Monthly update – CASASC Connections – January 2023


Welcome back and to a new year for CASASC Connections. This is a space where we provide updates on our services, programs and all things CASASC for the month of January 2023.


Need for online + virtual volunteers – email

We are in need of volunteers to join the 24/7 help line, with shifts available through the phone and text/webchat.

We are looking for volunteers who can take one or two shifts a month with our helpline. Evening and weekend support is a bonus.

Using an eight-hour shift-based schedule the help line volunteers provide a listening ear, supportive conversation and resource referrals to children, youth and adults who are in need of support. Previous education and training are not needed. Seeking respectful, caring and supportive individuals.


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.


A Season of Giving Success

Thank you Central Alberta for making our first ever A Season of Giving holiday donation campaign a success. With your support we received $3,200 in donations that have gone directly back into our work with sexual violence prevention, awareness and healing counselling.

It is with your generosity and kind spirits that we can continue to work for those impacted by sexual violence and work towards creating safer environments free from violence.


Virtual Learning Series

*NEW* Foundations of Consent and Healthy Relationships (45min)

Jan 30, 9:00 – 9:45am + 1:30-2:15 pm MST

Join us for a 45min workshop – participant conversations and interactions are encouraged – as we explore the foundation of consent for sexual activity through discussions on healthy relationships. A basic overview helping participants connect the dots between how we act in healthy friendships and how we use day-to-day permission to healthy intimate partner relationships and consent for sexual activity.

Consent laws and ages of consent as they apply to Alberta, Canada will be discussed.

FREE, Register at


What happens on a 24/7 Sexual Violence Helpline (45min)

Jan 17@ 6 – 6:45 pm MST


Services & Programs at CASASC (30 min)

Jan 10, 10 – 10:30 pm MST


Introduction to Sexual Violence (60 min)

Jan 16, 11am – 12pm MST


Supporting Disclosures (45 min)

Jan 27, 11 – 11:45 am MST


Coming up in February

Feb 22 – Pink Shirt Day

Wednesday, February 22 is Pink Shirt Day. This is a day to celebrate the bullying prevention initiatives schools, communities and students do all year.

CASASC will be launching a resource package and colouring pages to support your Pink Shirt Day planning and activities. We’ll be sharing how you can access your copy of the resource at no cost in the coming weeks.

Feb 24 – Rebels Community Booth

Join us on Friday, February 24 as we celebrate Pink Shirt Day and bullying prevention at the Red Deer Rebels home game. Stop by our booth in the Community Corner to get your tickets for some great items.

Wear pink for a free sticker and one free entry into the kids prize draw.


Registration Now Open – Engagement Strategies Towards Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment 3-hr Workshop

February 23, 9am-12pm

Cost = $75/person or $50/person for #momentsmatter campaign partners

Registration access by emailing

This three-hour, interactive, online learning opportunity is not your average workplace sexual harassment training. Facilitated by the education team at the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre.

Research informed and using best practices for adult online learning, this workshop will explore what sexual harassment is (and isn’t), what it costs us, interpersonally and collectively, and, how to help stop sexual harassment as someone who:

  • Witnesses someone sexually harassing others,
  • Is told about someone else’s sexual harassment,
  • Is told they have done something that might amount to sexual harassment
  • Is in a position of leadership and responsible for a safe and healthy workplace


#MomentsMatter Campaign

Has your workplace shown their commitment and support towards preventing Sexual Harassment and creating positive workplace environments?

Have you joined the #MomentsMatter movement? Join today to receive the reduced cost of $50/person to the Engagement Strategies Towards Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment virtual 3-hr workshop.

Research shows that a caring & inclusive workplace culture is an important defense against sexual harassment.

Find out More about Moments Matter here


Save the date – Ride for Respect July 29, 2023

Mark your calendar. The date for Ride for Respect 2023 has been set. Join us on Saturday, July 29th. More details to come.