The administration and operations are led by Executive Director, Donna Smith.

Tearmann Society has a dedicated team of 8 full-time staff , 9 casual staff and 2 administrative support staff.  The full time staff are members of CUPE Local 4459.




Tearmann Staff consider it a great privilege to be a part of the lives of those accessing our services.   







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Current Staff Team:


Executive Director:

  • Donna Smith


House Counsellors:

  • Patricia P
  • Sharon M 
  • Elizabeth A


Night Support Counsellors:

  • Louise C
  • Jean B 


Child & Youth Counsellor:

  • Stephanie D.


 Follow Up Counsellor & Brenda Place Coordinator

  • Paula G


Outreach Counsellor

  • Lori M


Administrative Support Staff

  • Maureen
  • Brenda P.


Casual Employees:

  • Flo H
  • Barb R
  • Susan P
  • Sandria C
  • Tiffany H
  • Delaney C
  • Darrah D




  Along with staff, the shelter operation is assisted by volunteers.

For more information on volunteering with Tearmann Society please see our Get Involved page.



"We offer a supportive environment that offers women a safe place to make choices about their own lives from a holistic and non-judgmental approach.  We support women by listening to their stories of intimate partner violence and providing women with resources to better understand gender-based violence and the profound effects this can have on women and their children.  Women experiencing violence in their relationships/families are given the tools to better safety plan and make informed choices about their lives."  ~Staff

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