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VSAC wins BC Health Care Award!

4 women wearing semi casual outfits in a banquet room, smiling

Published on 2017 07 13 | by Kara Taylor | in clinic

We are excited to announce that The Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic won an Award of Merit for Collaborative Solutions at the BC Health Care awards! Our Clinic is the first (and only!) community-based, sexual assault clinic for recent survivors of sexual assault in B.C. It was developed in collaboration with Island Health, Forensic Nurses, and […]

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VSAC Supports Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Two-Spirit Rights

Published on 2017 05 26 | by VSAC | in Trans Inclusion

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre strongly supports Bill C-16, which is currently being considered by Senate. Last week it was announced that Bill C-16 to amend the Human Rights Code of Canada to protect Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, and Two-Spirit people was being introduced in the Senate. As the debates have taken shape over the last […]

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Tri Relay Teams – 1/3 the Work, 3X the Fun!

Triathlon of Compassion Relay Teams

Published on 2017 05 24 | by Barb Peck | in Events

Hey, wanna do the Triathlon of Compassion?  If your response to that question is an incredulous, “You want me to swim, bike AND run?!“ have we got a deal for you – join as a relay team! That way if you swim like a fish but also run like one, you can get your fleet […]

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Community Profile: Zonta

cutlery placed on a table ready for dinner service with a gold napkin at the top and instead of a plate, it is a red and white plaque saying, "Zonta club of Victoria"

Published on 2017 03 30 | by Tanille Geib | in Community Profile

Community Profiles We at VSAC wanted to start sharing our community connections with you all. Our organization has been running for 34 years because of you! With all your support financially, emotionally, and volunteering hours. We are lucky to have you part of our extended community. Thank you. Today, we would like to shine a […]

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Staff Hi’s & Hello’s!

Three staff are standing and laughing in an reception area. One staff member holds a sign that says, "Hi! Hello"

Published on 2017 03 29 | by Tanille Geib | in News

It has been a while since we have done introductions to some of the newer folk who are doing amazing work with us here at VSAC, so – here are some Hi’s and Hello’s! Nichola Watson Victim Service Support Worker & Crisis Counsellor Nichola Watson identifies as African-Jamaican.  Nichola was born on the Caribbean island […]

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2017 Triathlon of Compassion

Poster of the 2017 Triathlon of Compassion

Published on 2017 03 17 | by VSAC | in Events, News

The 24th annual Triathlon of Compassion will be held on June 25th, 2017! The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s longest running fundraiser invites you to sign up, and swim, bike and run for a great cause!

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The Clinic Turns One!

clinic pamphlet

Published on 2017 02 17 | by VSAC | in clinic, Healing, News

February 17th, 2017 marks the first anniversary of the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic: a confidential, accessible and welcoming facility that offers recent survivors of sexual assault access to medical and forensic care, options for reporting and support all in one centralized location.

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In Defense of Anger

A beautiful picture of lightning with a quote about anger.

Published on 2017 02 08 | by Barb Peck | in Healing

Anger is an emotion. It is not a behaviour and not the same as violence. Anger can be a life saving source of energy and provide vital information for survival. It can be a force for effecting positive change for individuals and societies.

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