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Welcome to the West Island CALACS, we are here for you.

The West Island CALACS is a feminist non-profit organization that fights against sexual assault. It offers services to women and prevention services to the community.   

We want to stop sexual assault and live in a world free of violence.  To achieve this, direct help, prevention and advocacy must be in continuous interaction. The values that guide our work are equality, solidarity and empowerment.

Our areas of work

Support services

Support services

We offer various psychosocial services such as individual follow-up, support groups, socio-legal support and help for loved ones.

Awareness and
Training

Awareness and
Training

We offer awareness workshops to teenagers in West Island high schools, as well as to any organization that wishes to sensitize its clientele or staff to the realities of sexual assault.

Advocacy and
Activism

Advocacy and
Activism

CALACS workers and volunteer members organize and participate in several activities to fight against sexual assault.

Need help? Questions?

We are here for you. Feel free to write to us or leave us a message on our voice mail. 

Sexual Assault Issues:

A sexual assault (SA) is first and foremost a criminal act.  It is an act of domination, humiliation, abuse of power and violence. Sexual violence is a societal problem whose victims can unfortunately come from any socio-economic class and belong to any age, gender, culture, religion or sexual orientation.

Our services in a few words

Free

Our services are offered free of charge to all in order to make access inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Confidential services

Confidentiality and security is at the heart of our values, we recognize the free choice of each woman.

Open to all

Our services are offered to refugees, asylum seekers and non-status women.

Testimonials from women who received services at CALACS

I went in feeling like a lamb and came out like a lion. Before CALACS, I felt like a victim. But now I associate as a survivor! Very grateful this service is available to people whether it happened early in life or recently. Thank you!
- Anonymous
Very empathetic and understanding group and group leader. I always felt comfortable, encouraged, and supported by all. To meet other women during different stages of their healing, and to be a part of their journey and to have them be a part of mine; was incredibly helpful. The group leader was also showed outstanding patience and compassion. She freely helped me to explore my thought patterns, behaviors, and views of my life and myself. I was able to regain a lot of courage and strength during the group, helping me start to take back my power. Thank you Calacs!
- Anonymous
I believe that the help I received from CALACS was undeniably life changing. I finally felt heard and respected. I was guided every step with IVAC and the group therapy was exactly what I needed to start my healing process. I will forever be grateful to the kindness and understanding shown by all at CALACS. Blessings.
- Anonymous

Do you need help or know someone who does?