Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan in continuously working to make the Province of Saskatchewan free from threat, fear, and experience of sexual violence. Our initiatives actively work to address the issue in Saskatchewan, and work collectively with key stakeholders to ensure the expertise and voices of communities across the province are heard and supported.
Our current initiatives include:
First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training (FRT)
FRT is a comprehensive standardized two day training, developed by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services, which educates professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and community members on how to respond appropriately to sexual assault disclosures. This includes gaining an understanding of the social, cultural, and legal aspects of sexual assault and abuse required to address disclosures. The training is provided by our member agencies in communities throughout Saskatchewan. Learn more.
Saskatchewan Sexual Violence Action Plan
SASS released the provincial action plan Working Together: Your Voice, Your Story, Your Action in the Spring of 2019. The action plan is an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to addressing the issue of sexual violence in Saskatchewan, and is the result of a provincial survey study and key stakeholder expertise. The document outlines twenty-two actions focusing on prevention and education, support and intervention, responsive legal and justice systems, and collaborative leadership and accountability. Learn more.
Annual Leadership Forum
This Forum exists to connect organizations, communities, individuals, and survivors to build and expand service networks and supports in the area of sexual violence. The forum is structured around those in Saskatchewan with expertise and experience in the are of sexual violence who are actively making a difference in their communities. Learn more.