Thursday , 29 October 2020
Tammy Shopland received an Inspiration Award for Leadership in prevention of sexual violence. (LSAS)

LSAS CEO receives provincial award for sexual violence prevention efforts

The Lloydminster Sexual Assault Services CEO Tammy Shopland has been recognized as a leader in the prevention of sexual violence.

The Alberta government announced Shopland as a 2020 Inspiration award recipient on July 24th.

The province highlighted Shopland, who’s been with LSAS for 7 years, for her work in sexual violence awareness, education and support in Lloydminster and surrounding area.

“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 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.”

Annually, the province gives out the awards individuals, organizations and businesses for work that contributes to violence prevention and promoting healthy relationships.

Three awards are given out in four categories which include Family Violence Prevention, Sexual Violence Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, and Bullying Prevention.

A list of all award winners can be found on the province’s website.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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