We seek to encourage a better understanding of sexual violence by shining a light on the societal attitudes and beliefs that prevent individuals, families, and communities from living free from threat, fear, or experience of sexual violence.
We amplify the voices of our member agencies and survivors of sexual violence to raise awareness of the realities they face.
We are committed to taking action against sexual violence through initiatives that create change from the front-lines to the legislative.
SASS is a provincial non-profit organization that works collectively with front-line agencies, community partners, and governments that provide support and advocacy for those affected by sexual violence in Saskatchewan.
To coordinate and collaborate with front-line agencies, community partners, and governments to support those affected by sexual violence.
Every person in Saskatchewan is free from threat, fear, or experience of sexual violence.
Government of Saskatchewan: Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, Ministry of Corrections & Policing, Status of Women Office
Government of Canada: Women and Gender Equality Canada.
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, Fergusson Foundation, Community Initiatives Fund
In 1984, nine agencies in Saskatchewan who provided support and assistance to victims of sexual assault formed a coalition named Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) and registered it as a non-profit corporation.
The members were led by the philosophy that all people had the right to exercise control over their sexuality and deserved to be treated with dignity and respect. Through the goal of accepting human equality and rejecting violence, SASS members provided community awareness and education, offered support to victims, and lobbied for legislative changes.Read more