Identity Specific Support

Sometimes after an experience of sexual violence, we may feel more comfortable accessing identity specific supports to meet our needs. The following are some options that a survivor might consider: 

English as an Additional Language and Immigration Support

Black People, Indigenous People and People of Colour (BIPOC)

  • Healing in Colour 
    • An online resource that offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC— in all our intersections.
    • National online directory
    • Brings together and serves BIPOC communities on PEI in ways that build solidarity and help them thrive, specifically through community building, intersectional justice education and advocacy, programming, and supportive practices to form stronger and more resilient communities.
    • Community Relations Coordinators help members navigate and connect to services and community resources. 
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • Black Cultural Society 
    • Serves, uplifts, advocates for resources, and provides services to protect and strengthen the development of PEI’s Black community.
    • Staff includes a Peer Support Coordinator 
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • Justice Avenues 
    • A program at Community Legal Information (CLI) designed to make legal advice and information more accessible to racialized people on Prince Edward Island 
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) Legal Services Coordination Program
    • Provides culturally appropriate legal services coordination for Canadian Muslim women seeking legal advice and counsel on family law issues. It is a one-stop referral service designed expressly for Canadian Muslim women to address their unique needs resulting from complexities related to Canadian and Muslim family laws. 
    • A National project accessible through phone and internet
  • Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI 
    • A non-profit organization providing leadership and guidance in cultural, social, economic and political aspects Representing the interest and concerns of all Indigenous women at all levels. 
    • Current projects include: Empowering Indigenous Women Project, Peer Support Project, Men’s Project and more 
    • Lennox Island, PEI 

2-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/questioning, Intersex, Asexual + (2SLGBTQQIA+)

  • PEERS Alliance 
    • Educates, engages, and supports Island residents to build healthier, inclusive communities and to end stigma surrounding sexual health and drug use using a trauma-informed approach.
    • Their team includes an Outreach Coordinator and a Social Worker. 
    • Charlottetown 
  • Our Landing Place
    • Offers 8 free virtual sessions to current PEI residents who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ and are over the age of 12.  
    • Virtual 

Post-Secondary Students  

  • UPEI Counselling Services
    • Provides confidential, short-term help to students dealing with personal, relational or mental health concerns.
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • UPEI Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO)  
    • Offers a safe and confidential space for students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence to obtain support, accommodations, referrals, information, coordination and reporting options. 
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • UPEI Health and Wellness Centre
    • Provides access to high quality, safe health care delivery to students, staff, faculty, and families. To accomplish these ends, the Health and Wellness Centre is committed to partnering with interdisciplinary and collaborative teams to deliver health promotion, optimal health care and ongoing education.
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • Holland College Counselling Services 
    • Free, confidential counselling available to all Holland College students.
    • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Support
    • You can access free, confidential counselling at Holland college, and can access reporting options through these services and online. 
    • Charlottetown, PEI 
  • Prince of Wales Campus Health Clinic 
    • The nurse practitioners are available to see students by appointment for non-emergency medical services such as sexual health counselling and screening, pregnancy testing and support, mental health management, referrals, prescriptions, and assessment of injuries. Students from any Holland College location are welcome to book an appointment. 
    • Charlottetown, and Summerside, PEI