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Our Space is Growing

Over the past few years, the SACE team has expanded in order to meet increased demand for our services. As a result, we have…

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Vote for SACE in the Aviva Community Fund Competition

SACE has submitted an idea to the 2018 Aviva Community Fund competition and we need your help to win! The Aviva Community Fund is…

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SACE Collaborates with AHS

In July 2018, SACE had the fortune of collaborating with Alberta Health Services (AHS), the largest employer in Alberta, to work with their Employee…

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Our Support Services

The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton provides the following specialized, trauma-informed services at no fee:

Counselling

SACE offers individual and group counselling for people who have experienced sexual violence, including sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment.

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Court Support

Going to court can be confusing, scary, and triggering. Our Court Support program is designed to help people through this process, whether they are a client at SACE or not.
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Diversity & Inclusion

SACE believes that unique and specialized services should be available to all people, regardless of ethnicity, heritage, faith, gender, culture, age, social and financial status, ability, or sexual orientation.
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Public Education

The SACE Public Education team empowers individuals and communities to take action against sexual violence.

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Get Help

Let’s move forward together.

I’ve been sexually assaulted recently.

We want you to know that what happened to you is not your fault, and you are not alone.

If you feel you are in danger and need immediate help, please call 911.

I’ve been sexually assaulted in the past.

SACE support services are available to anyone impacted by sexual assault or abuse, even if it happened a long time ago.

I know someone who has been sexually assaulted.

If someone discloses to you that they have been sexually assaulted or abused, the most important thing you can do is to listen, believe them, and support whatever they choose to do.

Learn

Find information on a number of topics.

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact without voluntary consent. As this definition of sexual assault indicates, consent must be voluntary. Consent must also be ongoing, active, act- and person-specific, and given by someone who is capable of consenting.

85% of the time people are sexually assaulted by someone that they know. Being sexually assaulted by someone that you know may feel confusing. Know, however, that you are not alone. What happened to you is not your fault.

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What is sexual harassment?

Just like any other form of sexual violence, sexual harassment has the potential to be traumatizing for the people who experience it.

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What is child sexual abuse?

Child sexual abuse includes inviting or exposing a child to sexual contact, activity, or behaviour. A child is typically understood to be any individual under the age of 16.

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Volunteer

SACE is always looking for volunteers who are passionate about upholding a culture of consent, and are excited to contribute to the work that we do.

Keynote Speaker
Pierre Asselin
May 2, 2019 5 – 9:30 pm
Edmonton Convention
Centre, Hall D

We Believe

Let’s move forward together

Our 6th annual SACE gala dedicated to growing communities free of sexual violence will feature keynote speaker Pierre Asselin, performance poet Titilope Sonuga and emcee Danny Hooper.

Pierre Asselin made headlines in recent years when he successfully fought to have a publication ban removed from his identity so he could speak out about his experiences of childhood sexual abuse. At We Believe, Pierre will be drawing on his personal experiences as well as his pro bono work with those who have experienced sexual assault, to deliver a unique perspective on how we can work together to support survivors as they navigate the criminal justice system.

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