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Victim resources - Sexual assault and violence

Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without both parties' voluntary consent. Sexual assault can also include non-consensual fondling, touching, or kissing. Feelings of fear and anger as a result of being threatened or intimidated during the sexual assault. Sexual assault is a criminal act and the complexities of the criminal justice system can cause additional stress. The Victim Assistance Support Team is here to assist you through this challenging time.

If you're a victim of sexual assault, please report it to the Calgary Police.

Community Resources

Connect Family & Sexual Abuse Network
24-hour crisis line: 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • One phone call connects you to Calgary’s network of services and support.
  • Provides access to comprehensive services and support for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

Counselling resources for adults

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
24-hour crisis line:
403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • 24-hour information and support.
  • Short term counseling (ages 12+).

Calgary Counselling Centre
403-691-5991 (business hours)

  • Long term sexual abuse counselling for individuals, families or couples.

The Distress Center
24-hour crisis line:
403-266-HELP (4357)

  • 24-hour Information and support
  • Access to free counseling services for individuals, groups and families.

Eastside Family Counseling Centre
24-hour crisis line:
Telephone: 403-299-9696
Address: 255, 495 36 St. N.E., Northgate Mall

  • No fee - immediate walk-in counseling for youth, individuals and families.
  • Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association

  • Professional, culturally-sensitive counselling for immigrant women and their families who are experiencing transition challenges, relationship problems, abuse and trauma.

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society - Senior Connect
24-hour seniors' help line:
Telephone: 403-266-6200

  • Helps seniors who might be at risk to connect to community support services that help them to live safely and independently in their homes.

Counselling resources for children and youth

Kids Help Phone
24-hour crisis line:

  • 24-hour online and counseling available for those 5-20 years old.

24-hour crisis line:
1-403-264-8336 (TEEN)

  • 24-hour Information and support for teens.
  • Peer support 5 - 10 p.m. daily, online or over the phone.

Alberta Children's Hospital - Child Abuse Service

  • Treatment for children 0-12 who have been abused or at risk for being abused.

Health resources

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART)
Address: Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, 1213 4th Street SW (24-hour service)

  • Specialized doctors and nurses provide comprehensive care to individuals who have experienced sexual assault (rape) or abuse within the past 72 hours.
  • Clients may choose what services they wish to receive.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinical Services - Family Planning Services
Telephone: 403-228-7430 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

  • These confidential clinics offer STD testing, treatment, emergency contraception and support.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre
Address: 304, 301 14 St. N.W.

  • Information, support and referrals by telephone to individuals who prefer to call or who are unable to access our services in person. Counselling and education services available.

Resources for court appearances

Victim Assistance Support Team Court Support Program

  • Providing information on the criminal justice system; court updates; court orientation and court accompaniment for families of homicide victims, as well as witnesses subpoenaed to testify at preliminary hearings or trial.

Child Witness Court Preparation Court Program
403- 289-8385

  • Providing tools and resources to help children and teens prepare for their day in court.

Calgary Crown Prosecutor’s Office - Public Assistance Unit
Telephone: 403-297-3912 / 403-297-3913

  • Providing information on court proceedings to victims and witnesses during the Criminal Justice process. We liaise between the witnesses and the crown prosecutors as they are unable to communicate directly.

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-237-5888

  • The Police And Court Education and Support (P.A.C.E.S.) Program provides specialized information, education, and court support.