We Offer Caring & Support

The Sexual Abuse Centre Thunder Bay (formerly the Thunder Bay Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Counselling and Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, incorporated organization that has provided service since 1975. The agency provides specialized help, support, counselling, and information for women and men who have difficulties overcoming the traumatic effects of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment they experienced at any time in their lives.

We are a stand-alone agency, independent of all other agencies including any police agencies, the court system, and healthcare organizations. That means that our services are fully confidential - we do not report your case to any other agency, and we are not legally obligated to do so except in specific circumstances (for example, child abuse).

Mission Statement

The role of this agency is to counteract the damaging effects of violence on individuals, families, and the community as a whole.


The general principles on which this agency is governed emphasize the intrinsic worth, dignity, and ability of individuals to adapt and grow (humanism).

Values of acceptance, self-determination, empowerment, and enhancement of the inherent strength of our clients are paramount.

While violence can be inflicted on all people in our community, we identify that women and children (female and male) historically and to the present day are more vulnerable in our society.


Each staff member providing client services has a post-secondary education in social services, social work, sociology, psychology, or other health/education profession.