March 20, 2017

We Believe: The art of healing

Posted in Community Events, SACE Events, We Believe, We can all do something at 4:39 pm by sacetalks

On Thursday, May 25th, SACE will be hosting its annual fundraising and awareness gala at the Shaw Conference Centre.  The evening will include musical entertainment, plated dinner, special guests, as well as silent and live auctions.  The theme of this year’s event is “The Art of Healing”.  Art therapy is one of the many therapeutic trauma modalities utilized by the 14 trauma therapists at SACE.

This year, we are proud to announce that Jillian Marino, a survivor of a horrific act of sexual violence, will be our guest speaker.  Jillian, now the Principal at JD Bracco Junior High School, has shared her story as a keynote speaker with Victim’s Services volunteers, Conferences for Crown Prosecutors, Violence against Women Events, and for the Edmonton Police Service over the years. Her very impactful end empowering presentation will be one of hope, strength, and victory in the healing journey after trauma.

As difficult as it is to understand, statistics consistently indicate that, in Canada, 1 in 3 women and at least 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence before the age of 18. Since 1975, SACE has been providing professional, essential services and support to survivors ages 3 and up of all genders.  These services include individual and group counselling, extensive, age and audience-specific public education programs, diversity outreach and support to marginalized communities, court support, as well as a 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line.  We are the only agency in the City of Edmonton to provide this range of services to the community at no fee.  All proceeds from the We Believe Benefit will be directed towards services and support for our clients and our community.

With statistics as high as they are, and whether we realize it or not, we all know someone who has been affected by this crime.    Please help us support the many survivors in our community on their healing journey by making a contribution to our event through sponsorship, donating to our silent auction, and most importantly through your attendance!

Listen. Believe. Support.  We can all do something.  Please know that your “something” will make a difference.

For ticket information: www.we-believe-benefit@eventbrite.ca

March 16, 2017

How do you Picture Love? SACE wants to know

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Picture Love art and photography contest

 

How do you visualize love and healing? Is it a serene morning landscape? An abstract painting that lets the mind wander to a safe space? Or maybe an energizing spray of flowers in the colours of a sunset?

 

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) believes in that vision. We believe in our community. We believe that people can heal. Most of all, we believe in a world free of sexualized violence. To celebrate this vision and our upcoming gala, We Believe: The Art of Healing, we would like to invite you to enter our Picture Love art contest. From March 20, 2017 to May 15, 2017, SACE will be accepting images of family friendly art and photography.

 

Winners will be picked by random draw and announced through our social media platforms. They will also have the option of having their art sold at the silent auction at the upcoming gala.

 

Prizes for the top three positions are as follows:

1st Place: 2 tickets to the We Believe benefit gala and a $100 gift card to an art store

2nd Place: $100 gift card to an art store

3rd Place: $50 gift card to an art store

 

Rules and Requirements:

  1. The Picture Love Art Contest is an all ages art and photography contest.
  2. Artists must be from Edmonton or the Greater Edmonton area.
  3. Submitted work must be family friendly and adhere to the themes of the Picture Love art contest (love, healing and community).
  4. The work must be original. You must be the creator of the artwork and the submitted image file you or your approved representative sends to our contest. SACE is not responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials for submitted work.
  5. Artists retain all copyright to their work.
  6. By entering into this contest, you are granting SACE a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your artwork on the SACE website, social media accounts, and in promotion of future campaigns. Work used by SACE will include credits to the artist.
  7. Entrants have until 12 a.m. on May 15, 2017 to submit their artwork.

 

The Entry Process

  1. Your images must be submitted as JPEG files at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.
  2. Email your entry, along with full name and contact information to shannonn@sace.ab.ca

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton retains the right to refuse any submission that is deemed offensive, dangerous or otherwise inappropriate.

 

 

 

January 4, 2016

CTV Edmonton media sponsor for We Believe: A benefit for SACE

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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.

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December 15, 2015

Servus Credit Union Title Sponsor for We Believe: A benefit for SACE

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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.

 

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For tickets and more information about We Believe, click here.

February 12, 2014

“Speak Up… Someone Will Listen”

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Education, Sexual Assault, Support, Videos, We can all do something at 4:39 pm by sacetalks

With the media production expertise and time donated by Pollyanna Hardwicke-Brown of Gruvpix, SACE is very proud to share “Speak up…Someone will Listen”. This short but powerful video succinctly captures the stories of survivors and their healing journeys.
Too often, survivors of sexual violence are silenced. This video demonstrates that, for each traumatic story belonging to a victim of sexual violence, there is also an opportunity for another story: one of a survivor, one of resilience, one of hope. It is up to us, as individuals, organizations, governments, and businesses, but, above all, our community, to hear and listen to these stories, to tell survivors that we believe them, and that we support them. We can all do something.

Video also available on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFq_b59bZ7w