The Saskatchewan Sexual Violence Action Plan is a 3-year project (April 2017 – March 2020) and is funded through Status of Women Canada. This funding is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to advance gender equality across the country. The two main goals are 1) to develop and implement a province-wide sexual violence action plan that is comprehensive and coordinates across all professional sectors and levels of government, and 2) to represent Saskatchewan on a national platform as a champion of sexual violence prevention work.
The Saskatchewan Sexual Violence Research concluded its data collection phase on July 27, 2018.
A total of 1,068 participants contributed to this study from across the province.
SASS had 831 respondents to their online surveys with survivors, secondary survivors and service providers. They also travelled to 21 communities and conducted 37 focus group meetings with 213 formal and informal service providers. Additionally, they met with survivors and their families one-on-one and conducted 24 individual interviews.
SASS and SSAIC would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this study this far.
A final report will be released to the public on November 1, 2018.
“SSAIC was dismayed to see the Ontario Superior Court’s ruling on this matter and hope to see it appealed. It is noted in the research on perpetrators of sexual violence that their actions are premeditated and that they plan *not to* take no for an answer; consent doesn’t factor into their plans for sex, and they don’t care if the encounter is consensual or not. Abusers/perpetrators often use the intoxication of their victims as a weapon that enables them to more easily execute the crime. The perpetrator’s level of intoxication does not excuse or justify sexual violence committed against another person. SSAIC would like to see these sexually violent predators held accountable for their actions.”
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