Safe Families is proud to participate in the Ride for Refugee Event that will be taking place on Saturday September 30th 2017. We invite our 3 locations in Winnipeg, Toronto, and London Ontario to participate in this walking or cycling event. All the money that is raised through this fundraiser will go towards charities that are dedicated to supporting those who have, or currently are, experiencing vulnerability, displacement, and exploitation.
Currently, Safe Families is seeking 5 Team Captains in each city to lead the way, and we would love to invite you to join us! As a volunteer, your participation and support has been so valuable to us in the past, and we’re so excited to welcome you to this new initiative.
What does a Team Captain do exactly?
To sum it up, Team Captains register a team online, invite others (friends, family, co-workers) to join in, raise money and encourage their team to do the same, and make sure their teammates check-in and stick together on RIDE Day (you can read more about the Team Captain role here.
200 other charities across Canada will participate with us as we ride, walk and raise funds together on September 29th.
Will you join us?
To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Safe Families has launched the Canada 150 Campaign in conjunction with the CanadaHelps.org Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
What is The Great Canadian Giving Challenge? It is a National public contest to benefit any registered Canadian charity. Every $1 donated to a registered charity in June via CanadaHelps.org or GivingChallenge.ca, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $10,000 donation. The grand prize draw is on Canada Day and one lucky charity will receive the grand prize of $10,000.
Our set goal is to raise $15,000 by the end of June 30th and in addition to the $10,000 draw through CanadaHelps, a private donor of Safe Families has come forward offering to match every dollar donated to us! We are excited to be participating in this event and we need your help: Spread the word and donate here to help us reach our goal!
This challenge will provide Safe Families with the opportunity to expand our current programs so that more parents-in-crisis can find care for their children while they get back on their feet. We are determined to provide parents with the necessary social supports so that they can reunite with their child in a safer and healthier context.
We are praising God for His provision yet again!
A big thank you to the members of our dedicated steering committee who have worked tirelessly to establish the local Winnipeg, Manitoba, chapter of Safe Families Canada! After much prayer and hard work the site is now up and running.
We already have 30 volunteers who are being screened to serve families-in-crisis in the Winnipeg community and within a few weeks time our first cohort of Host Families will be approved, trained, and ready to start hosting children!
SFC has hired Sandee Harder as the Winnipeg Regional Coordinator and she is now managing all aspects of the program. Sandee has a great love for vulnerable children and a passion to see the restoration of families. Sandee has worked with single parents and low income families for the past 23 years as a Project Officer with the Province of Manitoba. She holds a Masters of Biblical Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary.
Winnipeggers, get involved!
Here are some things you can do:
- Volunteer to host a child in your home.
- Volunteer to support and mentor a parent in temporary crisis.
- Volunteer in another support role.
- Engage your local church with Safe Families.
- Spread the word — tell your friends and family about Safe Families.
- Donate — Safe Families operates entirely on donations and needs ongoing funding to sustain the program.
If you’re interested in any of the above, contact Sandee by:
E-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone — (204) 891-6234
Mailing address & Office Location — Safe Families Winnipeg, 1445 Callsbeck Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 4K4
Safe Families Toronto is looking for 3 post-secondary students to join our team for the summer.
Applicants must be:
- full-time students intending to return to their studies in the fall;
- between 15-30 years of age; and
- preferably studying in one of the following areas: Social Services / Social Work, Child & Youth Worker, International Development, Personal Support Worker, Journalism or Communications, Counselling, Early Childhood Education, Community Services, Non-profit management
Interns will get experience in all aspects of our local program, from administration and communications to dealing directly with our volunteers and the families-in-crisis that we serve. Each is a paid position lasting seven weeks at 30 hours a week, and start dates are flexible.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more or applying immediately for one of the positions, please e-mail email@example.com with “Student Intern” in the subject line and your resume and cover letter attached.
We are praising God for His provision!
A big thank you to the members of our dedicated steering committee who have worked tirelessly to establish the local London, Ontario, chapter of Safe Families Canada! After much prayer and hard work the site is now up and running.
We already have 80 volunteers who are being screened to serve families-in-crisis in the London community and within a few weeks time our first cohort of Host Families will be approved, trained, and ready to start hosting children!
SFC has hired Greg Stigge as the London Regional Director and he is now directing and managing all aspects of the program. Greg and his wife Isabelle have a great love for vulnerable children, having fostered and adopted in addition to rearing biological children. They also run Little by Little, a business in Haiti providing employment to parents living in poverty, empowering them to become self-sufficient.
Londoners, get involved!
If you live in or around the London area we would love for you to contact us and get involved! Here are some things you can do:
Volunteer to host a child in your home.
Volunteer in another support role.
Engage your local church with Safe Families.
Spread the word — tell your friends and family about Safe Families.
Donate — Safe Families operates entirely on donations and needs ongoing funding to sustain the program
If you’re interested in any of the above, contact Greg by:
Phone — 519-719-8494
Mailing address — Safe Families London, 250 Commissioners Rd E, London, ON, N6C 2T1
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