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Ways to Take Action Every Day

Published on 2019 12 10 | by Carissa Ropponen | in News

Today marks the last day of the 16Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence. If you’ve been following our social media throughout the last 16 days, you’ll see we’ve been highlighting ways to take action on gender-based based violence. Now more than ever, in the age of #metoo, with survivors coming forward like never before, […]

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International Women Human Rights Defender Day: Honouring Local Organizations

Published on 2019 11 29 | by VSAC | in News

This is the 5th day of the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence and the International Women Human Rights Defender Day. Women Human Rights Defenders work to end gender-based violence, reduce stigma of marginalized people, and challenge the root causes of sexualized and racialized violence. Today, we want to honour some of the amazing […]

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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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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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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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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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