In order to continue to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, SSAIC is now closed to the public and has made the decision to reduce our telephone intake hours to 1pm-5pm, Monday through Friday effective Wednesday March 25th at 9 am. A counselor will be available during that time to support you over the phone at our main office number: (306) 244-2294. Our crisis line will remain operational 24/7 for crisis calls: (306) 244-2224.
We are also here for you via our website at www.ssaic.ca. Please check out our new on-line resource, the Survivor’s Toolkit, where we have collected handy resources and tools to support survivors.
We are aware that not all services in Saskatoon have the option to alter their method of service delivery, and we are grateful to still be available to offer support over the phone to sexual assault survivors, while keeping our staff and clients safe, and doing our part to slow spread of COVID-19 in the community. We appreciate your understanding and support. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve you can click here to get the latest information related to Covid-19 related changes to our services.
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
If you have recently experienced a sexual assault you can attend Saskatoon hospitals for emergency care and treatment. Please click on this link for up to date information from the Saskatchewan Health Authority about their emergency room services and protocols.
What’s New At SSAIC
You can financially support SSAIC from your home and have a Chance to Win Some Money Too –
Our Fundraiser is already On-Line. The pot is just over $1,330, so get your tickets now!
“I’m the Boss of Me”, Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
– We wrapped up this school based program a few weeks early but still had a great season. Stay tuned next month for a full report on this program.
March 2020 First Responder Training – cancelled
Future First Responder to Sexual Assault Training dates are posted on our website, but upcoming training is subject to cancellation or postponement due to changing Covid-19 protocol. Stay tuned to our website for updates.
Our Recommendations for Learning at a Distance
If you are looking to use some of your time to keep learning about sexual violence while social distancing at home we have some great recommendations.
“Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.” –penguinrandomhouse.com
Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie was just released on DVD and many streaming platforms. Based on the real story of three whip-smart, ambitious, strong women who anchored Fox News, one of America’s most powerful news networks who became headlines themselves when they outed the man who made them famous for sexual harassment.
Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape, sexual assault. Read more