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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How to protect ourselves if privacy can’t be guaranteed?

I have one question about this policy: If something happened, how do you protect the [...] personal privacy, you know? For example [...] for the survivor, after the terrible thing happened [...], if she or he asks for help [...], how do they avoid letting the others know that this girl or this boy suffered the terrible thing, you know? [...] This is very important [...], especially for the international students here in Canada. We are not the native, not the local. How to protect ourselves if privacy can’t be guaranteed? So, it’s a terrible thing.


  • Use an app or other tool that allows students to anonymously ask questions about sexual violence and university policies against sexual violence.

  • In the policy itself and in materials and presentations promoting the policy, define "confidential" and "anonymous," and explain how these concepts pertain to the policy, university-based sexual assault services, and the limits on confidentiality and anonymity.