The SSPC (Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children) provides services to children and families that will allow for safety of children and healthy development of families. We do this under our two programs: the Crisis Nursery and Parent Aide.
Who We Are

Crisis Nursery

The Crisis Nursery is a home away from home for children whose families encounter crises of varying degrees. If there is no alternate care available, parents may leave their children at the Nursery while the problem is being resolved.

The Crisis Nursery provides a free service to all Saskatoon and area families in crisis.

What We Do

Parent Aide

The Parent Aide Program focuses on maintaining the family unit and the well-being of children through enhancing family wellness and reuniting children in care with their families.

Parent Aides go directly into homes and assist families with child development, parenting skills, communication skills, and becoming aware of community resources.

 
Mission

Through preventative respite and active intervention, we work together to strengthen and preserve families.

Families belong together.

Mission

Through preventative respite and active intervention, we work together to strengthen and preserve families.

Families belong together.

 
Vision
Families are actively supported to stay together, keeping children safe, and reducing the need for child- protective services and crisis intervention in their lives and in our community.
 
Vision
Families are actively supported to stay together, keeping children safe, and reducing the need for child- protective services and crisis intervention in their lives and in our community.
 
Philosophy of Care
  • We offer family and child-centred care. We value anti-oppressive and trauma-informed care that respects autonomy and harm reduction. Culture is an important part of the healing journey.
  • We are compassionate allies in the lives of families and children. We are a piece in the circle of care: linking with other agencies will strengthen our support of families and children dealing with systemic disadvantages, discrimination, multi-generational trauma, and barriers to living well.
  • The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission need to be foundational to what we do. We recognise that the journey of reconciliation is a process, and we wish to create and maintain respectful, resilient relationships.
  • The families and children that we serve have intrinsic rights: to skilled support, confidentiality, safety, information, self-determination and respect.
  • Core Beliefs
  • We prioritise the family relationship as a primary need; families should and can stay together, and if support is needed, we offer it.
  • We strive for a future when the long term separation of children from their extended families and cultures is no longer a common solution to address the lives of families at risk in our city.
  • We respect that we have been invited into the lives of families; families are experts on their own needs. A relationship built on trust is fundamental.
  • We acknowledge, recognise and honour that we operate on the traditional lands, referred to as Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.
  • The Parent Aide Program is fully funded through the Ministry of Social Services. Alternatively, the Crisis Nursery is only partially funded by the Ministry of Social Services. As such, the Nursery relies on community donations and fundraising activities to help fund the 24/7, 365 day Crisis Nursery Program.

    Please help us continue to assist those children in need here in Saskatoon.

    Find out how you can support us by going to our Give page and making a contribution today.


    Are you interested in applying your skills, knowledge, time, and/or heart to a non-profit agency in Saskatoon? Do you believe in assisting families by keeping children safe and teaching parenting skills?

    Would you like to learn more about joining the Board of Directors?

    Please contact Dionne Miazdyck-Shield, the SSPC Executive Director for more information.

    P.S. We were kids once, too.

    Dionne Miazdyck-Shield

    Executive Director
    Saskatoon Society For The Protection Of Children
    306.242.1082
    director@sspc.ca

    Board Members

    Have we mentioned that we used to be kids?

    Wanda Soder

    Chair person
    wanda@sspc.ca

    Alyson Edwards

    Vice chair person
    alyson@sspc.ca

    Gregg Bamford

    Fund Raising Chair
    Board Member
    gregg@sspc.ca

    Alice Kuipers

    Board Member
    alice@sspc.ca

    Gary Beaudin

    Board Member
    gary@sspc.ca

    Jena Ryan

    Board Member
    jena@sspc.ca

    John Dosman

    Board Member
    john@sspc.ca

    Lisa Prange

    Board Member
    lisa@sspc.ca

    Lorri Arcand

    Board Member
    lorri@sspc.ca

    Trevor Armstrong

    Board Member
    trevor@sspc.ca