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Core Funding Needed for Sexual Assault Centres

Published on 2018 04 20 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

Sexualized violence continues to be a critical issue in Canada: 1,397 sexual assaults occur each day. Statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 Trans people will experience gender-based violence in their lifetimes. We also know that marginalized folks in our communities, such as people with disabilities, Trans women, Two-Spirit folks, women […]

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Published on 2018 04 11 | by Lane Foster | in Healing

Since the announcement of our crisis line closure, we have received an outpouring of community responses and shared sadness for the loss of the line. Thank you for sharing your individual experiences with the crisis line and expressing your gratitude for VSAC’s services. We are grateful for the network of support around us, and we […]

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Closure of the VSAC Crisis and Information Line

Published on 2018 04 05 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

It is with profound sadness that VSAC is announcing the closure of our Crisis and Information Line due to funding limitations and increased demand for our other services. The Crisis and Information Line has been in existence since VSAC opened our doors in 1982. Core funding for the program was lost almost two decades ago […]

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25th Anniversary of the Triathlon of Compassion!

Published on 2018 03 28 | by Carissa Ropponen | in Events, News

Dust off your running shoes, bike, and swim cap! It’s time to get ready for the 2018 Triathlon of Compassion. The Triathlon of Compassion is the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s (VSAC) longest-running and biggest annual fundraising event. This year the Triathlon of Compassion is turning 25 and we want you to be a part of […]

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Fast Five Fundraisers for March 2018!

Published on 2018 03 22 | by Admin Assistant | in News

Have you heard of a Fast Five Fundraiser? For the month of March we challenged community members and businesses to organize in teams in order to fundraise $500 or more for the sexual assault centre. We asked for your creativity and support and guess what, the community answered loud and clear! Local businesses such as […]

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UN Day for the Elimination of Racism

Published on 2018 03 21 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! Today we want to remind everyone that sexualized violence disproportionately affects the most marginalized people in our communities. It is used as a tool of ongoing colonial violence against all people but especially transgender women, black and indigenous women, women of colour, […]

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Job Posting: Victim Service Worker – Support

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre: healing, education & prevention

Published on 2018 03 01 | by Admin Assistant | in News

Editor’s note: this position has been filled. Please check back about future career opportunities. Position: Victim Service Worker (VSW) – Support Reports to: Manager, Direct Client Services Salary/Benefits: Adult/Youth Counsellor – PP: Grid Level 14, Step 1 Hours: 14 hours per week- Temporary Closing Date: 4:30 PM, March 6, 2018. Email application to Position […]

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Fundraising Raffle a Huge Success!

Published on 2018 01 05 | by Lane Foster | in Events

Jodi & Laureen Bali put together a fabulous raffle to raise money for the Centre, and it was a huge success!  The raffle they organized raised $1537 for the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. All proceeds will go directly to client services. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you from all staff, volunteers, and board […]

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Then We Work for Change – Dec 6, Part 2

Button for Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Published on 2017 12 28 | by Barb Peck | in Social Action

The following is the second half of a talk I gave on Dec 6 at Royal Roads University as part of their ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.   The first half is  in another blog post:  First We Mourn – Dec 6, Part 1.   They say if […]

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First We Mourn – Dec 6, Part 1


Published on | by Barb Peck | in Social Action

The following are some of the thoughts I shared on Dec 6 at Royal Roads University as part of their ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.   The second half of this presentation follows in a separate post. Dec 6, 1989.  What a shock to hear the news.  […]

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