you are not alone

The Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre is here to help connect you to services and resources.

who we are

Our mission is:

  • To provide information, support, and counselling to those affected by sexual violence (sexual assault, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, and incest) and dating violence.
  • To work towards the eradication of sexual violence.


Our Anti-Oppression, Feminist-Based Framework:

  • FSAC supports victims of all genders, and recognizes that sexual violence is a form of gender based violence.
  • We recognize that sexual violence is a result of misogyny, patriarchy, and inequality.
  • We recognize that sexual violence can and does happen to anyone, and happens disproportionately to marginalized groups including cis and trans women, children, LGBTQ/ MOGAI people, people of colour, Aboriginal women, immigrant women, sex trade workers, and others.
  • FSAC is trans* inclusive and is committed to maintaining safe spaces for all women.

our history

Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre began in the summer of 1975 from a Chimo Help Centre meeting. This meeting was called to deal with the concerns of local university and high school counsellors, the Fredericton Women’s Centre and other citizens to establish the need for a resource group that could respond to sexual violence.

In November of that year, a full-time director was hired on a grant to organize the service. In January 1976, the Rape Crisis Service was able to offer a 24-hour service. Volunteers offered support over the phone to survivors or other people concerned, as well as accompanying survivors to the hospital, police station or a friend’s home.

In 1979, the Rape Crisis Service separated from Chimo and opened an office at 384 Queen Street. The Fredericton Rape Crisis Centre, now an independent organization, became incorporated in February 1980.

To reflect changes in the Canadian Criminal Code, the Fredericton Rape Crisis Centre became the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre in April 1994. In 2005, the provincial action plan “A Better World for Women – Moving Forward 2005-2010” was announced with sexual assault awareness and service delivery across the Province as a central component of this action plan. FSAC, with its decades of experience, created its Provincial Strategy on Sexual Assault Services. With leadership from its Provincial Advisory Committee, the strategy uses a community based approach to bring together service providers and stakeholders throughout the province to enhance and establish community responses to sexual assault and sexual violence in New Brunswick.

In 2015, the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre completed a rebranding process which included a new website, a new logo, and name – Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre, though Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre Inc. remains as the organization’s legal name.