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Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre would like to thank everyone who participated or helped out with our Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017 event, which ran from May 28 to June 3, 2017! Victims Week is a nationwide event that is put on by the Government of Canada every year. This year, the theme was “Empowering Resilience” and there were 195 events that took place across the country. Our goal was to raise awareness of the services around Central Alberta available for Victims and Survivors of crime, and to raise awareness to the issues surrounding respect; the more we show our respect for one another, the less we harm each other. With the number of followers on our social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), active participation, and the attention from two of our local newspapers, we estimate that we reached more than 5000 people throughout Central Alberta.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the survivors who submitted their stories of resiliency anonymously for us to post on the event page. It allows other survivors going through similar situations to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.