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Survivors Seeking Justice

Published on 2019 11 05 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

Have you ever wondered about the support the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre can give to survivors who wish to access the criminal justice system? Shannon, one of our Victim Services Workers, and Carissa, our Resource Development Manager, sat down and talked about the services provided by our Victim Services Program. They also discussed what accessing […]

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We are looking for a new Executive Director

Join VSAC in Victoira; the blue bridge by the harbour is in the background.

Published on 2019 09 20 | by VSAC | in News

We are looking for our next Executive Director who will lead our dynamic and growing team into the future. As an anti-violence organization, VSACis committed to learning and growth and taking steps in new directions to inspire a world free from sexualized violence that embraces inclusion of all people…

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Translated Materials for Survivors: Part 1

Published on 2019 05 28 | by Lane Foster | in Accessibility

An illustrated image of a person of colour holding up and looking fondly at a mug with a heart hovering above them, with text reading, “love is… providing first generation students advice, support and resources.” Art by @psychobrigade  The Power of Collaboration Increasingly, people are talking about sexualized violence and are recognizing the need to […]

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Translated Materials for Survivors: Part 2

Published on 2019 05 23 | by Lane Foster | in Accessibility, clinic, Counselling

An image of a stack of books with the word survivor in Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, French and English. International and Newcomer Survivors, we are here to support you We here at VSAC believe it is critical to meet the language support needs of newcomer, refugee, and/or international student survivors, and are excited to offer information […]

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Increasing Inclusion at the Triathlon of Compassion

Triathlon of Compassion. Join us by competing, fundraising, or donating. June 23, 2019

Published on 2019 04 24 | by Carissa Ropponen | in Events, News, Trans Inclusion

For 26 years, the Triathlon of Compassion has been a successful symbol of the power that large groups of individuals can have to affect important and lasting change. The Triathlon of Compassion, organized by Human Powered Racing in support of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, is our largest fundraiser of the year. Through the fundraising […]

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Tri Something New: Join the Triathlon of Compassion!

Published on 2019 03 29 | by Carissa Ropponen | in Events, News

Are you looking for a fun challenge for 2019? Are you passionate about supporting the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre? This is the year to #TriSometingNew!  Race and fundraise with us for survivors in the Triathlon of Compassion, the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s (VSAC) longest-running and biggest annual fundraising event, on Sunday, June 23th. When: Sunday, June […]

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Trans Day of Visibility

Published on 2019 03 27 | by Jaq and Lane, Trans Inclusion Team at VSAC | in Trans Inclusion

Hello Tender-hearts!  We want to spread the word about the 10-year mark of the Transgender Day of Visibility this March 31. We have teamed up with both PEERS and UVic Pride to host a 3–hour get together at Fernwood Community Centre that will include (radical) button making, awesome music, snacks, and crafts!  The Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) was started in 2009 by trans activist Rachael Crandell. This day began as […]

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Happy International Women’s Day

Published on 2019 03 08 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 around the world to mark women’s hard-won achievements on the road to gender equality. Although we have come far, there is much more work to do to end systemic discrimination and violence against women, Trans, and gender-diverse people. Throughout the month of March, community members have planned various […]

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Take Action on Giving Tuesday

A banner that says: Your donation will be matched up to $2,000. Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Logos of the victoria sexual assault centre, Saxon Media, and Pine Lighting.

Published on 2018 11 25 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

Tuesday, November 27th  is Giving Tuesday,  the international day of giving. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people participate in Giving Tuesday to show their support for the communities and non-profit organizations they love. Giving Tuesday marks the launch of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s holiday campaign: 55 Days to Raise $55,000. We are raising […]

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