BUILD YOUR RESOURCES
We have compiled a list of resources to help you
The sites below are listed for reference purposes only. Please note that you are leaving the PEIRSAC’s website when you follow any of these links. PEIRSAC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information contained on these sites.
LGBTQ2IA+ Islanders Mental Health Initiative
Our Landing Place is a collective of LGBTQ2IA+ identified counsellors offering sex-positive, affirming and competent online and phone counselling across Canada (Turtle Island). Our Landing Place works through an anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist lens.
Starting in June 2022, Our Landing Place is providing free therapy to individuals, couples & partners, and families as well as therapy groups to PEI residents ages 12+ who identify as LGBTQ2IA+. There is funding for a little over 1000 clinical hours, and is intended to be distributed to as many people as possible in order to best serve the community. Clients can self-refer using our online form, and will be able to choose the therapist they wish to work with (subject to availability).
Only "Yes" Means Yes Poster Campaign
The Only Yes Means Yes campaign challenges our consent conversations by reinforcing that our bodies are always conveying a lack of consent (always saying ‘no’) and that consent can only happen when a person actively and consciously says “yes” and gives/shows their consent.
Through three simple, relatable posters, we are showing everyone what consent can sound and look like. Prompting adults to ask the question “Did I get a yes?” and showing what that “yes” can be.
We ask workplaces to place posters in their staff rooms, and places where clients/customers gather like bathrooms, tables, bulleting boards and gathering spaces in our communities.
We have also developed a FAQ for the campaign that can be used to promote the campaign in the communities we serve.
SUPPORT FOR ADULTS
After a Sexual Assault: Reporting To Police
You can report the assault by calling 9-1-1, or by calling or going to the police agency responsible for the area where the assault took place. We hope this document will give you a better understanding or the reporting process.
After a Sexual Assault: Seeking Medical Attention
After experiencing a sexual assault you have a lot of decisions to make, including whether to tell anyone and whether to get medical attention. We hope this document will help you make the best decisions for yourself.
If you have experienced sexual violence or workplace sexual harassment, you have options. You can choose to address it formally in the legal system or outside of the legal system. You can also choose to take no action. We are here to support you to make the right decision for you.
SHIFT - Changing Workplace Culture
The goal of shift is to address and prevent sexual harassment in Island workplaces through awareness, education and training that is tailored for employers, employees, high school students and the general public.
Bridge The gApp: For Adults
Bridge the gApp is a new way to connect with guidance and support for mental health and addictions. The best thing about it is its accessibility. From a computer, tablet or a phone in your pocket, you can instantly access content that can provide advice, inspiration, assurance, or direction for finding additional supports when you need it the most.
"Third Option" Kits
Islanders experiencing sexual violence can request the Third Option in Prince Edward Island. The addition of the Third Option provides survivors more time to consider making a complaint to police while they receive immediate medical attention and support.
Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund
LEAF is a well-established and dedicated advocate for gender equality, demonstrating tangible results, year after year. LEAF focuses on litigation, law reform, and public education.
Men And Healing
We are one of world’s leading clinics working in a male-centred approach to psychology and therapy. Our core mission is to support men, in a process of change, with structure and integrity.
Ending Violence Association of Canada
The Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA CAN) is a national non-profit organization whose main purpose is to educate and respond to gender based violence at the national level.
SUPPORT FOR YOUTH
The Prince Edward Island Reach Foundation
The Reach Foundation supports Prince Edward Island youth, aged 16 - 30, who are recovering from addiction and mental health issues. Our mission is to support youth while transitioning through recovery to reintegration into the community, empowering them to seek and maintain employment or continue their education.
Bridge The gApp: For Youth
Bridge the gapp is a new way to connect with guidance and support for mental health and addictions. The best thing about it is its accessibility. From a computer, tablet or a phone in your pocket, you can instantly access content that can provide advice, inspiration, assurance, or direction for finding additional supports when you need it the most.
Student Well Being Teams
Student well-being teams work in all P.E.I. public schools advising, consulting and providing direct service to children and youth who are struggling with mental, social and physical health issues.
Strongest Family Institute
“SFI" is an award-winning charity grounded in twenty years of social science research. Their evidence-based, bilingual mental health services are available for children/youth, adults, and their families, when and where they need it.
Cyber Safe Care
Cybersafe Care is a public education campaign for parents, caregivers, and educators to learn how to help keep kids safe online and teach safe use of technology while enjoying social media and technology.
Students for Consent Culture
Students for Consent Culture Canada is an organization dedicated to supporting anti-sexual violence advocacy and activism on campuses across the settler colonial state known as Canada by serving as a hub of resources, tools, community, and institutional memory for student engagement.
SELF-GUIDED COPING SKILLS
Yoga for Forgiveness - Yoga With Adriene
Foster understanding and nurture the process of healing through the practice of forgiveness. This session can support one suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, disappointment, and heartbreak.