COVID-19 Update

SSAIC has resumed in-person counselling by appointment only, as well as continued with telephone counselling. SSAIC counsellors were excited to resume in-person closed groups on a limited basis Oct. 7th. Drop-in group is still not available at this time. As an alternative, our Virtual Group Sessions are available on our website for viewing; click the image below to check them out.

We’d like to encourage survivors to reach out to SSAIC if they need; we are here for you! New clients can call our office or send us an email to book an appointment.

What’s New at SSAIC

Fall is upon us! Visit our website, Facebook, or Instagram page for a fresh seasonal look to our profiles. SSAIC wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable (albeit short!) Canadian fall season.

SSAIC is hiring! We’re looking for a brand-new Intake Counsellor to join our team. This role is responsible for providing intake, crisis counselling, information, support, and referrals to survivors of sexualized violence, their support persons, and members of the public. They will also provide program support to members of the counselling team.

Sound like you? Read more at SSAIC.ca/careers and apply by sending a cover letter & resume to info@ssaic.ca by 5pm on Oct. 23rd.

Part II of our Fall Learning Workshop Series is just around the corner, and chock-full of fabulous guest speakers. Learn about the programming other community organizations have to offer in relation to sexualized violence and prevention work, all for the low cost of zero dollars. All webinars are recorded and will be sent out to participants afterward, so register even if you can’t make the scheduled time!

Entertainment & Learning

The final webinar in our Fall Learning Workshop Series Part I is coming up next Tuesday, Oct. 20th @ 2pm. It’s not too late to join us; register to learn more about the whole process of reporting sexualized violence, from the initial report, all the way through the trial, to the prosecution. Guest speaker and SSAIC board member Linh Lê, Crown Prosecutor for Saskatoon Public Prosecutions, will share her knowledge during this webinar.

Our first offering of “Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training” was a success! We have four more trainings planned for this year; visit our SST webpage to learn more about the program and register for a training.

Women For Saskatchewan

Women for Saskatchewan, a new online publication forum for female writers and advocates in our province, is dedicated to highlighting the voices and ideas of Saskatchewan women during this fall’s provincial and municipal election campaigns. One particularly poignant piece penned by Carla Harris entitled “Saskatchewan needs to support sexual assault victims”, struck a chord with us. Read Carla’s piece here.

Sexualized Violence in the News

Saskatchewan man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, Global News
Harvey Weinstein charged with 6 more sexual offences in California, CBC News
Queen’s Bench courts forging ahead with jury trials, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
‘It’s an access to education issue’: Why more needs to be done about sexual assaults at schools, Global News
‘Sharp increases:’ 29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery, UN report says, Global News

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Ways to Give to SSAIC

Looking for ways to give to SSAIC? Click any of the options below to get started!

  • Becoming a recurring donor. This is the most helpful kind of donation we can receive, as it helps us consistently plan for the future with reliable donations monthly or annually. All donations are greatly appreciated.
  • Bring your recyclables to SARCAN. By using the code “I believe you” at the Drop-n-Go stations or at the register, you can donate your recycling funds straight to SSAIC and protect the environment all at once!
  • Shop our survivor-themed merchandise. Our online store is fully stocked with plenty of our survivor phrase t-shirts, sweatshirts, and mugs – order yours straight to your door, or come by our office downtown for contactless pickup.
  • Fundraise on our behalf. COVID-19 has impacted us all, and SSAIC is relying on our community supporters now more than ever. If you’re interested in raising money on our behalf, get in contact with our office to discuss opportunities!

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