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Sexual Violence Support

If you’re not sure what to do or where to turn, a good starting point is talking with the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator.

You can talk with her about what happened to you. She’ll listen and, when you’re ready, she’ll also give you information about what your options are, how you can find more support and what next steps you might consider taking.

Natalie Lafleur, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Sexual Violence Response Case Manager

University Hall (UH) 107
905-525-9140 ext. 20909

Campus Support

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office More Info

McMaster’s Equity and Inclusion Office provides support and advocacy for issues related to sexual assault and harassment through the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator.

Student Wellness Centre Contact Us

The Student Wellness Centre provides counselling, medical services, and wellness education.

WGEN (Women and Gender Equity Network) More Info

WGEN is a service that caters to women, transfolk, people who identify outside the gender binary, and all survivors of sexual assault. WGEN provides a safe(r) space and resource library on campus in MUSC 204. Volunteers in the space offer peer support and the service also runs a support group for survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.

905-525-9140 ext. 20265

Community Support

SACHA (Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton Area) More Info

Provides confidential, anonymous 24-hour nonjudgmental telephone support for adults who have experienced sexual violence at any point in their lives; will provide accompaniment to hospital or police station for survivors wishing to seek medical attention or report; counselling services & public education.

24-hour Support Line: 905-525-4162

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre More Info

Is an adult out-patient centre located in McMaster Children’s Hospital, operating a 24/7 response team to the General Hospital and the Juravinski Hospital to respond to survivors of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence.

If you have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence, and you need medical attention please go to the Emergency Department at the Hamilton General or the Jurvanski Hospital. If you are under 18, please go to Emergency at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) Learn More

Get free counselling and information on sexual violence from a sexual assault centre in Ontario.

Assaulted Women's Helpline More Info

Free, anonymous and confidential telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.

We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 24/7/365.

GTA: 416-863-0511
GTA TTY: 416-364-8762

Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868