May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month in Ontario

Sexual assault is one form of sexual violence. Sexual violence takes many forms and should not be dismissed or minimized. Sexual violence should not be tolerated and have clear consequences.

Anyone can experience this type of violence, no matter their age, race, gender, or background. Sexual violence most often occurs between people who know each other. It can happen between family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, people in romantic relationships, or strangers. Women, girls, and gender-diverse people are at higher risk of experiencing sexual violence. Indigenous women and other racialized minority groups are at an even higher risk of sexual violence.

As part of Sexual Assault Prevention Month, the Healthy Schools Team would like to highlight resources available for educators, students, and parents: