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Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum. Our revamped Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and Highlights information about our outstanding members.   For a complete list of current GPVSB Members click HERE.   Not a Member - join GPVSB today! Click here! for membership information.

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*Information gathered for the Member Spotlights is obtained from the respective Agencies.


Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault & Trauma Centre

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Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a confident, caring approach to helping people in crisis.
Vision Statement: We envision healthy individuals and families within healthy, supportive communities.

Founded in 1981, Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault, and Trauma Centre is the primary sexual violence resource, education and support centre in the Northwest Alberta, having a main office in Grande Prairie and satellite offices in Peace River, Valleyview, High Prairie & High Level. The agency provides over 30 programs and services for those impacted by sexual assault, sexual abuse, crisis, and trauma.

With all they offer Pace takes an all-inclusive approach to the prevention & treatment of sexual violence. Their therapeutic programs supports men, women, children, youth and families who have been impacted by sexual violence throughout their healing journeys. The Public Education and Awareness programs they offer recognize that education and understanding are key elements in prevention and their Community Training helps equip front line workers, service providers, students, educators and community members with the skills and training to recognize, intervene and support those who have experienced sexual violence, crisis and trauma. Programs and services include; the Sexual Violence Treatment Program, the Child Abuse Treatment Program, Safe Visitation, Family Support, Public Education Programs for Students K-12, Public Awareness, Community Support Training including Crisis Response Management Certificate Training, Women's Support Group, Caring Dads Group and Intergenerational Healing: A Trauma Informed Approach to Parenting Group. Pace also helps the community by forming other much needed organizations, in 1983 Pace helped establish the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre and is the sponsoring agency behind the Caribou Child & Youth Centre and partnered with the RCMP for the Grande Prairie Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP). Fund Development Coordinator Buffy Macintosh states “Pace is always at work addressing gaps in services by partnering and sharing resources with other agencies, government support services, and communities throughout the region.” On May 6th Pace was one of several sexual assault centres that participated in the launch of Alberta One Line a Province wide support tool for survivors of sexual violence. Information about this service can be found at

Due to the sensitive nature of the majority of Pace programs volunteers help the organization in support roles for special events & fundraisers, like their annual ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event held in May. Volunteers also serve as members of Pace’s Board of Directors. For more information on volunteer opportunities with Pace email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault, and Trauma Centre visit their website, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 780-539-6692. Stay up to date on news and events by following them on Facebook:, Twitter:, Instagram: and for more information on the Caribou Centre visit

The GPVSB would like to thank the Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault, and Trauma Centre & their representative Buffy Macintosh for being part of our Member Spotlight.

United Way Alberta Northwest

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Mission Statement: Empower everyone to improve lives and build strong communities.
Vision Statement: Everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Founded in 1974 the local United Way serves 19% of Alberta, with their main office in Grande Prairie they offer support to the area from Grande Cache to the NWT border and from Slave Lake to the BC border. United Way ABNW Executive Director Jamie Craig says her organization demonstrates trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity and transparency.  They also endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action all while providing funding to non-profits who serve in our communities. This year the United Way ABNW has supported 28 organizations and 30 programs. 25 of which are located in Grande Prairie.

Read more: United Way Alberta Northwest

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