October 4, 2020

Team

KERRIE ISAAC, Executive Director

Kerrie Isaac is an energetic leader with a passion for supporting individuals through education, networking, and collaborative opportunities to affect social change. With 10 years of experience in child development and education, Kerrie began to recognize the importance and need for prevention of sexual violence and education for children and youth in developing respectful and healthy relationships. 

In 2016, Kerrie became the Executive Director of SASS and since then has grown the organization into a team of academics and advocates who are passionate about ending sexual violence and has successfully recieved funding for several major projects like the Saskatchewan First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training and the Saskatchewan Sexual Violence Action Plan.

PATIENCE UMEREWENEZA, Project Specialist

As SASS’s Project Specialist, Patience oversees the implementation of key actions from the Action Plan, supports the Capacity Building Initiatives of the organization, and connects SASS with national strategic initiatives that are working to address gender-based violence across Canada. 

Patience also led the development of the first comprehensive study on the stat of sexual violence in Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Violence Action Plan. The research report title Sexual Violence in Saskatchewan: Voices, Stories, and Actions from the Front Lines, informed the developmen of 22 actions outlined in Working Together (2019), the first Saskatchewan Sexual Violence Action Plan.

KRISTINA KAMINSKI, Project Coordinator – VACR File Review

Kristina has an educational background in International Affairs whereby and focused her research studies on global Indigenous rights issues, and on the treatment of women and children during conflict, and genocide. 

She has volunteered for the Regina Sexual Assault Centre’s crisis line, became a certified FRT (First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse) Facilitator and has served as a board member and as the Board President until 2019. 

Her passion and work on the issue of sexualized violence for over 8 years has brought her to SASS where she is the Project Coordinator for the VACR Advocate Case Review project in Saskatchewan.

ASHLEY KILBACK, Communications Specialist

Ashley is a writer and storyteller with an educational background in marketing and communications. For the past three years, her work has focused on using storytelling as a tool to communicate complex issues and connect people in meaningful ways. 

As the Communications Specialist for SASS, Ashley has co-led an organizational rebrand, developed the “No Story Left Untold” campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness campaign in 2020, and is in the process of creating SASS’s first comprehensive communications plan.

 

Shining a Light

Giving a Voice

Making a Change

Kerrie Isaac
Kerrie Isaac
Executive Director
Patience Umereweneza
Patience Umereweneza
Project Coordinator
Kristina Kaminski
Kristina Kaminski
Provincial Coordinator
Ashley Kilback
Ashley Kilback
Communications Specialist
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North East Outreach and Support Services is a community-based, non-profit registered charity. Community services are delivered with funds obtained from government grants, fundraising, and community donations. The agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.
PARTNERS Family Services is a non-profit charitable organization based in Humboldt, SK and serving the rural communities within a 100km radius. PARTNERS Family Services offers comprehensive supports and services to individuals, families and communities with the goal of supporting overall wellbeing. Services include individual and group therapeutic counselling, parenting programs, crisis supports, and domestic violence prevention and intervention.
Piwapan Women’s Centre has offered a full range of residential and outreach services specializing in helping women and children impacted by family violence. Piwapan plays a key role in servicing La Ronge area and small communitees in Northern SK.
Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit, Sexual Assault Centre (PASAC), serves Prince Albert, La Ronge and Meadow Lake and surrounding area by providing confidential services to sexual assault survivors and their families. We provide support to children, youth and adults affected by sexual violence. Counsellors work Monday through Fridays, however the Mobile Crisis Unit provides crisis response after hours, weekends and statutory holidays for those in need of immediate support.
Yorkton’s Society for Involvement of Good Neighbors (SIGNS) contributes to and participates in communities that are caring, self-reliant, safe and stable; that offer opportunities to participate in and benefit from social, economic, cultural and recreational activities; and that provide for basic needs.
Southwest Crisis Services (SWCS) is a non-profit, community-based organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. SWCS provides shelter to women and children fleeing or are at risk of domestic/interpersonal violence, provides community outreach services including counselling, education and prevention presentations and groups. Located in Swift Current, Southwest Crisis Services serves the entire southwest corner of Saskatchewan.
Located in Kindersley, the West Central Crisis & Family Support Centre’s mission is to provide support services to individuals and families experiencing violence and crisis in their lives, as well as outreach programs to communities within their boundaries.