Sexual Assault Program

The Sexual Assault Program includes:

  • Counselling
  • Accompaniment
  • Referrals
  • Information/Resources
  • Advocacy
  • Public Education

What is Sexual Assault

  • Any unwanted or non- consensual sexual act
  • May include kissing, fondling, vaginal, oral or anal intercourse/ penetration
  • Can happen to any one regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic class or religion
  • Perpetrators can be male or female, unknown, a date, or a significant other
  • It is about POWER not lust
  • It is a CRIME!

Sexual Assault Facts

  • 54% of girls under the age 16 have experienced some form of unwanted sexual attention
  • Only 6% of all sexual assaults are reported to the police, it is estimated that only 1% of acquaintance assaults are reported
  • In 2000, 77% of female victims of sexual assault were assaulted by someone they knew
  • The risk of being sexually assaulted is 4 times higher for women ages 16 to 24
  • In Canada, 1 in 4 sex offenders are teenagers
  • Approximately 1 in 12 sexual assaults result in pregnancy
  • Only 27 % of women whose sexual assault met the legal definition of rape considered their experience rape.

Other Important Resources

705-856-2848 or toll free 1-800-461-2242

Centre Victoria pour femmes:
705-856-0065 or toll free 1-877-336-2433

Algoma Public Health:
705-856-7208 or toll free 1-888-211-8074

Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc.:
705-759-1230 or toll free 1-877-759-1230

Sexual Assault Care Centre: 705-759-3664

SAH Emergency Department: 705-759-3434

Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-205-7100