Province increases Support for Sexual Assault Services in Saskatchewan

May 13, 2015

The Government of Saskatchewan continues to support programs that assist victims of sexual assault.  Six organizations will receive $1.2 million this year, representing a 22 per cent increase over last year’s funding.

“This is a substantial funding increase and shows this government takes the issue of sexual assault in Saskatchewan seriously,” Regina Douglas Park MLA Russ Marchuk said on behalf of Justice Minster and Attorney General Gordon Wyant.  “We must do all we can for victims of sexual assault in this province.  I am proud we can help these programs continue their good work.”

Sexual Assault Services provide a number of supports for victims of sexual assault including a 24-hour crisis line, crisis counselling, and accompanying individuals to medical, legal, and social services appointments.

In 2015-16, $1.2 million will be divided among the following organizations:

  • Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre;
  • Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre;
  • Regina Sexual Assault Centre;
  • Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre;
  • Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours in Yorkton; and
  • The Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit Co-operative.

“This new funding will ensure that our focus on prevention of violence and safety, aimed at children, will grow and flourish,” Regina Sexual Assault Centre Administrator Debbie House said.  “It is so gratifying to see government recognizing and responding to how sexualized violence is affecting our community.”

“We are pleased the provincial government supports the important and necessary services of the Sexual Assault centres around our province,” Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan Executive Director Dianna Graves said.  “The increased funding from the Ministry of Justice will assist in outreach, community education, and programs that not only support victims but address and change societal attitudes that contribute to assaults.”


For more information, contact:

Jordan Jackle
Phone: 306-787-8621


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