This month we are mindful of several social justice concerns:
Sexual Violence Awareness
Sexual Exploitation Awareness
Victims And Survivors
No More Stolen Sisters
Exploitation affects each of us
The Regina and Area Sexual Assault Centre offers this as a call to action in our efforts to shift Canadian attitudes and awareness around exploitation:
Each day in our work as sexual violence organizations, we see it – we know that survivors carry themselves with hypervigilance and fight-or-flight defaults everywhere, having unspoken rules to keep one another safe. The personal responsibility of prevention often falls only on those who are at risk of sexual violence, rather than being seen as a community wide issue that requires community wide action.
For SVAW 2023, we are asking our community to join us, not only in choosing to see, but choosing to involve themselves in creating change.
When we acknowledge and understand the ways sexualized violence impacts individuals, we have a choice to make – do we simply see and accept the inequity? Or do we speak up, stand up, and choose to act?~ RSAC
Putting an end to exploitation
Sexual violence and exploitation, trafficking and all forms of domestic violence, impact Canadians. Together, we can put an end to all kinds of exploitation. Start by engaging with the charity nearest you. Then, find out what you can do to become involved in educating, advocating, and increasing awareness.
Here are a few organizations to aid in our shared effort to “choose to act”:
ALIES & the Back Porch
Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Bryony House (Halifax Transition House)
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Camrose Open Door Association
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Circles of Support and Accountability-Ottawa
Crest Support Services
Discovery House Family Violence Prevention …
Stay with us, here are a few more!
Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters
Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society
Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Centre
Open Door Women’s Care Centre
Regina Sexual Assault Centre
Rowan House Society
Sedna Women’s Shelter (The Denise House)
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton
The Brenda Strafford Society
The Cridge Centre
‘Need a few more? These folks are in this fight, too:
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary
The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre Society
Women in Need Society of Calgary
Women’s Centre of Calgary
Your charity needs your donation dollars
As ever, Canadian charitable works need cash flow. This is one way you and I can easily get involved! While we may not have boots on the ground ourselves, we can support those who do!
Donate a Car Canada is set up to serve every registered charity in Canada. Your van, motorcycle, truck, car, or SUV can mean big dollars for your cause.
If you represent a charity that isn’t already posted on our website, reach out! Our charities coordinator will have you wheels up and running in no time. Additionally, we will provide digital materials to help you spread the word of this donation option to your regular donors.
I’m ready to donate a vehicle for exploitation awareness — what now?
The process from here is simple, quick, and free!
First, fill in our online form. Click the red button below and spend less than 10 minutes providing your donation information.
Then, just wait for your phone to ring! One of our agents will call to make arrangements for your free tow.
Lastly, it’s just a matter of time until your tax receipt arrives by email.
If you would like to a funny, caring human before you get things started, give us a call! We can be reached Monday – Friday at 1-877-250-4904. We are happy to assist.