(THUNDER BAY, ON) – In Ontario, May is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: a month dedicated to raising awareness of issues related to sexual violence and promoting ways to stop sexual violence. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to work with our communities and regional partners to ensure that all sexual assault victims are informed, protected and supported.
On June 26, 2017 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) joined representatives from the Kenora-Rainy River Child and Family Services, Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services, Dryden Police Services, North Western Health Unit, Firefly, Kenora Sexual Assault Centre, Kenora Catholic District School Board, Kenora-Patricia District School Board, Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services, Community Counselling and Addiction Services Red Lake, Kenora/Rainy River District Victim/Witness Assistance Program, Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Tikinagan Child and Family Services, and Dryden Regional Hospital to launch the Sexual Assault Survivor website in Kenora, Ontario. The purpose of the website is to enable people to obtain relevant information and contacts for support services available in the North West Region.
The site can be reached at www.1istoomany.ca.
1 out of 3 Canadian women experiences some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Let’s do all we can to support these victims and prevent this violence.
Source: OPP Media Release