National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – What This Day Means to Us at SSAIC
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – What This Day Means to Us at SSAIC

The Government of Canada has passed legislation to recognize September 30th as a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Previously known as Orange Shirt Day, September 30th provides an opportunity for us to recognize and reflect on the trauma, harms, and legacy of the Residential School system here on Turtle…

About Last Year
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About Last Year

A Letter from our Executive Director Our 2020-2021 year came to a close on March 31, 2021. You can’t talk about this past year without talking about the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it’s had on our agency and our clients. It truly was the event that changed everything for everyone. In reflecting back on…

The Silent Epidemic of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
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The Silent Epidemic of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2021 Trigger warning: this blog post discusses different types child sexual abuse and exploitation that may be distressing for some readers. Please read with care. As COVID-19 attacked the world, Canadian families found themselves at home facing the closures of schools and daycares and increased social distancing measures to…

#HolidayGivingCampaign 2020 – Jill’s Story

#HolidayGivingCampaign 2020 – Jill’s Story

Trigger Warning: depictions of sexualized violence *The following story is a client composite built incorporating the experiences of many real survivors. A composite was created for privacy. SSAIC’s #HolidayGivingCampaign 2020 – Jill’s Story — My name is Jill; I am an adult who identifies as female. Throughout my life, I’ve experienced sexualized violence multiple times,…

Covid-19 & Sexualized Violence: How Survivors Have Been Impacted
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Covid-19 & Sexualized Violence: How Survivors Have Been Impacted

By Faye Davis, Executive Director & Morgan Price, Education & Outreach Coordinator The most common question we get asked these days is, “What impact is Covid-19 having on survivors of sexualized violence?” This is a tough question to answer, as the impacts will continue to affect survivors long after the pandemic is over. While each…