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Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is the first point of contact for situations of sexual violence. With the permission of the survivor, the SARC manager will call together the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to coordinate internal and external resources depending on each case.

Our services include

  • Crisis intervention and SART response in urgent and complex cases
  • Trauma informed and survivor-centred individual psychotherapy
  • Referral and/or accompaniment to on-and off-campus resources
  • Peer support and psycho-educational groups at our drop-in space
  • Workshops and training on sexual violence prevention and response

If you are in immediate danger:

On campus
Campus Safety and Prevention Services: 
514-848-3717 – option 1
Ext. 3717 from any campus phone

Off campus
Call 911 or contact the police
Find your local police station

On-campus resources

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC)

  • The Sexual Assault Resource Centre provides confidential and non-judgmental support to Concordia University students, staff and faculty who have been affected by sexual violence.

Counselling and Psychological Services

  • Students at Concordia can receive 10 personal counselling sessions.
  • These sessions are free and confidential.

Centre for Gender Advocacy

Health Services

If you have experienced – or witnessed – sexual violence and would like to make a complaint, the first step is to consult with Concordia’s Sexual Assault Resource Centre.

Off-campus resources

Obtain physical and psychological care at a designated centre

All regions of Quebec have designated centres that offer services especially for people that have been sexually assaulted and require a health assessment, a medical exam or a forensic interview - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is recommended:

  • If you were assaulted less than 5 days ago, go to a designated centre as soon as possible.
  • If you were assaulted more than 6 days ago, call ahead and make an appointment.
  • If you were assaulted over a year ago, contact another resource.

Designated Centres (offering English-speaking services):

Montreal Sexual Assault Centre

CSSS de la Montagne,
CLSC Métro
1801 de Maisonneuve West,
3rd floor

514 934-4504 or
514 934-0354

Montreal General Hospital - Emergency Room

1650 avenue Cedar

*paging service, ask for the on-call sexual assault support worker

CHUM – Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal Emergency Room

3840 rue Saint-Urbain

*paging service, ask for the on-call sexual assault support worker

Sexual Assault Helpline
Sexual Assault Provincial Helpline (24/7) 1-888-933-9007 or 514-933-9007 in Montreal


The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)
McGill University, Shatner Bldg. Basement, 3480 McTavish, B-27

514- 398-8500, main@sacomss.org

These centres offer free and confidential assistance to women and teenage girls 14 and over who have been sexually assaulted. To contact a CALACS, call the Regroupement quebecois des CALACS in Montreal at 514-529-5252, or toll free at 1-877-717-5252

CAVAC-Crime Victims Assistance Centre
Support over the phone or in person for anyone who has been the victim of a criminal act. A CAVAC can provide you with information on legal procedures, rights and possible forms of recourse, support and accompany you, and guide you to the appropriate legal, medical, social and community resources.

To contact your local CAVAC, call 1-866-532-2822,

Help and information centre on sexual harassment in the workplace (GAIHST) 514-526-0789,

CRIPHASE-Le Centre de ressources et d'intervention pour hommes abusés sexuellement dans leur enfance (For men sexually abused in childhood)

514 529-5567,

Sexual Assault Resource Centre

We are open to all Concordia students, staff, and faculty.

Need support or have questions?

Jennifer (JD) Drummond
514-848-2424 ext. 3353

Lindsay Faul
514-848-2424 ext. 7985

Aleesha Simpson
514-848-2424 ext 3017

Mark Underwood
514-848-2424 ext. 5720

Project Coordinator:
Jenna Rose
514-848-2424 ext. 3461

Service Assistant:
Mandy McBain
514-848-2424 ext. 5972

Are you in immediate danger?

On campus
Call Campus Safety and Prevention Services:
514-848-3717 – option 1

Off campus
Call 911 or contact the police
Find your local police station


Sir George Williams Campus
Room LB 720
Library Building 
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Monday - Friday:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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