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Orange Shirt Day in an opportunity to discuss the impacts & legacy of residential schools. It honours the experiences of Indigenous Peoples, celebrates resilience & affirms a commitment that every child matters. Please note that we will be closed Sept 30 in honour of Truth & Reconciliation Day. 

Upcoming September Events

The St Albert Cruisers are once again hosting Autorama @ Fountain Tire on St. Albert Trail with vintage cars, photo & hula hoop contests, an auction table, food trucks, 50/50 tickets & more all in support of SAiF's Elder Abuse program. 
Join us at St Albert Pride on Sept 18 @ Rotary Park in St Albert from 11- 8pm. They'll have food trucks, a live stage, drag queens, bouncy castles, games, & more at this family friendly free event. SAiF will be there with some cool prizes & games, too!

 Summer/Fall Social Media Series

During Aug & Sept we've been re-running our 6 week Love Like This Series on the cycle of relationships with tips to keep your interactions safe and healthy. Missed a week or a day? Check out the weekly summary blogs here!

Paint the Town Kick Off Breakfast

This November, we're splashing St. Albert in purple & it starts - like most good things - with a delicious breakfast! Join us Oct 27 from 7:30-9am to support local businesses, families & help us kick off our First Annual Paint the Town Purple. 
Tickets are $25 each
$100 for tables of 4
$150 for tables of 6

Are You Able to Volunteer This Sept?

If you can help us out, please email Tanya @ 
1. Sept 12 - Autorama volunteers are needed to staff our tent & sell 50/50 tickets.

2. Sept 18 - Outloud's St Albert Pride event: we need volunteers to help run games & activities in our tent.

We're Hiring A Child/Youth Counsellor

This is a P/T position to provide child play therapy for children 5-11 & youth counselling for those 12+. Learn more here & consider applying today!
Our 10 week group program for parents & their children starts Sept 22 w/ intakes being completed now! If you would like sign up for the program, please call us at 780-460-2195 ext 301. Learn more.

New Wellness Courses from AHS

If you're looking to create healthier relationships & to improve your coping or communication skills, you can now register for AHS’ new Wellness Exchange, an online 1 hour series for Albertans. Sessions run weekly starting Sept. 8. Participants can take any or all of the classes. For more info visit their website

Family Violence & Family Law Online Courses

These free courses, which have been accredited by law societies, provide information about family violence and family law and explain changes to the Divorce Act relating to family violence. While the courses were prepared with legal advisers in mind, it is available to anyone who is interested in learning more. Courses are available online here.

Are You Open to Sharing Your Story?

We're looking anyone who may be open to being interviewed for a podcast series on abuse, survival, and healing to hopefully inspire others to reach out or feel hopeful about their own situations.  If you would be interested in sharing your story and want to discuss how we can do so safely, contact Areni at 780-460-2195 ext. 306 or Thank you.

Other Resources & Supports

AB Family Violence Info Line 24/7 Toll Free: 310-1818
AB Family Violence Info Chat 8 am - 8 pm:
Other Local Resources: shelters, crisis lines, & legal/housing supports 

Support for those dealing with abuse:
The Today Centre offers a range of short term supports including safety planning, resources & emotional support. Click to learn more.
Workshops for Couples/Families:
Couples Communication. Click the link for more or contact the Family Centre: (780) 423-2831.

SAIF Programs & Services

We currently serve St Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, & nearby rural areas. If you're interested in any of our services, please email or call. You don't need a referral; just contact us directly. Whatever your gender, sexual orientation, culture or background, you can ask for support, even if you don't want to leave. Please don't suffer in silence. 

Child Play Therapy
(ages 5-11)
Emotional Regulation
Play Based Interventions
Parent/Child Support
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Group Counselling
(ages 18+)
Healthy Relationships
Conflict Resolution
Couples Programs
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Youth Counselling
(ages 12-17)
Strength Based
Solutions Focused
Skills, Coping, Healing & Resiliency 
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Elder Abuse
(ages 50+)
Coordinated Response
Safety & Supports for Vulnerable/At Risk Seniors
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School Programs
(Grades 4-12)
Healthy Relationships
Healthy Dating
Boundaries & Consent
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Adult Counselling
(ages 18+)
Strength Based
Solutions Focused
Skills, Coping, Healing & Resiliency
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It's our donors & charitable partners that make our work possible & allow us to offer so many free services to those who reach out to us. If you'd like to discuss options for gift giving or learn more:
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