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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) 

DVCC Admin Coordinator (part time, contract) - Now Hiring - see job description in Events Section of this site and submit your covering letter and CV to Janice Bray - jbray@psdssab.org by June 24 at 3 pm. 

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

Our Annual General Report and our current statistics are posted under Sexual Assault Information.  Check it out.

Daphne's Drop In Monday mornings in Bracebridge at 29 Manitoba St. 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 now finished for the summer months, resuming again in September. Call 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
In 85% of child sexual abuse cases, the offender is known to the child. (Committee Against Rape and Sexual Assault, 1985)
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