Envision Counselling and Support Centre is launching a new three-year project to increase education and awareness of sexual violence. The new Rural Outreach Awareness Measures (ROAM) project will allow Envision to reach rural and remote communities with educational presentations.
“We found that there were gaps in knowledge in our communities surrounding sexual violence, exploitation and human trafficking,” says Christa Daku, executive director of Envision Counselling and Support Centre. “We learned during our needs assessment earlier this year that more awareness of sexual violence needs to be created throughout the Southeast.”
Envision Counselling’s Outreach Program currently has prevention presentations available to communities and Grade 7-10 classrooms that focus on topics like healthy relationships and various types of violence.
“We are excited to be able to offer the ROAM project to more schools, more communities and to expand our partnerships with local reserves,” says Daku.
This commitment to increasing awareness is a joint project from Justice Canada and the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan to fund a position focusing on rural outreach and First Nation engagement. This funding will allow the rural outreach educator to travel throughout Envision Counselling’s 28,700 square kilometre service area and build relationships with schools, reserves and rural communities.
Those interested in booking a presentation may call the Estevan Office at 306-637-4004 or the Weyburn Office at 306-842-8821.