McGill University, and the Sexual Assault Centre of McGill Students’ Society (SACOMSS), is founded upon the unceded traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, namely the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, who are also known as the Guardians of the Eastern Door, and Anishinabeg Nations. More specifically, our campus is built on territory that has long acted as a site of meeting and exchange amongst the Kanien’kehá:ka peoples, who are the rightful stewards of these lands and waters. We are settlers here on Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), which is situated in the larger Turtle Island (North America). It is important to keep this constantly in our minds, so that we can move forward actively resisting neocolonialism in all of its forms and manifestations. We recognize that all forms of violence, including sexual violence, is a manifestation and weapon of colonialism.
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.