The Sexual Assault Support
Center of Ottawa

We support all women survivors. This  including  those from diverse groups,  particularly, though not limited to, persons with disabilities,  Indigenous people, immigrants and refugees, racialized persons, persons from diverse  socioeconomic backgrounds, and  those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. SASC Ottawa strives to be a safe space for survivors of all intersections, and we believe a commitment to end gender-based violence is centred in the foundation of anti-oppressive values.

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November 25, 2022  SASC Ottawa is looking for a Direct Services Coordinator! Do you have a passion for supporting survivors in your community Send your resume to admin@sascottawa.com by November 30th. Direct Services Coordinator About the Centre The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa is a feminist, non-profit organization providing services to survivors of sexual violence. We support all women: cis or trans, immigrant, aboriginal, LGBTQ2S+, women with disabilities, women of colour, survivors of war and torture. We believe that a community free of sexual and gender -based violence is possible and we are committed to doing our part to build it. We serve the Ottawa area. Position Summary The person in this position will have primary responsibility for offering direct services to survivors, using the feminist, anti oppression peer support framework. They will provide program specific and general outreach services. They will maintain direct services records and they will take the lead in meeting the support work needs identified in all Centre Grants. Detailed duties are outlined in the position job description. It is therefore essential that the person in this position complete the Centre’s volunteer training. In addition, the person in this position will report to the Executive Director with respect to all aspects of their employment. Essential qualifications SASC Ottawa volunteer training or successful participation in the first available training offered; Computer literacy; Excellent verbal and written communication; Successful completion of a vulnerable sector check. Completion of a post secondary diploma OR five years of experience providing direct services using a feminist, anti oppression, intersectional approach (It is the responsibility of the Applicant to provide sufficient details in their application, to support this); knowledge and understanding of the issues facing survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence Assets Experience providing peer support; understanding of survivor directed feminist perspectives, Group facilitation skills and experience. Compensation This position anticipates a 30 hour work week. The compensation is a biweekly gross salary of $1728. There are no extended benefits offered at this time, for this position. Job Description This position is a contract position, requiring 30 hours per week availability, from December 1st, 2022(or Date of contract signing) to November 30th, 2023. For the duration of the contract, the Direct Services Coordinator will carry out the following job responsibilities: Support Work: Weekly advocacy/accompaniment A minimum of 5 (five) weekly spots available for individual support from the long-term support list A minimum of 2 (two) weekly spots available for 20 individuals per year, taken from the 3x list A minimum of 2 (two) or more monthly advocacy/accompaniment as needed A minimum of 1 (One) crisis Line shift weekly A minimum of 4 (four) support groups facilitation/cofacilitation per year (Prorated for the duration of this contract) – 2 (two) regular groups in the General Program; i.e (manage wait list, facilitate and choose facilitators, ensure Group training runs once per year) and support co-facilitators as needed – 1 (one) specialized group in the General Program; i.e (manage wait list, facilitate and choose facilitators, ensure Group training runs once per year) and support co-facilitators as needed – Additional groups and additional individual support as required by the demands on the Centre from time to time and directed by the Executive Director Administrative Responsibilities: Calls and correspondence related to direct services Direct services policy input General programs records management Service delivery Statistics Program funding Applications (collaboration) Direct Services Wait list coordination Group support coordination Support line coordination Support line promotion and support line visibility initiatives Continuous coverage initiatives Training Training committee Direct services training sessions (individual support, support line, advocacy, group support, qualities of a support worker) Training manual General household Responsibilities Day to day household chores shared with other staff Bi -weekly staff meetings Monthly support work meetings Keep up to date on community events, resources and relevant issues related to support work in the Ottawa area (e.g groups at other Centres, etc) Quarterly staff reports Community events as directed by the Executive Director Outreach Weekly attendance at various locations to deliver program support to survivors Maintaining partnerships through regular outings with specific service providers (according to the annual priorities set) Other Compliance with SASC values, politics, basis of solidarity and policies Participation in Volunteer appreciation initiatives Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director This position contemplates in-person work. SASC Ottawa is an anti-racist, anti-oppression, feminist organization. We strive to reflect the diversity in our community. We therefore encourage women of colour, transwomen, aboriginal women, LGBTQ2S+ individuals and women with disabilities to apply. Applications will be accepted until November 30th, 2022. We thank all those who apply, however we will only be contacting candidates selected for an interview Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract Salary: $44,928.00-$52,416.00 per year Benefits: Flexible schedule On-site parking Paid time off Flexible Language Requirement: French not required Schedule: Day shift Evenings Monday to Friday Weekend availability Ability to commute/relocate: Ottawa, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required) Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) Work Location: One location [...]
