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.

Get Help Now

Indian Male

If students learn that the number is reducing, they will have hope

When the committee wants to let students know about the existence of the sexual assault policy, they might come up with a number of cases they have dealt with, like, how many cases have been solved up to that point. It's not like they are giving names, that’s not going to happen. So they aren’t breaking the code of conduct. This number can let people know they are not alone in their suffering [because] there are so many people who have undergone sexual violence who have achieved justice. This will create a very serious impact on others coming out and speaking about it. Keeping a record of all this and making the information public can go a long way. If the student community learns that the number is reducing, they will have hope that something good has been happening because of the existence of the committee and the existence of the rules. Basically, they should come out and show their results for the implementation of the policy to be successful.


  • Offer fictionalized but representative examples of how disclosures and reports to the university have been handled.

  • Outline the policy review process and timeline within the policy and educational materials.