Founded in 1941, Catholic Family Services (CFS) delivers support to the Saskatoon community by providing relevant and meaningful programs and services to individuals, couples and families. These include counselling, wellness and education programs, community capacity building/community development programming, teen parent/early childhood services, and professional training. CFS is a leader in developing innovative programs and services often in partnership with other organizations that meet the dynamic and ever changing needs of individuals and families in today's society.
CFS is governed by a community based, volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to the work of the agency. Qualified staff provide professional and confidential assistance to any one who is experiencing personal and family difficulties regardless of religious affiliation or ability to pay.
Founded in the Catholic tradition of service to others, CFS is committed to developing strong and healthy individuals and families by providing professional counselling, education and community programs, accessible to all.
Stronger individuals, families and communities, strategic and effective partnerships. Relevant, quality services. Established and trusted community leader. Employer of choice for qualified professional staff.
Supporting Families…. Strengthening the heart of Saskatoon
Since 1931, Family Service Saskatoon has been serving individuals of all walks of life and supporting families, no matter what they look like. We believe that healthy communities are built on strong families who nurture peaceful and healthy relationships.
Family Service Saskatoon sees thousands of people every year through a variety of programs and services, including teen and young parent outreach, intimate partnership violence programs, victim support in the domestic violence court system, youth exposed to violence programs and individual and family counselling, just to name a few. We mentor, teach, lead and counsel in the everyday course of our work, not only to our clients but to our community and other community-based organizations.
Accountable to its clients, funders and to the community at large, Family Service Saskatoon serves the whole community, reaching out to people of all backgrounds and financial means. Anyone can access these services, and our clients and supporters make us who we are.
Families contribute to healthy and strong communities.
Family Service Saskatoon offers programs, services and leadership, which develop and support individuals, families and communities to have safe, healthy and respectful relationships.
In our day to day work, we honour the following values:
• Accessibility of our services to all people on an equitable basis without regard to race, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or financial status.
• Individuals, families, communities, and our focus are to promote their health and growth through innovative, diverse and high quality services.
• Client entitlement and empowerment using a holistic, collaborative and gender sensitive approach in the provision of services.
• Our professionalism, the high ethical standards it demands, and the related commitment to professional development of staff and students.
• Cooperative partnerships with other non-profit organizations, public sector agencies and business for the purpose of fulfilling our mission.
• The role of volunteers in our organization and are committed to their training, supervision and support.
• A working environment that is non-hierarchical, collegial, and family friendly.
Our work style
We are committed to collaborative work style. Many or our programs are provided in partnership with other agencies. We support many coalitions, research collaborations and planning groups to ensure the best possible service delivery for our community.
We are members of Family Service Saskatchewan, Family Service Canada, Family Services Employee Assistance Program, a founding member of the Saskatoon Community Service Village, and a proud United Way funded agency.
Family Service Saskatoon is an accredited agency through the Canadian Family Services Accreditation Program and the Council on Accreditation. We are the only accredited counselling agency in Saskatchewan other than the Saskatoon Health Region and Family Service Regina, and are committed to the quality that accreditation brings to our programs.
Strengthening People, Nurturing Relationships, Building Communities
Global Gathering Place has moved to a new location:
100 5th Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2N7
HOPE Cancer Help Centre has moved to a new location:
129 D Pinehouse Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5W1
Parenting Education Saskatchewan links parenting services across the province, and provides support and information to those facilitating or organizing parent support/education services.
The Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) has two main functions: operating a Resource Walk-in Centre to enhance the quality of life for older adults, and working with local agencies to initiate, implement, and evaluate projects useful to older adults in our community. SCOA offers a free Wellness and Blood Pressure clinic on the first Tuesday of every month, and a free Drop-in Program the third Wednesday of every month.
Our services and programs include Lifelong Learning Classes, Bus Buddy Program, Caregiver Information and Support, Directories for Older Adults, and Older Adult Abuse Task Force. A major focus of SCOA is the Age-friendly Saskatoon Initiative.
You may reach the Saskatoon Council on Aging office by calling 652-2255.
The Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service (SCIS) has professionally trained staff available 24 hours a day to respond to crisis situations. Crisis counselling and conflict management can occur on the telephone, in the SCIS office or in the home.
Call MOBILE CRISIS - 306 933-6200
A crisis may involve:
- Suicide intervention
- Child abuse and neglect
- Marriage and family problems
- Mental health crisis intervention
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Problem gambling
- Individual crises
- Older adults in distress
In addition, SCIS provides a mental health service referred to as the Crisis Management Service (CMS). This service provides specialized mental health service coordination and support for the emotionally and behaviourally impaired. Services include assessment, crisis management and assertive outreach. CMS also assists with meeting treatment needs and basic needs such as finances, shelter and medical care.
Both Mobile Crisis and Crisis Management Service provide consultation, support and referral information for caregivers, families and professionals.
Our Mission is “crisis resolution for people in distress”.
The Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre provides services and support to those who have experienced sexualized violence, and their families and friends. It has a 24-hour crisis line through which it provides emotional support and referrals. The Centre also offers short-term individual counselling and support groups, as well as advocacy for survivors.
The Centre facilitates workshops, seminars and training of professionals on sexual assault issues, and has a resource library.
The Schizophrenia Society (Partnership Program) has moved to a new location:
230 Avenue R South
Saskatoon, SK S7M 2Z1
Change starts here…with one person, one group, one business, one community. It starts when people come together in support of a common goal.
United Way has a vision of bringing people and resources together to build a vibrant, caring community and is committed to working together to achieve lasting positive change in the lives of all who live here.
United Way strives to bring about genuine change by focusing our work and investment in three areas:
- Moving people from poverty to possibility
- Building healthy people and strong communities
- Helping kids be all that they can be
Volunteer Saskatoon is a program of the United Way of Saskatoon. Volunteer Saskatoon offers a range of programs and services to support and promote volunteerism. In addition to helping to find a volunteer experience that fits for the volunteer, Volunteer Saskatoon works with the voluntary sector to develop training and support for volunteers. It also works with organizations in leadership development, recognition, networking, and volunteer referral.
YWCA Saskatoon is a community-based organization that provides programs and integrated services to foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities for women. We are a member of a large network of YWCA agencies across Canada and around the world. Together, we are working to eliminate poverty, homelessness and violence for women and their families.
YWCA Saskatoon offers these programs:
- A Crisis Shelter with 25 room and 33 beds for women, children and youth at risk;
- The Turning Points supported residence with 15 single occupancy rooms for women;
- A licensed Child Development Centre providing 62 space child care facility for children 18 months to 6 years of age;
- The Employment and Learning Centre providing employment counselling, the Job Search Program, Employer Meet & Greets, and computer classes for women and men;
- Fitness on 25th, a facility for women and men with aquatics programs, group fitness classes and clinics, personal training, YWCA Encore after breast cancer exercise program, special needs fitness programs, and seniors’ activities.
The Women of Distinction awards dinner is an annual spring gala organized by the YWCA, honouring women of all ages and fields for their exemplary contributions in Saskatoon and area.
YWCA’s Week without Violence in October and the Rose Campaign in December are two of the well-known anti-violence advocacy and awareness campaigns that take place annually.
The YWCA Social Good initiative includes Christmas 365, the February-long Social Good on Broadway, and numerous third-party fundraising events organized in support of YWCA Saskatoon.
Visit the YWCA Saskatoon website at: www.ywcasaskatoon.com
Make a real difference
The agencies of the Village deliver essential services to so many in our city, share resources, support each other and strengthen each agency's ability to serve. It is through donations like yours that the Village is able to support the work of these agencies.