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The ‘WHY’ behind LSAS

LSAS’s ‘why’ stems from the belief that voices of survivors should be heard; that individual healing journeys are unique, and that every survivor and their family should be provided with a safe space to navigate the process. Ensuring a client-centered, anti-oppressive approach to services, the three divisions within the agency promotes positive growth, acceptance, partnership, and opportunity. Innovative approaches, education, awareness, and confidentiality form the foundation of programs and services offered.

Whether a client is accessing counselling supports at LSAS, visiting Lilly’s Toy Room in Little Bear, or moving through mindful practices in North Ryken, our agency is a place of comfort and hope.

If you’ve been sexually assaulted and require immediate and/ or emergency support, please call 911, your local RCMP Detachment (Lloydminster RCMP 780-808-8300), or seek medical attention at the Lloydminster Hospital where the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) can be present.

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Self-Referral Option

To access support services during the temporary closure due to COVID19, please use the self-referral button and complete the form.

Additional support via call/text/chat lines are:
• Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre 1-866-956-1099
• Alberta’s One-Line for Sexual Violence 1-866-403-8000

Self Referral

Call LSAS at 306-825-8255 between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. You have the option to leave a voicemail and someone will return your call.

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Little Bear’s Den

HELP LSAS reach their goal of $450,000 to repair the crumbling foundation of their 1927 community building!

Current Intake Process

With safety and wellness in mind for staff, clients, and the community LSAS has ensured proper sanitization and social distancing measures are in place. All clients with in-person sessions will be informed on procedures put in place; however, some staff are still operating from home offices.

For individuals, families, and professionals looking to either self-refer or refer someone else, please select the Self-Referral Button and complete the form.

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm at 306-825-8255.

Available call/text/chat lines:

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre 1-866-956-1099

Alberta’s One Line 1-866-403-8000

Upcoming Initiatives

LSAS is pleased to announce the application for funding a Collaborative Response to Youth Sexual Offending Project has been approved by the Department of Justice Canada. This project seeks to bridge a gap and provide a collaborative response when situations of youth sexual offending occurs in our community and surrounding areas. The project is a three-year pilot and is in the initial development phase. Stay tuned for this essential service!

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Client-Centered Work at LSAS

LSAS promotes programs and services as client-centered; let’s understand this further! What does it mean to be client-centered at LSAS? What does that look like and how do clients experience it?

When you enter into this space, whether it is for an individual session, a Little Bear interview, a group meeting, or a learning opportunity, you will be seen and you will be heard.

A client-centered organization is indicative of having choice, self-determination, and empowerment which translates to clients making decisions about the pace and tone of their time at LSAS. Placing the power and control back into the hands of those who have experienced disempowerment, trauma, or marginalization ensures clients feel safe and supported as they navigate their healing journey.

Questions to explore where the client is at, where they would like to go, and what they want to focus on starts the collaboration between client and worker in an empathic, genuine, and respectful way. LSAS believes the client is the best authority of their own experience, that each client is fully capable of growth and healing. Staff share information and opportunities with the intention of educating, building awareness, and providing space for clients to take what they need and leave what does not resonate.

LSAS embraces and understands that each client and family are unique and will require personalized case planning in a helpful and caring manner. We promote an environment that is welcoming, comfortable, warm, accessible, and inclusive. With this comes the knowledge of our scope of services and the valuable community relationships to connect clients to. Informed consent, confidentiality, and truly holding space for clients, families, and the community are essential.

Appreciation for all LSAS Partners

LSAS collaborates with numerous partners within the City of Lloydminster, surrounding communities, and across the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. From RCMP Detachments to school divisions, health care to non-profit organizations; LSAS is motivated and inspired by others to build relationships, respond to community needs, and learn from each other. The success of LSAS events and initiatives is gratefully supported by local businesses and community members – your support and dedication to our agency is embraced.

  • Alberta Children Services
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Alberta Victims of Crime – Solicitor General
  • Autumn Leaves Charity
  • Canadian Federal Government – Department of Justice
  • Canada Post Community Foundation
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation
  • Central Alberta – Children Services
  • Community Foundations of Canada – Emergency Community Support Fund
  • Community Initiatives Program Grant (CIP)
  • Community & Social Services
  • County of Vermilion & Area FCSS
  • Government of Canada – Youth Justice Fund
  • Lloydminster & District United Way
  • Lloydminster FCSS
  • Lloydminster Tobacco Reduction Grant
  • SASK Justice IVA – Ministry of Saskatchewan Justice