Who We Are

The True North Society is an organization dedicated to supporting all individuals impacted by domestic violence. True North provides short-term emergency shelter, community programming, supportive counselling, referral, and advocacy.

Our Mission

Together we walk the path with those in crisis: honoring the past, providing support in the present, and awakening hope for the future.

Our goal is to provide non-judgmental support, active listening, and assistance to all individuals impacted by abuse. At True North, we celebrate diversity; respecting each person’s unique culture, history, and life experiences is foundational to our care practices.

Our Vision

Interrupting the cycle of abuse through empowerment to create a safe environment for all.

The True North Society is committed to helping build a safe and secure community free from abuse. We aim to help prevent abuse through education and community programming, reduce the recurrence of violence through counselling and support programs, and respond to abuse by assisting survivors in building the skills and confidence needed to live independently.

Our Team

The team at the True North is a dedicated and compassionate group of over 30 individuals committed to helping rebuild lives affected by family abuse. Our team strives to work collaboratively throughout True North’s different programs, departments, and initiatives to provide clients with a truly integrated, trauma-informed support system. We could not be prouder of the hardworking individuals, past and present, that have brought True North to where it is today! You can learn more about many of our staff on LinkedIn.

Our Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors works hard to provide the True North Society with strategic direction, effective policy, and mission support.

True North’s 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors are:

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Linda McLean

Executive Director

Joyce Li Board Chair

Joyce Li

Board Chair

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James Williamson

Vice Chair

Carol Manson McLeod Executive Director

Ken Robertson

Board Treasurer

Joyce Li Board Chair

Lindsay Blatz

Board Secretary

Scott Silva Board Member at Large

Scott Silva

Board Member at Large

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Board Member at Large

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Board Member at Large

Strategic Plan

The 2022-27 Strategic Plan was guided by a number of key principles and factors. At the base of all of the work and deliberations undertaken by the Board and Leadership of True North is the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization.

View our 2022 – 2027 Strategic Plan

Career Opportunities:

We believe we are a platform of transformation – by working together, we can change the lives of those impacted by abuse and family violence.

We are proud to serve our community and empower our employees to realize their full potential. At True North, we invest in our employees and grant them every opportunity to develop and succeed. We endeavor to foster an environment of safety, vitality, respect, and growth.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@truenorthab.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

Relief Crisis Intervention Worker

Indigenous Community Resource Worker

Permanent Outreach Worker

Full-time Child & Youth Worker

Love A Shelter Campaign

February 2024, True North and the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (ACWS) participated in the Love a Shelter...

2024 – 4th Annual Drag Show!

We are so excited to announce the return of True North's annual, 18+ Drag Show! We enjoy bringing diversity and...

Holiday Community Kindness

A big thank you to Flip Flop Coffee Shop!! By donating a portion of their holiday drink sales to True North, Flip Flop...

True North announces new Executive Director!

True North is excited to welcome Linda McLean to the True North team as our new Executive Director! In her more than...

Community Events

THANK YOU to all our community members who joined us for our Youth Empowerment program! We had a fantastic evening of...


This September 3rd, True North was SO grateful to participate in 2023's Calgary Pride Parade!  True North is PROUD to...

Black & White 2023 Gala

True North (formally the Wheatland Crisis Society) invites you to participate in our 2023 Black & White Gala! The...

Drive for a Difference 2023

It was with great excitement that True North’s announced the return of its Drive for a Difference Golf Tournament!...

2023 3rd Annual Drag Show Was An Absolute SUCCESS!!!!

A HUGE Thank You to our Sponsor Royal LePage Benchmark and everyone that attended our 3rd Annual Drag Show on March...

True North Wins SWCC Non-Profit of 2022

Amazing. Astonishing. Astounding. Surprised. Bewildered. Stunned. Breathtaking. Incredible. Awesome. Jaw-Dropping........
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