Sexual Assault Centre

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We're here to support you! We may be working remotely but we're still "here" to provide you with the services that you need.

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Service Notice

University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre are still here to support you; however, in light of physical distancing benefits in regards to the spread of COVID-19, our current operations have changed. Effectively immediately, we are now providing all services remotely, and there are no staff in our office during operating hours. As such, all Crisis Intervention and Psychological Support sessions will now be provided over the phone to individuals, by appointment only, until further notice. If you have an upcoming appointment with one of our Psychologists, they will be in touch with you directly to navigate the transition to telehealth.

To make a crisis intervention support appointment and for all other inquiries, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s main line at 780-492-9771 or email us at Additionally, we have cancelled all remaining anti-sexual violence education presentations provided by our service, and all future workshop requests are suspended until further notice. To request online learning materials from our service, including links to our Centre’s educational videos, workshop slides, and handouts, please email

For immediate support, please call, text, or chat the Alberta One Line for Sexual Violence (1-866-403-8000) between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.

About Our Centre

The U of A Sexual Assault Centre provides drop-in crisis intervention support to survivors of sexual violence & their supporters, as well as comprehensive educational workshops for the Campus Community. We actively work towards creating a campus community free of sexual violence and operate from a feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, person-centered framework.

Keeping that in mind, it is important for us to recognize our Centre's ongoing occupation of ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, or Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), Treaty 6 territory and the ancestral home of the Papaschase Cree. We understand that our participation in this colonial project complicates our relationship to anti-sexual violence prevention and education work, as the mere existence of our service is dependent on the continued disregard for Indigenous sovereignty. Acknowledging this complicated relationship is only the beginning of our work; we are committed to unpacking and understanding the responsibility we have to each other and to this land.

We value:
  • Spaces that recognize, respect, and honour the various intersection of being in an attempt to be safe(r) and more accessible to the people who occupy those intersections;
  • Centering the lived experiences of those who have endured sexual violence;
  • Unconditional, non-judgemental, non-directive support for survivors and their choices for recovery;
  • Self-advocacy;
  • Emotional expression in all its forms;
  • The contributions of all those engaged in anti-sexual violence activism before us, and all of those who will continue this work long after we are gone;
  • Community-driven prevention and education efforts;
  • The self-knowledge, resiliency, and tremendous capacity for change that students possess;
  • Creating environments that encourage and facilitate a commitment to continual learning, growth, and understanding;
  • Fostering sustainable, collaborative relationships throughout the community; and
  • Institutional, individual, and community accountability.

All services are free of charge and are available to people of all genders, sexualities, and backgrounds. Each person's individual recovery process will be respected.

Confidentiality at the Centre

Privacy and confidentiality are essential for creating an environment where those who have experienced sexual violence feel safe in disclosing their experience and seeking support. The privacy and confidentiality of those involved in a disclosure of sexual violence will be protected. However, it is important to note that there may be limits to the University’s ability to do so, when: there is a likely risk of harm to self or others, or reporting or action is required or authorized by law. Whether or not the University can maintain the privacy and confidentiality of a disclosure will be determined on a case by case basis, in consultation with relevant University officials, and with the utmost care for the individual who has experienced sexual violence.

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