If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, CALL 911, then call U of A Protective Services at 780‑492‑5050 (24hrs).

If you need to talk to someone and are safe to do so, you can call, text, or chat the Alberta One Line for Sexual Violence at 1-866-403-8000.

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Help for Survivors

If you have experienced sexual violence, it’s not your fault, and you are not alone in your recovery. There is a community of support ready to help.

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Offer Support

Everyone has the capacity to be an ally. Learn how to offer support if someone discloses a case of sexual violence to you. 

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Recognize Sexual Violence and Understand Consent

To prevent sexual violence, you must first recognize what it is.

A complex and serious problem, sexual violence can affect individuals of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations, as well as those from all ages, abilities, racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

It’s defined as any sexual act, act of a sexual nature, or act targeting sexuality, physical or psychological, that is committed without consent. It includes, but is not limited to sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, indecent exposure, voyeurism, distribution of intimate images (including video). Sexual violence also includes inducing intoxication, impairment, or incapacity for the purpose of making another person vulnerable to non-consensual sexual activity, and other analogous conduct.

Consent is a voluntary, ongoing, active and conscious agreement to engage in a given sexual activity. Consent matters every time. Through education, mutual understanding, and shared agreement, we can work together to build a culture of consent.