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 coordinator 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:
514-848-3717 – option 1
Ext. 3717 from any campus phone
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.
CALACS 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 www.rqcalacs.qc.ca.
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.