Author: Victim Services

Blessing of the Feather

Blessing of the Feather. Alberta Courts have embarked on an initiative to make eagle feathers available for witnesses to swear upon should they want to do so. A ceremony to formally mark the introduction of the eagle feather in Cold Lake was held at the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment on March 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am. The availability of the eagle feather in Alberta courthouses and courtrooms is a sign of respect for Indigenous culture and beliefs and an important step toward...

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Family Violence Prevention Month

  November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Alberta is the third highest rate of self reported Spousal Violence among Canadian provinces with many people in our own community experiencing this. Along with the City Of Cold Lake Mayor Copeland we call upon members of our community to work towards changing those numbers together. How? ‣ By creating a culture of support ‣ By speaking up for those who are silenced ‣ Raising awareness of support and services available for those at risk Please spread the word by sharing this with your family and friends. The change starts here. #ColdLakeVictimServices #FamilyViolencePreventionMonth    ...

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Cold Lake Business of the Year Awards

  The Cold Lake Victim Services Unit is proud to have been presented with a 20 years in Business Award on October 25, 2019.  A special thank you to all of our volunteers, advocates, sponsors, and board members for your support throughout the years, without you we would not be able to provide our community with the services we offer. Congratulations to all that received an award and thank you to the Cold Lake Chamber of Commerce & Bonnyville Chamber of Commerce for putting on this amazing event.              ...

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Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

The Cold Lake Victim Services Unit celebrated the International Victim & Survivors of Crime week by hosting three barbecues around the community including the Elizabeth Metis Settlement School, Cold Lake First Nations Office, and at the Cold Lake Courthouse which was followed by a tour of the court! This Alberta crime prevention strategy helps address the factors we know contribute to crime. A special thank you to all that joined us, our sponsors, volunteers, and advocates! We can’t wait to see what next year brings for this amazing...

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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

The 2019 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes was another great success! A special thank you to all that supported us with donations, volunteering, and cheering! A special thank you to Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre for all that you do in our community and always making this event such a hit! Last but not least we would like to congratulate our RCMP Liaison, Ryan for winning the trophy for the most donations! It was a great day and can’t wait for next...

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