In the early 1980’s, a group of concerned citizens became aware that reports of local sexual assault were being dealt with in either North Battleford or Edmonton. With the assistance of North Battleford Sexual Assault Centre, and helping agencies in and around our community, the Lloydminster Sexual Assault & Information Centre (LSAIC) was formed. It was incorporated in Saskatchewan on September 28, 1982 and in Alberta on November 9, 1982.
Our doors were opened on January 1, 1983 in the old city hall building with our 24 hour crisis line as a core component. The original mandate of LSAIC was to support adult female victims of rape; however we have since seen the focus change to services delivered to all survivors of sexual abuse and assault, child victims and secondary victims.
We work very hard to define sexual assault as a human issue, recognizing and supporting both male and female survivors; children, youth and adults.
Our services have expanded to meet the growing needs of victims, families and surrounding communities – supporting a 200km radius into both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
With our doors being opened for over 30 years now, we are grateful for the support of our funders, volunteers and communities; without you, our organization would not be possible.
Why we do what we do.
Our role is to provide violence prevention, eduction, support and crisis intervention services. We work closely with community organizations to deliver the best possible services in a responsive, flexible and professional manner.
What we believe in.
Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
We strive to foster change within our community by creating sensitivity, knowledge and skills to respond to the needs of the children, youth, adults and families coping with the trauma of sexual abuse, sexual assault, family violence and bullying.
Where we hope to go.
To develop and deliver a broad range of programs and services addressing the impact and risk factors associated with sexual abuse, sexual assault, and violence.
Be dedicated to addressing sexual abuse, sexual assault and related violence.
To administer an effective, efficient and accountable agency by delivering services and supports in a responsive, flexible and professional manner.
To network and liaise throughout communities to create an awareness of the impact of sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence.
To create within communities the sensitivity, knowledge and skills to be responsive to the needs of individuals and families impacted by sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence.