As of Thursday, July 2nd SSAIC’s main office line hours will be expanded back to our pre Covid-19 hours of 9am-noon, and 1pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. Our office will remain closed to in-person attendance by the public. Counsellors will also resume some face-to-face counselling on a limited basis by booked appointment only. Priority for limited face to face counselling will be given to new clients that have never met their counsellor face to face, youth and preexisting clients that may experience barriers to telephone counselling. New screening and safety protocols will be put in place to ensure the safety of clients and staff during face to face counselling. The majority of our counselling services will continue to be delivered over the phone.
We are taking new clients and would encourage those who need our assistance to call our office during office hours and speak to one of our counsellors. Our 24-hour 7 day/week Crisis line is fully functional and available to assist anyone who needs our help.
We have expanded our services to include more on-line resources for survivors. Please check out our Survivors Toolkit for additional resources and videos.
What’s New at SSAIC
SSAIC staff have been creating videos featuring our most popular topics from our Open Group programming for survivors. These videos were created as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as we were unable to offer our regular Open Group to survivors of sexualized violence. Our counsellors will have a discussion about the topic and recommend some exercises for survivors to work through at home.
A new video will be uploaded every Thursday throughout the summer! Check out the first two at ssaic.ca/virtualgroup.
A NEW WAY TO DONATE TO SSAIC
During quarantine, we KNOW your recyclables have piled up in your garage. SARCAN locations all across Saskatchewan are back open, and we encourage you to bring in your cans and bottles and DONATE!!
When you choose to recycle with SARCAN, you can now donate those funds directly to SSAIC using our code “I believe you”. How easy is that??
Clean up your space, recycle, donate, and foster a healthier community all in one easy step. Spread the word!
SSAIC presents a new way to learn about sexualized violence from the comfort of your own couch! Our Summer Learning Workshop Series will include four webinars aimed at any and everyone with a thirst to learn.
Our first webinar, “Sexualized Violence in the Classroom”, was a huge success! Thank-you to everyone that registered and joined us live.
Don’t miss out! Limited spots available, so claim your spots now at ssaic.ca/slws2020. Donations are graciously accepted, but not required; spread the word and let’s all learn how to better support and understand survivors of sexualized violence.
SSAIC is relaunching our blog! Throughout the year, our blog will highlight thoughts and writings from our staff, board members, and partners on a variety of topics relating to sexualized violence. Don’t worry – we’ll be sure to feature all new blog posts here in our newsletter so you won’t miss a beat.
Our newest post is “An Open Letter to Malcolm Gladwell”, written jointly by one of our board members, Sandra Paulsen, and our Executive Director, Faye Davis. View all of our latest blog posts here.
Entertainment & Learning
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner has been holding events all month to celebrate and educate around National Indigenous History Month. Check out their livestream event being hosted on Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st, 2020) to recognize and honour the history, cultures, diversity, resiliency, and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples.
June is Pride Month, and a global pandemic can’t stop the pride from being celebrated! From Virtual Trivia to online webinars, Pride has been radiating through Saskatoon this month. Join the Virtual Pride Parade on June 20th through Facebook Live!
The Rape Kit’s Secret History
The New York Times recently published the story of Marty Goddard, the woman who was responsible for the creation, implementation, and popularization of the forensic kit (formerly called a “rape kit”). Read all about her years of work and advocacy that went into proving the legitimacy of sexual assault in modern times.
Sexualized Violence in the News
It’s been one year (365 days, 8760 hours, 525,600 minutes) since the National Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was published (read the report here –> https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/) and the Liberal Party of Canada has yet to make any movement on the more than 230 Calls to Action included in the report. See the full article here.
From our Feeds
Donate to SSAIC through one of our many avenues! You can view all your options on our “Donate” page.
Shop our survivor-themed merchandise at ssaic.ca/shop. We’ve still got both mugs and t-shirts in all three phrases. (P.S. Have we mentioned how soft the tees are??)