Who We Are
SafeLink Alberta: Reducing Risks and Promoting Health for Underserved Communities in Southern Alberta
SafeLink Alberta is a non-profit organization that has been serving and advocating for priority populations in Calgary and southern Alberta since 1983. Our mission is to reduce the risks associated with sexual activity and substance use through education, non-judgmental services, and harm reduction programming.
We believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare services, regardless of their background or lifestyle. That's why we prioritize underserved communities and those who are most at risk for HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.
Our services include HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling, support groups, and referrals to other healthcare providers. We also offer harm reduction supplies and education on safer sex practices, drug use, and overdose prevention.
Our team is made up of passionate and dedicated individuals who are committed to making a positive impact in our community. We work closely with other organizations and community partners to ensure that our services are accessible and effective.
At SafeLink Alberta, we believe that everyone deserves to live a healthy and fulfilling life, and we are here to support and empower our clients every step of the way.
Mission and Vision
Our mission at SafeLink Alberta is to reduce the harms associated with sexual activity and substance use by offering low-barrier, non-judgmental, and informed programs and services. We believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare services and support, regardless of their background or lifestyle.
Our vision at SafeLink Alberta is to create inclusive, empowered, and healthier communities. We strive to promote health equity and reduce health disparities among marginalized populations. Through our work at SafeLink Alberta, we hope to empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being, and to foster a community that values diversity, respect, and compassion.
Katie Ayres, Executive Director
Megan Williamson, Director, Programs
Ngozi Adefesobi, CPA, CMA, Director Finance
Karyn Jackson, Manager, Impact and Evaluations
Monika Kiegelmann, Manager, Calgary Support Services
Marie Tounissoux, Manager, Medicine Hat Support Services
Human Resources and Operations
Chinwe Agu, CPHR, SHRM-CP, RPR, Interim Director, Operations
Dianne Dyer, Board Chair
Catherine Watson, Vice-Chair
Caia Mundell, Member at Large
Jonathan M. Ablett, Secretary
Bob Noftall, Member at Large
Dr. Dave Este, Member at Large
Lizaine Wheeler, Member at Large
Alan Frank, Member at Large
Jessica Tsang, Member at Large
Edward Lipin, Member at Large
Robert Chesney, Member at Large
David McGillivray, Member at Large
Emmanuel Okafor, Member at Large
Dr. Kerri Treherne, Member at Large
Leading the Way
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