Volunteers are the heart and soul of Regina and Area Sexual Assault Centre. Our 24/7 Sexual Assault Crisis Line is a volunteer-driven service for the community, answering an average of 200-300 calls for support every year. We know that without dedicated and kind-hearted people investing their time, talents, skills, and heart into their community, we would simply not be able to do what we do for survivors of sexualized violence.
For 41 years, Regina's Mirtha Rivera, activist, community leader, and steadfast volunteer, was one of these volunteers. To honour her incredible commitment while uplifting and celebrating volunteerism in our community, we've established the Mirtha's Love Volunteer Award.
This annual recognition will honour 1 individual in Regina, Moose Jaw, or the surrounding area who is making a significant contribution as a volunteer, especially in the areas of social justice, gender equity, and violence prevention work.
The 2023 award is open for nominations from the public beginning June 7, 2023, and the recipient of the award will be provided with a $500 honorarium to recognize and thank them for their contributions and encourage them to access teachings and training that will help enhance their skills in serving their community. RSAC recognizes that not every individual who volunteers has the capacity to undertake training; therefore, recipients will not be required to invest the funds in education and are not required to report on how they used the funds. They will, however, also be eligible to attend RSAC's “Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence” Full Day training (Value of $150)
Nominations for the 2023 Award will be open from June 7, 2023 – July 21, 2023
Find full details about the award, including eligibility and adjudication process by downloading the nomination form below.
Big change has come to RSAC, and we've relocated. Find us in our new home at 1040 Winnipeg Street, as of January 1, 2024.
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