In late March 2018, the Peterborough Police Service, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and community partners launched a new resource: www.survivortoolkit.ca. This online resource will help survivors, their family and friends, and community service organizations gain a better understanding of what services are available and how they...

Fleming College, Trent University and their student associations are encouraging communication around sexual consent through a new campaign aimed at post-secondary students and the public. The campaign #DoYouTalkConsent? is a partnership between Fleming, Trent, the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and PARN-Your Community AIDS Resource Network, ,...

The Back-to-School season is upon us and for the Centre, it's a time to recognize that women between 15 and 24 years of age are at highest risk of sexual violence, including sexual harassment and assault. In addition, indigenous women, women of colour and people...

First in a Series in a Partnership between JOURNEY Magazine and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre. Reprinted with permission from JOURNEY Magazine. See the original post here.   By Melodie McCullough Motherhood: A time of joy, a time of feeling loved, a time in a woman’s life when everything...

In solidarity with all members of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres, we share this statement: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: he “sounded plausible and open,”[1] Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente admitted...

By Leslye O'Mara On February 23, 2016 the Centre’s clinical counsellor and I hosted an evening engaging guests in conversation about different aspects of the Ghomeshi case and larger societal reactions. None of us were experts in law or this particular case, but it has brought...

For the members of the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, and the many survivors of sexual violence, the Ghomeshi trial has been a public display of a long-hidden secret. We all want to believe that the justice process in Canada is fair and just; that due process...