COVID-19 Update

Happy September! As of Sept. 8th, the Saskatoon Community Service Village now open, but SSAIC is still closed to walk-ins at this time. Clients of SSAIC with an appointment may now come up to our second floor office and complete their screening questions outside our office door. Please read the posted sheet on our door for instructions.

What’s New at SSAIC

NEW PROGRAM – Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training

We’ve been working on this for quite some time, and can’t wait to share it with our community!

Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training (SST) is a program created by SSAIC and designed to train professionals and community members alike to receive disclosures and support survivors.

SST will be offered in two formats: full day and two hour. At this time, all trainings will be offered virtually.

Upcoming public SST offerings available for registration now:

October 14th, 2pm – 4pm (Two hour training)

October 26th, 9am – 4pm (Full day training)

November 16th, 10am – 12pm (Two hour training)

December 11th, 9am – 4pm (Full day training)

Read more about our new training on our website.

USSU Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Our Education & Outreach Coordinator, Morgan Price, will be opening the U of S SVAW 2020 on Monday, Sept. 21st. Register for any of these free online presentations through this link. See the poster below for all the details.

Fall Merchandise

Show your support for SSAIC in the coziest way possible with our two new crewnecks! Both our “Resilience” and our classic “SSAIC” styles are available on our website for purchase. Snag yours now; all proceeds go directly toward supporting survivors of sexualized violence.

P.S. Tag us on social media in your SSAIC merch – @SSAIC1 on Instagram and Facebook!

Trauma-Informed Virtual Yoga

Our newest program, Trauma-Informed Virtual Yoga for survivors, is coming October 8th! Our 8 week online yoga class will take place over Zoom on Fridays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

Aside from creating a safe space for survivors, our Virtual Yoga program will help survivors of sexualized violence to begin to feel comfortable in their bodies once again. By moving through poses, focusing on the breath, and grounding ourselves in the present, our bodies can relearn to be calm and relaxed in a safe, controlled way.

All are welcome; no previous yoga experience necessary. Call our office to register.

Entertainment & Learning

Fall Learning Workshop Series – Part I

SSAIC’s second Online Learning Workshop Series will be broken up into two parts, and Part I launches September 23rd with “Sexualized Violence in the Classroom.” Join us on October 6th to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on survivors, and then again on October 20th to learn about the process for sexual assault trials.

Registration is by donation; your support makes a difference.

Stay tuned for Part II!

What are the Effects?

Under the “Learning & Resources” section of our website lies a plethora of interesting information about sexualized violence. Check out “The Effects of Sexualized Violence” for a snapshot of some of the most common ones.

The Facts: The #MeToo Movement and its Impact in Canada, Canadian Women’s Foundation

In October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo made headlines internationally, prompting women from around the world to publicly share their experiences of sexual assault or harassment. Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the origins of the #MeToo movement and it’s impact on Canada today here.

Sexualized Violence in the News

Support for Victims Voices Regina gains momentum on social media, Global News

$1M lawsuit filed, hundreds of sexual misconduct allegations removed from Victims  Voices Instagram | CBC News

When the Instagram page Victims Voices Regina first surfaced, it started as a way for survivors of sexual violence to share their experiences. Over the summer, several people, including some high-profile men, were accused of sexual misconduct. Read more…

Sask. assault centres say more prevention, education on sexual violence needed, CBC News

Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre, Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre, and Regina Sexual Assault Centres ‘wish to express concern and frustration with the actions directed at the Survivor’s Stories Instagram page administrators and those who bravely shared their stories.’ Read more…

From our Feeds

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!

Join us on Social Media

@SSAIC1 on Facebook and Instagram

Stay safe and healthy!

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