Santé Montréal

Sexual abuse

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

Call 1 888 933-9007

Free, bilingual and confidential, accessible 24 hours a day and 7 ways a week throughout Québec.

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.

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Last Update : 09 May 2019