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February NEWSLETTER

SASS Updates
Member Agency Updates
Featured Member Agency: Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre
Sexual Assault Initiatives
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Resources

SASS UPDATES

          
SASS Annual General Meeting
 
The SASS Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The agenda and further details will be sent out closer to the meeting date.
 

Member Agency Updates

Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre

 
SSAIC is looking for individuals who are interested in joining their Board of Directors.
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Partners Family Services
 
Adults and youth may drop in on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the Humboldt office to see a qualified counsellor with no appointment. Walk In Counselling is also available at the Wynyard location on Thursdays, the Wadena Location on Mondays and also alternating Mondays at the Cudworth and Wakaw locations.
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Featured Member Agency

Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre
 
Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre  supports, counsels, and provides information to the victims of sexual assault, their families, and significant others, and provides educational/teaching sessions. BASAC is also a resource for education and materials for children and adults in an attempt to foster awareness and aid in the prevention process.
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Sexual Assault Initiatives

Trauma- and violence- informed care toolkit for reducing stigma related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)

This Toolkit will help individuals and organizations apply the principles of TVIC and monitor and evaluate their progress.
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Men and #MeToo: Possibilities and Perils in a Time of Change

Hear from Jackson Katz at EVAWI 2020 - He will kick off the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan April 14-16, 2020 with a thought provoking general session. 
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In The News

Government to table bill requiring judges to be trained on sex assault law

The Liberal government is set to introduce a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday requiring judges in Canada to undergo training about sexual assault law, keeping a promise to revive a private members’ bill that would have legislated such actions but failed to pass in the Senate last June.

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Top judge says judiciary must decide what training judges need

The chief justice of Canada says the judiciary must be free to decide what training and education judges need to do their jobs well.

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What a national action plan on gender-based violence might achieve — if Canada gets it right

In 1995, then-secretary of state for the status of women Sheila Finestone opened a report on the federal plan for gender equality by urging action.

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Regina man, 60, charged following alleged sexual assault at clinic, police say

Regina police say a 60-year-old man has been charged following a reported sexual assault at a clinic earlier this month.

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Judge didn't take account of sexual assault victim's psychological harm, appeal court rules

Alberta's Court of Appeal has ruled a man convicted of a sexual assault committed as a teenager must serve jail time, after he was initially sentenced to just probation.

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'I came over for a cuddle. I never asked to take it further': Former Saskatoon nightclub owner accused of sexual assault testifies.

The former owner of Pink nightclub took the stand in his own defence during his re-trial, claiming the sex between him and his alleged victim was consensual.

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Sexual assault charge laid

A 32-year-old man is facing a charge of sexual assault following a report of inappropriate touching at a Saskatoon business Jan.17.

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Two counts of child pornography against Onion Lake man

The Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit has charged a man from Onion Lake with child pornography offences in relation to an investigation that began in June 2019, into the online accessing of child pornography through file sharing networks.

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Ottawa teacher facing historic sex assault charges in Saskatchewan

A teacher from Ottawa is facing sex charges for alleged offences in Saskatchewan between 1990 and 1996.

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Weinstein accusers react to verdict: 'Our fight is far from over'

Harvey Weinstein’s guilty verdict Monday prompted a flood of online postings from women across Hollywood who accused the former media mogul of sexual harassment or assault.

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Resources

The Alberta Sexual Assault Course and Conference 2020

The full-day course on April 4 is designed to share core training and a management update for urban and rural healthcare professionals on sexual assault. Topics covered will include sexual assault forensic kits, trauma-informed care, chronic pelvic pain, male and transgender sexual health, sexually transmitted infections, strangulation and human trafficking.

The course will be held at Health Science Centre, 3330 Hospital Drive NW in Calgary.  

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