Victoria and Vancouver Island Resources
The Victoria Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through healing, education, and prevention. They are dedicated to supporting women and all Trans survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse, through advocacy, counselling, and empowerment.
Call or email during regular office hours, Monday – Friday 9:30-5:00pm.
Service Access Line: 250-383-3232
The Sexual Assault Response Team: (SART) provides immediate emotional support and information to people of all genders, 13 years and older, who have been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days.
To contact SART, call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line ( 1-888-494-3888) and request to speak to a VSAC Sexual Assault Support Worker, or attend at Victoria General Hospital.
Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) Society works from a feminist perspective to provide a supportive environment primarily to women and children who have been affected by abuse. We support diversity, change, choice and growth through counselling, advocacy, emergency shelter, community development and education.
246 Evans Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1P8
With over 37 years of experience, we are British Columbia’s largest rape crisis centre, operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. Survivors of sexualized violence are at the centre of everything we do. No matter where you are coming from, we are here for you.
We provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who are of marginalized genders: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people.
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives. As specifically outlined in our constitution, our purposes are to:
Provide treatment and support services to male survivors of sexual abuse and support significant-others and relatives of the survivors.
Acquire and develop educational material concerning sexual abuse of males.
Gather statistics for dissemination to professionals and the community at large.
Assist in establishing within British Columbia new agencies dealing with male survivors of sexual abuse by providing training opportunities, whenever possible, to interested personnel.
Ensure clear, consistent communication in dealing with other involved agencies or professionals in order to guarantee comprehensive case management.
Consult with community and government groups in the areas of prevention, treatment, therapy, and other matters relating to sexual abuse of males.
If you have experienced sexual assault or intentional relationship violence of any sort within the past 7 days, you can access our Forensic Nursing Services at most emergency rooms across the island (see locations below).
Our services are strictly confidential but, with your consent, we can help you communicate with legal services as well as provide medical assistance.
Please visit their website for full details on where to find them, and what to do: