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OUR MISSION & VISION

OUR VISION

Riseup Society Alberta envisions communities free of intimate partner violence and abuse.

OUR VALUES

Equality, Empowerment, Compassion, Holistic Healing, Accessibility, Innovation, Excellence, Education, and Collaboration.

OUR MISSION

Through counselling, support and education, Riseup brings hope and healing to those impacted by intimate partner violence and educates and empowers communities to end that abuse.

Executive Director
Board of Directors
Clinical Counsellors
Executive Director
Erna Carter, BSW, MSW, RSW and RPN, retired

Erna is a registered social worker and holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Social Work. She has extensive front line and management experience in the areas of child welfare, mental health, brain injury rehabilitation and community development. She was a member of the Psychiatric Nursing association but retired from the association in 2015. Erna has been a resident of the Leduc community for 37 years and was a member of the Riseup Board for 51/2 years. Her familiarity with Riseup Society Alberta, her commitment to the mission of the organization, and her management experience is an asset in her role as Executive Director of Riseup Society Alberta.

Board of Directors

 

Clinical Counsellors

Karin Stewart

Karin Stewart is a psychotherapist and clinical counsellor with a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS) from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton.

Darlene Mievre

Darlene Mievre, BA, MC PSYCH, R.P. Darlene is a Registered Psychologist withe the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Psychologists Association

Community Education

Individual Counselling

Riseup offers individual counselling to those who have experienced the trauma of domestic violence and abuse in an intimate partner relationship. Any form of abuse has the potential to have a deep and long term effect on someone’s ability to live life fully. Unravelling the complexities is difficult, and often requires the help of a trained and caring counsellor. Riseup Counsellors specialize in the area of family violence and abuse.

Retreat

Loving someone else can often be seen as easier than loving yourself, but it is just as important. Self-compassion is a huge part of self-love and understanding, it involves noticing when you are in need and showing kindness, and sympathy to yourself – accepting what is or has happened and helping yourself as if you were helping a friend.

Support Groups

Riseup Society offers support groups for those impacted by domestic abuse within their intimate partner relationships. They are based on the understanding that profound healing is most often experienced in the context of a safe and supportive community. All groups focus on educating participants on the dynamics and impact of abuse, and on assisting them in their journey towards a holistic healing of mind, body and spirit.

Due to the rising cases of Covid-19, we have opted to cancel our live music event for the foreseeable future.

Although this is unfortunate, we feel that it is in the best interest of our team and our customers.

We are still open for all of you to come and enjoy breakfast with the family, wings on Wednesdays, a lunch or dinner break, or drinks after work.

As the situation unfolds, we will re-evaluate hosting live music at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you,

The Team at Blackjacks

The annual general meeting is cancelled due to the COVID-19 guidelines

The annual report is now available below.

2019 Annual Report

SUPPORT GROUP

WOMEN’S SUPPORT AND RECOVERY GROUP

Riseup Society offers support groups for those impacted by domestic abuse within their intimate partner relationships. They are based on the understanding that profound healing is most often experienced in the context of a safe and supportive community. All groups focus on educating participants on the dynamics and impact of abuse, and on assisting them in their journey towards a holistic healing of mind, body and spirit.

SPECIALITY SUPPORT GROUP

An introduction to the meditative labyrinth walk is being offered at St. Paul’s United Church in Edmonton (corner of 116 Street and 76 Avenue) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018. Admission is by donation.

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