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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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Join the Fast Five Fundraiser!

Published on 2018 11 21 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

What do the proceeds from the sale of flights of beer, a “by donation” yoga class, a trunk show and tank tops all have in common? They are all amazing examples of how local companies and individuals can raise life-changing support for survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Join the Fast Five Fundraiser in […]

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Your existence is resistance

Published on 2018 10 31 | by Jaq and Lane, Trans Inclusion Team at VSAC | in Trans Inclusion

Content Note: Violence, Anti-Semitism, Colonization, Trans erasure, Racism, Xenophobia Hello Tender Hearts, We wanted to write a note amidst many exhausting, devastating, and overwhelming things that have happened this last week. Gender-based violence and sexualized violence do not operate in a vacuum—namely, these experiences are impacted and perpetuated by other systems of oppression and acts […]

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Buy Chocolate, Support Survivors!

Published on 2018 10 25 | by Carissa Ropponen | in Events, News

Its time to get your holiday treats! The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolatier just in time for the holidays. Get chocolates for friends, family, co-workers and yourself (you deserve it!) while giving survivors the gift of healing: 25% of your purchase will directly support services for survivors. Now that’s a sweet […]

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VSAC is hiring!

Join us and keep your career moving at VSAC.

Published on 2018 08 31 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is hiring a new Executive Director. After 10 years of leading VSAC, our Executive Director Makenna Rielly is moving on to other ventures. She’ll be staying on as the Executive Director until September 30, 2018. During the transition between Executive Directors, Makenna will be offering part-time support to an interim […]

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