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Thanks for registering for the SASC Open House! We look forward to seeing you. Remember: on the first Friday in May we wear purple in recognition of both Sexual Violence Prevention Month and #NoOneAsksForIt, a long running campaign against victim blaming. Join us in wearing your purple tie, scarf, shirt, dress or whatever you feel comfortable in!

SASC Open House

Our doors are open! Please join us for refreshments and a special reception at SASC in recognition of Sexual Violence Prevention Month.

By Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

When and where


151 Frederick St #300 151 Frederick Street #300 Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 Canada

About this event

Our doors are open! Please join us for refreshments and a special reception at SASC on Friday May 5, 2023, from 12 pm – 2 pm, in recognition of Sexual Violence Prevention Month. We're sharing some words of welcome and an announcement at noon, followed by a group photo - in purple, of course! Take a tour of our Centre and learn more about our services. We can't wait to see you!


  • Noon: Welcome and announcement from our Executive Director
  • 12:30: Group photo for #NoOneAsksForIt and Sexual Violence Prevention Month (Wear Purple!)
  • 12:30 - 2:00: Enjoy refreshments, tour our Centre, meet our staff, and stop by for a snap in our selfie booth!

About #NoOneAsksForIt:

One of the biggest hurdles people face after a sexual assault is the notion that somehow they “asked for it” by what they were wearing, where they were, what they were doing or drinking. This is victim-blaming.

On the first Friday of every May, people across our province wear purple to take a stand against victim blaming, and to mark the beginning of Sexual Violence Prevention Month. This campaign is called #NoOneAsksForIt!

Whether you are able to attend our open house or not, we encourage you to wear purple on May 5th, and tell people why you are doing it. Post to social media with the hashtag #NoOneAsksForIt to get a conversation going. Let's stand in solidarity with survivors.


Civic District Parking Garage (83 Queen Street North)

  • Just steps away from Centre in the Square, the Kitchener Public Library, and Civic Centre Park. Located about a 5 minute walk away from SASC.
  • $1.15 per ½ hour for the first hour
  • $1.75 for every ½ hour afterwards
  • $15 daily max – Monday to Thursday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays are free

Pay & Display surface level parking is available at Otto Street - Lot 14 (172 Frederick Street) and Centre In The Square - 19B (101 Queen Street North). These lots are located a 1-3 minute walk away from SASC.

  • Hourly rate: $2.40 (2 Hour Max)
  • Free after 5 p.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday!

About the organizer

We support survivors of sexual violence. We listen, facilitate healing, and celebrate resiliency. Using an intersectional feminist approach, we work to transform systems which promote gender-based violence