Sexual Violence Awareness
Our team here at AUArts SA has been actively engaged in creating awareness and change surrounding sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. Your Executive Committee(EC) has been promoting awareness of and creating positive change in regards to sexual violence and assault incidents and policies. Your EC is lobbying on a provincial level for Sexual Violence Policy standards in within the Alberta Students’ Executive Council (ASEC) and within campus committees. For those looking for help or to help please look at our resources below.
When my friend told me she had been sexually assaulted, I said the words I knew she most needed tohear: I Believe You, and it’s not your fault. When she was ready, she connected with Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence. Their support helped her take the next step toward healing.
Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence is a toll-free phone, text, and chat service.
Private and available throughout Alberta.
Phone or Text: 1-866-403-8000
*Sexual Violence includes (but is not limited to): sexual assault (rape), sexual harassment, child sexual abuse. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence or you need more information please call, text or chat Alberta’s ONE LINE for Sexual Violence.
Calgary Community Resources
The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team has been a source of support to thousands of victims of crime and tragedy in Calgary since 1977. Our role is to reduce the impact you may experience from a crime or tragedy. All services are free of charge. Sexual assault is a criminal act and the complexities of the criminal justice system can cause additional stress.
“The Calgary Police’s Victim Assistance Support Team is here to assist you through this challenging time. If you’re a victim of sexual assault, please report it to the Police.” – Calgary Police Services
In an emergency situation, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
Non-emergency line: 403-266-1234
24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888
- One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support.
- Provides access to comprehensive services and support for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual abuse.
Telephone: Call 211 or 1-855-266-1605
211 Alberta is a 24-hour, non-emergency information and referral line that helps people connect to a full range of social, health and government services.
Counselling resources for adults
24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888
- 24-hour information and support.
- Short term counseling (ages 12+).
Telephone: 403-691-5991 (business hours)
- Long term sexual abuse counselling for individuals, families or couples.
24-hour crisis line: 403-266-HELP (4357)
- 24-hour Information and support
- Access to free counseling services for individuals, groups and families.
24-hour crisis line: 403-269-9699
Address: 255, 495 36 St. N.E., Northgate Mall
- No fee – immediate walk-in counseling for youth, individuals and families.
- Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Professional, culturally-sensitive counselling for immigrant women and their families who are experiencing transition challenges, relationship problems, abuse and trauma.
Address: Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 1213 4th Street SW (24-hour service)
- Specialized doctors and nurses provide comprehensive care to individuals who have experienced sexual assault (rape) or abuse within the past 72 hours.
- Clients may choose what services they wish to receive.
Telephone: 403-228-7430 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
- Assess a list of confidential clinics offer STD testing, treatment, emergency contraception and support.
Address: 700, 1509 Centre Street SW
- Information, support and referrals by telephone to individuals who prefer to call or who are unable to access our services in person. Counselling and education services available.
Resources for court appearances
Telephone: 403- 289-8385
- Providing tools and resources to help children and teens prepare for their day in court.
Telephone: 403-297-3912 / 403-297-3913
- Providing information on court proceedings to victims and witnesses during the Criminal Justice process.
Telephone: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888
- The Police And Court Education and Support (P.A.C.E.S.) Program provides specialized information, education, and court support.
Telephone: 403-237-6905 ext 3
The primary work of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services is to provide leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta. The AASAS member agencies and services are responsible for day to day front line delivery of services within their local communities and regional areas (see AASAS Member map). To contact a sexual assault centre, visit Get Help.
As a provincial support organization, AASAS focuses its efforts in these key areas:
- Awareness: AASAS works to increase public and government awareness of issues involving sexual abuse and sexual assault and the impacts they have on Albertans.
- Access: AASAS strives to ensure that all Albertans affected by sexual abuse and sexual assault have access to healing and recovery programs, services and supports
Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. We work together to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that ensure equal access to public spaces. We leverage the very spaces where harassment happens – from online to the streets – to have each other’s backs, create communities of resistance, and build a world where we can all be who we are, wherever we are.
Alberta Government – Commitment to end sexual violence
Alberta has made a government-wide commitment to prevent sexual violence and improve support for survivors. Resource links available if you need help or want to help.
Facebook: It’s Time Edmonton
Toolkit and Resources: A toolkit is available for download, which includes helpful tips on things to do if you see gender based violence.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse, and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social injustice and other forms of oppression.