Working Together To Support Survivors Of Male Sexual Abuse
Ontario has selected 45 agencies from across the province to deliver co-ordinated services to male survivors of sexual abuse. This is the first initiative of its kind in Canada.
"The government of Ontario is reinforcing its commitment to improving access to programs and services for male survivors of sexual abuse in communities across the province. From Windsor to Cornwall - Thunder Bay to Toronto - male survivors throughout Ontario now have access to the support and services they deserve."
- Dr. Fred Mathews, psychologist and research and quality assurance project lead, Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
"Sexual violence against anyone is unacceptable. I am delighted the government of Ontario is working collaboratively with partners across the province to ensure male victims of sexual abuse and sexual assaults, who may be hesitant to seek out services, are treated with compassion and respect, and receive the information, support and services they need."
- Dr. Peter Jaffe, Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario and director emeritus for the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
"Today is an important day for survivors of male sexual abuse in Ontario. It's now more important than ever to continue working together - to be leaders and innovators - to ensure we provide outstanding services to male survivors of sexual abuse and that service providers receive the training, public education, and other professional development services needed to succeed."
- Arthur Lockhart, professor of justice studies at Humber College and founder of The Gatehouse