The Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) is a non-profit organization that has been serving Edmonton since 1975.
Edmonton is located on Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Region 4 Territory, a traditional home and gathering place for many Indigenous Peoples, including nehîyawak (Cree), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Dene, Nakota Sioux, Métis, Saulteaux/Ojibway/Anishinaabe, Iroquois, and many others who were displaced or not included during the treaty agreement. It is also the ancestral space of the Papaschase Cree. To learn more:
- Read our resource on why it is important to acknowledge and recognize how colonialism and sexual violence are related.
- The University of Saskatchewan has a short backgrounder on the history of Treaty 6.
- Finally, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Treaty is a great resource on the fundamental Treaty principles that still apply today.
SACE provides support and services for those impacted by sexual violence, while building community capacity to prevent violence, and supportively responding to those who have been impacted by this crime. We do this through a number of services, all of which are provided at no fee:
Police and Court
Youth and Adult CounsellingSACE offers short-term, professional group and individual counselling to children, youth, and adults who have experienced sexual violence. Our counsellors take a client-centered, empowerment approach— meaning that we treat each client as the expert of their life. Our clients are empowered to guide the counselling process and can decide how and when they are going to heal. Like all services at SACE, our counselling services are offered at no fee.
Sexual Violence and the 2SLGBTQ+ CommunityCourse • 57 lessons
Participants will learn about sexual violence, queer history, queer trauma, and how to support 2SLGBTQ+ folks who have experienced sexual violence.
Racism and Sexual ViolenceCourse • 40 lessons
Participants will learn more about the connection between racism and sexual violence and how to provide support through an anti-racist perspective.
Information for Partners and SupportersCourse • 32 lessons
This self-directed course will provide information on sexual violence and guide people who are supporting adults who have experienced sexual violence as an adult or as a child.
Can I take this course on my phone or tablet?
Yes, you can take this course on your phone, tablet or computer. All the course material is responsive to the device you will be using to access the platform.
Who do I contact for technical support?
For technical support such as login issues, platform issues, and general customer service, please contact Thinkific Support either by email at [email protected]. For more general support related to our online courses such as questions regarding timeline, course material, and SACE services, please email one of our Public Educators at [email protected].
Will I receive a certificate for completing the course?
Not all courses will provide certificates of completion. Each course is different and will specify if you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. For courses with a certificate of completion, you must complete over 50% of the course material. This includes answering discussion questions. Please ensure when you register for a course with a certificate of completion, that you register with the name you wish to see on your certificate at the end of the course.
Who can I contact for emotional support throughout this course?
If you need emotional support throughout the course, you can call our Support and Information Line at 780.423.4121. This is a phone line that is run by volunteers between 9 am to 9 pm every day of the year. You can also call or text the Alberta's Online for Sexual Violence at 1.866.403.8000 between 9 am to 9 pm as well.