City of Saskatoon Employee Family Assistance Program


The Employee & Family Assistance Program Board of Directors (the “Board”) is represented by Unions, Associations, Departments and Boards of the City of Saskatoon.  It has full authority and responsibility over the governance, operation and evaluation of The City of Saskatoon Employee & Family Assistance Program (the “Program”).





To enable support to City employees and their families to address personal issues that may be impacting work performance through proper governance and responsibility of the Program.





The Board of Directors is responsible to ensure the operation and evaluation of the Program continues to support the needs of the City’s employees and their families in the most cost-effective process.  The Board recognizes that treatment for mental health and behaviour issues, when referred to appropriate professionals, can foster an emotionally healthy work environment.



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City of Saskatoon EFAP


We believe in fostering well-being in our workplace through prevention and early intervention to support mental health wellness.

Mission (what we are & how we provide this)


The EFAP is a benefit program that supports City of Saskatoon employees, eligible family members and retirees with direct access to counselling and/or information services. The program is anonymous, confidential and voluntary.  Counselling services are available through a variety of delivery methods including in-person, telephone and e-counselling.


Services offered through the EFAP support eligible members to address both personal and work-related challenges that affect their mental health wellness.


Anonymity definition: Anonymity refers to non-disclosure of the identity of a client to the Employer.


Confidentiality refers to the private, non-disclosable nature of information obtained in the communication between a client and practitioner.


You can reach us by calling 306-975-3327

As we learn of the tragedy that unfolds in our province that began at James Smith Cree Nation, Weldon Saskatchewan, Witchekan Lake, and Onion Lake Cree Nation. We are once more brought together to grieve as a Canadian community,
Supports can be found at Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310
The Indian Residential School Crisis line is also open 24 hours a day and is able to provide support and crisis referral services .Please call 1-866-925-4419.

Check out the Page for First nations supports on this website for additional information.

If you are experiencing a crisis after regular working hours, please call Mobile Crisis 306-664-4525 or go directly to RUH Emergency department. More information on Mobile Crisis Services can be found on our links page. 

The Saskatoon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) said it has set up a dedicated wellness support line.

Faith Bodnar, the executive director of CMHA Saskatoon, says the support line is for anyone who needs to talk about how they are doing during the pandemic. Referred to as the Echo Pandemic, the mental health issues will increase and touch everyone, mirroring the curve of the virus but lasting much longer. It’s also expected that once restrictions are lifted, mental health issues will continue for some time.


First Responder Health Services is proud to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel! Our channel has been designed to support emergency worker mental health and well being.  This series feature experienced first responders and distinguished mental health experts in the field of public safety mental health. Our conversations are designed to provide emergency workers and their family members content that enhances mental health and well-being. New talks will be uploaded regularly and we encourage your feedback. Here is a direct link:

Not Alone with Marc Fennell
  When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too. From Beyond Blue, this is Not Alone. A podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours.

Saskatoon Council on Aging resources for seniors during COVID 19 can be found on the pandemic page.