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If you leave any sexual situation hurt, unsure, or confused, there is help. Talk to a friend, get support, or learn more about how to report it. There are options.

It’s never your fault. Ever. Sexualized assault is the result, always, of a person’s choice to pursue activity without clear and ongoing consent from the other person.

1 in 4 Canadian women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and the rate of sexualized violence against women in the Yukon was 3.5 times higher than the national average in 2011.

Sexual violence is taboo in our culture and there are many ways that survivors are silenced. You don’t have to go through this alone. There are supports.

What can I do?

Take care of yourself, in whatever way feels good for you

Know that your feelings are real and you are entitled to them.

Talk to someone you trust.

You have the right to set boundaries for yourself, and to have those boundaries respected.

Who can I talk to?

These support lines are both for those affected by violence and those helping to support friends and loved ones who are or have experienced violence.

YUKON-WIDE SUPPORTS

Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre Women’s Advocate

The Women's Advocate helps women assess their options at times of crisis. She helps with basic services - financial, legal, social, housing and employment – while supporting women to trust in their own judgment, and make positive decisions for themselves.

French services available on request – services en français sur demande

867-667-2693  |  womensadvocate@vfwomenscentre.com

 

Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART)

24 hour Yukon-based support for someone who has been sexually assaulted or their supporters. 1-844-967-7275

 

CMHA Reach Out Support Line

operates from 10am to 2am seven days a week with trained volunteers who will listen, support and help callers find options.

1-844-533-3030

COMMUNITY SUPPORTS

WHITEHORSE SUPPORTS

Kaushee’s Place – Women’s Transition Home

Call our 24-hour Crisis Line: 867-668-5733

*Call us collect if you cannot afford the cost.

French services available on request – services en français sur demande

 

Kwanlin Dün Health Centre Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre

The Health Centre is unique in its integration of programming that forms a continuous stream from pre-birth to death.

We have counsellors providing services to children, youth, adults, couples, families, and elders. Counselling is free and confidential. You can come in by yourself, or bring a family member or a friend. 

Come by during Health Centre hours or call 867-668-7289 for an appointment.

 

DAWSON CITY SUPPORTS

Dawson Women’s Shelter

24 Hour Support Line - 867.993.5086

 

WATSON LAKE SUPPORTS

Watson Lake Help and Hope for Families

24 Hour Crisis Line - 867.536.7233

CANADA-WIDE SUPPORTS

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Toll-free: 1 866-863-0511

 

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Support Line

a national, toll-free 24/7 crisis call line providing support for anyone who requires emotional assistance related to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. 1-844-413-6649

 

National Indian Residential School Crisis Line

Provides 24-hour crisis support to former Indian Residential School students and their families toll-free at 1-866-925-4419.

 

Hope for Wellness Help Line

Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed. 1-855-242-3310

 

TransLifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources. 1-877-330-6366.

 

Crisis Services Canada

Available to all Canadians seeking support. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566 (24/7) or text 45645 (7PM - 3AM PST).

 

Kids Help Phone

Available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868

What options are there to report a sexualized assault?

If you have been the victim of a sexualized assault, you can report to the RCMP. Staff from Victim Services, Yukon Women’s Transition Home, Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre, and many other service organizations can support you.

You can also choose to file a Third-Party Report with staff at Kaushee’s Place. This is an option for victims of sexualized assault who are 19 or older and have made the informed decision not to report to RCMP. Your report will be provided to the RCMP without your name being identified. This will help police identify similar trends and repeat offenders of sexualized assault.

A victim of sexualized assault doesn’t have to be staying at Kaushee’s Place to access Third-Party Reporting, and it is available to both women and men. For more information please visit womenstransitionhome.ca/3rd-party-reporting

A victim of sexualized assault can also choose to go to a hospital or health centre, so health professionals can collect evidence of the assault using a sexual assault evidence kit (also called a ‘kit’ or ‘rape kit’). This kit collects DNA and other evidence.

The sexualized assault does not have to be reported to the RCMP to have the kit done. Evidence from the kit can be kept for up to six months.