Sexual Violence

Learn more about Sexual Violence:


New program to help front-line police deal with sexual assault victims starts today

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

Free Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario Launches Pilot Program in Toronto, Ottawa and Thunder Bay

The Creative Engagement Fund to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in Ontario

What is Sexual Violence?

Use The Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence in Canada by Femifesto + collaborators

A survey of survivors of sexual violence in three Canadian cities (2014)

Ontario Native Women’s Association – Consultation on Sexual Violence and Aboriginal Community (2011)

Our Bodies Ourselves: How past sexual abuse or violence affects relationships

Pandora’s Project: Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Rape Myths

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Silence is Violence – Resources for advocacy

Solidarity Process Around Reports of Sexual Violence and Battering

Exploring the Intersections of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence: A Discussion Paper

Trauma Matters: Guidelines for Trauma-Informed Practices in Women’s Substance Use Services

Sexual violence and harassment training for front-line workers

Local/Regional Resources:

Thunder Bay and District Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre – Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse Centre

Thunder Bay Counselling Centre

Thunder Bay & Area Victim Services

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association

Beendigen Inc.


Faye Peterson Transition House

Gender Issues Centre

Legal Aid Ontario

Ontario Native Women’s Association

Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre

Programs and Services for Victims of Crime


Know your rights as a victim of crime in Ontario

Status of Women – Patricia Hajdu, MP Thunder Bay Superior North

METRAC Action on Violence

Assaulted Women’s Helpline


Why don’t women report rape? Because most get no justice when they do

Bartenders are learning to stop sexual assault

Intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities

We Believe Survivors

Inquiry into Judge Robin Camp to hear from advocates for sex assault

Why women who are sexually assaulted remain silent

5 Reasons Why I Identify As a Rape Victim, Not a Rape Survivor

5 Reasons Why Non-Traditional Rape Narratives Are Important

Rape cases: When judges just don’t get it

Why I became a sex offender and started raping women

Here’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker

Feminism needs to be back in the streets: An interview with poet Stacey Ann Chin

This is my story – Waake Bine Siik

Sexual Assault Survivor – xoJane

Street harassment forced me to quit playing Pokémon Go

Justice looks different for each victim of sexual assault, experts say

Take that rape culture– science explains why people don’t believe rape victims

Canadian Women’s Foundation – Safe Passage


‘I’m the victim and I’m in shackles’: Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker

Alberta Court of Appeal rules women’s groups can intervene in murder-case appeal of Cindy Gladue

Powerful “Dear Brock Turner” photo series shows how women are blamed in rape culture

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

Outrage over 6-month sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford rape case

‘He was trying to kill me’: echoes of Brock Turner in another case with same judge

Rehtaeh Parsons: A family’s tragedy and a town’s shame

Statement from Kathryn Borel on Jian Ghomeshi

Supporters stand in solidarity with sexual assault survivors after Ghomeshi verdict

‘It’s not right, it’s racist’: First Nations woman criticizes Thunder Bay police response to alleged rape

Bridgewater woman regrets reporting sexual assault after assailant released 

Women killed by their spouses are not casualties in someone else’s story

Campus sexual violence:

What happened when I found out that I was in the same class as my rapist

Canadian post-secondary schools failing sex assault victims: Just nine of more than 100 universities and colleges polled by the Star have adopted a special policy to address sexual assault.

York University’s sexual assault policy sparks human-rights complaint

Accusers and the Accused, Crossing Paths at Columbia University

SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS | GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine

Sex assault reporting on Canadian campuses worryingly low, say experts

 Canadian Federation of Students – Sexual Violence Fact Sheet

 Art-Based Community Projects and Campaigns:

Carry That Weight Together

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault – Digital Storytelling Project

Story Center – Silence Speaks

The Monument Quilt

Walking With Our Sisters

Youth Bridge Digital Storytelling and Slam Poetry in Off-Page Project

Reclamation Through a Microphone: Braids’ Raphaelle Standell-Preston on How Songwriting Helped Her Process Sexual Abuse 

Another Rape: A list of poems that break the silence on sexual assault and rape culture

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton

“Giving Voice to Survivors” stories of truth and hope. 

Don’t Need Saving: Aboriginal Women and Access to Justice

A Message to You From the Hearts of Aboriginal Women

Survivors Voices | broadcast on Soundart Radio in Devon

Ryerson University – We Believe You: A colouring book for survivors and supporters

Heart to heart with her abuser