SSAIC offers individual counselling for survivors of sexualized violence (sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment) and secondary survivors (a loved one who feels impacted by the survivor’s experience).
What We Offer
Our trauma-informed counselling services are available to all people aged 12 and older. All genders, romantic orientations, sexualities, ethnicities, cultural identities, creeds, and religions are welcome.
We never investigate the validity of your experience, and we support your choices regarding medical care and the legal system.
SSAIC services are for short-term purposes; a total of 12 sessions will be offered to each client. SSAIC’s services are free of charge for all clients.
Our counsellors are governed by the ethics and standards laid out by the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. We believe you, and we believe in you. You direct the conversation and the session agenda based on your needs; our goals are your goals.
Our counselling, group, and crisis line services are completely confidential; callers can choose to remain anonymous and clients can expect that their personal information is private. The only situations where we cannot keep information confidential are:
- If the person is under 16 years of age and has been abused, or
- If a person is at risk to harm themselves or another person.
In these situations, we are legally obligated to inform the proper authorities for everyone’s safety.
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 offence or is concerned about a risk to sexually offend.
Preparation for Counselling
SSAIC services are approached from a place of non-judgement, and client safety is our priority. Questions asked during our intake and counselling processes are used to assess safety, identify existing supports, and to ensure the best outcome for our clients. The counselling process can be destabilizing, so we work to ensure that our clients have adequate supports in place.