STREAMLINE YOUR ACCESS TO JUSTICE
We help you access the resources and services you need within the safety of your community.
THE RESOURCE HUB
An access point for survivors to find multiple services at once by minimizing the vetting process, providing more options, and supporting your overall healing journey.
WHAT IS THE ‘RESOURCE HUB’?
The Access to Justice Hub is an online repository of service providers and programs designed to make it easier for survivors to access justice. The hub has information about programs and organizations that can help survivors to access services like housing, medical care, legal advice, and financial support. Users can filter the directory of programs by age, financial requirements, type of support, and other categories. We will continue to change the hub overtime to ensure it is in the best possible format. As we gauge the interest of organizations, we plan to add more interactive elements such as community bulletin boards.
WHY THIS HUB IS NEEDED
Survivors face barriers when accessing justice due to a lack of accessible information. This hub is part of the solution to that problem.
1 IN 3 WOMEN
will experience some form of sexual assault in her lifetime
80% OF PERPETRATORS
are friends or family members of the survivor.
FEWER THAN 1 IN 10
survivors report sexual violence to the police.
INSTITUTIONAL AND CULTURAL BARRIERS
prevent survivors from accessing services.
HOW IT WORKS
Search for the services you need using keywords, tags, or categories.
Use the “Add to My Personal Resources” feature to build your access to justice support plan.
Download and save, print, or email your resource list and start accessing the services you need!
SASC OTTAWA IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY WE ACCESS JUSTICE
“The SASC Hub makes an easier for me to navigate services in partnership with my service users.“
“It’s nerve-wracking to approach new services that I’ve never interacted with before. It’s nice to know that the services on the hub are vetted community partners.“
OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR YOU
Accessing justice can be a long and complicated journey. We believe your story and honour your path. Click here for some affirmations for when you need a boost along the way.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about sexual violence that leave survivors feeling isolated and confused. There is no such thing as a “perfect victim.” Whatever your story, SASC is here for you.
Have questions about the hub? Try this FAQ. You can also scroll to the bottom of the page for details on how to contact us directly.
Feminist Based, Anti-Oppressive & Survivor Centred.
The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa.
HOW TO JOIN THE HUB
Survivors face barriers when accessing justice due to a lack of accessible information. Be a part of the solution to that problem by joining the hub. As a part of our trusted network, survivors will be able to more readily access your services. Hub members can rely on each other to share their expertise. Our expertise is in survivor care, communication, and advocacy, what’s yours?
Please complete the following Google Form in order to be included in the Access to Justice Hub.
The Access to Justice project was funded by the Department of Justice.