Sexual & Domestic Violence
Resources for victims of sexual and domestic violence and abuse are available here. There is information on dealing with trauma, finding shelters, defining consent, helping support victims, and dealing with workplace harassment.
Working to provide leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta, this group supports research and initiatives that help Albertans better understand sexual violence and efforts to prevent it within the broader community.
They are a Pan Canadian group of sexual assault centres who have come together to implement the legal, social and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent, and ultimately eradicate, rape and sexual assault.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation offers programs that help women, girls, and gender-diverse people move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. They improve communities by strengthening the organizations and the groups that help those who need it most. The CWF works to change systems by challenging biases, building awareness, and advocating for policies and practices that make life better for everyone impacted by gender injustice.
The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre (MSAC) offers a range of bilingual services free of charge to anyone who has been a victim of sexual violence. Services are also offered to the victim’s family and close friends. Services included are medical, clinical, and involving listening, support and referral.
They provide safe emergency shelter for women and their children as well as drop-in services and prevention education to the Dawson City community. DWS services are free and confidential.
This is an overview of efforts to engage men of all ages in efforts to reduce and prevent gender-based violence.
This is a government site that has province specific resources on gender-based violence.
This is Information and a list of resources for domestic violence victims.
Information about sexual violence in the workplace, as well as education and awareness on workplace sexual violence training for faculty and staff in a variety of modalities.
The Government of Canada's information and resource page is on Intimate Partner Violence against men. Scroll to the bottom for organizations that can help.
This charitable organization provides a safe haven and support services to women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence, poverty or seeking asylum.
This community volunteer organization provides help and support to fight and prevent all types of domestic violence.
A comprehensive resource for educators with Fact Sheets and tools to support ongoing bullying and sexual abuse prevention.
This is a resource for victims of sexual and domestic violence in Alberta.
A detailed resource guide on the issue and local resources.
At the Resource Sharing Project, they learn from sexual assault survivors, advocates, coalition staff, and administrators across the US. It is possible for healing from sexual assault.
This site has safety planning resources for people experiencing abuse, materials on healing from trauma, and information on healthy relationships/sexuality. If you identify as trans or non-binary and you are currently in an abusive relationship or have experienced trauma in your past, this site can help.
This is a resource with general personal safety tips.
SSAIC is made up of knowledgeable and compassionate individuals who are committed to serving the survivors of sexualized violence in community in the most exemplary way.
SASS is a provincial non-profit organization that works collectively with front-line agencies, community partners, and governments that provide support and advocacy for those affected by sexual violence in Saskatchewan.
This is an online tool to find support and care services for sexual misconduct accross Canada
This site has Alberta specific resources and information on sexual violence.
They provide information to help connect women and their children across Canada with the nearest shelter for safety and support.
This site shows a hand signal that informs the viewer that the person needs help.
Talk 4 Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.
The Consent Workshop was formed after an online revolution asking sexual abuse survivors to voice their thoughts and name their abusers. It fosters important dialogues on cultural attitudes towards sex.
This is a resource for victims and supporters of sexual and domestic violence in Alberta.
It's a toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed by calling or texting 1-800-563-0808. They provide help and information to any victims of sexual/domestic violence.
Victim blaming is questioning people who experience violence — especially sexual violence — about their actions, and what they could have done to prevent it, or worse, invite it. SACE offers supports for victims.
Victim blaming means that the people who are harmed by violent acts that often receive negative responses from their loved ones or by police. This article talks about the effects of victime blaming and the role of media.
This document has information and resources about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Women's Shelter Canada provides a strong, unified, pan-Canadian voice on the issue of violence against women, with resources and information about domestic violence.
The Youth Guide to End Gender-Based Violence toolkit aims to be an actionable learning and knowledge product for youth, survivors of Online Gender-Based Violence (OGBV), anyone interested in learning and taking action against OGBV.
YWCA offers a variety of services to women, girls and families such as housing, shelters from family violence, afterschool care for children and empowerment programs. Their mission is to build safe and equitable communities where women, girls and families can realize their full potential.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Tea Consent (Video) by Blue Seat Studios
Video: This video demonstrates the concept of consent to sexual activity by comparing it to consenting to a cup of tea.
Power in Numbers