SOS Safety Magazine
SOS Safety Magazine is an educational publication for youth, and dedicated partner of Saffron Centre. Over the years they have continuously provided monthly funding and marketing resources to assist in the centre’s operations and growth of our in-school public education programs throughout Alberta. The magazine itself is available free of charge and is actively used by educators, law enforcement officers, social workers and parents to bring awareness to serious social issues such as bullying, suicide, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, online safety, sexual assault and more. To learn more visit Online SOS Safety Magazine or call 1-866-456-6515.
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
SART is a team of Registered Nurses who have been specially trained in sexual assault care. Anyone 14 years or older, of any gender, can access the SART nurses by going to any hospital in the Edmonton region and asking to see a SART nurse. These nurses provide compassionate, confidential, and non-judgmental care to anyone who has been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days. For more information call Health Link at 780-408-LINK (5465) or visit www.albertahealthservices.ca.
University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre
The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect, and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault. All services are free of charge, and no appointment is necessary. Please visit www.sac.ualberta.ca or call 780-492-9771 for more information.
Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE)
SAVE is a broad-based coalition including educators, NGO’s, health care professionals, sexual assault counsellors, the Edmonton Police Service, and interested business and individuals. Their common goal is to reduce the incidences of alcohol facilitated sexual assaults in Edmonton by reaching those who commit it. The SAVE coalition has developed the highly acclaimed, “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign. For more information visit S A V E .
ConsentED is a group of 11 individuals who are working towards a world without sexual violence. Their website is designed to start a conversation on the topic of consent, and what we all can do to end sexual violence. For more information visit www.consented.ca.
Crisis Support Centre
Offers immediate support and crisis intervention. For more information, visit www.crisissupportcentre.com.
Ben Calf Robe Society
The Ben Calf Robe Society strives to protect and enhance the sacredness of children, by providing children and their families with holistic education, supportive social services and programs of high quality and cultural relevance. For more information visit www.bcrsociety.ab.ca.
OPTIONS Sexual Health Association
OPTIONS Sexual Health Association is a pro-choice, charitable organization that provides sexual health education and counselling services in Edmonton and surrounding communities. For more information visit www.optionssexualhealth.ca.
Women’s Health Options
Woman’s Health Options is a clinic comprised of a team of committed medical, social work and support staff who respect a woman’s right to reproductive choice and value women’s health promotion. They provide education, counselling, information, birth control, referrals and medication and surgical abortions in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, empathy and confidentiality. For more information visit www.womanshealthoptions.com.
Canadian Red Cross – RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention
RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships. For more information click here.
The Family Centre
The Family Centre offers a wide range of programs and services to individuals, families and workplaces. Programs are provided on a fee for service basis. Many of the services are subsidized and they offer sliding scale options for those who qualify. For more information visit the-family-centre.com.
The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides resources, supports and programming for the GLBTTIQQ2SAA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirit, Asexual and Allied) community and its supporters in Edmonton.
Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma
The Edmonton Centre for Survivors of Torture and Trauma provides counselling services for refugees and immigrants whose past traumatic experiences are still causing significant distress and emotional problems in their present lives. For more information call 780-424-7709.
The Native Counselling Services of Alberta is committed to providing healing and harmony to the Aboriginal community through a variety of avenues, covering everything from programs that prevent youth recruitment into street gangs, family and community wellness programming to legal education, national health campaigns, video production and community-based research.
Aboriginal Consulting Services Association of Alberta provides services that honour the mind, body, spirit and emotions of each person that walks through their door. The team works collectively with clients by supporting the client in believing that they are the expert when it comes to their personal journey, and provides programs to achieve this goal.
Originally a bi-weekly youth group operating out of Next Step high school, altView is a weekly youth group, a not-for-profit society, and a charitable organization with five active programs and a thriving community of volunteers, employees, and participants all dedicated to making Strathcona county and the surrounding areas a safer, more welcoming, and all around healthier place for its LGBTQ citizens.
The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services exists to increase public awareness of the crime of sexual violence. We exist to support the dedicated front-line organizations and professionals who offer programs to individuals and communities in all corners of our province.
The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton is a feminist-based not-for-profit charitable organization that supports children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence.
Elderly persons are at risk for abuse in several living situations including living at home with family, in assisted living centers, and in nursing homes. Though many families send their elderly members to nursing homes to receive better care, the risk of elder abuse in nursing homes is higher than it is for the general population.