Monthly update – CASASC Connections – May
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 MAY 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.
May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month
In Alberta, May is dedicated as Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM). The goal of SVAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence in a non-scary way. To educate communities on how to incorporate prevention into their daily lives, empowering children, youth and adults to get involved in social action projects.
We know that one month alone isn’t enough to solve the widespread issue of sexual violence; help us use this opportunity to expend prevention efforts throughout the year.
Sexual violence continues to increase be a concern. Sexual violence is often a taboo topic and the issue has been pushed into the back, dark crevasse of society.
Sexual violence needs to be addressed and a message of hope needs to be relayed to survivors. This is why we rise – to empower, to support, to inspire and to show respect.
Join us all month for SVAM activities, education opportunities and awareness messages.
- Virtual learning series
- FREE community/school resource/activity package
- Social media messages and images
- Colouring pages
- and more
Find more details about SVAM here.
Police and Court Support – NEW HIRE
We are happy to welcome a new member to our team. Jenifer Ambrose has joined the CASASC team as our new Police and Court Support worker.
Jenifer is a positive, welcoming and respectful individual, we are so lucky to have her on our team, if you’d like to connect with Jenifer email email@example.com
The CASASC Police, Community + Court Support program is your safe place. We are dedicated to being that place where you work through your options, navigate the system, and process a traumatic experience. Our support worker is here to listen and support you while you are considering or navigating the criminal justice system. We are advocates and sources of information for you – that safe guiding presence throughout the process.
Community + Court Support Program is available to anyone who has experienced sexual violence. You don’t need to be a CASASC client.
No matter where you are in your healing journey, or whether you choose to report, the Police, Community + Court Support Program is here to provide:
- Support, information, and advocacy. No legal services or advice is provided.
- Can discuss options for legal advice and provide resources & referrals.
- Information about reporting, the court process & court preparation
- Accompaniment to report and/or court proceedings
- Assistance with filling out forms and applications
- Ask us about the SUPPORTIVE REPORTING option
We invite you to a FREE 45min information session on May 17 @ 10am
Find more details and registration access HERE
F12.net Supports CASASC
On April 13 we accepted a donation from F12.net to continue to engage with all our client service programs. We appreciate all the support from our valuable partners and community members.
Thank You F12.net
Read more here: https://casasc.ca/f12-net-supports-casasc-3/
May 5 is Red Dress Day
May 5 is Red Dress day, CASASC invites everyone to take part in creating safer environments for Indigenous women and girls by wear red or hanging a red dress in your window on Friday, May 5.
An event hosted by the Red Deer native Friendship Society will take place at 9am at Red Deer City Hall Park.
Join us as we seek to acknowledge that our environments are not equal for all people and aim increase awareness and contribute to the establishment of safer communities.
Second Annual Ride for Respect – July 29, 2023
Our 2nd annual Ride for Respect event is happening on July 29th. Make sure to block your calendars.
More details about the event to be released in the coming months.
Sponsorship, silent auction, volunteer and vendor support opportunities are available – ask us about it firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in either of the volunteer opportunities below email Erin at email@example.com for more information
- 24/7 Sexual Violence Help Line 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.
- Event volunteers – Our second annual Ride for Respect event is coming up on July 29th and we will be needing event volunteers to support various functions during the day.
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.
For more information about our programs and services email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-340-1124
Stay up-to-date on services, community events and updates by following our social media accounts.
- Twitter @CASASC2
- Instagram @CASAC3
- Facebook @CASASCRD
- TikTok @CASASC5