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.
To enhance mental health healing through education and counselling for those dealing with grief and loss.
A province where everyone is cared for through their journey of grief and loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are transparent, open, and honest in our decision making, communication and relationship-building.
Caring Hearts Team
(A) Director of Education
Elder Lorna Standingready
Traditional knowledge leader, cultural practices and education partner
*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
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
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.
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: email@example.com
2023-24 Board of Directors
Aaron Spelliscy - Board Chair
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.
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.
Download our Annual Reports to learn more.