ABOUT US

To contact us for the first time:  call 705 646-2122 and leave us a message or text 705 394-4089
(specify intake)

 

Our Herstory -- The history of our agency. 

Mission Statement:

We are an intersectional feminist organization dedicated to providing leadership, education, advocacy and trauma-informed support to end sexual violence and harassment. 

 

Gender-based violence, including sexual violence, is a global issue. We develop strong collaborative responses to shift longstanding societal beliefs and systems to create social change.

 

We honour all people who have experienced sexual violence and harassment. Their diverse voices are heard and reflected in the design and delivery of our programs to facilitate empowerment and healing.

Our logo represents the woman symbol in a sweetgrass (sacred hair of Mother Earth)  braid –3 strands in a braid -  body, mind, spirit/ love, peace, harmony.

Burning it is to purify thoughts and the environment and banish negative thoughts.

(may be made up of 21 strands for community survival)– 7 for previous 7 generations = 1 strand, 7 for grandfather gifts – respect, love, truth, bravery, wisdom, generosity, humility = 2nd strand and 7 for 7 generations to come in 3rd strand)

In the centre of our logo is Daphne, a greek goddess who saved herself from rape by the god Apollo by turning herself into a tree – women’s strength and resilience.

Our colour purple represents the violence against women movement.

Our Commitment to You 

As a feminist based, anti racism and anti oppression, trauma informed organization, it is our mission to provide you with the best support we can in navigating your journey in healing from sexual violence, and in working together to create a world of equality and non violence.

If something is troubling you about the service you are receiving, we invite you to use your voice and tell us.  We promise to listen.  Start with your worker and speaking directly with them.  If that doesn't work for you please reach out to our Executive Director, Lauren Power. 

Reach her through our agency number or her email, lauren@mpssas.com.  She will work with you and your worker to resolve what's troubling you.  Most of our work is done in groups and this is due to the large volume of service requests we have.  We can suggest other options to you if this is not a fit for you, but we encourage you to try group work, because working with other survivors enables you to gain from their experiences in healing, and for them to gain from yours.

 

Our process will be to explore what's troubling you and find a way forward.  You do not have to leave our services in order to seek resolution.  That's part of the healing process, advocating for yourself and your needs, and we welcome that.