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Thanks to Zach Holmes & his family, their Christmas in the Park fundraiser this past December & early January raised over $3,300 for our youth programs! And the light display they helped organized in Nobel Park won 2nd prize in the Kinsmen Holiday Lights contest. Zach personally delivered the signed Jaques Laroque jersey to the winning donor earlier this month (selected from a random draw of all donors who donated a min of $20). Thank you everyone for your support. A great way to kick off 2022!

SAiF Group Programs Return

Our small in person groups are coming back* this spring! All participants must be intaked prior to attendance & groups are limited to a max. of 8 participants & 2 facilitators.
  • Communication 101& 201
  • Emotional Regulation (Anger Mgmt) 
  • 5 Week Support Group
  • 4 Week ND Parenting Group
Learn more & register today online. 
*Subject to Covid-19 advisories.

SAiF Education for Grades 5-12

We continue to offer our youth healthy relationship presentations (virtually & in person) on:
  • friendships
  • healthy dating
  • consent, empathy & respect
  • boundary setting
  • anti bullying
  • online safety & cyberstalking
Learn more on our website
Open to sports teams, schools, & youth organizations in St Albert, Sturgeon County, & Parkland County. If you're an educator, youth leader, or sports coach, please reach out. We're happy to book these sessions absolutely free in the communities we serve. Contact Ignacio today!

Introducing Our New Staff!

We are so pleased to welcome our new Child/Youth Counsellor, Hang Diem Huynh & our new Clinical Supervisor, Dr Marcia Gordeyko. We've caught up on our child play therapy waitlist at this point, thanks to Hang's diligence & we're working on some new developments coming soon. We're back to a full complement of staff & are looking at adding new counselling and social work practicums for this spring & fall to support our work. 

Are You Able to Volunteer in 2022?

If you can help us out, please email Tanya @ 

Dealing w/ Elder Abuse: New Resource

The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council has developed Staying Safe: A Resource for Older Adults Living in Alberta. The handbook brings together information about a wide range of issues, provides a basic overview of this information, and references where to learn more and get further assistance for those dealing with elder abuse. 
To empower & inform yourself, check out these online resources.  The Centre for Alberta Legal Education also has excellent downloadable pdfs.

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 
Learn More
Elder Abuse
(ages 50+)
Coordinated Response
Safety & Supports for Vulnerable/At Risk Seniors
Learn More
School Programs
(Grades 4-12)
Healthy Relationships
Healthy Dating
Boundaries & Consent
Learn More
Adult Counselling
(ages 18+)
Strength Based
Solutions Focused
Skills, Coping, Healing & Resiliency
Learn More
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:
Donate Here
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