The climate around sexual violence is changing.

As a result of highly publicized movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, more people are coming forward to report sexual violence.

There has been a sizeable increase in demand on Canada’s sexual violence support services (calls to the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre increased 100% in one year alone, and that’s just one of many examples). In some parts of Canada there are limited services or none at all.

The lack of support leaves survivors with few options, and in some cases, on their own to deal with their trauma.

Canadian Women’s Foundation partnered with AFTERMETOO, a national movement to activate change on sexual violence in Canada, to address the increased demand on sexual violence support services across Canada.

We’re also collaborating with AFTERMETOO and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network to address workplace sexual harassment through tools, resources, and training for federally regulated employees and employers — all housed in a one-stop online platform called Rosa. The project, called Roadmap to Future Workplaces, is supported in part by the Government of Canada.

With your help, our goal is to ensure that everyone has the support they need to heal from sexual violence.

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Learn more about the #MeToo Movement and its Impact in Canada.

Pin iconThe Facts

82% The percentage of those under age 18 who experience sexual assault that are girls.

1 in 3 The ratio of Canadians who understand what it means to give consent in sexual situations.

5% The percentage of sexual assaults that were reported to police in 2014.

What are we doing about gender-based violence?

With YOUR support, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is:

  • Investing in programs that teach teens how to create safe, healthy relationships
  • Funding programs that help women to rebuild their lives after violence, sexual assault or sex trafficking

Learn more: Out of Violence

Your monthly support can support programs that teach teens how to have healthier relationships.