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African Female

To be real I don’t think there’s anything I can do

Okay so basically [if a friend came to me for advice following a sexual assault], well, I would appreciate the fact that you came to talk to me, but just to be real I don’t think there is anything that I can do. So, I would give the advice that the person should go talk to authorities, like, and also to, like, not confide in their peers. I don’t know if that’s right but sometimes you talking to - your peers may not have any experience in anything, so I can’t just come and tell you something and you have to accept it. I would suggest to maybe tell your parents, or some kind of trust[worthy] person, so yeah.


  • Display QR codes providing immediate access to on- and off-campus supports and policy information in high-traffic areas on campus.

  • Develop a one-page document for parents/guardians of students that highlights key policy points and links to sexual assault resources and supports available in Canada.

  • Use multiple formats to deliver accessible education about the SV/SA policy during orientation and at least once per semester