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The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory.

Chinook Child Advocacy Centre

A Program of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre

The Chinook Child Advocacy Centre is dedicated to giving children and youth who have experience sexual, emotional, and/or physical abuse or severe neglect, a safe space to share their story and receive the support and resources they need throughout the entire disclosure, investigation, and judicial process. Our blended approach brings together a multidisciplinary team of community partners including Alberta Health Services, Blood Tribe Children’s Services, Blood Tribe Police Services, Lethbridge Police Services, Piikani Child and Family Services, RCMP, and South Region Children’s Services, to offer unified services that provide the right support at the right time in a welcoming, child-friendly, safe environment.


Sexual violence is NOT a woman’s issue – it is an issue for all of us!

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Sexual violence is an issue for all of us

It has taken amazing strength to survive an act of sexual violence. Know you are believed and that your courage inspires us. Your assault will not define you! We cannot change what happened to you, but as stated by CS Lewis “you can start where you are and change the ending.”

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Career Opportunities

System Navigation and Education Specialist - (1 position)
Provide trauma informed crisis intervention, information, support, advocacy and referrals for adults and children accessing our services. The role calls for compassionate, dynamic, and flexible individuals who can work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team. Other duties include promoting awareness and competence through engaging and professional facilitation of prevention curricula, offsite outreach to potential prevention partners, and facilitation of prevention programs in a wide range of community settings throughout Southwestern Alberta. Position will be for a term of one year commencing March 1, 2024, with possibility of extension to permanent full time.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Understands and delivers services through a trauma informed lens.
  • Cultural sensitivity and foundational competence in addressing needs of diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with both lay members of the community and professionals from a wide range of sectors.
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis and suicide intervention; group work.
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources in Southwestern Alberta.
  • Experienced in provision of sexual violence services or crisis services, criminal justice service, collaboration, and community development.
  • Facilitation of peer support groups
  • Presentations to the public, including schools and service agencies
  • Talented in researching issues, prioritizing, and managing multiple work tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule inclusive of evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as required.

Experience, Competencies and Education

  • Strong personal reflection, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to engage in active listening and provide / accept constructive feedback.
  • Approachable, accessible, and facilitates cooperation.
  • Creative, positive, and innovative team player while openly showing and communicating initiatives.
  • Adaptable to working in ever changing work environment.
  • The ability to maintain an ethical stance and professional demeanor while leaning into human and personal discomfort.
  • Resourceful and results orientated.
  • Works from a learner's mind, openly seeking feedback and assistance to ensure individual, those served, and team well-being.
  • Related human services degree and experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, client management databases and other technology systems.
  • Clear Vulnerable Persons Check and CYM Required
  • Ability to speak another language an asset, in particular Low German, Filipino, etc.

Salary Range
Start is $21.60 per hour (37.5 hours per week) plus benefits,3 weeks accrued vacation, accrued wellness time, focus on self-care, benefits at 3 months, health/lifestyle benefits at 3 months. Following completion of successful 3-month probation period rate is increased to $23.00 per hour.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 4 pm

Position start date: March 1, 2024

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Admin@csacleth.ca , Attn: CEO 

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter along with a resume and three (3) professional references. A successful candidate must provide current criminal history check inclusive of the vulnerable sector and a children services background check. 

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, members of racialized or visible minority communities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at admin@csacleth.ca  

We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Currently there are no volunteer opportunities. Stay tuned . . .

Leadership of the CSAC


To end sexual violence in Southwestern Alberta.


Chinook Sexual Assault Centre (CSAC) is a stand-alone organization that provides leadership, advocacy and comprehensive services specific to victims of sexual violence within Southwestern Alberta.


To fulfill the Vision and Mission of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre, we value and believe in:

  • creating a dynamic model of inclusive service delivery for all impacted by sexual violence. (All refers to people of every age, ethnicity, ability, religion, culture, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation)
  • services that are client centered, trauma informed, grounded in evidence, collaborative, and coordinated
  • the need for victims of sexual violence to be heard and believed
  • response services which honour an individual’s unique needs and choices
  • evidence based practice grounded in innovation, research and evaluation results in the ability to create and deliver required support services, education and care for all
  • the right to consent, and that any unwanted sexual attention is unacceptable
  • an individual’s right to safety
  • respect and dignity for all people
  • self-care as acritical component of strengthening resilience within a system that supports and values practices resulting in health and wellness
  • change needing to occur to combat sexual violence
  • the power of human connection
  • healing as a process requiring acknowledgement, response, support and time
  • promotion of gender equality, respect and healthy relationships results in prevention of sexual violence

  • Our CSAC Team

    The eleven individuals that make up the team at the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre are diverse, highly skilled and ready to serve our community. Come by or call – Kristine, Maritza, Mary, Sarah-Jean, Barb, Miranda, Michelle, Corinn, Baylee, Charlotte, or Cheryl – we are here and ready to assist you.

  • Our Board

    Providing amazing leadership, the CSAC Board of Directors are volunteers with heart. Championing the first stand-alone sexual assault centre in Southwestern Alberta, the Board provides for the governance, strategic direction and oversight of our financial health.

    Meet our Board of Directors: Michele Montgomery, Chair; Cayley King, Vice-Chair; Tammie Belanger, Treasurer; Liam Nixon, Secretary; Robynn Sander, Director; Melanie Meire, Director; and Roy Pogorzelski, Director.

Our Commitment of Service

Chinook Sexual Assault Services is committed to transparency in our service, through honest, respectful and factual representation of how we serve people and use public funds.

Registered as a society under the Society’s Act of Alberta. Incorporation Number 5020314174. As of April 1, 2019, the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre has been granted the privilege of charitable status through the Canada Revenue Agency. Charitable number 72641 0517 RR0001

“The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory. “

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Find out about our services, funding and growth by reading our Annual Reports.

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