more information: http://familyservice.sk.ca/programs/
The board seeks to achieve diversity of our Directors and welcomes information about the minority or diverse perspective that candidates may bring. Backgrounds in financial, governance, social work, psychology as well as those who can share perspectives from the educational, emergency services/police, and corporate fields will also be considered. In our commitment to truth and reconciliation we are particularly seeking candidates to provide Indigenous peoples perspective.
Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings from September through to May, participate in one committee and to attend the Annual General Meeting in June. A board member can expect to spend 3 – 5 hours per month during the months of September through June on board or committee activities.
Nominations to the board of directors are presented by a slate of nominees at the Annual General Meeting in June of each year. If you are interested in serving on the board of Family Service Saskatoon, please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter explaining your interest in Family Service Saskatoon and detailing what perspective or strengths you would bring to the board of directors, to the attention of:
Nominations Committee, Board of Directors:
Family Service Saskatoon
102-506 25 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7