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Celebrate Sexual Violence Awareness Month #SVAM
May began with a proclamation by the provincial government that going forward the month will officially be Sexual Violence Awareness Month. This is a historic announcement because sexual violence can and will only be addressed if we all come together and take action.
AASAS member agencies throughout Alberta will be hosting events throughout the month. You can join in and support survivors of sexual violence by attending an event, raising funds for an event, or simply sharing messages of support.
AASAS CEO Speaks at #MeToo Rally: Moving Beyond the Hashtag
We are experiencing a culture shift around sexual violence with more survivors feeling safe to talk about their experiences and seek help than ever before. But what happens next? Deb Tomlinson, CEO of AASAS has a powerful answer in her speech at the #MeToo Rally in Edmonton.
Alberta Government Funds AASAS
The government of Alberta announced an increase in funding to sexual assault service providers in the province and we are thrilled and grateful. This funding will have a tremendous impact on the lives of survivors – and on our whole province.
Funds mean more counselling, outreach & educational services throughout the province. Increased counselling services will address the 53% increase in new counselling clients and wait lists at our centres.
They will allow for the development of specialized sexual assault services in seven areas of Alberta currently without services.
Additional funds mean every sexual assault centre in AB will have a specialized police & court support worker who will help survivors not only those ready to report to police; but also those, the majority, who are unsure about reporting to police.
There will be a province-wide toll free specialized phone, text & chat line. Every Albertan will have access to a specialized, supportive, positive response – along with information and a referral to the nearest specialized support services.
Alberta is leading the country in our response to sexual assault. “I am proud. I am inspired and most of all, I am very hopeful for a future where we have an Alberta that is free from sexual violence.” Deb Tomlinson, CEO Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services.
We currently have no positions available but thank you for your interest.
AASAS – News Release – New Alberta-wide sexual violence action plan led by front line agencies, May 11, 2017
AASAS E-News Flash
AASAS has a monthly E-News Flash to keep individuals, organizations, agencies/services and government informed on what AASAS and its Member Centres/Services are doing to raise awareness of issues involving sexual abuse and sexual assault while striving to ensure that all Albertans have access to healing and recovery programs, services and supports.
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