This guide was updated in April 2015. If you find errors or think something should be here that isn’t, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resources are always changing and we want our community to know what is available!
You can call SHARE 24/7 when school is in session at 540-7427 if you would like advice or assistance to select the best resources or services for your unique situation.
These services can help after gender-based violence including, but not limited to:
- Sexual harassment
- sexual assault
- intimate partner violence/abuse
The following list may not be comprehensive but provides an overview of some available options off campus:
- Emergency 911
- Sackville RCMP (non-emergency) 533-5151
- RCMP (non-emergency) 1-888-506 RCMP (7267) or 1 888 506 1GRC (1472)
Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre Crisis Line — (506) 454-0437
This is a 24-hour, seven days a week phone line for people who have been affected by sexual violence.
Chimo Help Line — (506) 450-4357 or 1-800-667-5005
Chimo is a provincial crisis phone line that is accessible 24hrs a day, 365 days a year to all residents of New Brunswick.
Tele-Care — 811
Tele-Care is a free, confidential, health advice and information line that provides access to bilingual registered nurses, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Moncton City Hospital
857-5686 (for information)
For service after sexual assault go to the Emergency Department of the Moncton City Hospital at 134 McBeath Ave. in Moncton
The morning after pill, emergency contraceptive, and Plan B are all emergency contraceptives that can be used in the following situations:
- When you’ve had sex without a contraceptive
- The condom broke, tore, slipped, or was misused
- You forgot to take two consecutive birth control pills
- Your diaphragm dislodged or was removed too early
- You miscalculated your fertile period when using the “rhythm method”
- In case of sexual assault>
Emergency contraceptive significantly reduces the risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex or when your contraceptive fails, if taken within 24-72 hours after unprotected sex. However, emergency contraceptive is more effective when taken within the first 24 hours with a 95 per cent success rate. The longer the delay in taking emergency contraceptive, the less effective it will be.
Emergency Contraception is available without a prescription at your local pharmacy
Guardian drug store — 106 Main Street, Sackville, NB
Jean Coutu pharmacy — 93 Main Street, Sackville, NB 506-536-0230
In case of pregnancy
Free pregnancy testing is available by appointment at the Mount Allison Health Services in the Student Wellness Centre. For an appointment call 364-2163 or email@example.com
Consult a physician such as a family doctor or general practitioner. Physician clinics are held weekly at the Mount Allison Wellness Centre. Physicians may refer for therapeutic abortion or provide care and resources during pregnancy.
Clinic 554 (Fredericton) — 554 Brunswick Street, Fredericton NB E3B 1H5 — Toll Free: 1-855-978-5434
You do not need a referral from a doctor to book an appointment. Appointments can be made during office hours by calling toll free 1-855-978-5434. You can expect 5 to 10 minutes on the phone when booking an appointment, and to answer some medical questions. Keep in mind that the earlier the abortion is performed, the safer it is for you.
Birthright International (Moncton) — 236 St. George St., #107, Moncton NB E1C 1W1, 506-652-1997 / 1-800-550-4900
Caring, non-judgmental support to women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Free pregnancy testing and maternity and baby clothes. Information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. Birthright does not offer abortion or abortion referral.
LEGAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Victim Services — (506) 453-2768
Victim Services is operated by the NB Department of Public Safety. Services are available to all victims of crime in New Brunswick to help deal with the stress of dealing with a crime.
A Victim Services co-ordinator can:
- Explain the court process, who will be in the courtroom and your role as a victim.
- Provide information on the status of the case.
- Provide trained staff or volunteers to be with you during the trial.
- Explain why the court found the accused person guilty or not guilty.
- Provide information on Victim Impact Statements and how they may be presented at a sentencing hearing.
- Arrange counselling and other services.
Counselling is available if you are having a difficult time dealing with the crime or if you are concerned about speaking in the courtroom. Victim Services can make arrangements for you to meet with a counsellor to help you cope with the impact of the crime, trials and related procedures.
- Public Safety Victim Services
- Victim Impact Statements (brochure)
- Services for Victims of Crime in New Brunswick
New Brunswick Human Rights Commission — 1-888-471-2233 (toll-free).
To file a Human Rights Complaint in New Brunswick, a special form must be completed and signed to file a complaint. So, it is not possible to file a complaint online or by e-mail, phone or letter. Usually, complaints can only be filed about incidents that happened within the last 12 months.
If you wish to file a complaint about discrimination or harassment in New Brunswick, you should phone 1-888-471-2233 (toll-free). You don't need to give your name when calling initially, but it is not possible to file a complaint anonymously.
When you phone, staff will discuss how the New Brunswick Human Rights Act may or may not apply to the situation you are calling about.
The staff can also explain the human rights complaint process.
Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick — (506) 453-5369 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEIS has a mandate is to develop bilingual educational products and services about the law for the general public in order to promote access to the legal system. Their goal is to assist the public in identifying and understanding their legal rights and responsibilities, and attaining self-help skills where appropriate, to improve their ability to deal with legal issues.
Publications are available through the website on topics like: your legal rights; making a statement to the police; victim impact statements; woman abuse; child abuse; harassment and more.
Women’s Equality Branch — New Brunswick Government — (506) 444-4417 Executivecounciloffice@gnb.ca
To promote gender equality and reduce systemic discrimination, to provide advice and support on women's issues to the Minister responsible for the Status of Women as well as to departments of government, to coordinate the implementation of the government's action plan on violence against women; to liaise with community groups working in the area of violence against women; to co-ordinate the implementation of the government's wage gap action plan and pay equity commitments; and to liaise with the employer community on issues surrounding the wage gap and pay equity.
Liette Benoit, L. Psych
272 St. George St. Dieppe
Paulette Levesque. L. Psych
667 Champlain, Dieppe, NB E1A 1P6
Touchstone Counselling Services
(Counsellors available in Sackville)
23 High St, Moncton, NB E1C 6B4
Healing From the Heart Counselling Services
Crossroads for Women (Moncton)
24 hour crisis lines (506) 853-0811
Autumn House (Amherst, NS)
Women’s shelter 1-902- 667-1344 (24 hours)
Assistance for men who abuse their partners 902-667-4500
Egale Canada (Human Rights Trust)
185 Carlton St. Toronto ON M5A 2K7 Canada
Tel: 416-964-7887 | Fax: 888-990-0585
Child Protective Services
If you think a child is affected by abuse, call one of these numbers for information or to report:
- Toll Free — 1-888-992-2873
- Emergency after hours toll free — 1-800-442-9799