Join Our Paint the Town Purple Campaign
Our fall fundraising campaign is back this November for Family Violence Prevention Month. If you're a local biz owner & interested in the campaign, contact Our biz partners receive tons of perks in local promos & support SAiF families as well! To see which businesses have already pledged check out our dedicated page to all things Purple!
If you're a personal donor, our kick off breakfast is on October 26th, get tickets here. Don't wait too long. Last year's event sold out!
Seniors Sexuality & Online Dating Safety
Hurry, there's still time to register! We'll be doing an in person presentation of Seniors Sexuality & Online Dating Safety at the St Albert Library on Oct 4th at 1:30pm. Online dating can be a wonderful opportunity for human connection & to meet people. However, while seniors are fast turning to online dating, there are pitfalls, scams, & fraudsters on many of the platforms so how can we help you be safer? Free to register, just contact us via email or call our office 780-460-2195 ext. 301.
WiseGuyz for Boys
In partnership with the City of St Albert, we are so pleased to be bringing the Centre for Sexuality's WiseGuyz program to St Albert! What is the WiseGuyz all about? It's a healthy masculinity program for adolescent boys in Grades 8/9. Want to learn more about the program? We have a blog for that!
Rural Youth Counselling Pilot
We're working with Gibbons FCSS and Sturgeon FCSS to pilot a virtual counselling option to youth in Sturgeon County this year. In partnership with both these communities, we're hoping to provide a safe and secure space for young people (13-18) to receive their counselling around family violence or bullying trauma within their own communities. Want to learn more? Contact your local FCSS office or contact us via email.
Family Counselling
While we have a flat fee of $100/session, safety is always paramount so our pre-intake process & simply learning about the program is entirely free. We want to make sure this is the right service for you and your family, first & foremost. 
If you'd like to learn more & discuss your situation with one of our clinicians, please book a free phone consult today. 780.460.2195 x301 or email us.
Some Changes Happening at SAiF

Our Executive Director, Areni Kelleppan, will be leaving the organization as of October 14, 2022, and Mark Dixon is our incoming interim Executive Director. To learn more about these 2 big announcements, check out our blogs: 

Need Support To Deal w/ Bullying?

'Sticks & stones may break your bones, but words can really hurt for a lifetime'. 

Did you know that our youth counselling & child play therapy can be accessed to support young people who have been bullied & are dealing w/ that trauma? Or for those doing the bullying but want to stop hurting others? Seeking help takes courage but can mean all the difference to someone struggling. We can help. 

Family Law Support Group

We've heard from so many of our clients who have felt further abused and/or traumatized through the Family Law system. We've been listening and now we've developed an 8 week group program for those who are currently or will be going through the family law court system. Education, support, & strategies for your emotional well being. Intake is required. You can sign up for free now!

SAiF is Hiring!
We're looking to fill 2 P/T positions: 1) a 2nd Education Facilitator & 2) a Child/Youth Counsellor to support our Child Play Therapy & Youth Counselling programs. Learn more here!
SAiF Education
We offer cyber safety, healthy relationship, & anti bullying education. Book us this fall for your school or youth team. We can also offer parent night sessions to support communication with your children about this stuff. Email us today.
We offer free counselling options for ages 5 & up.
- Child play therapy
- Youth Counselling
- Adult Counselling
- Phone Consultations
If you've been impacted by family violence or bullying & live in our service area, call us. 
Audit Services
We are seeking audit services for the 2023 financial statements. Find the full RFP here...
Will Power: Building SAiF's Future
When you give, you help people in your community directly. You help a child overcome bullying trauma that could've held them back but didn't because you gave. You help teens contemplating self harm or suicide build the healthy coping skills they need to survive. You help families heal and put themselves back together.

And we understand, not everyone can give right now. Or maybe you can't give as much as you would like. But gift giving can come in many different ways. Wills Week is coming in October & if you haven't written a will, it's always a good idea to ensure that your estate is given according to your wishes - whether to a loved one, a cause that you care about, someone you want to make sure is taken care of after you pass or perhaps a combination of all or some of these.

Will Power is a new site that can help you calculate your gift giving & the legacy you want to leave behind. We're proud to partner with them to build our endowment fund - so we're here for whenever families need us. Contact us to learn more
Board & Committee Members
Looking to serve your community in a meaningful way? Want to put your skills, expertise & experience to work for a cause you care about? Learn more about how you can apply online to join our Board who serve in a governance role for the SAiF Society and actively supports our fundraising efforts. We're also looking to recruit for the following Board committees:
Fund Development Committee       Finance & Risk Committee        Clinical Advisory Council
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 
FCSS Spruce Grove & Parkland County are partnering to offer free 2-day evidence-based training by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) designed for people who have frequent contact with older adults such as continuing care, home care and seniors lodge staff as well as family members, friends, public and private caregivers, community health workers, & volunteers.
When you donate, you can change a life.
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