As a non-profit organization, we offer a range of programs and services, including:

  • Peer support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that have been involved in sex work;
  • Capacity building workshops about the experience of domestic violence within 2SLGBTQ+ communities;
  • Education to informal support networks about how to recognize domestic violence, respond (based on the situation), and refer to the appropriate supports; and
  • We serve as the backbone agency for the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC).

PEER GROUPS AND MENTORSHIP

Peer support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that are involved in sex work.

EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS

Education to: a) networks and groups about how to recognize domestic violence, respond and refer to the appropriate supports; and b) organizations about the experience of domestic violence within LGBTQ+ communities.

BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE

The Blueprint for Change reflects our thinking about the causal linkages between domestic violence and other issues, and what conditions need to be in place, in order to create change.

1 in 3 Albertans will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. REAL Talk is a guide to help us understand and talk openly about domestic violence. Chances are you are close to or know someone impacted by domestic violence. Learn to break the cycle of domestic violence with just a few words.

2SLGBTQ+ is a term that is used to describe 2SLGBTTIQQA+ communities. These terms include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, 2-spirited, asexual/allies. The plus denotes the diverse and ever evolving terminology utilized to define or describe 2SLGBTQ+ populations.

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FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Eat. Play. Love. is an innovative, captivating, and entertaining experience full of indulgence. It will include a virtual variety show with amazing talent and online auction full of great experiences and swag.

Sagesse is uniquely positioned to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to break the cycle of domestic violence. Even in the midst of this global pandemic, we are continuously focused on accessible, innovative, and fact-based programming that will prevent domestic violence before it starts.

How can you get involved?
Join us! Your involvement in Eat. Play. Love. allows us to curate environments for healing and skill development that help people build the confidence and skills needed to lead safe, healthy lives. By raising funds for Sagesse, you are investing in your community and in real change.

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Getting at a complex issue like domestic violence requires an understanding of how change actually happens – and resources to allow people, organizations and communities to ‘lean in’ to their vulnerability as a means to stop domestic violence.

Make a donation today and join us in creating deep and sustainable change – for the better.

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