The Ministry Invites Male Survivors to Have Their Say

As you may know, the Ministry of the Attorney General is planning to provide funding towards support services for male victims of sexual abuse and assault. The Ministry’s proposal only offers short-term therapy (8 weeks) and group counselling.

The Centre for Abuse and Trauma Therapy strongly believes that successful healing from sexual abuse, especially childhood sexual abuse, requires long-term therapy. Women are offered fully paid therapy at sexual assault centers for long as they want it. Men should have the same consideration and options.

We wanted to share with you the Ministry’s invite to male survivors to share their views with respect to:

  • the kinds of services that are most needed;
  • the best ways to gain ongoing feedback from survivors; and
  • advice on how service proposals should be evaluated.

If you know of male survivors who may wish to provide this feedback to the Ministry, they can do so by clicking on this link: www.ontario.ca/victimservices