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Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa - Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

COVID-19 (13 Apr 2020): All in-person support sessions and groups suspended until further notice * individuals on lists for individual support sessions will be offered support via phone or by Zoom * emergency statement available on website

Support organization
  • support groups
  • individual support including advocacy
  • peer support model
  • short and long-term support
  • information
  • support line
  • Young Women At Risk (YWAR) Program
  • Women & War Program
  • Ritual Abuse Support
  • public education
  • speakers
  • volunteer opportunities
  • information on violence against women issues
  • accompaniment and support to court, hospital and police (as resources allow)
General support groups:
  • four general support groups per year (daytime and evening)
  • generally 8-10 women per group
  • lasts 15-20 weeks, meeting once per week for 3 hours
  • specialized support groups as needed
Training program for prospective volunteers twice per year (Fall and Spring)

Information sessions for women healing from sexual violence, subjects include:
  • dealing with memories and flashbacks
  • understanding and releasing anger
  • self-esteem and self-care


Call to apply


Women 14 years of age and over who are survivors of sexual violence and gender based violence


Interpretive Services

Physical Access

Partially Accessible - ramp ; Not Applicable