Saskatoon Council on Aging - June Gawdun

June Gawdun, Executive Director
As the Executive Director I am responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Saskatoon Council on Aging according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
Key responsibilities include:
• Leadership
• Operational Planning and Management
• Program Planning and Management
• Human Resources Planning and Management
• Financial Planning and Management
• Community Relations
• Risk management
Phone: 306-652-1332 or

Saskatoon Council on Aging - Cynthia Johnston

Cynthia Johnston. (BA.) – Positive Aging Coordinator
Cynthia has worked with the Saskatoon Council on Aging since 2018.
Key responsibilities include:
•Age-friendly Community Development
•Beyond the Pandemic
•Globe Walk
•Century Club
•Seniors Neighbourhood Hub Club
Phone: 306.652.2522 Email:

Saskatoon Council on Aging - Kristi Baker

Kristi Baker, Receptionist
Kristi joined the SCOA team in November 2021.
Key responsibilities include:
•Bus Buddy program,
•Century Club
•Telephone buddy program.
Phone: 306.652.2255 Email:

Saskatoon Council on Aging - Leslie Macala

Leslie Macala, (BSW, RSW) – Caregiver Coordinator
Leslie is a Registered Social Worker who joined SCOA in 2019.
Key responsibilities include:
•Caregiver Information and Support Centre
•Events – Spotlight on Seniors
•Practicum Student Supervision
•Tech Buddy; Seniors & Youth Connect
•Telephone Buddy; Bus Buddy
•Volunteer Program
Phone: 306.652.4411 Email:

Jennifer White

Jennifer White, Caregiver Coordinator Assistant
Jennifer joined the team in May, 2022.
Key responsibilities include:
•Establish Caregiver Cafes in Saskatchewan
•Offer virtual and in person presentations of interest to caregivers
•Research to develop a comprehensive website for caregivers and a 1-800 line for caregivers E
•Phone and email support for caregivers
Phone: 306.652.2255 Email:

Saskatoon Council on Aging - Virginia Dakiniewich

Virginia Dakiniewich (B.A. Pol Sci, Diploma – Public Relations) – Fund Development and Communication Coordinator
Key responsibilities include:
•Communication: SCOA website, Social Media, Community Presentations
•Marketing and Promotion
•Media Relations
•Fund Development: Donor relations and engagement, Online fundraising
•Lifelong Learning Programming
Phone: 306.652.0149 Email: