About the CKSACC
“Violence against women is pervasive in Canada… The connection between these acts of violence and the inequality of women is clear. All women in Canada are vulnerable to male violence. Race, class, age, sexual orientation, level of ability and other objective characteristics, alone or in combination, compound the risk. Until all women achieve equality, they will remain vulnerable to violence, and until women are free from violence, they cannot be equal.”
– Changing the Landscape: Ending Violence and Achieving Equality – Final Report authored by the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, 1993.
The Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (CKSACC) is a grass-roots, equality-seeking organization that offers a continuum of service for women and girl-identifying, trans and non-binary persons 16 years of age or older, who have experienced the impact of sexual assault / harassment / exploitation / abuse.
We view sexualized violence as a societal, equality issue rather than a mental health issue.
The CKSACC works to raise awareness, and effect social, political, economic and cultural change toward the prevention of sexualized violence and the elimination of gendered violence.
The Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre is proud to be an active member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) and the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres (CASAC). We share in the vision and mission of these long-established womyn’s organizations. We are committed to providing support for womyn individually and collectively, and advancing equality and justice for all.
The Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre is funded by: The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General – Victims and Vulnerable Persons Division.
The Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre gratefully acknowledges community donors and supporters, The Canadian Women’s Foundation and The Ontario Trillium Foundation for funding grants to support the work of the CKSACC. (The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario)
Donations are appreciated! Charitable donation tax receipts are available.
Operating from a Systemic Approach and maintaining a Feminist Perspective, the Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre provides information, support and advocacy to Survivors of sexual violence; works towards the eradication of sexual violence; and responds to needs identified by Survivors for Survivors.
Volunteers are welcome! To volunteer for special events or fundraising, or to volunteer for the crisis line, call 519-354-8908 during business hours and ask to speak to the Coordinator of Volunteer Services. Please note: To volunteer for the crisis line, you must successfully complete a minimum of 40 hours training.