AASAS Announces New Leadership Team

On behalf of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) Board of Directors, we are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of co-CEOs to lead the organization. 

The co-CEO model encourages the sharing of leadership to create stronger outcomes. The strengths of co-CEOs are many, but a central strength is that it brings together contrasting yet complementary styles and skillsets that can provide for a more holistic vision and broader capacity. 

As of September 1st, 2023, Corinne Ofstie and Haley Scott will be transitioned from their Director positions to CEO of Strategic Initiatives and CEO of Operations. 

Read complete announcement from Board Chair Brenda Murdoch.

AASAS Announces Retirement of CEO Deb Tomlinson

On behalf of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) Board of Directors, it’s with great appreciation for her amazing work that I let you know that after 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of AASAS, Deb Tomlinson will be retiring on September 30, 2023.

The sexual violence sector in Alberta would not be where it is today without Deb’s leadership.

Her extensive contributions are a humbling record of what is possible to achieve when one is guided by a vision such as Deb’s for an Alberta – and a Canada – free from sexual violence.

Read complete statement from Board Chair Brenda Murdoch

1.8 million Albertans have experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime

AASAS released the key findings of their Prevalence of Sexual Assault and Child Sexual Abuse survey.

These key findings provide insight into the prevalence and nature of Albertan’s experiences of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault throughout their lifetime.

“With an estimated 1.8 million individuals in Alberta experiencing sexual abuse in their lifetime, this research shows us that sexual abuse is a health and safety issue of epidemic proportions” said Debra Tomlinson, CEO of AASAS. “Albertans have a strong history of coming together to help each other in times of need. People who experience sexual abuse are our family members, our friends and our colleagues. And each and every one of us has a role to play in ensuring survivors get support.”

Reclaiming Power and Place

AASAS responds to report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls – our reconciliation journey and commitment to eliminating sexual violence.

AASAS E-News Flash

AASAS monthly E-News Flash keeps you informed on what AASAS and its member centres/services are doing to raise awareness of issues involving sexual violence, while striving to ensure that all Albertans have access to healing and recovery programs, services and supports.

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