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MISSION STATEMENT:

We are a feminist organization dedicated to positively affecting societal attitudes in order to end sexual violence, by offering a creative range of services.

We recognize that sexual violence is a community issue - not solely a women's issue - and therefore strive to develop a strong community response.

We honour the experience of survivors, and include their voice in the creation of services. 


We are on FACEBOOK!  Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services... like us!


Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact with another person, without her/his voluntary consent (e.g., kissing, sexual touching, oral sex, and/or vaginal or anal intercourse). Sexual assault is not about a loss of control over sexual urges - it is an act of power and control.

Many people mistakenly think that:

* rape (forced sexual intercourse) is the only type of sexual assault;

* a violent attack is always part of a sexual assault; and/or,

* injuries result in every instance of sexual assault.

In some cases, however, no physical violence is used, and no injuries occur. Someone may, instead, be pressured or threatened into participating in a sexual act that s/he doesn't want to do.

Sexual assault in any form, though, is against the law.

Sources: Criminal Code of Canada (2008) and Ontario Women's Directorate (2007) 

 

For other information on what's up with us, click the EVENTS tab above:

All welcome to attend our 2014-15 Annual General Meeting to be held Weds. June 10 at 7 pm in Memorial Park (Manitoba St.) in Bracebridge.  Bring a lawn chair and listen to the great duo of Tamica Herod and Gina Horswood bringing you some wonderful music.  Refreshments served.  Rain location is 29 Manitoba St.

We are presently seeking a new Area Coordinator for our Parry Sound office.  The competition closes on May 1, 2015, so please check our job ads on Kijiji and Indeed.com for more information.  The job description is posted on this website under the Area Coordinator Job Description information.


Daphne's Drop In is BACK and will continue through the summer months.  Come join in, all women welcome.  The schedule is posted on our Facebook page, like us to stay informed.

Daisy Chain Drop In is in full swing in South River, Thursday mornings, all women welcome.  Child care is available but please call ahead.  705 646-2122 for Linda.



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Muskoka/Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services celebrated it's 20th year of operation in 2013. To find out more information about our agency's activities since its beginnings in 1993, please take a look at our HERSTORY document.

Funding for our programs is provided in part by the Government of Ontario.  Views expressed on our website, other publications and our social media are those of our agency staff and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
                         

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In March 2013, the Canadian Women's Foundation published a detailed fact sheet (Moving Women Out of Violence) to address commonly-asked questions on violence against women. The fact sheet can be found at:

www.canadianwomen.org/sites/canadianwomen.org/files/imports/PDF-FactSheet-StopViolence-March2013.pdf

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Call the Women's Sexual Assault Help Line for confidential support:
1-800-461-2929
Date rape has the lowest reporting rate of all forms of sexual assault. It is estimated that only 1% of date rapes are reported to police. (Ontario Women’s Directorate, 1995)
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