Our experienced staff work in various ways to provide support and services to our clients.
Phone: (306) 668-0600
Before Sue was involved with the Elizabeth Fry Society she was the National Executive Director in Ottawa Canada, for the CCAAC (Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada). She spent 10 years as Children and Youth Advocate for Communities for Children in Saskatoon and 10 years before that as the Executive Director of the provincial Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association.
She has been a board member of numerous agencies in an around Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Canada, but states that her most important role in the community is that of being a mentor and an advocate, but her Favorite ROLE is being Granma to Jase, 4….Jules 2 and Ava 5 months………..!~
Phone: (306) 668-0609
Patti Tait is an Aboriginal woman who began working in the helping field more than 30 years ago. She worked extensively within federal and provincial prisons counselling and supporting Aboriginal men and women. Patti was a Native Liaison at Prison for Women. She has often been called upon as an expert on the issues faced by Aboriginal offenders. Patti has been a member the Canadian Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Network (CAAN) and was an original member of the Advisory Council for All Nations Hope AIDS Network. She has been committed to Aboriginal people who are in conflict with the law and to those who are most marginalized by infectious diseases throughout her career. She sits on the Metis Addiction Saskatchewan boards as an active member. She is also called upon to share her knowledge regarding Aboriginal culture and traditions within the community. This includes presentations in schools, colleges and at the universities. As a kokum (grandmother), and chapan (great-grandmother), Patti is passionate about the need for Aboriginal communities to heal for our future generations. Patti is honoured to be vice-chair of the CAEFS Board and the Aboriginal Regional Advocate for Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge.
Court Worker Coordinator
Phone: (306) 668-0602
Before becoming a court worker, Bonny Braden had experience working as a former long-time print and broadcast journalist in Saskatchewan and Alberta, running her own communications business for several years in Saskatoon, working for the Federation of Sovereign Indian Nations and the government ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations as a communications director, and as a university sessional instructor at the University of Regina Journalism school. She has travelled Western Canada extensively and has lived in Saskatchewan (North Battleford, Regina and Saskatoon) since 1987. She was born in Carrot River Saskatchewan to English and Irish parents and grew up mainly in the forest in Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. She has a passion for learning about the law and helping women have a voice as they navigate the justice system. She feels blessed to be a part of the Elizabeth Fry team.
Indigenous Court Worker
Phone: (306) 668-8840
Susan is a proud Métis woman who was born in Hinton, Alberta where she spent the first ten years of her life. As a lifelong learner, Susan recently completed her B.A. (Hons) in Sociology – Indigenous Justice and Criminology at the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to working in the justice system, Susan worked for more than ten years as a Computer Programmer after completing a Business Diploma with a specialty in Computer Information Systems at SIAST.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys spending time with friends and family and is actively engaged with her local Métis community.
Susan feels blessed to be working alongside a team of women with such strength and resiliency including both the employees at Elizabeth Fry, and the women we serve in the justice system.
Phone: (306) 934-4606
Beverly is a proud Metis woman born and raised in Saskatoon. She joins the Elizabeth Fry Society team bringing with her: experience, empathy and her own story of addiction, trauma, street life and incarceration. Beverly looks forward most to empowering women, helping them find their Self-Worth and to truly believing in themselves.
Jonna Reaume, BA, BSW, RSW
Phone: (306) 668-0604
Jonna is a guest on Treaty Six Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Metis, coming here from Ontario by way of the Yukon. She is a registered social worker. Jonna received her BSW from the University of Victoria in 2017, and her BA in sociology from the University of Toronto in 2012. She strives to incorporate anti-oppressive, feminist, and decolonization theories into her practice.
She is proud to be a part of the women’s services team at Elizabeth Fry, providing prison in-reach and community reintegration support. She is humbled by the resiliency of the women Elizabeth Fry works with, and grateful for the time that many have taken to educate her about Saskatchewan, social justice, and what it means to be a responsible community member.
Women's Legal Services
Keeley Phillips, J.D., and B.A. (Hons)
Phone: (306) 668-8839
Keeley is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation in northern Manitoba. She received her Juris Doctor from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2015 and articled at the Northlands Community Law office in The Pas, Manitoba. She was called to the bar in Manitoba in June 2016 and transferred to Saskatchewan in August 2017. Keeley received her B.A. (Hons) from Wilfred Laurier University in Religion and Culture with a minor in Philosophy.