Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services is a non-profit
organization which operates through the efforts of staff and
volunteers. We receive some “core” funding from the Ministry
of the Attorney General, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Health; but, fundraising activities are necessary in order to offer some programs and services.
How You Can Help
Volunteer participation is vital to the agency's existence.
Without the incredible amount of time and effort offered by dedicated and
caring folks in Muskoka, Parry Sound and beyond..., the agency could not exist.
If you wish to volunteer for our agency, please click "Contact Us" to connect with our volunteer coordinator, Linda Clarke. We have many roles and offer an online training with certification provided.
Support us with Sisters' Story Coffee!
You can purchase coffee from Sisters' Story Coffee, which comes from a sustainable Indigenous women operated farms in Peru. 15% of the cost of the coffee can come back to our organization and you help this co-op to flourish! Consider a coffee subscription to help us in an ongoing way, and you can enjoy a delicious and ethical cup of joe every day. Choose Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services in the drop down menu of organizations to support!
IAbout Sisters' Story Coffee - June 22, 2021, Toronto -
Born out of a mission to empower women across borders and within local communities, Sisters’ Story Coffee – a first-of-its-kind Canadian coffee brand, launches today.
Sisters’ Story Coffee is made from organic and Fairtrade Certified coffee beans exclusively purchased from farms owned and operated by Indigenous women in the
Andes of Northern Peru.
Fifteen per cent of each online sale of Sisters’ Story Coffee will go to a participating Canadian women’s shelter or sexual assault centre of the purchaser’s choice. (We're in.)
Sister’s Story Coffee is an initiative by Sumac Community Worker Co-operative, a Canadian employee-owned social
enterprise with a vision to build a caring economy. The initiative was inspired by Café Femenino, a Fairtrade Certified coffee co-operative founded by a group of entrepreneurial women farmers in Peru, and from which Sisters’ Story solely purchases its coffee beans.
The Indigenous women in these rural areas live in male-dominated societies, experience violence and have very little financial or decision-making power, despite carrying the majority of the workload in the home and in labour-intensive coffee production. Café Femenino enables women farmers to grow and sell their own product, providing them with direct payment and a Fairtrade premium to invest in their businesses and communities..