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Sexual Violence

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Sexual Violence

Resources

Trent University's Sexual Violence Policy is located here.

On-Campus Resources

Peterborough Campus

If you would like to disclose a recent or historic experience of sexual violence, please contact Robyn Ocean, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, Lady Eaton College, N130, robynocean@trentu.ca, (705) 748-1011 ext.7792. 

She will meet with you to hear your story, whatever you feel like sharing, and to discuss your needs. She can support you with safety planning, and refer you for further care according to your situation and wishes.

Other resources include:

  • Louise Fish, Director Risk Management, phone (705)748-1011 ext. 7375, email louisefish@trentu.ca  
  • Campus Security 705-748-1328, email security@trentu.ca or ext. 1333 in an emergency
  • Student Counselling Services. Blackburn Hall, Suite 113 Phone: (705) 748-1386
  • Student Health Services. Blackburn Hall, Suite 111 Phone (705) 748-1481.
  • Trent Housing Services. Blackburn Hall, Suite 129. Phone (705) 748-1011 ext. 7127, email residence@trentu.ca or contact your residence Don or Residence Life Co-ordinator
  • First Peoples House of Learning. Gzowski College 3rd floor. Phone (705) 748-1011 ext. 7072, email the Cultural Advisor/ Indigenous Counsellor bettycarrbraint@trentu.ca or Nancyhanlon@trentu.ca 

Durham

You can speak to a Counsellor on campus, Trent University Durham (905) 435-5102 x 5024

For Trent Durham's website, click here.

Off-Campus Resources

Peterborough

Women’s Health Care Centre

  • Services include Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program, Sexual Abuse program, and various health programs. 
  • Their Sexual Assault Response team is available 24 hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  If you have been assaulted you can visit the  Peterborough Regional Health Centre Emergency Department at 1 Hospital Drive Peterborough. Ask for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. 
  • For more information call 705-743-4132 or visit their website here

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre

  • Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence.  At the Centre in Peterborough, they offer individual counselling, group counselling and workshops, peer supports, public education and professional training. The office number is 705-748-5901. Their services are for people of all genders and diverse backgrounds. 
  • The Crisis Support Line is a confidential service available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Unconditional and nonjudgmental support and information is available to individuals of both recent and historical sexual assault, as well as other forms of sexual violence. Give them a call at: 705-741-0260 or toll-free at 1-866-298-7778.
  • Check out their website for more details by clicking here. 

Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle [NASC]

  • NASC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and delivery of healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families who have been abused, are being abused, or are at risk of being abused.
  • For more information call 705-741-0900 or visit their website here

Talk 4 Healing 

  • A culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario, 24 hours a day, 1-888-554-4325.
  • Check out their website for online chat support or more details by clicking here.

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre 

  • The Aboriginal Community Wellness program provides client-based and participant-based services, including supportive counselling; access to services related to reducing family violence; advocacy; crisis intervention; and referrals. It also offers health promotion workshops, community events, sharing circles, drumming, and access to traditional ceremonies. They are located at 580 Cameron Street, give them a call at 705-775-0387.
  • Check out their website for more details by clicking here.

Victim Services Unit

Durham

  • Durham Region Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Care Centre (Lakeridge Health) 905-576-8711
  • Durham Rape Crisis Centre 905-668-9200 24 hour crisis line, and counselling/support groups for recent or past abuse.
  • Herizon House - Ajax-Pickering Women’s Centre 24 hour crisis line. 1-866-437-4066
  • The Denise House (Shelter) – Oshawa 905-728-7311 or 1-800-263-3725 24 hour crisis line for abused women, counselling, children’s programs.
  • Distress Centre Durham 905-430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688 24 hour telephone counselling, crisis and suicide intervention and referral