S.T.A.N.D. is a non-profit grassroots organization. They were founded in 2018 by a survivor of sexual assault. S.T.A.N.D was created for survivors to be able to connect with others that have overcome similar traumas. They believe healing starts with telling, being believed, and knowing you are not alone.
S.T.A.N.D ASA provides peer support to women of all backgrounds and socio-economic status: indigenous, 2SLGBTQQIA+, immigrant and new Canadian, people of colour, differently able, survivors of neglect, abuse, sex trade, war, and torture. They serve any person 16 and up.
Peer support sessions are provided once a week for up to 18 weeks. Each session is approximately one hour in length. Once a service user has completed their sessions, they can regain access to services after 3 consecutive months. Service users may reach out at any time for linking to other community resources.
All support is confidential and anonymous.
Learn more about their peer support system. Download the information package below.
Erin Brassard (She/Her)
To learn more about S.T.A.N.D., check out their website.
Coming Together to Celebrate New Beginnings
Between March 4th to March 8th, we will be hosting several events in and around the Calgary area. Each unique workshop will aid in enhancing women’s physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. On Saturday March 5th, our night event will be held to connect and hold space for women to come together to unite, release, soar, and celebrate. There will be great food, a silent auction and a spectacular YYC women’s variety show. All funds raised go towards supporting women who have experienced sexual violence.