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.
Sexual Assault
  • Canadian stats 2014 View PDF
  • Sexual Assaults in Canada 2014Released report from Stats Canada View PDF
  • Myths About Sexual AssaultDiscussion of the common misconceptions about sexual assault
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  • Date/Acquaintance RapeBrief description of "date" or "acquaintance" rape and what is consent View PDF
  • Date Rape DrugsWhat they are and how to keep yourself safe View PDF
  • Laws around ConsentCanadian laws around age of consent View PDF
  • Sexual Assault LawsCanadian laws about sexual assault View PDF
  • After a sexual assaultCommon reactions of victims of sexual assault View PDF
  • Sexual Assault and ConsentDiscussion about what is consent View PDF
Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Understanding Child Sexual Abuse View PDF
  • What Happens NowA booklet for families of children who have been sexually abuse View PDF
  • Why Sexual Abuse of Children OccursDiscussion of how children are vulnerable to sexual abuse and why it is often difficult to disclose View PDF
  • Child Sexual AbuseWhat is child sexual abuse and its impacts on survivors View PDF
  • Healing and therapyThree stages of trauma informed therapy and what healing means View PDF
  • Abuse Related TraumaDescribes abuse related or complex trauma, and the traumagenics model that helps in understanding the impacts View PDF
  • The Brain and Memory of TraumaSome of the neur-obiological impacts of trauma View PDF
  • Grounding TechniquesTechniques to help manage overwhelming feelings and anxiety and stay rooted in the here and now View PDF
Male Survivors
  • Male Survivors of Sexual AssaultDescribes some of the impacts of sexual abuse on male survivors View PDF
  • For men who have experienced sexual assaultAdapted from information from the Mens' Project View PDF
  • Male SurvivorsFrom the Mens' Project View PDF
Survivors Speak
  • EndlessA poem written by a survivor of sexual abuse View PDF
PEI Documents
  • results from survey on sexual assault in PEI View PDF
  • Enhancing Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma in PEI. 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 View PDF
Family and Friends
  • Role for Carers and SupportersBased on information from Australian Adults Surviving Child Abuse organization View PDF
  • Fort Partners of Survivors View PDF
  • Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI View PDF
  • For Friends and Family of Sexual Abuse SurvivorsInformation that may help friends and family understand the impacts of abuse and how best to support their friend or family member View PDF
Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy and Unhealthy RelationshipsCharacteristics that identify healthy and unhealthy relationships View PDF
  • Things Men Should Know About Sex and DatingInformation for dating partners about consent View PDF
Other Related Topics
  • Survivor's Media GuidePublication (Counter Quo) to assist survivors preparing to speak publicly about their experiences View PDF
  • Sexual HarassmentDefines and gives examples of what constitutes sexual harassment View PDF
Professionals/Health Care Providers
  • Best Practices for Working with Survivors From the Australian Adult Surviving Child Abuse organization View PDF
  • A Message for Health Care Providers Concerning Survivors of Sexual Abuse/AssaultHow best to provide sensitive, respectful care for a survivor of sexual violence 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
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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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