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:

Get toll-free numbers for other Nova Scotia regions


If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

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Making policies understandable

Offer versions of policies presented in plain language and translated into languages commonly prefered by students. Ensure that these documents meet accessibility standards that consider the needs of students with disabilities and diverse learning styles.

Participants often commented on how difficult the SV/SA policies are to understand, sometimes indicating that the language of the policies is particularly difficult for students for whom English is not a first language, or for students with difficulties reading.

Self-serve Resources

  • Dalhousie University Sexualized Violence Policy page
    Dalhousie University SV/SA policy summary can be found in English, Arabic and Mandarin at this link.