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About Us

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From Our Hearts to Yours

Caring Hearts offers counselling and education programs for families as well as agencies to support those struggling to cope with loss. Caring Hearts is working with provincial and federal government in support of the Missing Persons and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Saskatchewan. 

Mission 

To enhance mental health healing  through education and counselling for those dealing with grief and loss.

Vision

A province where everyone is cared for through their journey of grief and loss.

We Believe

All people requesting any service at Caring Hearts should be treated with respect and understanding so that their integrity, dignity, and self-respect will be maintained.

 

The primary function of our service is to provide education, programs, and services for those dealing with grief and loss.

 

In open and ongoing communications with our clients, their significant others, and health care professionals through our services.


In utilizing community facilities/agencies that are intended to support our clients through their healing journey.

Our Values

Care
We build open and honest relationships with our clients and the community we serve. We are committed to providing resources for grief and loss. We ensure confidentiality, respect personal values, and provide the time and compassion to help clients manage their needs.


Respect
We care about one another and about our workplace. We foster an open and inclusive environment that embraces diverse cultural heritage and opinions; we learn, work, and support each other as one team.


Integrity
We go above and beyond what is normally expected to achieve excellence in our services. We accomplish this by maintaining high standards, strong competencies and committed partnerships, and by being responsive and accessible.

 

Accountability
We are committed to being accountable and transparent. We are honest with one another. We hold ourselves to high standards of ethical behaviour and take responsibility for our actions.


Transparency
We are transparent, open, and honest in our decision making, communication and relationship-building.

 

Caring Hearts Team

Our Staff 

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Keely Wight-Young
Executive Director
Phone: 306-523-2780

keely.wight@caringheartssk.ca 
 

Jennifer Yasinowski
(A) Director of Education
Phone: 306-523-2786
education@caringheartssk.ca 

 

Elder Lorna Standingready
Traditional knowledge leader, cultural practices and education partner 

Partner Counsellors

*denotes noninsured health benefits (NIHB) approved counsellor

Susan Kamuti-Gaitho*, MSW, RSW
Missing persons counselling, grief and loss support for children (5 years+/school age), youth, individuals and families, depression and anxiety, childhood trauma, parenting and other family related issues, mental health and addictions, support group facilitator

 

Natasha Maier*, BSW, RSW, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reiki  
Complex trauma, grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, burnout, nervous system regulation

 www.risecounsellingandreiki.com

 www.prairieskyhealth.ca/portfolios/natasha-maier/ 

Rosanne Morphy*, BSW, RSW, Bachelor of Native Studies Honours, Gladue Report Writing

Intimate partner violence, grief and loss, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, MMIWG, self harm/suicidal ideation, codependency

www.aquariuscounselling.ca  


Stacey Mustatia, B.Ed, Wellness for Life Accreditation
Missing persons counselling/loss to suicide support/curriculum development/support group facilitator 

Shannon Theriault*, BSW, RSW, CT/RTC

Grief/loss related to terminal illness, dementia; loss to suicide, substance use, accident, trauma and perinatal loss.

www.thecounsellingcorner.ca 


Caring Hearts Board of Directors 

Our dedicated Board of Directors volunteer their time to help make Caring Hearts a place where the residents of Saskatchewan can find comfort and support through the grief journey. Board members come from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, who are interested in helping our organization achieve our vision. Board members serve a term of three years, with an option to renew their commitment for a second term. 
 
Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization consistent with the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core values. If you are interested in joining the Caring Hearts Board of Directors, please contact us at: director@caringheartssk.ca 

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2023-24 Board of Directors 

Kasiani Agioritis

Nolan Bespalko

Whitney Beug

Mark Hillmer

Nicole Krupski

Karissa McBride

Bill McConkey

Tanner Peakman
Aaron Spelliscy - Board Chair 

Adrian Summers 

 

A Little History

Caring Hearts was established as a non-profit charity in 1983 under the name Regina Palliative Care Inc. (RPCI) At this time, funds were raised to help support the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region's Palliative Care Unit/Greystone Bereavement Centre as well as the ten-bed facility at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice.

In 2018, we changed our name from the Regina Palliative Care Greystone Bereavement Centre to Caring Hearts allowing Caring Hearts as a step towards expanding support across the province. Our new name was in honor of our amazing Caring Hearts Grief Camp for Children and Youth and to this day, we continue to provide grief and loss support, education and a place of comfort in difficult times. 

 

Strategic Plan

In the 2020/21 fiscal year, the Board renewed our commitment to the following four strategic objectives:

1.    Align programs and services with the organization’s mission goals and objectives.
2.    Develop a sustainable funding model.
3.    Strengthen organizational brand and increase awareness of programs and services.
4.    Improve processes for managing our data and resources.

Annual Reports

Download our Annual Reports to learn more. 

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

• 2021 Annual Report
• 2022 Annual Report

 

2021 Impact Stories

Mission, Vision & Values
Our Staff
Our Board
A Little History
Strategic Plan
Annual Reports
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