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Sexual consent is more than just a yes. It must be loud and clear.

Real consent is mutual and sure. It is not muted, frail, hesitant, or afraid. It is never uncertain, assumed, or silent.

Consent cannot be gained through manipulation, intimidation, or threatening behaviour. A person who is intoxicated with alcohol or drugs can't give consent. Consent cannot be given by a person who is passed out or asleep. Consent must be continuous and can be withdrawn at any time during sex.

Sex without enthusiastic consent is not sex at all. It's sexual assault or rape.

Make sure everyone is into it before you get into it.

Provincial Support

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

1-877-880-7263 (24 hrs toll free) -

Through this program, on-call SANE nurses provide immediate care and conduct forensic examinations of victims of sexual violence. Our services are provided in a supportive, nonjudgmental, and confidential manner and can be obtained by calling 1-877-880-SANE (7263).

SANE offers:

Emergency response, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Services to both females and males, 13 years of age and older.
Sensitive and thorough sexual assault examination and forensic examination (evidence collection).
Expert testimony in a court of law.
Choices about whether or not to involve the police.
Information about community resources that can be accessed for ongoing support.
Storage of forensic evidence for up to six months.

University Support


Equity Officer: Meg Townsend, M.Ed '00, M.ED, CCC
Bancroft House, Lower Entrance
Phone: (902) 585-1298

Cape Breton University

The CBU Students' Union Women's Centre
2050 Grand Lake Road
Phone: (902) 563-1471


South House
6286 South Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 494-2432

Mount Saint Vincent University

2nd Floor Assisi Hall
Phone: (902) 457-6354

Saint Mary’s University

Room 528, 5th Floor Students’ Centre
Phone: (902) 496-8722

St. FX

Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association
Lindsay’s Health Centre for Women
219 Main Street, Suite 204
Phone: (902) 863-6221

Men’s Health Centre
195 Main Street
Phone: (902) 863-2358 (Tuesday 9am to 4pm)

Paqtnkek Health Centre 128 Saqamaw Road, Afton
Phone: (902) 386-2828

Naomi Society
133 Church Street, Unit 2
Phone: (902) 863-3807



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