In 1982, a group of women recognized a need for ongoing support for survivors of sexualized violence and increased public awareness of the issue. In 1983, they incorporated as "The Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre Society". Today, WSAC has a volunteer board and staff that serves over 2,500 survivors of sexualized violence each year. [ Backgrounder | PDF | 56KB ]
Mission – Values – Beliefs
The Women's Sexual Assault Centre supports, empowers and advocates for women who are survivors of sexualized violence and childhood sexual abuse and works to end this violence. [ mission, values and beliefs | PDF | 57KB ]
With an annual operating budget of 1 million, each year WSAC provides services for over 2,500 people through our Sexual Assault Response Team (SART); Group and Individual Counseling programs; 24-hour crisis & information line; an award winning prevention and education program called Project Respect(tm); and workshops for parents and friends. Our funding is diversified with approximately 46% provided by government contracts and 34% coming from the community through direct fundraising initiatives.
Survivors of sexualized violence should receive informed and caring assistance regardless of where they seek help. To achieve this goal we have working partnerships with community agencies, police detachments and the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Project Respect works closely with schools and youth serving agencies to
prevent sexualized violence.
Our Volunteers, Board and Staff
WSAC has over 140 passionate volunteers, 8 committed board members and 16 dedicated staff members to support the Women's Sexual Assault Centre services, programs and events.
Meet our Board members
Crisis, Information & Support line: 250-383-3232 email@example.com
Office & Administration: 250-383-5545 / fax: 250-383-6112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director: 250-383-5545 ext. 168 email@example.com
Victims Services: 250-383-5545 ext. 119 firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource Development: 250-383-5545 ext. 115 email@example.com
Direct Client Services: 250-383-5545 ext. 108 firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Respect: 250-383-5545 ext. 152 email@example.com
Volunteering: 250-383-5545 ext. 163 firstname.lastname@example.org