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Hours

SWITCH Clinic & Programming

  • Monday from 5:30-8:00pm
  • Wednesday from 5:30-8:00pm
  • Saturday from 12:30-3:00pm

SWITCH Volunteer Shifts

  • Monday from 5:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday from 5:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday from 12:00-4:00pm

Summer Hours May, June, July & August – Wednesday evening only

  • Clinic & Programming from 5:30-8:00pm
  •  Volunteer shifts from 5:00-9:00pm

Please note SWITCH will be closed December 23rd 2017 through January 7th 2018 for the holidays

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1528 20th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z6

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1528 20th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z6

Who We Are

Staff

Karen Cederwall is the executive director of SWITCH.

Brittany Acton is the programming coordinator of SWITCH.

Michelle Fleming is the childcare coordinator of SWITCH.

Board of Directors

Megan Gallagher is the current holder of the Chair Portfolio. She earned a BSc. Hons in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Saskatchewan, and is currently enrolled in the College of Medicine. The holder of the Chair Portfolio works in conjunction with the SWITCH Board of Directors and staff to create and implement both short and long-term goals for SWITCH’s future. Megan can be contacted at megan.gallagher@switchclinic.ca.

Shamir Salman is the current treasurer. The holder of the treasurer portfolio works closely with the executive direction to update SWITCH Board on financial matters. They assist in payroll, act as a signatory, enter and receipt donations, and work with the bookkeeper and other financial professionals regarding SWITCH’s finances. Shamir can be contacted at salman.shamir@gmail.com.

Daisy Ko is the current holder of the Secretary Portfolio. She is in her fourth year of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. The role of the secretary is to support the Chair in management of the Board of Directors. The secretary records and organizes meeting minutes and is in charge of the website and Sharepoint. Daisy can be contacted at daisy.ko@usask.ca.

Elizabeth Plishka is the current holder of the Community Development and Engagement Portfolio. The holder of the Community Development and Engagement Portfolio works to strengthen SWITCH’s relationship with other CBOs through one on one meetings and Community Cares Meetings. In addition, the holder is chair of the Community Outreach Committee. If you are from a CBO and interested in learning more about Community Cares Meetings, or if you are a student interested in learning more about the Community Outreach Committee, please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.plishka@usask.ca.

Indiana Best is one of the current portfolio holders of Student Recruitment and Retention Portfolio. She is Metis, and she completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical health science at the University of Calgary. She is currently in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Saskatchewan pursing a thesis on Metis culture and addictions.
The Recruitment and Retention Portfolio involves bringing in new student volunteers from various colleges and maintaining current volunteers. This is done by promoting SWITCH to students at campus events and through organizing classroom presentations, volunteer appreciation initiatives such as the SWITCHer awards, and volunteer appreciation night. Indiana also co-chairs the Student Recruitment and Retention committee. Indiana can be contacted at icb451@mail.usask.ca.

Sarah White is one of the current portfolio holder of Student Recruitment and Retention Portfolio. The Recruitment and Retention Portfolio involves bringing in new student volunteers from various colleges, as well as maintaining numbers of current volunteers. This is done by promoting SWITCH to students at campus event and through classroom presentations, organizing volunteer appreciation initiatives such as the SWITCHer awards, and hearing feedback and suggestions from volunteers. This board member also heads the Student Recruitment and Retention committee, which helps with previously mentioned duties. Sarah can be contacted at scw083@mail.usask.ca.

McKayla Cozart is the current holder of the Shift Supervisor Portfolio. The holder of the Shift Supervisor Portfolio is responsible for the training and support of Shift Supervisors and Category A Supervisors, and ensuring consistency on shift. As well, this position supports the Volunteer and Program Coordinator’s on-shift duties. McKayla can be contacted at mrc404@mail.usask.ca.

Desiree Naudé is the current holder of the Shift Supervisor Portfolio. She has been involved with SWITCH since 2015 and is a fourth year Honours student in Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Saskatchewan. The holder of the Shift Supervisor Portfolio is responsible for the training and support of Shift Supervisors and Category A Supervisors, and ensuring consistency on shift. As well, this position supports the Volunteer and Program Coordinators’ on-shift duties. Desiree can be contacted at desiree.naude@usask.ca.

Michael-Roy Durr, a third year Arts and Science student, leads SWITCH’s Research Portfolio. The holder of the Research Portfolio evaluates SWITCH internally through research projects, but also encourages and helps facilitate projects done by third parties. For all research inquiries, Michael can be reached at michaelroydurr@outlook.com.