Welcome back to CASASC Connections. This is a space where we provide updates on our services, programs and all things CASASC for the month of JULY 2023.
If you would like to have this update emailed to you each month please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to add you to the list.
RIDE FOR RESPECT FUNDRAISER & MOTORCYCLE POKER RALLY
July 29, 2023 @ Westerner Park, Red Deer (SW parking lot)
Join us on July 29 for activities, music, motorcycles and fun!
Mark your calendars for July 29th and join us for our Ride for Respect event.
Our goal is to create awareness and fundraising support for victims, survivors and those impacted by Sexual Violence in our community. On July 29th join us at Westerner Park for:
- Motorcycle poker rally
- Vendors Market
- Kids zone
- virtual 50/50 (https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/casascrfr)
- online Silent Auction with great items like WestJet tickets, attraction passes, restaurants and more will be available (https://www.32auctions.com/RideforRespect2023)
Have a motorcycle? Come and join our poker rally for a family friendly 200km ride around Eastern Alberta.
10 am = Motorcycles arrive and registration begins ($20/rider)
11 am = Motorcycles roll out for their Poker Rally ride
3-5pm = Motorcycles expected to return
Don’t worry if you don’t have a motorcycle you can still come by Westerner Park and join in the festivities. Music, food, vendors, kids zone and try out your own self-propelled wheels on our Ressie Raceway!
12-5pm = Activities start, Live Bands, Kids Zone, Ressie Raceways
Did you know that 45% of Albertans have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime, that’s 2/3 women and 1/3 men. 75% Albertans who’ve experienced sexual violence were kids during at least one incident.
Help us create safe and supportive awareness about sexual violence, reduce stigmas and contribute to positive change in our communities.
We still have spaces open for vendors to come and join our vendors street at the Ride for Respect fundraiser, July 29 from 12-5pm.
This is a great opportunity for local, small or personal businesses to showcase their products and support a great cause.
Food and alcohol sales are not allowed.
Email us today at email@example.com for your spot. Registration is open and may be subjected to a small fee or silent auction item donation upon the individual vendors capacity.
Engagement Strategies Towards Ending Workplace Harassment 3-hr Workshop
Looking for ways to support and strengthen your team in 2023 and beyond? We have just what you need.
- If you’ve witnessed workplace harassment find some tools for how to support and respond
- If you’ve been told your behaviour has harmed someone else, hear some strategies for responding appropriately
- If someone comes to you for help/support hear some ways to respond both formally and informally
Research shows that positive workplace cultures lead to healthier, safer, happier, and more productive teams—and help prevent workplace harassment.
Come learn with us on OCTOBER 6th from 9am-12pm as we lead you and your staff through an innovative, online workshop that teaches skills that help you understand, respond to, and prevent workplace harassment.
This isn’t your average anti-harassment training:
- 3 hours, 100% online
- Mics + webcams off
- Innovative + research backed
- Teaches skills that help you understand, respond to and prevent harassment
VIRTUAL via Zoom
Discounts for #momentsmatter campaign partners and groups of 10 or more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount information.
To register click HERE
If this date doesn’t work for you or you’d like to have a private session for your organization or community please reach out to us.
Virtual Learning Series Opportunities
Our virtual learning series continues. Please share out with your colleagues and clients, these sessions are FREE for Albertans and share digestible information related to sexual violence awareness and support tools.
Registration access for all programs can be found using the links below.
*note, if their are no dates listed please check back. Links will re-activate once new dates are added!
- Police and Court Support for Sexual Violence (30 min)
An informal session with our Police and Court Support worker. Learn about the program, how to access, what is supportive reporting and what supports are available to help navigate the criminal justice system. A great support for teens and adults!
July 26 from 3:00-3:30pm
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/619361425697
- Introduction to Sexual Violence Awareness (60 min)
A public awareness and education presentation that introduces, and highlights, definitions and concepts related to sexual violence. We will discuss dispelling myths and stereotypes, talk about victim blaming, the realities of sexual violence, and a brief understanding of supporting disclosures.
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/305057193277
- Supporting Disclosures from children, youth and adults (45 min)
This session will help to enhance our skills and knowledge around supporting disclosures of sexual violence. An overview of the fundamentals of responding to and supporting disclosure of sexual assault and abuse from children, youth and adults. Learn some key messages and legal obligations when it comes to reporting child abuse.
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/305060773987
- Foundations of Consent and Healthy Relationships (60 min)
This 60min workshop encourages participant conversations as we explore the foundations of consent for sexual activity through discussions on healthy relationships. We’ll also talk about consent laws.
July 18 from 9:00-10:00am
July 24 from 2:00-3:00pm
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/502701081467
- *NEW* Storybooks for Children, teaching personal safety (30 min)
Join our school-based Educators for a review of friendly storybooks for children ages 3+.
Storybooks support messages taught in our No Secrets Kindergarten – Grade 4 program, and can help teachers, parent and family members reinforce positive messages about our bodies, emotions, personal safety and getting help.
July 18 from 2:00-2:30pm
July 24 from 9:00-9:30am
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/671535269067
- Parenting and Sexualized Behaviour Support Conversations (60 min)
Join us for an informal session with our Child Therapist. Learn information on how to parent children/youth who display abnormal or concerning sexualized behaviours, learn strategies and techniques to support and redirect.
Free, register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/306744500057
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for volunteers who can take one or two shifts a month on the phone, text or webchat functions of our helpline. Shifts are virtual/remote, are not counselling based and require no formal education.
If you are interested in volunteering email Erin at email@example.com
Come visit us around Central Alberta this summer. Our Education and Awareness team is attending a variety of open-to-public events this summer sharing all about CASASC programs in approachable ways. Come get an iRespect t-shirt for a donation or stop by for your chance at some fun give-away items.
Come say hi when you see us in the following places this summer!
- July 6 @ Rocky Mountain House Market on Main
- July 11 @ Innisfail Market
- July 14 @ Lacombe Family Expo
- July 20 @ Lacombe Farmers Market
- July 26 @ Didsbury Farmers Market
- AUG 2 @ Downtown Red Deer Market
- AUG 9 @ Ponoka Farmers Market
- Aug 11 @ Sylvan Lake Farmers Market
- Aug 19 @ Rimbey Farmers Market
- Aug 22 @ Penhold Discovery Night
- Aug 30 @ Wetaskiwin Farmers Market
- Sept 9 @ Red Deer Farmers Market
- Oct 10 @ Health Literacy Fair, Red Deer
24/7 Sexual Violence Help Line
Call, text or webchat – We provide 24/7 confidential and anonymous support and a friendly conversation with the end goal being information, support and referrals.
Programs + Services
Our programs our available at no cost to all our central Alberta communities and do not require formal medical or legal referrals. We do our best to help reduce barriers to accessing our services including barriers to those in rural and remote spaces.
- Police & Court Support
- Awareness Education
- School-based Education (not sex-ed)
For more information about our programs and services visit our website www.casasc.ca, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-340-1124
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