Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we will be sharing some new data on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our Centre. The numbers tell a story that cannot be ignored. Survivors need our support now.
In the spirit of supporting survivors, we are excited to share our goal to find 40 new monthly donors in 2021. Monthly donors are critical to the success of our Centre. They give us hope and help us plan ahead - this is especially important during critical times like these.
Tomorrow, help us kick off our goal in advance of the new year. We are calling upon ten people to sign up as a monthly donor on Giving Tuesday (December 1). For as little as $10 per month, you can join us in living out our motto to survivors: you are not alone.
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We recently added some incredible programs to our website! Here's what's on the schedule for December:
Surviving The Holidays (December 3)
Acceptance and Letting Go (December 8)
LGBTQ+ Healthy Relationships Support Space (December 10)
A Conversation about Harm Reduction (December 15)
Drawing and Emotional Expression (December 17)
Financial Barriers to Healing (December 17)
Alone Together: Check-In (EVERY Friday except for stat holidays)
Family Court Peer Support (Every other Tuesday starting December 1)
If you've been following our social media accounts, you'll see our Violence Prevention Educator, Sarah, is sharing some amazing ways you can help end gender-based violence as a part of the UN's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Our Public Education team is committed to educating for social change, and offers free virtual workshops in a range of topics from bystander intervention, consent, responding to disclosures of sexual violence and more. Connect with our Public Education Manager, Jessica, if you're interested in learning more about ending gender-based violence.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Our Executive Director, Sara Casselman, will be speaking at this year's virtual event for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Read below for a bit about the event from our friends at The University of Waterloo and Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo.
Canada changed forever on December 6, 1989 when 14 young women were murdered in a gender-based act of violence at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
This year we will come together as a community, virtually, and honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is not only an opportunity to reflect and honour the lost lives of 14 young women, but to also consider and take action against violence that people who identify as women in our communities face to this day.
The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo, is hosting a special ceremony of remembrance.
Have you purchased your ornament kit from Crock A Doodle Waterloo yet? For just $10 you can support local survivors of sexual violence AND have fun customizing your own holiday ornament. Visit bit.ly/ornamentkits for details!
Did you hear the great news? Our #SASCFunRun sponsors, participants and donors raised $43,000 for our Centre on October 24th! There was no shortage of fun as we walked, hiked, ran and biked across the region...in costume! Visit sascwr.org/sascfunrun if you're interested in checking out a video we put together. Big thanks to everyone who supported this virtual fundraiser!
Holiday Office Closure
Our office will be closed from December 25, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021. We will re-open on January 4, 2021. Our 24 Hour Support Line remains available during this time. Please call 519-741-8633 to connect with a trained and caring volunteer.