SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS
On this page:
- TAV College’s Policy Against Sexual Violence
- Inform Yourself
- Internal Resources
- Resources for People 18 Years and Younger
- To Get Information
- Legal Help
- Therapeutic Help
- Help Lines
- Services for Offenders
- Evidence Collection and STI Testing
What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence is a sexual activity that happens when consent is not obtained or not freely given.
What is sexual harrasement?
Sexual harassment is a sexual misconduct that manifests itself with words and unwanted actions of a sexual nature that affect the dignity or the psychological and physical integrity of the victim.
What is sexual consent?
It’s the agreement a person gives to a partner when engaging in sexual activity. If the choice is not free and informed, the consent is not valid. For consent to be valid, it must be enthusiastic, informed, reversible, specific and freely given.
To better understand consent, listen to this video: Consent explained with a cup of tea.
RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE
If you are a victim of sexual violence, or an offender, there are resources to help you.
Internal – External Resources
INTERNAL RESOURCE AT TAV COLLEGE
Montreal Sexual Assault Center
Crisis intervention and medico-social support for victims (18 years +) who lived a sexual aggression in the past 12 months.
1801 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West (#600), 3rd floor, H3H 1J9
Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Medical help (18 years and older)
Clinic for sexual violence victims
1560 Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC, H2L 4M1
MONTREAL GENERAL HOSPITAL
1650, av. Cedar, H3G 1A4
Monday – Friday, from 5pm to 8 am, weekends and holidays.
18 YEARS AND YOUNGER
THE SEXUAL ABUSE CLINIC AT THE ADOLESCENT CLINIC
1040 Avenue Atwater (W-105), H3Z 1X3
MONTREAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
1001 Decarie Blvd, H4A 3J1
3175, chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, H3T 1C5
To get information
Centre pour les victimes d'agression sexuelle de Montréal
Helping individuals who have been subjected to sexual and/or psychological harassment at work.
Offers an array of workshops on assault prevention to groups particularly vulnerable to assault – children, adolescents, women of all ages and people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
DIRECTEUR DES POURSUITES CRIMINELLES ET PÉNALES (DPCP)
Telephone line for providing information to victims of sexual violence who are considering filing a complaint with the police – free and confidential.
BATSHAW YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTRES
Youth protection for people under 18 years old.
4515 Sainte-Catherine West, H3Z 1S1
Crime Victims Assistance Centres, or CAVACs, offer front-line services to any crime victim or witness. Help from CAVACs is available whether the perpetrator of the crime has been identified, apprehended, prosecuted or convicted.
MCGILL UNIVERSITY LEGAL INFORMATION CLINIC
Free legal information provided primarily by phone.
CITY OF MONTREAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
7405, av. Mountain Sights
[Near rue Jean-Talon Ouest and the Namur metro station]
WEST ISLAND CALACS
THE ARGYLE INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS
MONTREAL THERAPY CENTRE
CLINIQUE ACCESS SEXOLOGIE
The Accès-Sexologie Clinic aims to bring people living with sexual and relationship difficulties to better-being and better sexual health.
SUICIDE ACTION MONTRÉAL (24/7)
Suicide Action Montréal’s mission is to prevent suicide and help survivors of suicide cope with its serious repercussions.
1 866 277-3553
SOS VIOLENCE CONJUGAL (24/7)
SOS violence conjugale is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and that of their children throughout Quebec, by offering free, bilingual, anonymous and confidential referral services. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide direct access to information, support or shelter.
1 800 363-9010 (24/7)
SERVICES FOR OFFENDERS
Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Forensic Psychiatry
The Philippe-Pinel National Institute of Forensic Psychiatry is a university hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal offering subspecialized services in forensic psychiatry.
SEXUAL OFFENDER INTERVENTION CENTER
CIDS offers services to adults or adolescents, of any gender identity, whether or not they have committed a sexual offense, and to people struggling with deviant fantasies without taking action. We also offer our services to people who are not under judicial control.
HELP WITH EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND STI TESTING
MONTREAL GENERAL HOSPITAL ER (ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD)
1650 Cedar Avenue Emergency room: Pine Avenue entrance (corner of Côte-des-Neiges)
Monday – Friday: 5pm-8am, weekends and holidays
Request the on-call sexual assault support worker
MONTREAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ER (CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD)
1001 Boulevard Décarie
Emergency: 514-412-4499 / Clinic: 514-412-4481
24/7 Emergency Room
UPDATED: NOVEMBER 10, 2021