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Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors


Did you know? Sexual assault cases are not always resolved through the criminal justice system.

Canadian research shows that only 33 out of every 1,000 sexual assault cases are reported to the police. While it is important that survivors of sexual violence have access to the legal system, they may also need other kinds of supports.


For survivors of sexual violence, it means…

Being believed: feeling believed and reassured that they are not to blame for what happened

(Violence Against Women Learning Network, 2012: 27)

Trauma-informed: support people understand how trauma impacts survivors and the ways they cope

Culturally safe services: survivors identify that they need support people who understand their community identity (e.g., LGBTTIQQ2SAA+, Indigenous, Francophone, faith-based identity)

A variety of helpful options: crisis, ongoing support, help navigating systems

Dedicated sexual assault services: support by folks who know about sexual violence and its impacts.



This infographic was compiled by Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, using data from an external review of sexual violence services in Ontario (Review of Sexual Violence and Harassment Counselling Services and Helplines. Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women. 2017[1]).

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, go to: www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/support

[1] Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women and Shore Consulting. November 2017. Review of Sexual Violence and Harassment Counselling Services and Helplines: Report. p. 6-7, 10.

International Women’s Day Celebration March 3, 2020

Tickets available online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-womens-day-jamie-mcmillan-tickets-84651756683 

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey will be partnering with Bruce County to present our annual International Woman’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at the Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin and is seeking nominations for the Woman of Distinction award.  This year we are opening the nominations to two categories: Woman of Distinction Award and the Young Woman of Distinction Award, and we need your help to find these amazing individuals in our communities!

“Over the years, there have been some phenomenal women nominated”, states Executive Director Lisa Owen. “It’s a beautifully heart-warming experience to receive those nominations and to celebrate those women for how they have touched the world.  Please, if you know a woman of distinction, take the time to nominate her.  There’s ample time still to gather the information and put together a strong application.”

Nominators are encouraged to submit a 200-250 word biography/outline explaining why this person should be recognized as a Woman of Distinction or Young Woman of Distinction, along with the Nomination Form (attached). We have established the following criteria that will guide us in making our final decision:


-provides inspiration and motivation to others

-recognized as a positive role model through example, mentoring and education

-consistently displays leadership qualities

-promotes and supports equality, improved opportunities and choices in the community

-demonstrates vision, innovation or creativity and the courage to take risks

-advocates positive changes in society through the impact of her activities, particularly for women and girls

-must be a resident of Bruce or Grey County

-Note:  all above criteria also applies for the Young Woman of Distinction award, but in addition, they must be to young women who are still in school, under the age of majority

Nominations for the annual Woman (and Young Woman) of Distinction Awards will be accepted until February, 14th, 2020 at 4:00pm. The winners will be contacted prior to the event to ensure they will be in attendance, and they will be announced publicly on March 3rd, at the International Women’s Day event at the Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin.

Please send your nominations to Michelle Lamont by mail at Box 760, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Z4, by email at mlamont@whsbg.on.ca or by fax at (519) 396-7800.  If you have any questions or concerns about nominations, International Women’s Day or Women’s House in general, please contact Michelle at (519) 396-9814 ext.225.

Click here for the Nomination Form!

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

Sexual violence is a problem. One in six women and one in five men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. Those experiences have serious and long lasting impacts but they are seldom acknowledged or discussed. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is launching a social media campaign to change that. May is sexual assault prevention month and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce will release information every day until June to encourage the local conversation about sexual violence, how our community can respond, and what we can do to prevent it. www.violencepreventiongreybruce.com