The Alberta Government is honouring Tammy Shopland for her leadership in sexual violence prevention.
The CEO for the Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services was named as the recipient of a 2020 Inspiration Award on July 24th. Shopland received the award for her work in sexual violence awareness, education and support in Lloydminster and the surrounding areas.
A statement from the province describes her as an integral part of the organization since beginning there in 2013.
“Tammy passionately stays at the forefront of changing public perception about sexual violence, and believes in supporting gender equality as many diverse people have walked through the centre’s doors. Tammy exudes a natural guidance; she is willing to help, and never asks staff to do a job she is not willing to do. She inspires staff to dream big and allows their true passions to shine.”
The awards are given out every year and celebrate those raising awareness of family violence, sexual violence and abuse, and advancing healthy relationships. A total of 17 individuals, organizations and businesses were handed Inspiration Awards in five categories this year.
The list of winners is below:
Family Violence Prevention
- Paul Kent (Calgary)
- Christine Berry (Calgary)
- Carlene Donnelly (Calgary)
- The Today Family Violence Help Centre (Edmonton)
- Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society (St. Albert)
- Islamic Family & Social Services Association (Edmonton)
- High Level Community Policing Society (High Level)
- Higgerty Law (Calgary)
Sexual Violence Prevention
- Dr. Kiara Mikita (Calgary)
- Tammy Shopland (Lloydminster)
- MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network (Edmonton)
- Bow Valley Harmony Project (Banff)
- Caroline Gosling (Missal) (Edmonton)
- Brett Todd (Cold Lake)
- Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens (Calgary)
- Ever Active Schools (Edmonton)
- Penny Mickanuck (Grande Prairie)