We provide free counselling services to anyone age 5+ who has experienced sexual violence. Clinical services are offered in the form of individual, family, and group therapy. Our staff are trauma-informed and adopt client-centered, multi-model, and collaborative approaches.
We regret to inform you that we have a counselling waitlist of approximately 8 months. Please call our office to discuss this wait time, add your name to our list or receive information about other options.
Please do not let this discourage you! You are reaching out for help and we want to provide you with as much support as we can at this time. We have a 24-hour crisis line that honours confidentiality. If you ever find yourself having a moment, please do not hesitate to give the line a call. We have trained advocates on the line at all times to help you. You can call 306-352-0434 or toll free 1-844-952-0434. 24 hours a day.
Our twenty-four-hour crisis line provides immediate emotional support and crisis management to survivors of sexual violence, inter-relationship violence as well as any secondary victims who may
call the line. Callers are provided with information regarding medical and forensic procedures and
reporting options to make informed choices.
Crisis and Information Line: 306-352-0434 or toll free: 1-844-952-0434
Our commitment to advocacy is demonstrated through our accompaniment to the hospital, police
station, and court, as requested by the client. Our working relationship and collaboration with Regina’s sexual assault forensic nurses ensures that every patient seeking medical attention for sexual violence is offered the choice to have an advocate present during the procedure and further connect them to information and resources.
Kids On The Block is an international puppet-based program that educates children and youth about personal safety and diversity. The presentations deliver information on personal boundaries, safe adults, good and bad secrets, and language to communicate if someone is hurting them. The program was established in 2014 by RSAC because we recognize that education and skills development in the early years are key factors in the prevention of abuse, sexual violence, and interpersonal violence. Our program is delivered at no cost to schools and community-based organizations. “It is truly amazing to see how puppets can engage kids and be such good ‘teachers.’ They contribute to a safe and open environment that allows children to engage in conversations about vitally important topics.” - Regina Teacher
With increased media attention, more people are coming forward with their own personal stories of sexual violence. Would you know what to do if someone told you they were the victim of sexual abuse or assault? Would you know how to react appropriately, what their options are, or the appropriate community agencies for referral? Professionals in education, health and mental health may be often the first person a survivor shares their story with—and that first interaction can make or break a person’s decision to go to the hospital, get mental health support, or report to police. It’s no small thing being trusted with someone’s story of sexual violence, so we know you want to be prepared.
The Regina Sexual Assault Centre (RSAC) offers a 2-day intensive workshop draws from the idea of first aid. The job of the first responder is not to know all the answers, or to counsel the victim, but rather provide information and empower the person who shares their story, allowing them to create their own plan with help from professionals (a counsellor, a doctor, or the police). Just as civilians are trained to handle emergency medical situations, we train people how to respond to a disclosure of sexual assault so that the victim feels believed and supported. Individuals who complete the training will leave with knowledge about the causes, indicators and impacts of sexual violence, as well as communication techniques and the legal and medical processes, so that they are prepared to connect with the victim in the short term and help them determine how they want to move forward.