Survivors of sexual abuse have lived through unimaginable trauma, and their harrowing experiences take an immense toll, not just physically but emotionally and psychologically as well. When they do come forward for help, sometimes years after the abuse, it is an extraordinary act of courage, because they know that speaking out will force them to recall the most painful moments of their lives.
Standing with victims of sexual assault and abuse
While taking action against those who have hurt you or a loved one requires tremendous bravery, it can also feel overwhelming, like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. But you are not alone. At Siskinds, we stand with victims of sexual abuse. Every detail of a survivor’s story matters to us, and the complex emotions that surface do too. We are fierce advocates for those seeking to hold their abusers and the responsible institutions accountable.
Compassionate and experienced legal support
When you work with our team, your rights and your privacy are vigorously protected. Our goal is to help you navigate the complicated legal process in a way that minimizes additional trauma and stress. Our compassionate, experienced lawyers prioritize your wellbeing and peace of mind, while working tirelessly to help you get the support you need and deserve.
When you’re ready to discuss the deeply personal aspects of your case, we’re here to listen. An initial consultation is free and completely confidential, and there is no obligation to act until you are prepared to do so. If you need a safe place to ask questions and talk through your legal options, don’t hesitate to contact us.
No limitation period for reporting
Remember, there is no time limitation for reporting sexual abuse in Ontario. Even if the abuse happened years ago, you may be entitled to compensation. Managing claims against organizations ranging from schools to long-term care facilities has given us the expertise to effectively pursue justice on your behalf.
Resources & Guidance
A lawyer can provide you with the legal knowledge and power you need. Fundamental information is also available in the following four sections.
1. Report It
There is no time limitation for reporting sexual abuse or assault. You can speak to a lawyer first or you can report it at any time.
2. Be Informed
Knowing basic information about your situation and the options available to you is empowering.