Santé Montréal

Sexual abuse

Telephone help line for victims of sexual assault, their family and friends, and other people involved with these issues.

1.888.933.9007

This toll-free line is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all across Quebec.

What is sexual abuse?

  • Sexual abuse is an unwanted sexual act, with or without physical contact. In some cases, particularly when children are involved, the abuser may threaten the victim with serious consequences or play on the victim's feelings;
  • Sexual abuse is a way for the abuser to satisfy his desires, using unduly using power, physical force and/or threats;
  • Sexual abuse violates the victim's fundamental rights and is damaging to his or her physical and mental health.

In Québec, 69% of sexual assaults take place in private residences and the majority of the victims are less than 18 years old. The great majority of sexual assaults are committed by a person known to the victim. agressionssexuelles.gouv.qc.ca

Other resources

Besoin de plus d'informations?

Le Guide d'information à l'intention des victimes d'agression sexuelle (PDF) est destiné aux victimes ainsi qu'à leurs proches. Il a été conçu par la Table de concertation sur les agressions à caractère sexuel de Montréal.

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