PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre
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About Us
STAFF

Rachael Crowder,
 Executive Director

Alyssa Coghlin, Therapist
Lorna Gallant,
Therapist
Natalie MacFadyen, Therapist

Petra McNaughton, Therapist


BOARD

Caroline MacRae, President
Josie Jackson, Treasurer
Brad Deighan, Secretary
Chelsey Condon
Karen McCaffrey
Eileen Conboy
Debbie Langston
Shannon McCready

Annual Reports


Vision:

Our vision is a community where all people feel safe and are free from sexual abuse and assault.

Mission:
The mission of the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is to support survivors of sexual assault and abuse in their healing and to ensure that all people living in PEI are safe from sexual violence. In achieving this mission we work collaboratively with, and in ways that empower, individuals and organizations.

We believe that:
  • Prevention of sexual abuse is everyone's responsibility. The community has a responsibility to support survivors in their healing and to work towards ending sexual violence.
  • Sexual assault and sexual abuse are crimes that involve control and power.
  • Survivors have the right to receive the support they need to heal from abuse.
  • The trauma of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse can severely impact the quality of life for
    survivors.
  • Ensuring confidentiality and respecting the choices of survivors are top priorities.
  • Healing that results in long term enhanced quality of life takes time.
  • The impacts of sexual assault and childhood abuse permeate all of society.
  • All survivors deserve access to services.
  • Sexual violence will continue until the root causes of violence against women and children are addressed.
  • Working collaboratively with the community is essential to address the needs of survivors.

How are we Funded?
We are a non-profit organization that receives funding from the PEI Provincial Government. We also depend on donations from organizations and individuals and through special fundraising efforts to help cover all of our operating expenses. 

Our Commitment to Privacy and Confidentiality
Our commitment to privacy and confidentiality is a key cornerstone to the PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Center and we deem to be a crucial component to our therapeutic relationships with our clients. We never disclose who is on our wait list or obtaining our services. We never release confidential information about our clients without their written informed consent.
REQUEST FOR SERVICE: Wait List
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We currently have a wait list for counselling sessions addressing historical sexual abuse and/or past sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault recently, however, you will not have to wait, and we will see you as soon as possible.
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Join Our Board Of Directors!
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The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) is searching for community members from all across PEI to join our volunteer Board of Directors. If you are interested please forward your resume and cover letter to admin@peirsac.org.
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Request for Proposals
Project Coordinator for Take Back The Night 2021
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The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre is seeking proposals to coordinate a project to raise awareness, support survivors, and bring attention to the work needed to end sexual assault, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexualized violence over Sexual Assault Awareness Week (September 20-24) and culminating in the Take Back the Night 2021 event.
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We are hiring!
Trauma Therapist Charlottetown Office
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 .8 FTE - Term until Oct 2021

In collaboration with other team members, the candidate will be responsible for providing intake, on-going assessment, group, and individual therapeutic services. 

Minimum Masters degree in Counselling/Social Work, 2 years clinical experience.
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We are hiring!
INDIGENOUS THERAPIST (.8 FTE = 30 hours per week)

Term: 3-year contract

Salary Range: $52,000-58,000

Closing Date: Open until filled 
Send cover letter and resume to Hiring Committee at admin@peirsac.org

PEIRSAC is seeking an individual with a Master’s degree in social work, counselling psychology, or similar, with current good standing with a PEI professional regulator. The ideal incumbent will have at least three years of trauma-focused counselling with Indigenous (preferably Mi’kmaq) clients, and therefore knows the history and traumatic intergenerational impacts of colonization, including (but not limited to) residential schools, the sixties scoop, and murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate how they work from a therapeutic approach that is decolonizing, intersectionally feminist, strengths-based, person-centred, non-pathologizing, and tailored to each person’s individual context, e.g. racialized and gendered experiences, socio- economic class, dis/ability, sexual/affectional orientation, spiritual and cultural worldview.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority; please self-identify.
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Winter Phase One Men Matter Group
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PEIRSAC is now accepting registrations for the Phase I Men Matter Groups
that will run in Charlottetown Winter 2021
 
To register (self-referrals only), please call:

PEIRSAC Men Matter Registration   (902) 368-8055 View PDF
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PEIRSAC Annual Report 2019
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PEIRSAC on Facebook
Follow us on FaceBook - please "like" and share our page!
https://www.facebook.com/peirsac/
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Unfounded - an investigation into how police services handle allegations of sexual assault
Read about the 20 month investigation done by reporters at the Globe and Mail www.tgam.ca/unfounded.
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Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI
Download this poster View PDF
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Educational Resources
Sexual Harassment



Main Office 902.566.1864

Therapy Line 902.368.8055