Respect • Educate • Empower Survivors
If you have experienced sexual violence know that it is not your fault. You are not alone, and support is available.
Limits to Confidentiality
Confidentiality is extremely important when you are disclosing or reporting an experience of unwanted sexualized behaviour. There may be some circumstances where confidentiality cannot be assured. For example, if the person receiving your report has reasonable grounds to believe someone is at risk of imminent harm or if a minor is being harmed.
If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please don’t hesitate to contact the Designated Campus Contact located in the FAQ prior to using Connect to My Campus. You can choose to Connect to My Campus without sending your Record.
It is strongly encouraged to seek medical attention following a sexual assault - even if you don't seem to be physically injured. A medical practitioner can address concerns around:
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Pregnancy and emergency contraception
- Other forms of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Depending on how many days have passed since the sexual assault, you may be able to get a forensic exam.
REES considers privacy in all aspect of software design. Data is stored in Canada and is encrypted. We do not require any personal identifying information, store a computer's IP address, or user cookies to store a Record. REES gives control to survivors over their personal data.
Self Care When Creating a Record
It is often very difficult to talk about or revisit the sexual violence. It is common for this process to bring up strong feelings. You may want to consider making a plan to take care of yourself which may include talking to someone you trust or a sexual assault counselor. Learn more about resources and how you can access support on campus and in your community.