For survivors

Although a few things have changed due to COVID-19, we are still here for you. Support sessions are available by appointment only to McGill members in Montreal or abroad. To book a session, please email us at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or call us at 514-398-3954. For immediate or 24/7 support you can call the provincial sexual assault crisis line at (1-888-933-9007 / 514-933-9007).

The term survivor is used on our website to describe anyone who has experienced any unwanted act of a sexual nature. We understand that this term may not reflect everyone's experience and not everyone who has experienced an unwanted act of a sexual nature will identify with this term.

We are here to help you, whether the incident occurred recently or not, and we will honour your individual healing process. Here is how we can help you:

Support services

We offer free crisis intervention and short-term crisis counselling to help you navigate your healing process. emilie.marcotte [at] mcgill.ca (Make an appointment) or stop by at any time during our drop-in hours.

We also offer support activities for survivors.

  • Trauma sensitive yoga
  • Group therapy

Resource coordination

Each survivor has different needs. We will work with you to determine what is right for you. We can assist you with:

  • Accessing support services on and off campus, including medical, psychological or emotional
  • Coordinating safety measures and personal safety planning
  • Obtaining accommodations (academic, housing, employment-related)

Reporting assistance

The decision to report an incident or not is entirely yours. We can help you understand the reporting processes—whether you are considering reporting through campus channels or through police services—so that you can decide what is right for you.

If you choose to report, we can accompany you through the process.

Direct support

Support activities and accommodations for survivors.

Info about reporting

Informal and formal reporting processes both on and off campus.

Self care and healing

Safety planning

Additional services

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