Welcome to Pace Centre – Community Support, Sexual Assault, & Trauma Centre
At Pace we believe that anyone dealing with sexual assault, sexual abuse, crisis or trauma has the right to access skilled, caring and professional supports and services.
Programs & Services
Building safe and inclusive communities through support and education.
Sexual Assault and Trauma Programs
Pace Sexual Assault and Trauma programs provide short-term counselling or longer-term therapy, to address trauma experienced in various forms, as a child, youth or adult. Pace employs a highly trained staff of therapists who have a specific set of specialized skills in providing trauma therapy. Clinical supervision is provided directly to therapists in support of ethical high-quality therapeutic practice.
Pace Support Programs provide a variety of specialized services aimed at educating and empowering clients, improving access to services, and fostering the development of safe and caring natural support networks for clients, in Grande Prairie and the Northwest region of Alberta. Pace Support Programs address a variety of client needs and often work in partnership with diverse regional government, not for profit, private workers, and service providers, to ensure client specific wrap-around services.
Public Awareness Programs
Public Awareness Programs include a variety of informational presentations, which range in focus from educating children and youth about childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence, to providing developmentally delayed and/or disabled individuals and their caregivers with educational supports to recognize healthy boundaries, safe and unsafe actions, and sexual harassment. The purpose of the Public Awareness Program is to affect community members attitudes and behaviors surrounding sexual abuse, assault, and harassment in a way that reduces these issues and their impact.
Community Support Training
Pace Community Support Training is dedicated towards improving services offered within our community by offering leading-edge training in best practice for community members, professionals, students, first responders, and frontline workers in our region. Workshops are facilitated by skilled, caring, and enthusiastic professionals with decades of training and experience, making this training invaluable.
Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP)
STOP is a post-court diversion program for first time offending sex buyers. Participants agree to spend a full day hearing directly about how sex trade survivors, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities are harmed by their actions. Each community partner is responsible for presenting different aspects of the impact purchasing sex has on the individual, the family, the community, and society. The Grande Prairie STOP program is presented in partnership with Grande Prairie RCMP, the Crown Prosecutor, Probation, Crime Prevention, Alberta Health Services, and HIV North.
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“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.”Rabindranath Tagore