Loyalist College is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive and open environment where students are encouraged to promote awareness of sexual violence, which affects one in four women and one in six men. It’s real.
If you need immediate assistance, please contact:
Loyalist Sexual Assault Line
613-969-1913, ext. 2657 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm)
For after-hours assistance, please contact:
Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte District
1-877-544-6424 or 911
Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District
Through counselling and support groups, Safe Place drop-in, and Paths of Courage Residential Healing Program, SACQD staff and volunteers reach out to sexual assault survivors and their families. Visit sacqd.com for more information.
If you require after-hours support, please use this guide.
Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District Contact Information:
24-hour crisis support: 1-877-544-6424
Helping Victims of Crime Move Forward
Open 8:30 am – 4 pm
What is consent?
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is any type of unwanted sexual act done by one person to another that violates the sexual integrity of the victim and involves a range of behaviours from unwanted touching to penetration. Sexual assault is characterized by a broad range of behaviours that involve the use of force, threats, or control towards a person, which makes that person feel uncomfortable, distressed, frightened, threatened, or that is carried out in circumstances in which the person has not freely agreed, consented to, or is incapable of consenting to.
What is sexual violence?
A broad term that describes any violence, physical or psychological, carried out through sexual means or by targeting sexuality. This violence takes different forms including sexual abuse and sexual assault.
For more information, please refer to the College’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy.