Sydney Wouters joined the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan in July 2020.
Sydney completed her Bachelor of Social Work in 2019 at the University of Regina and is registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. During her time as a student, Sydney witnessed the issues facing women and saw barriers that were difficult for people to navigate. After completing her education, Sydney went on to worker as a Child Protection worker, where she gained practical knowledge on the roadblocks and issues facing women in Saskatchewan. This inspired her to be on the frontline and help women navigate the system.
Sydney is responsible for the provision and coordination of services to clients both in prison (Provincial and Federal) and in-community, with the goal of providing information, resources and support that meets the unique needs and circumstances of her clients. She assists women in creating their plan for reintegration back into the community. As part of the women’s services team, Sydney aids women with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and referrals to other community-based organizations.
Patti is a cultural coordinator at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan with special focus on individual counselling to marginalized women.
Patti is an Aboriginal woman with over 30 years of experience in the field of help and expert assistance. She has worked extensively within federal and provincial prisons counselling and supporting Indigenous men and women. She was a Native Liaison at the Prison for Women. She has often been called upon as an expert on the issues faced by First Nations, Métis, Inuit and unregistered Indigenous offenders.
Patti has been a member the Canadian Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Network (CAAN) and was an original member of the Advisory Council for the All Nations Hope AIDS Network. Throughout her career, she has been committed to helping Indigenous people who have come in conflict with the law and those who are most marginalized by infectious diseases.
Patti is a board member of both the Métis Addiction Saskatchewan and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS), and the Aboriginal Regional Advocate for the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge.
She is frequently called upon to share her knowledge regarding Aboriginal culture and traditions within the community. As a kokum (grandmother), and chapan (great-grandmother), Patti is passionate about the need for Indigenous communities to heal for the sake of our future generations.
Chelsea Roy joined the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan in 2020 after spending 6 months with the organization as a student.
Chelsea completed her studies in the Indigenous Justice and Criminology Program at the University of Saskatchewan in 2020. She is a dedicated court worker at the organisation’s Saskatoon office. She goes the extra mile to support the women she works with, especially when acting as a liaison between lawyers and the women. Chelsea also helps women in creating the bail plan for their lawyer to present to the courts. Her role will be to support women through the court process and attend court as their ally. On top of her court work, she also delivers the record suspension project for Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan.
Chelsea is a proud aboriginal woman and the mother of 2 children. She has a passion for painting and often graces the office with her artwork. She ensures that everyone knows about the weird and wonderful stories she finds on the internet, and is always the best bet if you are looking for a laugh or two.
Marlene (Mo) Hastings is a strong woman who brings many years of lived experience in the justice system to the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan team as a court worker based out of Regina.
Marlene supports women who are going through the court system and helps them to navigate their way through it. She also provides the women in Regina with outreach and reintegration support and uses her strong connections with other community-based organizations to make referrals and help women get set up for success.
Marlene always goes above and beyond for her clients and has a strong passion for supporting women.
As an individual with lived experience and in recovery along with additional schooling, Amanda believes in walking alongside people on their healing journey while they are transitioning through life’s barriers and building meaningful relationships with them. She is a strong advocate when it comes to her clients and their needs as an individual as well as advocating for their needs within the community to ensure they get the proper support. Amanda believes in people, equality, and a judgment-free environment while meeting people where they are and supporting them to the best of her ability to ensure they are set up for success.
When she is not working you can find Amanda with her dog stitch who has been her best friend for the past 10 years. We enjoy going on adventures, road trips, camping during the summer & watching movies in the evenings after a long day.
Krystle Johnstone is an Indigenous woman from Manitoba. She is a mother of 2 who comes from lived experience. She started out at Efry co-facilitating our sharing circle and is now our Receptionist. Krystle has a passion to advocate for and support women and gender-diverse folks who are going through the same struggles she has been through. She enjoys beading, spending time with her kids, and supporting her sisters.
Jocelyn Trotchie is our community outreach worker at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan. Jocelyn will work with our clients who are in the community by assisting them to find housing, attend appointments and support their needs in the community.
Jocelyn was born and raised in Saskatoon and could not be a prouder Canadian. She brings with her personal knowledge of people who have struggled with addictions and mental health. As such, she is passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in our community.
Jocelyn’s bubbly personality is often the foundational pillar of support for women who come through the doors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan.
Jamesy is an Professor at the College of Law with a research focus in child protection. Jamesy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Cum Laude in Dance (2006) from York University and both her Juris Doctor (2012) and Master of Laws (2017) from the University of Saskatchewan. Jamesy’s research during her LLM focused on child welfare in Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the College of Law, Jamesy practiced law in Saskatoon with a focus on child protection matters and Indigenous governance in relation to child protection. Jamesy is passionate about policy development and governance surrounding child protection for Indigenous communities and organizations, and she is devoted to advocating for children and families facing systemic barriers in our community. Jamesy frequently appears in the media and presents nationally on child protection-related issues. Jamesy is honoured to sit on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan and has two children who keep her busy. Jamesy’s teaching areas include Property Law, Entertainment Law, Child Protection Law, and Evidence.
DeeAnn is Executive Director of the Broadway Business Improvement District where she advocates and markets the area, plans festivals, and works with the city to create a welcoming urban environment. Previously, she was the Communications Director at the Lighthouse Supported Living. DeeAnn has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honours in English and another B.A. in Communications.
DeAnn is also the chair at the Sum Theatre Board, a non-profit which builds community through theatre.
Bailey is currently pursuing her Law degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to law school, Bailey worked in local government administration as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Foam Lake. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan (2019) and received her Urban Standard certificate in Local Government Administration from the Urban Board of Examiners during her time with the Town of Foam Lake. Serving as a Board member for this organization is an opportunity for Bailey to gain insight about the justice system from a different perspective than in the classroom, and apply her knowledge of both finance and law to her role on the Board. In the position of Treasurer, Bailey is excited to use her financial expertise to lead the Finance Committee and work with the Board as a whole.
Amy has worked in front line community support roles since beginning her career in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side in 2012, where she completed an addictions counseling diploma (high honours). She has a particular interest in harm reduction and addiction, and trauma-informed and respectful community care. Amy works full time in social services and is the chair of a provincial leadership committee for employees within the Ministry. She previously sat on the board of Saskatoon Cares, and feels honoured and humbled to support community members in her work, as well as by contributing as a member of the Elizabeth Fry board of directors.
Hayden McGuire is the Executive Director for SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health). She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC. Hayden was born and raised in Saskatoon and has a deep affection for the city and its people. On her days off, you’ll likely find her walking her dog on the river bank, browsing a bookstore, or off on an adventure with her wife, Emily.