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January NEWSLETTER

SASS Updates
Member Agency Updates
Featured Member Agency: Hope Restored Canada
Sexual Assault Initiatives
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SASS UPDATES

          
SASS Welcomes A New Member
 
Hope Restored Canada has joined SASS. Please welcome Joeline Magill (Executive Director/ Founding Director) and Suzanna Stenhouse (Program Coordinator) to SASS. Based in Saskatoon, Hope Restored exists to eradicate sexual exploitation & trafficking to create a world where humanity is renewed and restored in healthy relationships.
 
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Member Agency Updates

Regina Sexual Assault Centre Expansion 

 
Regina Sexual Assault Centre expanding services into Moose Jaw: ‘The need is really great’
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SIGN Yorkton

Walk-in Counselling - free, no appointment necessary.

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Featured Member Agency

Hope Restored Canada

SASS's newest member agency, dedicated to eradicating sexual exploitation & trafficking through Holistic Restoration, Outreach, Partnership, and Education.

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Sexual Assault Initiatives

How the Minority Parliament can help Respond to Sexualized Violence

Responding effectively to the problem of sexualized violence is not a partisan issue. There are positive changes a minority government can make.
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In The News

#MeToo movement has been a 'net positive' in Canadian workplaces

High-profile sexual harassment cases like Harvey Weinstein's spur Canadian employers to do more for prevention.

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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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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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Interviewing Survivors with Disabilities

Webinar: February 18, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
 
Survivors of sexual violence with disabilities have unique needs when being interviewed as part of a criminal justice response. It is important that interviews balance a trauma informed approach with accessibility. Incorporating a trauma informed approach helps to reduce the possibility of revictimization. Ensuring that the interview is accessible may mean shorter interviews, interviews at alternative locations, or other modifications. This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for interviewing survivors with disabilities to ensure that interviews are safe and accessible for all survivors with disabilities.
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Planting the Seeds to Build Communities:
Stories of healing, connection, and prevention

Webinar: February 12, 2020
 
How is community being built to transform the world to one without violence? Join Resonance Network and PreventConnect on this web conference to learn how organizers in the Resonance Network plant the seeds to create the world we want. Presenters will share stories that animate and illuminate their practices of building beloved community. This includes stories of community building within families; building relationships across communities to prevent and heal multiple forms of violence, including structural violence; and healing together to advance environmental justice, reproductive justice, and nonviolence.
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Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium

March 3-4, 2020 - Doubletree by Hilton, Regina
 
This Symposium will provide an opportunity for:
・Acquiring and sharing knowledge of promising practices occurring between service providers, governments and industry professionals;
・Finding the balance between costly reactive responses and proactive approaches that rely on collaboration and information sharing;
・ Building and strengthening strategic relationships and partnerships within all sectors of Community Safety and Well\Being.
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