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Escape

Be The VOICE

Gender Based Violence is 'any act that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, emotional or psychological harm or suffering to an individual - including threats of such acts, coercion, arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life', simply on the basis of their gender. Gender Based Violence is deeply rooted in gender based discrimination.

Be The Voice

Gender Based Violence is 'any act that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, emotional or psychological harm or suffering to an individual - including threats of such acts, coercion, arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life', simply on the basis of their gender. Gender Based Violence is deeply rooted in gender based discrimination.

Who Is VOICE

VOICE is an acronym for ‘Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change through Empowerment’ and was born from a consultative process with the athletes and community members it serves. VOICE is a multisector partnership between:

Professional & Community Sports Organizations

Non-Profit Sector

Post Secondary

Institutions

Provincial Government of Alberta

Who Is V.O.I.C.E

VOICE is an acronym for ‘Valuable Opportunities to Inspire Change and Empowerment’ and was born from a consultative process with the athletes and community members it serves. VOICE is a multisectoral partnership between:

Professional & Community Sports Organizations

Non-Profit Sector

Post Secondary

Institutions

Provincial Government of Alberta

Why We Exist

Recent statistics reveal that gender-based-violence is rising while other forms of violent crimes are declining. Inequality is at the root of gender-based-violence. VOICE was created to help communities eradicate gender-based discrimination. 

Why We Exist

Recent statistics reveal that gender-based-violence is rising while other forms of violent crimes are declining. Inequality is at the root of gender-based-violence. VOICE was created to help communities eradicate gender-based discrimination. 

What We Do

VOICE identifies and trains athletes and community role models to play a more active role in fostering safe and inclusive environments. We provide ongoing support to empower individuals to drive change in their respective communities.

Why Focus On Sports

Sport plays an influential role in our lives. It also plays a huge role in shaping how we socialize, create friendships and alliances. Sport has the power to shape and guide inclusivity and build a sense of community for those who have been otherwise marginalized and discriminated against. Learn more about how your team can participate in our movement today.

Why Focus On Sports

Sport plays an influential role in our lives. It also plays a huge role in shaping how we socialize, create friendships and alliances. Sport has the power to shape and guide inclusivity and build a sense of community for those who have been otherwise marginalized and discriminated against. Learn more about how your team can participate in our movement today.

Working With Schools

We offer mentorship programming for middle schools and high-schools. We identify and coach professional or post-secondary level athletes and these role models pass on their knowledge and experiences to the next generation of leaders. 

Register Your Team or School

Be The VOICE On Social Media

One of the ways that we make a difference is by bringing awareness in our community. Join us and be active. Let your voice be heard. Follow us and contribute to our social media feed.

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[ARTICLE] After suffering a concussion at training camp, 2L Mercer Timmis knew it was time to move on from his football career. He says it's probably the best thing that has happened to him. https://godinos.com/news/2021/11/23/alumni-spotlight-mercer-timmis-football.aspx @Dinos_Football @UCDinos @LawDeanHolloway

Some great resources to be aware of if you, or someone you know, is affected by family violence. #16daysofactivism

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To be an ally in addressing gender-based violence, it's critical to believe survivors. Affirm the courage it takes to tell, validate their experiences, and offer to support them in whatever next steps they want to take. #16DaysofActivism

Although mens health month is over, it’s always important to keep these conversations going. High level athletes often feel like they need to cover up or ignore any mental health issues that they deal with. It’s important to open up and reach out to get help when you need it.

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We acknowledge that we are on traditional territories in Alberta of the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.

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