It’s hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you’re not alone. Below are some things to keep in mind.

If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call 911.

Your safety is important. Are you in a safe place? If you’re not feeling safe, consider reaching out to someone you trust for support. You don’t have to go through this alone.

What happened was not your fault. Something happened to you that you didn’t want to happen—and that’s not OK.

Call the Ottawa Rape Crisis Center at (613) 722 6914. They will direct you to the appropriate local health facility that can care for survivors of sexual assault.

Other Resources

Ottawa Rape Crisis Center (ORCC) Crisis Line 24 Hours/365 days, (16 years and older) (613) 722 6914

Kids Help Phone 24 Hours/365 days (800) 668-6868 bilingual

Youth Bureau Services of Ottawa 24 Hours/365 crisis line (613)260-2360, (18 and younger) drop in Center open 12-6pm – helps kids get information off the Internet – immediate counselling, drop in Center (co-Ed), crisis intervention, family counselling