During Restorative Justice Week, we are highlighting community champions that embody the principles and practice of restorative justice in our Province.
Helen Smith-McIntrye has been a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised and downtrodden throughout her life. We’ve chosen to honour her as we’ve seen her efforts to bring justice to the people we serve and the communities she is part of.
Helen spent 20 years employed in the field at Saskatoon Community Mediation Services, living the philosophy of restorative justice by putting it into practice each and every day. She continues to follow that passion for mediation work as a volunteer with St. Thomas Wesley United Church, where she helps to facilitate a Restorative Justice circle.
Helen also has a passion for supporting refugees, having spent time as Chair of the Saskatoon Refugee Coalition and as a trainer with the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program. Helen has also spent time as Chair of the Saskatchewan Restorative Justice Network, leading and coordinating efforts to bring Restorative Justice principles and practices to our Province. She has also worked with Amnesty International, a global non-profit focused on fighting injustice and for human rights.
Saskatchewan would not be what it is without Helen Smith-McIntyre. Thank you, Helen, for all that you mean to our Province and the city of Saskatoon!