Sexual assault is a crime. It includes any sexual contact that you don’t agree to such as:
- unwanted sexual touching or sex
- the use of force, threats or intimidation to make you do something sexual you do not want to do
If you are a victim of sexual assault living in Ontario and would like to speak to a lawyer, you may be eligible for up to four hours of free legal advice by phone or video conversation (for example, Skype or Zoom). This service does not include legal representation in court.
This service is confidential and is available any time after a sexual assault has occurred.
This program is available to all eligible women, men, trans and gender-diverse people. You can access the program if:
- you are at least 16 years of age
- you live in Ontario
- the sexual assault happened in Ontario
Check out this Government of Ontario website for more details. Fill out a voucher to receive a list of lawyers to contact and more about the process.