Karen Sherbut

Safe Haven Foundation of Canada - President and Co-Founder

A less than ideal childhood and upbringing ultimately prepared Karen Sherbut for the role of her life as a role model, mentor, and humanitarian. Karen provides what she so desperately had once needed; ultimately improving the lives of many young women, their families, and loved ones. Karen’s dream of providing for homeless girls came to fruition in 1996, when Karen and her husband founded Safe Haven Foundation of Canada.

Karen’s passion remains visible and reflective through the time she dedicates not only to Safe Haven but also to the many boards and advisory roles she has undertaken over the years. Her story continues to inspire and strike hope. Such recognitions include: 2002 Global TV Woman of Vision; 2019 Woman of Inspiration; Hillberg and Berk 2019 Women Who Sparkle; CTV’s Inspiring Calgarian; 2020 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honouree; and recognition through The Philanthropist as one of Canada’s 150 leaders in the non-profit sector.