Folks, we are following protocol of Ottawa Public Health to do our best to slow potential for this virus to spread. We are here to provide support and want to recognize that survivors are contending with multiple things, on a daily basis – not least of which includes a pandemic.

Our 24-hour support line (613) 234-2266 will continue to operate. If you need to get in touch with a peer support worker and are not sure how, please e-mail us at We will be in the centre to check messages on our office line, (613) 725-2160.

For services in our specialized programs, please contact the Coordinators directly. Women and War can be reached at (613) 799-0650 or and Young Womyn Project (613) 868-4340 or

We are suspending all in-person support sessions and groups until further notice. Individuals who are on our lists for individual support sessions will be offered support via phone or by Zoom. We understand that these are not the most equitable options. As we continue to advocate for survivors, we will re-evaluate our centre protocol every 2 weeks to try and navigate this situation the best we can.

Please check in with each other, and take care of yourselves.

All of us at SASC

Government of Canada announces investment in SASC Ottawa

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced that the Government of Canada will invest up to $7.4 million in 14 women’s organizations and Indigenous organizations serving women in Ottawa.

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Run/walk with us!

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Join volunteers and community members at the 2019 Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

SASC is registered as an official charity with Run Ottawa. You will have your own fundraising page to share with friends & family. All the donations that you collect will go directly to SASC!

Not to worry if you are not a runner. A group of us will be walking the 5k together. Wheelchairs are welcome. Unfortunately strollers are not, but you can walk with kids and have little ones in a sling or carrier. If you have any questions, please contact

The 5km will be on May 25, 2019 at 4:00pm. Find the full schedule here.

Sounds like fun? Register to join us here.

About Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend is home to Canada’s largest marathon and features 6 unique running events attracting over 35,000 participants, 2,500 volunteers, tens of thousands of spectators resulting in an economic impact of over $27 million annually to the National Capital Region. In addition to being Canada’s largest running weekend, the event features many of the fastest men and women competing in a world class elite field. Race Weekend also supports the efforts of runners and donors from over 60 local and national charities who raise over $800,000 annually through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and get ready to run, cheer or volunteer, May 25th-26th. This is your race in 2019!

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August Newsletter!


SASC has just emailed out the monthly newsletter for August! It’s full of new updates, announcement and event opportunities! If you’d like to be added to the mailing list and receive these every month, just click here!

At The Intersections: Statement of Accountability- Eid-Al-Fitr

This statement accountability in regards to At The Intersections: Intersectionality and Sexual Violence Conference organized by the SASC Ottawa, that is to be held on June 26th, 2017 and the end Holy Month of Ramadan & Celebration of Eid-al-fitr.  At SASC Ottawa we strive to act in solidarity during the Holy Month of Ramadan with our collective members, staff and larger community.  As an organization committed to anti-oppression and intersectional analysis of experiences. In our best efforts to organize this conference, there have been limitations which include time restrictions of using the funding received to organize this conference & the availability of rental space large enough to accommodate conference attendees/ accessibility needs. That has meant we have to maintain the date of June 26th, 2017. We would like to acknowledge and take accountability that this may have an impact on certain community members being able to attend the conference. As a committee we thought deeply about the impact this may have on individuals that would have otherwise attended, including systemic Islamophobia & privilege of non-Muslims.  During the conference, we will have a dedicated space to honour the celebration of Eid-al-fitr with donations from the Muslim community and Non-Muslims community.


— At The Intersections Organizing Committee