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One Family Welfare


One Family Welfare Team

Patricia Mamak

Director of One Family Welfare

Patricia Mamak has worked in the field of family violence for over a decade with an educational background in psychology and women’s counselling. As an animal welfare advocate, she has a special interest in the connections between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans, particularly within the family.

She has been with the Alberta SPCA since 2014 and assisted in the development of the Pet Safekeeping Program, a program that protects people and pets from family violence. She recently transitioned to a new role within the Alberta SPCA as Director of the One Family Welfare department, which focuses on the link between animal welfare and human welfare.

Julia Evasiuk​

Pet Safekeeping Coordinator

Julia Evasiuk comes from northern Alberta; her educational background is in cultural anthropology and sociology, applied to working in a community setting.

Before starting with the SPCA her work focused on poverty reduction while assisting clients on a daily basis through working at a food bank. In her free time, Julia is usually spoiling her rescued street dogs and making sure her cat receives the appropriate level of pampering.

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Pet Safekeeping Program

If you are a pet owner fleeing an abusive home situation and you are concerned about leaving pets behind, or if you face a crisis situation preventing you from caring for your pets, please contact us.

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Family violence can take many forms including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse.

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