July 29, 2016
For the past 41 years the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton has been committed to providing the best support possible to those impacted by sexualized violence in our community. Our organization offers specialized and essential sexual assault and child sexual abuse services aimed at both preventing this crime and facilitating the healing and recovery of those who have been victimized. At SACE, professional trauma counselling is available to survivors of all genders over the age of three. We work to keep our wait times to a minimum, and we provide information, resources, and crisis support to those waiting for full counselling services. Our public education team provides workshops and information sessions on sexualized violence for thousands of youth, adults, and professionals each year. We offer a 24-hour sexual assault support and information line, and provide police and court support and court accompaniment to those navigating the legal system. These services are only possible because of the past and present efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers.
In addition to providing services for those directly impacted by sexualized violence our team works tirelessly to create a community in which survivors are listened to, believed, and supported without judgment. Creating environments free of sexualized violence requires collaboration and the efforts of many, and our organization is encouraged and energized knowing that there are countless dedicated community members working to make our city a more supportive place for those impacted by this crime. We are immeasurably grateful for all efforts that seek to further this cause.
We believe healing is possible, and we strive to support every individual who is in need of our services. We are always open to feedback, and we are dedicated to growing as an organization and ensuring quality of care for those accessing our services.
If you have questions, feedback, or require more information about our services, you can:
- Call our office at 780.423.4102
- Call our 24-Hour Support and Information Line at 780.423.4121
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send us a private message through Facebook
- Visit our website at https://www.sace.ab.ca/ (There is a Leave Page button at the top if you ever need to switch to a safe site quickly!)
- Contact us for a tour of our Centre
February 4, 2016
There has been a great deal of backlash against Alberta Education’s new Guidelines for Best Practices on ensuring schools are safe spaces for trans children and youth.
One particularly harmful myth is that the creation of trans inclusive washrooms will lead to an increase in sexual violence. Research does not support this false assertion. In fact, reducing gendered space promotes safety for all students. As noted by the Pride Centre of Edmonton:
“Bathroom use by children with diverse gender presentation poses no risk to other children. On the contrary, people who are trans experience among the highest rates of violence and themselves need to be protected. One widely circulated document falsely alleges that allowing trans students to use bathrooms will lead to an increase in sexual assault – an allegation which is clearly refuted by sexual assault service providers. You can gain accurate information about the important issue of sexual assault, from the Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Services at www.aasas.ca”
These harmful stereotypes about trans people often lead to violence and abuse against trans individuals. Dispel the misinformation and help make our community a safe space for people of all genders.
February 3, 2016
We are filled with gratitude for all of the support our upcoming fundraising gala, We Believe: A benefit for SACE, has received and would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors:
Title: Servus Credit Union
Gold: Imperial Equities
Silver: Kevin and Jenny Boyd
Silver: Parlee McLaws LLP
Media Sponsor: CTV Edmonton
January 4, 2016
We would like to thank CTV Edmonton for once again being our official media sponsor for our annual Valentine’s themed fundraising and awareness event, now called We Believe: A benefit for SACE.
Thank you CTV Edmonton for partnering with us to help shift the climate of silence and shame that surrounds the issue of sexual abuse and assault to one of hope, healing and support. By demonstrating your commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honouring the strength and resiliency of survivors, you are showing the Edmonton community your willingness to get in front of an issue that has for too long been shrouded in secrecy, blame, and guilt.
December 15, 2015
We would like to thank Servus Credit Union for once again being the Title Sponsor for our annual Valentine’s themed fundraising and awareness event, now called “We Believe: A benefit for SACE”.
Thank you Servus Credit Union, for partnering with us to help shift the climate of silence and shame that surrounds the issue of sexual abuse and assault to one of hope, healing and support. By demonstrating your commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honouring the strength and resiliency of survivors, you are showing the Edmonton community your willingness to get in front of an issue that has for too long been shrouded in secrecy, blame, and guilt.
For tickets and more information about We Believe, click here.
December 4, 2015
The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is pleased to invite the community to join us for an evening of awareness raising, hope and healing. On Wednesday, February 10, SACE, together with our Title Sponsor, Servus Credit Union, is hosting We Believe: A benefit for SACE, a Valentine’s themed fundraising event, at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel. The evening will include a reception with live pianist vocal performance, plated dinner, silent and live auctions. We are pleased, once again, to collaborate on this event with our Honourary Chair, Sarah Chan, wife of Mayor Don Iveson. We are also very proud to announce that Sheldon Kennedy will be our special guest speaker. Sheldon, a former NHL player, philanthropist, and author of Why I Didn’t Say Anything: The Sheldon Kennedy Story, will share his own story and message, centered on the impact and power of the three simple words: I BELIEVE YOU.
We Believe is an opportunity for our community to come together to demonstrate our commitment to standing up against this crime which affects so many, and to honour the strength and resiliency of survivors. We are confident that this third annual event will be one that will not soon be forgotten, and expect a capacity crowd. All of the revenue generated will be directed to increasing client services, reducing wait times, and providing public education in Edmonton and its surrounding communities.
We Believe in a world where sexual violence is not tolerated, where survivors are celebrated for their strength and resiliency, and where everyone is actively working towards a future without sexual violence. Please help us make this dream a reality by supporting this event and by telling survivors #IBelieveYou. When survivors are supported, healing is absolutely possible. We can all do something. Together, the change we create will do much more than improve the lives of survivors. It will allow us to grow and thrive as a community, because a strong community is one that does not leave anyone behind.
Listen. Believe. Support.
We can all do something.
June 30, 2015
This year the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is celebrating 40 years in the Edmonton community. This mosaic, made of hand-painted tiles created by SACE volunteers, staff, clients, and other supporters, commemorates this milestone and acts as a time capsule for future ones. The piece hangs in the SACE reception area.