Giving Back

In 2013, Garrett was honoured with the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Canadian Red Cross Saskatchewan Chapter. This was due to her advocacy and voluntarism in many areas, including autism and Dress for Success (an organization that provides professional clothing and some training to disadvantaged women).

Garrett is passionate about the need for citizens to give back to the communities where they live and work, and further afield if they can. “Whether it’s money or time, all of us have something that we are passionate about,” she says. “If we want to make the world a better place, we owe it to our children to do something about it.”

About 30% of Garrett’s time is devoted to pro bono work: coaching, mentoring, speaking and volunteering on boards and at events. She also offers a 30% discount to not-for-profit organizations. Every year, Garrett volunteers her talents to a few individuals and organizations. If you’re interested in being considered for this, please send an email to that outlines what you need help with and why you deserve pro bono assistance.

Current volunteer work:

  • Board of Directors, Autism Resource Centre
  • Board of Directors, International Coach Federation (Saskatchewan Chapter)
  • Board Chair, Saskatchewan Women Entrepreneurs
  • Pro bono coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Lay counselling to parents whose children receive autism diagnoses

Examples of past volunteer work:

  • Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, Vice-Chair
  • Dress for Success: presentations to clients and fundraising
  • Globe Theatre, Board Director
  • Hope’s Home (integrated facility for disabled children): Pro bono coach
  • Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Board Chair
  • Institute of Corporate Directors, Saskatchewan Chapter, Board of Directors
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery, Board Director
  • Regina Palliative Care Inc., Board Director