Be the Hero of Your Own Story

To mark National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, we are sharing words of courage and giving #HeroesofResilience a platform to share their stories of resilience and healing.

If you fear for your immediate safety please call 9-1-1 immediately.


To mark National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, we are sharing words of courage and giving a #ShoutOut4Survivors who share their stories of pain, resilience and healing.

Faces of Courage: Shoutout for Change focuses on the stories of women speaking out about sexual assault.

It is a tribute to the voices of all survivors. Faces of Courage is a reminder that it’s never your fault.

Sharing your story and bearing witness to the stories of others are acts of courage. Survivors cannot begin to get the help they need to heal if they do not tell someone what happened. Sometimes survivors come forward to service providers like Surrey Women’s Centre, but more often they go to trusted friends and family members.
Listening with compassion is an act of courage in itself.

The stories for this year’s campaign are centered around the questions: “Who was the first person you told? And why?”

It is our hope that Faces of Courage: Shoutout for Change will encourage survivors to come forward and know they are not alone.

We would like to thank the courageous women who participated in this project. Their stories demonstrate the acts people take every day to speak out against sexual assault. Thank you all for lending your voices for change. Together we are building a better future for women and girls.

Share these stories with your family and friends as part of your commitment to being a voice for change!

Special thanks to Tugboat for their beautiful site design, Liz Dungate for capturing our faces of courage, and to the Department of Justice Canada for making this project possible.

Sonya, Liz, Amanda, Jacqueline
On behalf of all of us at Surrey Women's Centre.

To learn more about the work of Surrey Women’s Centre and our partners please visit