Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is far more common than most people suspect. Relatively few instances are ever reported to the police. Most Canadians know someone who has been sexually or physically assaulted, or have been themselves.

Sexual assault involves any kind of unwanted sexual touching, kissing, grabbing, fondling, sex (oral or anal), or sexual intercourse that is forced on a person without their consent.

Sexual violence of any kind is not about sex: it is about fear and control and power. It can change a victim for the rest of their lives.