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This Is What I Was Wearing When It Happened


In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) and two third-year BScN students of RDC partnered together for This is What I Was Wearing When It Happened, a reflection event.

The thought provoking exhibit was held on March 8 at the Forum in Red Deer College.

The purpose of this reflection event was to bring awareness to the issue of victim blaming and the stigma surrounding women’s clothing as the reason why they were sexually assaulted.

The exhibit featured five live mannequins wearing various types of clothing victims were wearing at the time they were assaulted. This was meant to be a real life representation, a visual way to bring awareness around the still existing stigma.

This was the second year for the reflection event on International Women’s Day. Last year’s event at Parkland Mall featured over 300 pairs of shoes, each representing an Alberta woman who was missing or murdered. The shoe exhibit encouraged people to reflect on the lives of those women.





RDC and CACAC solidify partnership – Supporting Central Alberta Families


Red Deer College (RDC) and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC) have solidified their goal of working together in the future.

RDC, CACAC, board members, representatives, key partners and guests attended the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on February. 8 at the Red Deer College Arts Centre.

This agreement states the CACAC and RDC will be exploring opportunities together in the future. RDC President Joel Ward and CACAC CEO Mark Jones alluded to these opportunities potentially including a child advocacy centre on campus and future post-secondary training, professional development and practicum placements.

The CACAC has been working in partnership with the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) as a key partner for the past year. The CACAC opened their doors on November 29, 2017 and have already seen 40 cases. Other key partners with the CACAC include the RCMP, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice and Alberta Education.

This partnership shows commitment to exploring opportunities in Central Alberta which benefit children and families.