August 25, 2022Access to Justice Conference: Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th Making Space for Survivors voices in the Criminal Justice System The Sexual Assault Support Center of Ottawa would like to invite you to our upcoming conference, Access to Justice: Making Space for Survivors’ Voices in the Criminal Justice System. This 2-day conference & panel will take place on October 6th & 7th, 2022 from 10:00am-2:00pm at The Bronson Center. If you are located outside of the city, your attendance can be conducted virtually. Over the course of 3-years, SASC Ottawa has been in the process of executing a multi-disciplinary project funded by the Department of Justice Canada. The Access to Justice conference will focus on multi-disciplinary approaches to facilitating a deeper understanding and participation for survivors accessing the criminal justice system. VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES For virtual attendance for both Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th, please access via the Zoom link here For virtual assistance and additional accessibility requirements, please contact programassistant@sascottawa.com IN PERSON ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES Accessibility features such as ASL interpretation will be available Conference location is wheelchair accessible (ramp, accessibility directions and accommodations can be provided) For specific accessibility accommodations, please contact programassistant@sascottawa.com For more information, pre-register via Eventbrite. More details of the event will be available soon!   [...]
July 4, 2022The Board of Directors comprises the body that is legally responsible for the governance of the organization. Within this mandate, the Board is charged with the responsibility to collectively develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow SASC to carry out its work as a survivor-directed and survivor-led organization based on feminist and anti-oppression principles. SASC is currently looking for board members with diverse life experiences and identities to fill current vacancies. We are particularly interested in individuals who can bring the following skills or expertise to our board table: -Fundraising -Accounting/finance -Not-for-profit expertise SASC invites applicants who possess any of above skills or experience, and who have an interest in the mission of SASC to apply. Diversifying the Board to ensure that it is reflective of the different communities that SASC serves will be given special consideration. Board Member Responsibilities Contribute consistently and meaningfully to the effective performance of the Board by: Preparing for and attending at least six Board Meetings per year Understanding the role of the Board and of SASC Management Demonstrating commitment to SASC’s organizational values Applying skills, knowledge and creativity Working candidly, collaboratively, respectfully and efficiently with colleagues Maintaining confidentiality Supporting Board decisions once they are made Respecting fiduciary obligations, which means: Acting honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the corporation; and, Exercising the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances. Participating actively on at least one Board Committee (Nominating Committee, Policy Committee, Finance Committee) Qualifications Demonstration of commitment to, and support for, survivor-directed support services and/or ending gender-based violence Commitment to exercise accountability to the membership of SASC Commitment to carry out all work associated with SASC in anti-oppressive framework Commitment to participate in SASC-led anti-oppression board governance training Term length for each Board Member is 3 years, renewable 2 times, to a maximum length of service of 9 years To apply, please send us your resume and 1 page motivation letter in one document outlining your interest in SASC and the relevant skills, qualifications and experiences to Ezioma Nnorom, Executive Director at admin@sascottawa.com with the subject line ‘SASC BOARD APPLICATION_applicant last name’. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled. For more information, visit Volunteer Ottawa  [...]
December 16, 2021SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT CENTRE OF OTTAWA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 20th, 2021 The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) – Reflects on the Canadian Armed Forces Long Waited Apology to Victims of Sexual Misconduct Ottawa, ON – On December 13th, Canadian Armed Forces issued a historic and long-waited apology to victims and survivors of military sexual misconduct.  Defence Minister Anita Anand alongside other members of the Department of National Defence acknowledged the missteps and failures that have been a roadblock in the ability for survivors to seek appropriate healing, justice and accountability. This apology comes after a year in which The Canadian Armed Forces and the military community at large have grappled with what is considered to be a crisis of sexual misconduct amongst it’s ranks. SASC Ottawa began offering information about our unique services in 2018/2019 to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, their family and community. With keen interest from the Canadian Armed Forces, buttressed by their own contribution to adequate programming, SASC has been able to provide individual, group, phone and text support to members of the military community, with an increasing demand for these services. While SASC Ottawa aligns with the step taken in the right direction by the Canadian Armed Forces to confront issues of sexual misconduct, we continue to look forward to providing needed supports and services to survivors and equal or greater enthusiasm and continuous effort on the part of the Canadian Armed Forces to meet the ultimate goal of eradicating sexual and gender based violence in our community, for as long as this is needed. “SASC Ottawa commends the Department, the Honourable Minister and all who have done their part to acknowledge the impact that sexual violence and gender based violence can and has had on survivors. This acknowledgment will go a long way to sensitizing our community at large, to the fact that there is a public interest in seeking out supports for survivors, preventing and addressing sexual violence and gender based violence. It is a societal ill, which cuts across individuals and communities and which should therefore be addressed cross-sectionally”  says Ezioma Nnorom, the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa. For more information please reach out to: Amina Doreh – Public Education & Media Coordinator – SASC Ottawa (613)914-5855 (613)725-2160 x233 Publiceducation@sascottawa.com More information about SASC Ottawa’s services can be found here [...]