SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre
905.525.4162
Erasing Your Tracks Online
75 MacNab St. South, 3rd floor
Hamilton Ontario L8P 3C1 Canada
PHONE 905.525.4573 FAX 905.525.7085 TTY 905.525.4592
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What do we do?

The Public Education Program offers dynamic workshops and events creating space for people to explore prevention, education for change, and taking action to end sexual violence.  Contact Crickett - SACHA's Public Education Coordinator - to book a workshop!

“I feel like I learned more in one class than I have in the entire year.” - Grade Nine Girl

Presentation topics include:
  • SACHA Services
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Enthusiastic Consent
  • Sexual Assault Law
  • Supporting Survivors
  • Gender Empowerment
  • Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
  • Taking Action to End Violence
  • Bystander Intervention
  • What is rape culture?

From the amount of questions and discussions, obviously my students are interested, curious, and have many opinions on this topic. Sexual assault and abuse is also not an easy subject to discuss on a regular basis in the school and home. -- Grade Nine Teacher

We would be excited to facilitate workshops with:
  • High School Students
  • College/University Students
  • ESL classes
  • Community Groups
  • Helping professionals
  • Workplaces
  • Unions

SACHA will lead a workshop or training for free, although donations to SACHA are gratefully accepted.

“You were an awesome teacher and really nice. You discussed the right topics with assertion and passion. I think this will stick with us for a very long time. I have been sexually assaulted in the past and I feel relief now knowing there's support.” - Grade Nine Girl

Examples of workshops:

Sexual Assault Law

Did you know that husbands could rape their wives in Canada with no legal consequence until 1983? What’s the difference between rape and sexual assault? A look at current definitions.

Lies We're Told About Sexual Violence

Did you see what she was wearing? She shouldn’t have been out at 2 o’clock in the morning! The cultural messages that mislead women about how it happens and who is responsible for sexual violence.

Understanding Violence

Why are most victims of sexual assault female and most offenders male? What part do gender roles and sexism play?  Making the connections between power and violence.

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

What is the emotional impact? How do survivors cope? When does the healing begin? The effects of sexual violence from a survivor’s point of view.

 

 

 

Services are confidential and free of charge.
We respect the right to safety and privacy.
This resource developed with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
All services are Free, Confidential and Non-Judgmental. © SACHA. 24 Hour Support Line 905-525-4162

A member of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres
A member of the Women Abuse Working Group Wawg
A United Way Member Agency Uw
Supported by the Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario Victim Services Secretariat Ontario and the City of Hamilton Hamilton