This tab is for those who are recent survivors, that is typically used to describe individuals who have experienced an incident of sexual violence in the past 5 days. It is a collection of information for common steps that survivors take. Please remember, SACOMSS is here to support you. If you would like to go over these options in person, or receive accompaniment, please contact the Advocacy Branch. While we cannot guarantee that an advocate can be assigned to you immediately in an emergency situation, we will absolutely try our best to assign a volunteer quickly.
To talk to someone, please check our drop-in and phone line hours here. Please note that DIAL volunteers are not accompaniment volunteers. DIAL volunteers can provide support, but may or may not be able to answer specific questions related to McGill policy or legal issues.
To join a support group for survivors, send an email requesting an initial meeting here.
Si vous allez dans une clinique médicale
Si vous souhaitez déposer un rapport de police
If you report an assault to a police station immediately, officers are generally instructed to take you to one of the medical centres listed above.
To get information on what the process would look like after an initial report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Déposer une ordonnance de protection
It is possible to file a protection order without filing a police report. For assistance with this, or to learn more about the process, please contact email@example.com or visit https://www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/en/victims/applying-for-a-protection-order-in-a-civil-matter/.
Alternatives à la police
For help with matters including resources available to you, housing issues, food security, protection at school or work, the Advocacy Branch exists to help you identify and meet your individual needs. Volunteers will sit down with you to learn about your situation and research options going forward. We understand concerns about typical processes after sexual violence and will support any decision made by you.