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Aboriginal employees make up 12.0 per cent of the total number of employees in the public service.

Sometimes life's obstacles can feel overwhelming. At times like these, it's comforting to know you have someone to lean on - someone to listen to your concerns and offer guidance and support.

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is a professional and confidential assessment, counselling and referral service. We help employees and eligible family members work through personal problems or concerns.

All communication with the EFAP is discreet and will remain confidential between the individual seeking support and their professional EFAP counsellors, unless permission is provided to share information with another individual or group. 

When should I contact the EFAP? 

EFAP counsellors would like to offer support, regardless of the issues you're facing, even if you just want someone to listen. Common issues for which assistance is requested include:

  • family relationships
  • emotional problems
  • grief and loss
  • workplace change, conflict and stress
  • traumatic events
  • problems caused by alcohol, drugs, gambling and other negative coping behaviors

What to Expect

The EFAP is completely voluntary. It’s very easy to contact an EFAP Counsellor. Simply use the contact information below. When you contact the program, one of the counsellors will arrange a confidential telephone conversation or a face-to-face meeting to discuss your personal situation, offer options, solutions and resources, and assist you in creating positive change(s).

Your privacy is important to us. We DO NOT share any personal information, not even with your employer.


EFAP Contacts & Counsellor:
Lynda Bankley, Director: (306) 787-7563 or email lynda.bankley@gov.sk.ca

Counsellor: (306) 787-7567

General contact: efap@gov.sk.ca


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Learn more about the program and how to access EFAP resources.

Protecting your confidentiality is very important and has a direct impact on the success of your experience with EFAP counsellors. Visit this link to learn more about your confidentiality within the program.

Biographies, photos and contact information of the EFAP counsellors.

Information for managers and supervisors on a variety of sensitive issues.

Online resources for healthy living.

Definitions of words you might see in EFAP information, or if you meet with a counsellor.

Further information about how EFAP is governed.

Information for potential service providers who would like to be considered by EFAP counsellors when seeking assistance.

Related Documents

A printable brochure that provides a brief overview of the Employee and Family Assistance Program for the Saskatchewan public service.

EFAP Brochure.pdf  ( 655.6 KB )


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