Edmonton, AB Chapter

Get in touch with our Edmonton team by:

Safe Families Canada | Edmonton
Address: 9224 82 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 2X3
Phone: 780-777-7457

Safe Families Canada | Edmonton

Safe Families Canada launched in Edmonton in September 2020. Since opening, our team of amazing volunteers has walked with over 35 families in crisis and provided 1000+ bednights. Our connection with referring agencies constantly grows; new referrals come in weekly. With your help, we can support families going through difficult times, keeping kids safe and families together. Please email our Chapter to learn more about how you can be a part of our circle of support.



Chapter Director – Alaina Driedger

Alaina took on the Chapter Director role after leading the Steering Committee that established Safe Families Canada in Edmonton. While working as a speech assistant in northern Alberta Indigenous communities, she sensed God calling her to care for the vulnerable in her city. Through her decade of experience as a foster and adoptive parent, Alaina has developed a heart for keeping families together. She is passionate about supporting families in crisis before a breakdown occurs.





Family Placement Coordinator – Melissa Strike

Melissa joined the Steering Committee that first brought Safe Families Canada to Edmonton and, in April 2021, filled her current role as Family Placement Coordinator. As a foster parent since 2005, Melissa brings extensive knowledge of trauma and working with resources in the community. She is passionate about helping families in crisis and advocating and accessing resources to help navigate their situation successfully. With her husband, Chris, they have two grown daughters and five adopted children from the foster care system. 



Family Coach Supervisor – Lindsay Blanchard

Lindsay joined the Safe Families Canada staff team in May 2023 as the Family Coach Supervisor. A former youth and family counsellor with high-risk teens, Lindsay also brings 11 years of experience as a foster parent. Lindsay and her husband David have five beautiful kids through birth and adoption.  Lindsay has a passion for supporting other caregivers, and her firsthand knowledge of navigating her children’s medical and developmental support systems allows her to equip our volunteers with practical strategies.





Leadership Council Members 2023

Melody Metcalfe – Chair     Trish Wayne – Treasurer   

 Kayla Sinnamon                   Barb Buss

Wolfgang Otto                       Kevin Wiebe


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