The Stop Abuse in Families (SAiF) Society
Our Mission & Vision Our Team Our History Our Impact
We believe each individual is unique, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Each individual shall live without fear of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, or spiritual abuse.
Our Board and Team
Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of local community members invested in SAiF's programs & success. They provide governance, oversight, and strategic direction to the organization. A dedicated group, they serve 2-3 year terms and meet year-round.
Our team is a passionate group of clinicians (psychologists, counsellors,
social workers) and administrators working tirelessly to ensure SAiF's programs are structured to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients within our resources. We work to the ethics and standards as outlined by the Canadian Association of Psychologists for our clinical work.
We also have multiple volunteer opportunities in order to expand the impact of our work and help us achieve our mission. Volunteers play a critical role - whether it's supporting fundraising, events, administration, or other needed tasks - they are intrinsic to our work.
Learn more here.
Thomas Holmes, Chair
Denyse Michelutti, Vice-Chair
HR Systems Mgr, Edm Catholic Schools
Natasha Lewis, Secretary
Personnel Selection Officer
Former St Albert City Councillor
Registered Provisional Psychologist
If you are interested in applying to become a board member, review our posting here.
Mark Dixon, Executive Director
Elders' Resources Coordinator
Tanya Admin Support and Volunteer Coordinator
Debits & Credits, Bookkeeping Services
Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions here.
In July 2020, we worked with Reel Communications to put together a short video on how SAiF began and its impact on the community over the past 30 years.
Ireen Slater, our founder, shared a bit of SAiF's humble beginnings in the late 1980's. Staff shared programs, services, and the rewards/challenges in working with families dealing with the impacts of abuse and violence.
This is our work.
This is our impact.
This is Ireen's legacy.