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  • Choices Following Sexual Violence - Handout

  • Considerations when thinking of reporting to police

    Click here for a list of considerations when thinking of reporting to the police, from Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

  • What I wish I’d known before testifying in the Ghomeshi trial – Chatelaine Magazine

    Interview with Linda Christina Redgrave about what she wishes she knew before testifying in a high profile sexual assault trial.

  • Five Ways to Support Sexual Violence Survivors During the Jian Ghomeshi Trial – Farrah Khan

    Farrah Khan is an activist, artist, counsellor and educator who focuses on violence against women and sexual violence. This blog post addresses ways to support victims/survivors during the Ghomeshi trial, but offers advice that is relevant beyond the trial.

  • Paq’tnkek First Nation Healing Video

    Paq’tnkek First Nation’s Health Centre video on healing, part of Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence – Paqtnkek Project.

  • The Bi Women’s Support Network

    The Bi Women’s Support Network is a “survivor-led resource to support bisexual women who have experienced sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence.”

  • The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities

    A zine (a handmade, often photocopied, self-published) about partner abuse in radical, LGBTQIA2S+, and activist communities. Created by a diverse grouping of women and organizations such INCITE!, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, and Philly's Pissed.

  • Healing In Action Zine: Street Youth Rise Up – Young Women’s Empowerment Project

    A zine by the Young Women’s Empowerment Project a U.S. based “member based social justice organizing project that is led by and for young people of color who have current or former experience in the sex trade and street economies.”

  • Fem'aide

    Fem’aide, a provincial telephone helpline for Francophone women dealing with violence, has benefited the French Community in Ontario since 2006.

Module Sources

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

Bi Women Support Network

Sarah Boesveld, Chatelaine; “What I wish I’d known before testifying in the Ghomeshi trial”

Colchester Sexual Assault Centre

The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, “Legal Services”

Eskasoni Mental Health

Family Law Nova Scotia, “Frequently Asked Questions About Child Protection”

Government of Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional School Board, “Youth Health Centres

Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health

Health Council of Canada, Empathy, dignity, and respect Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care

IWK

Farrah Khan, “Five Ways to Support Sexual Violence Survivors During the Jian Ghomeshi Trial

Know Your IX, “Reporting Violence

Legal Aid BC, “Gladue Primer

Duncan McCue, CBC News; “Racism against aboriginal people in health-care system 'pervasive': study

Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia, “Administration Healing Centres

Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), “What is Gladue?”

Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre, Mental Health and Sexual Violence

NHS Choices, “What should I do immediately after a sexual assault or rape?

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, Member Profile

Sarah Ogden Trotta, Everyday Feminism

Our Eskasoni, “Mi'kmaq Legal Support Network

Pandora’s Project; “For Friends, Family & Partners of Rape & Sexual Abuse Survivors

RAINN

Sexual Assault Services Saskatchewan

Toronto Police, “A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors

UBUNTU and MARC, Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault