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In the Event of an Assault 


Needs may vary from one situation to another, or one person to another, and can also change over time for a given person. The goal is to inform you of the various options allowing you to make an informed decision, with an emphasis on safety and self-respect.

Note that the sexual assault prevention and help centres (i.e, CALACS) offer confidential help and support services, in both individual and group settings, regardless of the decision to file a formal complaint or not. To contact the CALACS of your region, visit the website of the Regroupement québécois des CALACS.

Following a sexual assault, the physical and psychological health, as well as the safety, are critical. Certain types of expenses that are not covered may incurred, such as the ones related to health care, hospital stays, prescriptions, professional counselling, transportation, and official documents having to be replaced. The next two sections cover the step-by-step procedures to follow in order to qualify for the various compensation programs offered. 

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