What is sexual violence?
Sexual violence is not about sex. It is about power and control. And it happens every single day in New Brunswick. Sexual violence is any harmful behaviour of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent of the survivor.
Myths and stereotypes perpetuate sexual violence. Whether it is street harassment, sexual harassment in the workplace or sexual assault, there can be long-term emotional and psychological effects on the person.
What if I am a survivor of sexual violence?
- If you are in immediate danger or are seriously injured, call 911.
- If you are not in immediate danger but have experienced sexual violence, you may want to seek medical attention from your local hospital, clinic or family doctor.
- Some hospitals have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) who are specially trained to respond to victims of sexual violence. You can ask to speak to the SANE when you arrive at the Emergency Department at the hospital.
- Please call one of the support lines listed to find our more information about sexual violence services.
- It’s not your fault. Support and safety are available. There are people who believe you and are ready to support you. Talk to someone you trust. Keep asking for help until you get what you need. You are not alone.
Sexual Assault Resources
Sexual Violence New Brunswick
24-hour support line: 506 454-0437
L’éclipse (Edmundston): 506 739-7729
Greater Saint John Sexual Assault Response Team: 506 632-5758
Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre: 506 533-9100
Libère Toi (Support line) (Acadian Peninsula): 506-395-3555
South East Sexual Assault Centre (Moncton)
24-hour support line: 1 844 853-0811
Boréal Child and Youth Expertise Centre: 506-383-8300
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Support Line: 1-844-413-6649
AIDS NB Information Line: 1 800 561-4009
Chimo 24-hour Helpline: 1 800 667-5005
Elsipogtog Crisis Centre 24-hour Crisis Line: 506 523-8260
The province's universities and community colleges have resources available on campus to support students. Contact your student services office to get more information.
Sexual harassment is prohibited under the New Brunswick Human Rights Act. Sexual harassment means making harassing comments or conduct of a sexual nature that is known or ought to be known to be unwelcome.
For information about rights and responsibilities, or to make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission, please visit the following link: