Grande Prairie Sexual Assault & Trauma Centre

Building Safe & Caring Communities Through Support & Education

Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre

Located in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Pace Centre provides essential community training and sexual assault and trauma services and programs. At Pace Centre 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.

Pace Community Training & Programs

Pace Sexual Assault and Trauma Programs

Assault & Trauma

Pace Sexual Assault and Trauma Programs provide short-term counseling or longer-term therapy, to address trauma experienced in various forms, as a child, youth or adult.

Pace Support Programs

Support

Pace Support Programs provide a variety of services aimed at educating and empowering clients, improving access to services, and fostering the development of support networks.

Pace Public Awareness Programs

Public Awareness

Pace Public Awareness Programs include a variety of informational presentations, which range in focus from educating youth about childhood sexual abuse and violence.

Pace Community Support Training

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 front-line workers in our region.

“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
Pace Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP)

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.

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Building Safe & Caring Communities Through Support & Education

Community Support & Trauma Services

Pace Centre continues to provide essential services to the community at a modified capacity. Some of our staff may continue to work remotely and our office has begun supporting some clients in person, while following the guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, and the Chief Medical Officer to ensure that those impacted by sexual violence in our community receive safe and appropriate supports throughout this crisis.

  • The Pace Therapy team is providing in-person therapeutic support sessions when appropriate. Crisis Intervention, Intake and Psychological Support sessions are being provided over-the-phone and online by appointment only. To schedule an intake appointment or for crisis intervention support please call the Pace office at 780-539-6692

  • Pace psycho-educational and support groups, including Kids Konnect, Caring Dads, and Intergenerational Healing: A Trauma Informed Approach to Parenting are currently on hold. Opportunities to restart in person groups adhering to COVID safety protocols are being explored at this time.

  • Women’s Support Group will be taking a break starting June 1, 2021 and returning in September 2021. If you are in immediate crisis please call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-303-2642. If this is regarding Sexual Violence, please call Alberta One Line at 1-866-403-8000.

  • Our Family Support team continues to offer a range of both in person and virtual supports via phone, text, and video to home.

  • Our Safe Visitation team is offering supervised visits at a reduced capacity in order to ensure the safety and well being of the children, families, and staff. We are currently exploring the possibility of adding an additional day for clients to access the Safe Visitation Program. For more information contact the Safe Visitation Coordinator at 780-539-6692.

  • Pace Public Education and Awareness is currently offering Online and In-Person Community Support Training Workshops for Winter/Spring 2021. (When possible and in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Government of Alberta, and the Chief Medical Officer) For more information contact our Public Education Coordinator or visit our Community Support Training page.

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