Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre is a feminist organization that supports individuals who have experienced sexualized violence. We provide counselling, support services, advocacy, education and prevention.
Values & Beliefs
Sexualized violence is an umbrella term, used by KSACC, to encompass all forms of violence including: intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic violence, gender-based violence, sexual assault, and sexual abuse.
- As a feminist organization, KSACC practices from an anti-oppressive lens. As such, we believe that each person who accesses our services has the right to determine the best ways for us to work with them.
- Confidentiality is the cornerstone of the services that we provide at KSACC.
- KSACC believes that the people who access our services have the right to self-determination.
- KSACC works hard to ensure that our services are accessible to all members of the community. We listen and advocate towards minimizing barriers to accessing services.
- KSACC works from a collaborative perspective. We practice collaboration within our staff team and with the people who access our services.
- KSACC prioritizes and encourages the self-care of our members, employees, volunteers, board directors, the community, and people who access our services.
- As much as possible, KSACC ensures that our processes are transparent to our membership, the community, within our organization, and for the people we support.
- KSACC strives to ensure that clients receive timely services.
- As a feminist organization, KSACC understands that the intersectionality of all aspects of an individual’s social and political identities overlap and contribute to their experiences with oppression and violence.
- KSACC values community, family, relationships, and natural support systems.
- KSACC values reflective practice. We consistently and intentionally review our policies and practices to ensure that they align with our values and beliefs.
- Sexualized violence is never justifiable.
- Fear of sexualized violence is a factor in the development and behaviour of women, girls, LGBTQIAP2S+, and individuals whose identity may increase their risk of sexualized violence.
- Sexualized violence is a gendered issue. It is rooted in patriarchy and colonialism.
- Violence is a community issue, not a personal issue.
- Sexualized violence is about power and control that is expressed in a sexually violent way.
- No one deserves to be physically or sexually assaulted.
- Those who are victimized are never responsible for the violence that is perpetrated against them.
A Healthy Sexual Relationship is:
- Consensual. Consent is a mutual, verbal, physical, and emotional agreement that must happen naturally and enthusiastically, without manipulation, threats, or coercion.
- Respectful. The people in the relationship are committed to preserving the dignity of all parties involved in the relationship.
- Reciprocal. The people in the relationship are equally invested in each other’s pleasure, enjoyment, and experience.
- Compassionate. Sexuality is experienced as pleasurable, enjoyable, and positive by all parties involved.
- Sex positive! Sexual expression and sexual pleasure (if it is consensual and healthy) is a good thing.
We’re here to help
MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:30am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm
#601 – 235 First Avenue
Chase Wellness Centre, 830 Thompson Avenue
Logan Lake Health Centre, #5 Beryl Drive
South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society, 601 Bancroft St
We depend on our donors
Giving comes in many forms and we value each and every gift of time, money, services, and support.
Every gift from you can make the life of a survivor of sexualized violence a bit easier and more joyful. Your donation will support us in ending sexualized violence in our community.