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Sisters in Spirit

Each year on October 4th, communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. As we do so, we remember the lives of sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers tragically taken from us. We honour their lives and we offer support to families who have been tragically touched by […]

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Annual General Meeting

Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre has been delivering programming in eastern Manitoba since 2003 to address the issues of sexual violence and relationship abuse.  The SARAH Program provides sexual assault crisis intervention services to victims reporting to local hospitals and RCMP detachments.  The SADI program delivers workshops to regional schools to provide youth with the skills […]

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Thank you Lac du Bonnet!

April 19-25 was National Victims of Crime Awareness week. In 2009, nearly 25% of Canadians reported being the victims of crime. Crime in some form or another is likely to impact every single Canadian at some point in our lives. During Victims Week and Sexual Assault Awareness month, we want to draw attention to sexual […]

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Workshop and Open House Planned to Honour Victims Week

Since 2011, the province of Manitoba has recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness month. Also in April is the National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, April 19-25. Sexual violence impacts the majority of Canadians. Half of Canadian women are likely to experience an act of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence is not something […]

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Day of Pink: Bullying Intervention Saves Lives

On Wednesday, April 8 all Manitobans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the Red Cross Day of Pink. Day of Pink is an anti-bullying event that was inspired by two Nova Scotia students who stood up against bullying back in 2007. The students asked all of their peers to wear pink to school […]

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Volunteer Training: Survivor’s Hope Wants You!

  Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre is running training for new volunteers with our sexual assault crisis program this spring. The SARAH program, (Sexual Assault Recovery and Healing) is a program that provides emotional support, hospital accompaniment, information and referrals, and options for survivors and their loved ones following sexual assault. This program operates in the […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease, Brain Health, and Women: Supper and Information Session

Survivor’s Hope’s Reaching Out Program is partnering with the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council to bring one of the council’s many “Lunch and Learn” workshops to the northeast. On January 15, 2015 at the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre, all men and women are invited for a complimentary light supper and a time of information sharing and […]

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Preventing More Than Murder-Suicide: Early Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, 2014 ended with some brutal cases of domestic violence.  In Edmonton, a woman and seven of her family members and friends were killed by her ex-husband before he shot himself. In Fort Worth, Texas, a woman and her two daughters were killed by her ex-boyfriend who then killed himself. In BC, spousal homicide was […]

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Survivor’s Hope Brings 16 Days of Activism to Regional Youth

Sexual violence has been in the media spotlight for the last number of weeks. From the coverage of celebrity sexual assault allegations to the horrifying experience of Rinelle Harper, sexual violence has dominated recent headlines. It is fitting that Manitoba Status of Women chose “Popular Culture, Media, and You” as the theme for this year’s […]

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Peace and War Begin at Home: Our Shared Responsibility to End Violence

Recent NFL news has been less about impressive plays and game outcomes and more about family violence and league policies. If you have not heard, the NFL and some players have been getting a lot of bad press lately.  A video was released of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice punching his fiancé out cold and dragging […]

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