PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre

Educational Resources
Following is a series of documents on subjects related to the mandate and work of the Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre. Information on a wide variety of topics can be found here. Please check back often as new resources will be added.
On Line Survey about Sexual Assault Results    View PDF
Endless    View PDF
A poem written by a survivor of sexual abuse
Survivor's Media Guide    View PDF
Publication (Counter Quo) to assist survivors preparing to speak publicly about their experiences
What Happens Now    View PDF
A booklet to help children who have been sexually abused. Produced by the PEI Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee
What Happens Now    View PDF
A booklet for families of children who have been sexually abuse. Produced by the PEI Child Sexual Abuse Advisory Committee.
Enhancing Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma in PEI.     View PDF
The final report of the PEIRSAC project which sought to gain a better understanding of the support needs for male survivors and to identify a program model that would best address those needs. September, 2013
Why Sexual Abuse of Children Occurs    View PDF
Discussion of how children are vulnerable to sexual abuse and why it is often difficult to disclose
Sexual Assault Laws    View PDF
Canadian laws about sexual assault
Canadian survey on sexual assault    View PDF
Summary of data from the general social survey and police in 2004
Sexual Assault and Consent    View PDF
Discussion about what is consent
Laws around Consent    View PDF
Canadian laws around age of consent
Myths About Sexual Assault    View PDF
Discussion of the common misconceptions about sexual assault
Date/Acquaintance Rape    View PDF
Brief description of "date" or "acquaintance" rape and what is consent
Date Rape Drugs    View PDF
What they are and how to keep yourself safe
Male Survivors of Sexual Assault    View PDF
Describes some of the impacts of sexual abuse on male survivors
For men who have experienced sexual assault    View PDF
Adapted from information from the Mens' Project
After a sexual assault    View PDF
Common reactions of victims of sexual assault
Our Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault    View PDF
Information from our brochure
Child Sexual Abuse    View PDF
What is child sexual abuse and its impacts on survivors
Abuse Related Trauma    View PDF
Describes abuse related or complex trauma, and the traumagenics model that helps in understanding the impacts 
The Brain and Memory of Trauma    View PDF    View Diagram
Some of the neur-obiological impacts of trauma
Trauma Therapy    View PDF
The three stages of trauma informed therapy
Male Survivors    View PDF
From the Mens' Project
Our Services for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse    View PDF
Our brochure 
Sexual Harassment    View PDF
Defines and gives examples of what constitutes sexual harassment
Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships    View PDF
Characteristics that identify healthy and unhealthy relationships
Things Men Should Know About Sex and Dating    View PDF
Information for dating partners about consent
Grounding Techniques    View PDF
Techniques to help manage overwhelming feelings and anxiety and stay rooted in the here and now.
For Friends and Family of Sexual Abuse Survivors    View PDF
Information that may help friends and family understand the impacts of abuse and how best to support their friend or family member
A Message for Health Care Providers Concerning Survivors of Sexual Abuse/Assault    View PDF
How best to provide sensitive, respectful care for a survivor of sexual violence
Recommended Reading    View PDF


Third Option for sexual assault survivors available in Prince Edward Island
Islanders experiencing sexual violence can request the Third Option in Prince Edward Island.

PEI’s Third Option service is an extension of the current Enhanced Emergency Sexual Assault Services. Survivors of sexual violence who present at an Island hospital emergency room can agree to have evidence collected and stored anonymously. 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

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Province Announces Task Force on Sexual Violence
The Province announced that a new Coordinated Response to Adult Sexual Violence Taskforce will be working with community organizations on a long-term strategy to address sexual violence in Prince Edward Island. The provincial strategy will review existing programs and services and make recommendations on what further improvements and programs, like the Third Option, can be offered as supports for those facing sexual violence crimes.
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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!
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
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Winter Phase One Men Matter Group
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!
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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
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Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI
Download this poster View PDF
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