For crisis intervention or mental distress: Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line:

For Confidential support to post-secondary students in Nova Scotia:
Good2Talk: 1-833-292-3698
or text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program for the Halifax area:

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What does “respondent” mean?

The word “respondent” may be applied to someone accused of breaking a law or violating a policy, such as a university SV/SA policy. For example, The Mount Saint Vincent University (2019) Policy Against Sexual Assault defines a respondent as “an individual who has been accused of sexual assault in a Report filed pursuant to this Policy” (p. 13).