About this Survey

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce (VPGB) is conducting Grey Bruce's first  Survey on Sexual Violence Prevention. 

What is Sexual Violence?
Sexual violence, for the purposes of this survey, includes sexual assault and sexual harassment.  Sexual assault is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada.  It is an assault that is sexual in nature including: sexual assault; sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm; and aggravated sexual assault. Sexual violence towards children is a crime: Every person who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of a person under the age of fourteen years is guilty of an indictable offence.
Sexual harassment is unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature which: violates your dignity, makes you feel intimidated, degraded or humiliated, and/or creates a hostile or offensive environment.

Who should participate in this survey? 
We invite everyone in our community to participate in the STOP Sexual Violence Survey.  Please complete the survey if you are a concerned community member, a service provider or volunteer, a person who uses and/or needs services because of sexual violence and harassment, or a friend or family member of someone at risk or dealing with sexual violence and harassment. Please pass the survey link on to anyone you think would like to participate!

What happens with the information I provide?
The information that we gather with this survey is confidential and your participation is voluntary. We will use the survey data and information from provincial and national reports, social media outreach, and local statistics to create a 'Report Card on Sexual Violence Prevention'. It will give us new information and help us develop prevention strategies to address a difficult but common issue that many people find hard to bring Into the Open. Together we can learn how to prevent sexual violence and increase safety for everyone in Grey Bruce.

What is STOP SV?
There is strong evidence, based on evaluations and research, that specific strategies can prevent sexual violence in communities like ours.  This survey looks at five evidence based strategies that prevent sexual violence, to see how well these strategies are working in our region. 

The STOP SV strategies are:
S -   Social Norms that protect against sexual violence
T -   Teach Skills to prevent sexual violence
O -   Opportunities that empower and support girls and women
P -   Protective Environments that reduce the risk of sexual violence
S/V- Support Victims and Survivors to lessen the harm of sexual violence
You can learn more about the STOP SV Technical Package at www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-prevention-technical-package.pdf
Your Participation
Participating in this survey may be difficult for some people, or bring up painful memories.  If you need support or someone to talk to please contact 211 for information about community services, contact the sexual assault crisis line at 1 866 578-5566, or check the Violence Prevention Grey Bruce website for information on getting help: violencepreventiongreybruce.com

* 1. How would you describe your perspective as a participant of this survey?  You can choose more than one answer.

* 2. What is your gender?

* 3. Please check the age category that best describes you.

* 4. Have you used community services as a result of sexual violence and/or sexual harassment? Please check the time frame that describes best when you used services (you can check more than one box).

* 5. If you have experienced any form of sexual violence, what Grey Bruce agencies and/or organizations did you use? You can select as many as you used below:

* 6. If you experienced sexual violence in the last 5 years, how would you rate the help and support you received?

  not helpful somewhat helpful helpful extremely helpful N/A
Help and Support from the criminal justice system (police, courts, probation)
Help and Support from agencies that provide sexual assault services
Help and Support from the health care system (doctors, family health, hospital services)
Help and Support from mental health and addiction services
Help and Support from family and friends
Help and Support from faith based services
Help and Support from employers
Other (describe in Comment box below)