SSAIC Service Restriction Notice: Updated July 9, 2021
As Saskatchewan moves to lift their COVID-19 restrictions on July 11th, we wish to advise that our service restrictions will remain in place for a while longer.
In order to keep our staff and clients safe in light of the more transmissible Delta variant circulating in our community, we will continue to operate under the current restrictions:
- Physically distancing
- Sanitization & temperature protocols
- Primarily utilizing telephone counselling
- Keeping our main office closed to the public
The majority of our counselling will continue to be provided over the telephone unless we assess that clients can not access service using that technology, or require some initial face-to-face support. SSAIC will remain closed to walk-in support at this time.
We are taking new clients and would encourage those who need our assistance to call our office during office hours and speak to one of our counsellors. Our 24-hour crisis line is fully functional and available to assist anyone who needs our help.
We have expanded our services to include more online resources for survivors. Please check out our Survivors Toolkit for additional resources and videos.
If You’ve Been Recently Sexually Assaulted – COVID-19 Protocol
Saskatoon Police Services are still able to take a report about sexual assault, but their process has been adapted. Currently for sexual assaults, they are offering telephone reporting or in-person reporting where an officer will visit your home. Click here for information about reporting a sexual assault amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saskatoon Police Service – Non-Emergency Number: 306-975-8300
The Saskatchewan Health Authority has taken many safety precautions to continue providing all of their services to the general public. If you’ve recently experienced a sexual assault, you can still visit any hospital in Saskatoon for medical care.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s understanding as we do our best to continue to support clients from a distance in this challenging situation. We will update our website regularly as this COVID-19 response evolves.
Interested in learning about how survivors of sexualized violence have been impacted by COVID-19? Watch our webinar below, presented by Morgan Price, our Education & Outreach Coordinator, and Megan Sawyer, our Client Services Coordinator.