Public Education

As a non-profit, charitable, organization dedicated to taking a leadership role in responding to sexualized violence in our community, SSAIC is proud to deliver the following public education initiatives in and around the community of Saskatoon. 

If  you need help finding an appropriate service partner in an area outside of Saskatoon, please consult the Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan website (SASS) for someone in your area who may be able to help.

Educational Events

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Visit our resource page for electronic versions of all of our pamphlets, fact sheets, and tools for survivors. All resources are printable and downloadable!

For any other questions regarding SSAIC’s public education offerings, please contact our office.

Presentations to Non-Profits

SSAIC is offering virtual presentations for non-profit organizations that support individuals who are at an increased risk of sexualized violence due to addictions, poverty, racism, disability, their status as immigrants or refugees, members of the LGBTQ2S community, and any other vulnerability factor. We can easily pop in during a staff meeting, or do a separately scheduled presentation.

We do not charge our peer organizations for these presentations. However, we may request an in-service for our staff in return.

We can offer two types of presentations:

A 1-2 hour presentation for your clients; topics can include:

  • Definitions of sexual violence (harassment, abuse, assault)
  • Consent and the law
  • Impacts of sexualized violence on survivors and their loved ones
  • Reporting sexualized violence
  • Coping tools & self-care
  • Referral resources for support in Saskatoon
  • SSAIC & our services

A 1-2 hour in-service for your staff; topics can include:

  • A general overview of sexualized violence (terms, grooming, consent, etc.)
  • The law related to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault)
  • Reporting sexualized violence
  • Impacts of sexualized violence on survivors and their loved ones
  • Best practices in working with survivors of sexualized violence
  • Becoming an ally to survivors
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on survivors
  • Referral resources for support in Saskatoon
  • SSAIC & our services

Please contact SSAIC with your presentation request, including your preferred date, time, name of organization, contact person, length of presentation, type of presentation (see above), and requested topic(s).

Presentations to Post-Secondary Institutions

SSAIC staff will be available to provide virtual presentations on sexual assault, as we use this time to recruit post-secondary students who are looking for volunteer experience to support our child sexual abuse prevention program, “I’m the Boss of Me”. Topics could include any of those listed above, or any others as requested.

There is no cost associated with these presentations.

Please contact SSAIC with your presentation request, including your preferred date, time, name of organization, contact person, length of presentation, and requested topic(s).

Presentations to Elementary & High Schools

At this time, virtual presentations to elementary and high schools will be accommodated as capacity allows. Please contact SSAIC with your presentation request, including your preferred date, time, name of organization, contact person, length of presentation, and requested topic(s).

If you have students struggling with the sharing of intimate images, please work with your assigned School Resource Officer, or contact the Saskatoon Police or your local RCMP Detachment.

“I’m the Boss of Me” – Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

“I’m the Boss of Me” is a puppet show presentation and lesson plan program for Grade 4 students that engages students in conversation on this difficult but ever-important topic. Students learn what sexual abuse is (along with physical, emotional and cyber abuse), why it abuse is wrong, that abuse is never their fault, not to keep it a secret, and how to get help if they need it. Currently “I’m the Boss of Me” is only available to schools in Saskatoon.

Learn more about “I’m the Boss of Me” here.

Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training

SSAIC’s newly created training was designed to train professionals and community members alike to receive disclosures and support survivors in a compassionate and trauma-informed way. Provided in two different formats to fit anyone’s needs, SST will equip as many people as possible with the tools to best communicate, understand, and guide survivors to their next steps to begin their healing.

Learn more and register for training here.