WHAT WE DO

We fundraise for families to proceed with fertility treatments whether that’s IVF, IUI or any other manner of specified treatment. We do not discriminate against anyone; we welcome applications from same sex couples to single people wanting the joys of parenting. We offer support to the community through workshops, personal blogs and social media journeys and we offer hope. We provide stories from other people in the community to educate and empower our sisters and brothers as they navigate the beast of infertility.

Our Mission: To ease the financial burden of infertility treatment

OUR TEAM

Dani Cooper

Co-founder/President

Dani Cooper is Saskatoon native with a really big heart. She has spent most of her career in the finance sector and the last four years in the mortgage field at Mint Mortgage. She has seen how financially damaging fertility treatments can be on a family. The FFFS was her idea and she is determined to help as many families as possible.

When she’s not working, you’ll see Dani hosting events for friends and family, swimming in the pool or enjoying quiet time at home with her husband, Toby.

Kelsey Connell

Co-founder/Vice-President

Kelsey Connell is an Ontario transplant who has lived in Saskatchewan for the last ten years. The prairies have won her over and she’s proud to call small town Saskatchewan home. She has an amazing husband, Clayton, a miracle daughter, Claire, four angel babies and two rainbow babies, Callum and Chloe.

When she’s not speaking out about her fertility struggles through her blog; What We Don’t Do, you’ll find her working towards her Infertility Specialist designation, and did we mention she’s a marriage commissioner? She is also the creator of Potions Skin Care.

Wendy Winiewski

Co-Founder/Director

Wendy Winiewski is from Southeast Saskatchewan but has called Saskatoon home for more than a decade.
After a three year battle with infertility, she and her husband Lucas received their IVF miracle baby – Aeralyn in 2016.

In early 2019 they experienced a pregnancy loss and couldn’t understand why until 6 months later, Lucas was diagnosed with testicular cancer. That baby would have arrived right during their fight for Lucas’ life. Luckily, they’d conceived again in March 2019 and that baby came at the perfect time, just weeks after Lucas completed treatment and went into remission. Lawson is the perfect addition and helped the family refocus after the battle with cancer.

You might recognize Wendy from her days as a news anchor and reporter with Global Saskatoon. While she loved her dream job, she has resigned to take on her newest dream job which is being with Aeralyn and Lawson. She enjoys family walks or hikes, traveling, gardening, cooking (not baking), summer fishing (not ice fishing) and connecting with others who are struggling @a.voice.of.infertility on Instagram.

Riley Daku

Treasurer

Riley loves to travel and explore but Saskatoon will always be home. After completing her degree from Edward School of Business she went on to become a CPA and is currently Director of Operations at YWCA. Over recent years Riley has witnessed friends and family with infertility and the financial burden it places on individuals. She is extremely excited to be part of FFFS.

When Riley isn’t working she’s outside exploring with her dog and fiance Nigel or on a yoga mat.

Kristie-Anne Kirwan

Director

Kristie Anne was born in Saskatoon and still calls it home today. In 2017 she convocated from the U of S College of Law and is currently working at McDougall Gauley LLP. She was called to the bar in 2018.

After witnessing friends and family struggle with infertility, Kristie Anne is excited to work with the other women to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

When she’s not working you will find her reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Lindsay Dowhay

Board Member

Lindsay Dowhay is originally from Prince Albert and moved to Saskatoon a decade ago to pursue her career in dental hygiene.

She’s been married to her husband Justin for 7.5 years and together they have two sons: a five year old and an almost two year old.

She’s been a huge advocate for miscarriages and infertility awareness since she struggled with recurrent miscarriages in 2016. She attended our gala last year and has been a huge support ever since.

She created The Bleeding Heart Project, an initiative to raise a FFFS $5,000 grant for couples with infertility through her creativity and love for painting.

When she’s not working or kicking ass for our community, you’ll find her painting, doing yoga, attending concerts, dancing, or doing what she loves most: spending time with her three guys and their black lab Toka.