Services for Professionals

Our members have significant expertise in the fields of sexual assault and domestic violence. In addition to working with victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on a daily basis, our members are also involved in

  • lobbying for change;
  • establishing standards for service delivery across the province;
  • training; and
  • collaborative research.

How can we help you?

Referring professionals | Legal professionals | Media


Referring professionals

Whether you’re a social worker; physician, paramedic or other medical professional; a police officer or firefighter; you are often the first point of contact for someone who has been a recent victim of sexual assault or domestic violence. That person is often in crisis.

This person is frightened, confused, and possibly injured, and they look to you for guidance, reassurance and support. Whether the individual has been sexually assaulted or a victim of domestic violence, it is critical that you know the best way to handle the situation.

We can help. For over 20 years, our centres have been helping victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. We understand their unique needs and can provide the required specialized care.

By bringing the victim directly to your nearest sexual assault/domestic violence treatment centre you are ensuring they will get the highest level of care available.

We can also help your organization by providing your employees or members with training to enable them to better respond to the physical and emotional needs of survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. Contact the Network to see how we can help you.

Legal professionals

When you go to court, you need to know that your expert witness is exactly that. Our members can help your case with knowledgeable testimony or by providing valuable information, resources or training. We are available to testify in criminal cases involving sexual assault and domestic violence. We also have access to relevant research and statistics. Contact the Network to discuss your requirements for technical expertise or information.


The issues surrounding sexual assault and domestic violence are complex. That's why we work to help journalists cover this important area accurately and well.

The Network is a trusted and authoritative source of information for the media about all aspects of sexual assault and domestic violence, from statistics and research to medical treatment and victim impact. We can help you locate and interview experts in the field and can provide you with background, research, statistics and other information.

Contact the Network and let us know what type of expert or information you need.

Last update: 14 April 2016