McGill University and the Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is founded upon the unceded traditional territories of the Kanien’kehà:ka Nation, the keepers of the Eastern Door of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the rightful stewards of these lands and waters. The island of so-called Montréal, known in the Kanien’kéha language as Tiohtià:ke, has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples including the Anishnaabeg and other Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.
Colonialism and white supremacy are systems of structural violence, and many forms of violence, including sexual violence, are actively used to maintain the power of these structures. For those of us who are settlers on these lands, it is vital to keep this constantly in our minds, so that we can move forward as an organization to actively resist colonialism in all its forms and manifestations.
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.
Our services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, we offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.
SACOMSS strives to be a pro-survivor, pro-feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-ableist, anti-classist, queer-positive, trans-positive, pro-sex worker, and anti-oppressive organization. We provide an accessible, non-judgmental, and safer space for members of many different communities and identifications. All our services are open to the public and are provided free of charge.