Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual touching that occurs in circumstances of a sexual nature and violates your sexual integrity when consent is not given. Sexual acts may involve contact and no-contact.
It can include many types of touching or activity, from kissing to sexual intercourse. Sexual assault can happen to anyone – any gender, sexual orientation, race, age or income level. Other criminal sexual offences may also include:
- Online luring
- Distribution of Intimate Images
- Sexual Harassment
- Indecent Exposure
- Sexual Exploitation
- Sex Trafficking
Information Guide: In partnership with Brantford Police we created an information guide. You can view the Information Guide for Survivors of Sexual Assault or phone/email us to request a copy. Victims of Sexual Violence may be eligible for benefits from the Victim Quick Response Program+ . For more information please contact Victim Services of Brant 519-752-3140.
Job-protected leave of absence: Domestic or sexual violence leave is a job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 10 days and 15 weeks in a calendar year of time off to be taken for specific purposes when an employee or an employee’s child has experienced or been threatened with domestic or sexual violence. The first five days of leave taken in a calendar year are paid, and the rest are unpaid. For more information and eligibility please visit The Ontario Government.
Legal Support: If you are a victim of sexual assault living in Ontario and would like to speak to a lawyer, you may be eligible for up to four hours of free legal advice by phone or video conversation (for example, Skype or Zoom). This service does not include legal representation in court. For more information, visit The Ontario Government.