Our Winnipeg Chapter has now launched!

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 — winnipeg@safefamilies.ca
Phone — (204) 891-6234
Mailing address & Office Location — Safe Families Winnipeg, 1445 Callsbeck Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2K 4K4

Hiring 3 Student Interns!

We’re hiring!

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 info@safefamilies.ca with “Student Intern” in the subject line and your resume and cover letter attached.

Friends, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Safe Families London!

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