Sexual Assault Service Coordination (SAS)
The purpose of this program is to provide trauma-informed support for survivors of sexual assault to access what they need to heal from sexual violence. This program is centred around offering a crisis response to sexual assault survivors, including a 24/7 volunteer crisis support team (coming summer of 2024) and crisis line. However, the Sexual Assault Victim Support Coordinator also provides victim services to any survivors of sexual violence, both recent and historical. This service is for people of all ages and genders.
SEXUAL ASSAULT IS ANY SEXUAL CONTACT OR INTERACTION THAT YOU DID NOT AGREE TO.
Which can include any form of sexual contact (unwanted touching, forced kissing, forced sex, threats of sexual violence, etc.). It may have happened to you in the past, or it may have happened recently. Sexual assault is never justifiable.
The SAS Coordinator offers one-on-one victim service support to any survivors or family members of recent, suspected, or historical sexual assault/abuse.
The 24/7 crisis line’s primary function is to support survivors of recent sexual assault (within the last 7 days) dispatching our Coordinator to the hospital upon the survivors request. However it also functions as a resource to call and ask questions about sexual assault, the options that survivors have, and to receive support in emotional crisis.
This service is coming soon.
The 24/7 Volunteer Sexual Assault Response Team supports outside of the SARC coordinator’s business hours. VSART will offer emergency support as triaged by the crisis line.
1 in 3 cis-women in Canada will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
Of every 100 sexual assault incidents, only 6 are reported to police.
56% of survivors felt that their sexual assault was too minor to report.
One in two trans/ gender non-conforming people will experience sexualized violence with-in their lifetime.
Indigenous women are 3 times as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-indigenous women.
Women with a disability are over four times as likely to be sexually assaulted than women without a disability.
5% – 10% of sexual assault victims are cis men.