Executive Director Angie Hutchinson stands on a deck. there are lush green trees behind her. Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre has welcomed Angie Hutchinson as the new Executive Director. Angie Hutchinson is a First Nations woman whose work has focused on gender equality, addressing exploitation and gender-based violence, and improving the economic, legal, social and health status of Indigenous women and gender diverse individuals and their families. Angie also brings extensive experience working with all levels of government (First Nations, municipal, provincial, and federal). Angie approaches her work with a culturally appropriate, trauma and compassionate informed understanding, creating space of inclusion and trust to foster natural connections and collaboration.

“ I am excited to work with Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre in realizing its vision of providing hope and healing through the provision of services including emotional support, information on options, referrals, and support services for survivors and victims of sexual assault of any sex, gender, or background who are 16 and older.” said Hutchinson “Offering hope and validation for those affected by sexualized violence and working to address the root causes and social norms that contribute to the occurrence of sexual violence is how we move towards safety for individuals and communities.”

Survivor’s Hope would also like to thank Stephanie Klassen for her commitment to supporting survivors and victims of sexual assault. Stephanie, and the dedication, passion, compassion, and leadership she provided Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre over the years will truly be missed.