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Our new Sanare website has launched!

March 15, 2021

We’re so excited to launch our new online home!

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 7

December 21, 2016

As we come to the end of this article series we hope this project has provided insight into the roles of some members of the Medicine Hat Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Meeting with various team members has shown that we all have the same goal, to help survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 6

December 16, 2016

Part 6 of this series will explore the role of the Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC). Executive Director, Christina Johnson, sits on the Medicine Hat Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and offers her insight specific to sexual violence in the region. “SARC offers sexual trauma counselling and education programs to work towards ending…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 5

December 5, 2016

The fifth part of this series will look at the role of Dr. Lena Derie-Gillespie, Medical Officer of Health for Alberta Health Services, South Zone. The Medical Officer of Health provides direction and guidelines on public health policy to Alberta Health Services, and delivers information to the public about communicable diseases and public health programs. With this…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 4

November 29, 2016

For Part 4 of this series, we spoke to Ramona Robins, Chief Crown Prosecutor with the Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General. As stated on the Government of Alberta website, the Crown Prosecutor’s responsibilities include determining appropriate charges, discussions with defense counsel, preparing witnesses for court, examination and cross-examination of witnesses, and presenting arguments…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 3

November 22, 2016

In Part 1 of this series, we spoke to the Medicine Hat Police Service, Major Crimes Section. Part 3 of this series will explore the role of the Redcliff Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Speaking with S/Sgt. Sean Maxwell, we learn about another law enforcement perspective of sexual violence response. When a complaint of sexual…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 2

November 14, 2016

The second part of this series will explore the role of Victim Assistance (VA) in instances of sexual assault and child sexual abuse. This can be a confusing and emotional process for victims, and VA acts as a guide to help them navigate the system and services available. “Most sexual assault survivors tell a friend…

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Responding to Sexual Violence in Medicine Hat – Part 1

November 7, 2016

It’s probably happened to someone you know. A friend, a coworker, a family member. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime, often before the age of 18 (Badgley, 1984). Help and support is available, but many people don’t know what to expect when they reach out for…

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2016

May 25, 2016

Media Release Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) Presents 8th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Campaign to End Sexual Violence Against Women ABOUT WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender based violence (www.walkamileinhershoes.org). What started as…

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Media Release – One Billion Rising 2016

February 11, 2016

Media Release – For Immediate Release Sexual Assault Response Committee (SARC) & The Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society (MHWSS) Continue the “One Billion Rising” Movement to End Violence Against Women, Men, and Children ABOUT 1 BILLION RISING: Since 2012 a worldwide movement has aimed to shake the Earth through dance, drums, and the power of…

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