Entries by Cynthia

Call for Board Members

Are you looking to provide your expertise to a growing national non-profit organization? Voice Found has experience significant growth since its founding in 2011. With growth comes change and we have identified the need for new board members to help us achieve our mission. As such we are putting out this call for members. Please review […]

Student Summer Jobs

Thanks to financial support from Canada Summer Jobs 2016, we are happy to be able to offer 2 positions to eligible students for a period of 8 weeks this summer. These positions require that you be returning to school in the fall. Both positions require college/university level candidates. Please review carefully and if you meet […]

The Anniversary of my Disclosure

“Were you sexually abused as a child?” A momentary pause before I responded…..”What do you mean by sexually abused?” The counsellor at the women’s centre could see me struggling but did not answer the question that I had thrown back to her. Of course I knew what being sexually abused meant. I was trying to […]

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Suicide – Reach Out

It’s the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day 2015. I’ve lost three family members to suicide – one of whom had been sexually abused as a child – so I know how horrible it feels to loose a loved one by suicide. I want people to know that they are not alone. That there are […]

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Conspiracy of Hope

It’s often said that certain people come into your life for a reason. Sometimes you’re not sure why you’re so drawn to them, but you are, and you are forever grateful that you’ve met. For me, Suzanne Sagmeister is one such person. 5 years ago I started seeing photographs of people that were taking my […]

Shaping the Future Together

The crime of child sexual abuse affects every single one of us. The financial and societal costs are huge and yet it is a crime that can mostly be prevented! During National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, we are leveraging the theme of ‘Shaping the Future Together’ and doing just that. Here are some ways […]

Take ACTION!

We can’t ‘wish’ child sexual abuse away. It’s up to each of us to DO something. We’ve been delivering Stewards of Children, child sex abuse prevention training for over 5 years. Why? Quite simply, because it works. In the fall of 2013 an updated curriculum was released and Voice Found was honoured to assist in […]

Let’s Talk.

Bell Canada’s ‘Let’s Talk’ day has done much to break the silence around mental illness. Over the past few years there has been a LOT more talking about PTSD, suicide, depression, anxiety, panic and mood disorders. It used to be that mental health was shrouded in secrecy. It was not discussed. Yes, we still have […]

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Iqaluit March 2015

March 2015, Voice Found returns to Iqaluit to deliver Stewards of Children, child sex abuse prevention training. This training will be delivered in partnership with Embrace Life Council as part of their suicide prevention strategy. Along with this important training, we are looking to provide the community with ‘Words of Courage‘. This initiative features survivors […]

Words of Courage – Inaugural Event

Being a survivor of child sex abuse can be a very lonely, scary and misunderstood place. I remember when I first disclosed my abuse how frantic I felt. It was like a massive, ugly, horrible power was trying to consume me. I felt like I would never again get to a place of ‘okay’ let […]