Announcement of New Executive Director
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Carissa Ropponen
9M ago
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Samantha Loppie has been hired as its new Executive Director. Loppie replaces Elijah Zimmerman, who led the Centre from 2020 to January 2023. Loppie is well-positioned to launch into this new role, having served as Interim Executive Director between January and May 2023 and previously as Direct Client Services... Source ..read more
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Announcement of Executive Director Transition
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Carissa Ropponen
1y ago
Dear community members, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC), we are writing to advise you that Elijah Zimmerman has resigned from the position of Executive Director of VSAC. We share this news with both heavy hearts and joy for Elijah as he moves on to new and exciting endeavours. After a productive month of transitions, handovers, and wrap ups, Elijah’... Source ..read more
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Listening to Black Youth & Creating Safer-Braver Spaces in Community and Schools
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Carissa Ropponen
1y ago
Black Youth Empowerment Presents: Listening to Black Youth & Creating Safer-Braver Spaces in Community and Schools Black Youth Empowerment (BYE) presents a Pro D-Day Workshop on Safer-Braver Spaces made by Black youth for educators in the community and schools. Join us for an online workshop about the impact of race-based issues on Black youth, and ways adults can intervene and create safer and... Source ..read more
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Solidarity and Action on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Carissa Ropponen
1y ago
December 6th marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre remembers the 14 women who were murdered, and the 14 others who were injured, at the Montreal Massacre at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, by a gunman who said he was “fighting feminism.” It was an act of violent misogyny. We remember and honour Geneviève Bergeron... Source ..read more
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Important Update: Charitable Status
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Carissa Ropponen
1y ago
We wish to notify the community about a temporary change to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre’s charitable status. As of October 29, 2022, the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre does not have Canada Revenue Agency charitable status due to an administrative error. We have rectified the filing error and are currently applying to have our charitable status reinstated; however, it will take four to six... Source ..read more
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40 Years Of Movement
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by VSAC
1y ago
VSAC is celebrating 40 years of serving the communities that live and reside in the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Originally founded in 1982 by two women in a basement of a home in Cook Street Village with one phone line, VSAC has shifted, grown, and moved to be an integral part of the community. Source ..read more
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Protected: Donor Feedback Survey
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Admin Assistant
1y ago
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Kʷənéŋətəl iʔ iʔsaət: the Indigenous Response Network, update
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by kʷəné ŋətəl iʔ iʔsaət
1y ago
What’s happening in 2022! First Responder to Sexual Violence Training! 16 Participants completed training March 2022 & will join others across BC to meet monthly in support, learning and continued development. Thank you, to our Elders, who were available as support for the trainees – Chi Miigwetch! Nia:wen! A big welcome to our new practicum student! In May 2022, we look forward to welcoming the... Source ..read more
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How to pronounce the name of the Indigenous Response Network, kʷəné ŋətəl iʔ iʔsaət
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by kʷəné ŋətəl iʔ iʔsaət
1y ago
Joe Seward has honoured us with a recording and pronunciation guide. You can learn more about kʷəné ŋətəl iʔ iʔsaət here. Kwun ang it Kwun ang it tul eet ee-sawh-it kwung-ang-it-tel eet-ee-sawh-it Who we are... Source ..read more
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Rape: Issues of guilt, blame, and shame
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre
by Nichola Watson
1y ago
I work with survivors of sexualized violence, and our conversations are about unimaginable, violent offences. Incidents of sexualized violence underscore the cruelty of rape, in that it is humiliating and objectifying. Rape is an act of power and control, with zero consideration for the dignity or humanity of survivors. Response-based practitioners would say that rape, like other violent offences... Source ..read more
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