Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) is a non-profit, government funded organization that provides services to individuals of all genders (over age 16) who have experienced recent or historic sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse.

We offer counselling support and innovative healing programs from locations across the island including Charlottetown, Summerside and Alberton.

WE ARE FUNDED BY:

  • Province of PEI under the Minister for the Status of Women and the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat for annual core operations, Sexual Assault Awareness Week / Take Back the Night
  • Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) for the Pathways to Thrive Program
  • Canadian Women’s Foundation for Braiding Sweetgrass Program
  • Other provincial and community-based organizations like United Way PEI and
  • Community Foundation PEI for short-term projects
  • Generous donors like you made easier through donations via Canada Helps

Click here for our current Annual Report

VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

If you are interested in becoming a Board member and your values and vision for a community free of sexual violence aligns with ours, we would like to hear from you!

The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) vision is a community where all people feel safe and are free from sexual abuse and assault, and where those who have been affected are supported in their healing.

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. Sexual violence is a systemic issue.
  • 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.
Our Team
STAFF
  • Rachael Crowder, Executive Director
  • Alyssa Coghlin, Therapist
  • Lorna Gallant, Therapist
  • Petra McNaughton, Therapist
  • Anne MacDonald, Therapist
  • Natalie MacFadyen, Therapist
BOARD
  • Caroline MacRae, Chair
  • Amanda Blakeney
  • Eileen Conboy
  • Chelsey Condon
  • Brad Deighan
  • Josie Jackson
  • Debbie Langston
  • Karen McCaffrey
  • Shannon McCready
  • Alexia Riche
If you might be interested in Job Opportunities with PEIRSAC, please email us.