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Supporting survivors

A truly supportive community is one that is trauma-informed and survivor-centered.

This means understanding survivors to be the experts in their lives, and able to choose what is best for them at a particular moment in time.  Respect for the diverse ways that survivors make sense of their experiences and choose to move forward is essential.

Build a community that supports survivors

  • Listen to, and believe survivors when they disclose to you
  • Remind a survivor that it was not their fault; the only person responsible for sexual violence is the person (or people) who chose to cause harm.
  • Speak out against sexual violence, intervene (safely) in situations that promote rape culture or could escalate to sexual harassment or sexual assault.  

What you can do right now

  • Brush up on your communication and active listening skills and make sure your reactions are helpful, and not harmful. Find handouts on our resources page
  • Familiarize yourself with the on- and off-campus resources for people who have experienced sexual violence
  • Get involved with groups or organizations that work to raise awareness about sexual violence, find out about volunteering with SARC, or contact the LIVE centre for information about volunteering at organizations in Montreal.


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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