Our services are free and confidential; we put your needs first.
SSAIC offers individual and group counselling services to survivors of sexualized violence in Saskatoon and the surrounding area, as well as a limited number of sessions for family, friends, spouses, or other support people of survivors.
If you are in the midst of a mental health emergency, connect with our 24-Hour Crisis Line for support, next steps, and appropriate referrals.
All genders, races, religions, and romantic orientations are welcome at SSAIC. For the safety of our clientele, we do not serve perpetrators of sexual violence. We serve:
- Anyone 12 years of age or older who has experienced sexualized violence (abuse, assault, or harassment), regardless of when the violence occurred
- Parents of survivors of sexualized violence
- Individuals who have been affected by the sexualized violence of family, friends, and loved ones
- 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of sexualized violence
- Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Male identified folks who are survivors of sexualized violence in childhood or as an adult
Residential School & Intergenerational Trauma
We recognize that the legacy of the Canadian Residential School System has created long-lasting impacts of intergenerational trauma. Our crisis line and counselling services are conscious of these impacts and work to be mindful during your trauma healing. Our building has a smudging room as an option before or after counselling services; simply ask your counsellor to use this service.
Hope for Wellness offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada; you can request phone support in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut languages.
If you are looking for educational resources or materials to better understand the legacy of the residential school system, please visit Legacy of Hope.
Services for Perpetrators of Sexualized Violence
For the safety of our clientele, we do not serve perpetrators of sexualized violence.
For help, please visit the links below, or contact the Saskatoon Health Region.
CoSA Canada (Canadian national organization for Circles of Support and Accountability): a Canadian-made restorative justice program for individuals who have committed serious sexual offences. CoSA allows the community to play a direct role in the restoration, reintegration, and risk management of people who are often seen with only fear and anger.
Sexual Offender Treatment Program: individual and group counselling services for anyone who has committed a sexual offense or is concerned about a risk to sexually offend.
If you are on this page looking for information on behalf of a friend or loved one, you can refer them to SSAIC by contacting us.