Join the collective

list1. Read through the Expectations of a Collective Member

You can read the Expectations of a Collective Member here.

Make sure you take your time to ask yourself if you’re in a place right now where you will be able to manage the Collective’s expectations.

documentation2. Complete this self-guided pre-screening questionnaire

Take a look at the pre-screening questionnaire below. These questions are to help you assess whether you will be up to challenge of Support Work, which can be both rewarding and emotionally draining. It will also ask you to reflect on your personal beliefs and biases, and whether they are compatible with a Feminist-based support model.

SASC 2016 Self-screening Questionnaire for Potential Volunteers

dialog3. Contact our office for an Entrance Interview

If you’ve completed steps 1-2, and are interested in joining our Collective, contact us at (613) 725-2160 ext.233, or e-mail us at

One of our Collective Members will get in touch with you to set-up an Interview where we can discuss SASC’s work and how you can contribute to it.

4. Complete our 80-Hour Collective Member Trainingproductivity

We typically offer volunteer training twice per year. Our spring training, beginning in April, is open to all women, while our fall one, beginning in September, is only open to women experiencing marginalization based on their racial or socio-economic background, sexual identity or orientation, as well as learning and physical differences. The training takes about 80 hours, preparing you to become a support worker and a collective member at SASC.