About Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
What our Organization Does:
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse is the primary sexual assault and sexual abuse crisis and education service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas.
Our organization exists because sexual violence is a crime that is prevalent in our society and impacts a significant number of people.
CCASA provides specialized and individualized services to address the needs of sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors, their significant others, and the broader community. CCASA provides safe, accessible, professional services, for people of all races, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, or genders through providing seven core services: crisis intervention, counselling, education, outreach, police & court support, a volunteer program and leadership in the coordination of services related to sexual abuse and sexual assault.
CCASA strives to enhance the health and well being of all people and our broader community through responsible and effective programs in sexual abuse education, research and advocacy, crisis intervention and counselling.
After over 20 years in the community, CCASA has become a strong foundation in the service delivery web, and a leader in the field of sexual violence.
To lead in the provision of specialized sexual violence services and educate communities to shift attitudes and responses to sexual violence.
Healthy communities free of sexual violence, including sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment.
- We believe sexual abuse and sexual assault are acts of violence that affect all individuals, families and communities.
- We believe sexual violence is based on the abuse of power and control and is a significant part of the broader continuum of violence and abuse.
- We believe sexual abuse and sexual assault issues must be dealt with by the community in a proactive and inclusive manner.
- We believe services for survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault should not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, race, religion, colour, or socio-economic status.
- We believe that the community must be involved in the development and delivery of effective services.
- We are committed to providing a healthy work environment that is respectful, open and inclusive.
- We believe volunteer contributions are an invaluable source of support and strength in providing quality sexual abuse and sexual assault services.
Sexual violence is based in the abuse of power and control and is a significant part of the broader continuum of abuse, assault and violence. CCASA is committed to prevention of sexual violence by raising awareness of the foundations and patterns of violence, the subtle and not-so-subtle forms of violence, and the behavioural, emotional and socio-economic consequences that sexual violence has on our communities and our society as a whole.
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse advocates a position of zero tolerance for all types of violence!