Providing counseling and support services to victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and trauma in the Northwest Region for over 35 years. Pace believes that everyone dealing with, or experiencing crisis and trauma has the right to access skilled, caring, and professional services.
Pace opened its doors on July 1st, 1981 and has since established numerous programs and support services to address the needs of Grande Prairie and area. In 1982, PACE became the sponsoring agency for the Suicide Prevention Resource Network and The Breakfast Club, which now operate as it's own agency.
In 2012 Pace helped establish the Caribou Child & Youth Centre which provides a safe and caring space for RCMP & Child and Family Services to interview children and youth who have been victims of crime. The Centre strives to minimize the stress, anxiety, & trauma a child may experience, and promote safety, protection, and justice.
Pace also provides education and training programs in best practice to front line workers, service providers, students and community organizations, including the "Who Do You Tell" Program in Elementary Schools, Leading Change Training, Family Violence Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Healthy Youth Relationships, Mental Health First Aid, Children and Trauma, Eating Disorders, and more.
Pace has over 40 staff members who provide support and counseling services to clients, and facilitate the many different programs & services offered. Our organization relies on government funding, community fundraising events, and treasured volunteers to help minimize wait times for clients, provide expedient access to supports and services, and keep our programs running and our doors open. This ongoing support allows us to offer leading edge, reliable and successful programs to our community and the many clients we serve.