Updated Feb. 1, 2021
Updates to sexual violence prevention and response procedures
The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Procedural Information has been modified for students for the winter 2021 term, while the third-party review and Sexual Violence Prevention Working Group is developing recommendations for the University.
- Students can choose to report directly to Crossroads or to a Mount Allison facilitator.
- Both the complainant and the respondent will have their own facilitator. The facilitator will be a different individual for the complainant and the respondent.
- Facilitators provide information on process and recommend corrective actions to the director of student life.
Mount Allison has entered into an agreement with Crossroads for Women/the South East Sexual Assault Centre (SESAC), an independent organization based in Moncton, to provide support for survivors of sexual assault or partner violence.
Mount Allison recommends that all survivors of sexual violence reach out Crossroads for Women/South East Sexual Assault Centre as their first point of contact. The Centre serves all survivors, regardless of gender.
Services are available at no charge to students.
The following services and supports are offered:
- free, confidential specialized sexual assault violence services, including crisis and long-term support
- hospital, court, and police accompaniment
- one-on-one support
- information and referrals to other community agencies
Services are available in person and through the centre's 24-hour crisis line: 1-844-853-0811.
Counselling sessions with Crossroads/SESAC are private and will not be reported back to Mount Allison.
Counselling arrangements can be made via phone or by e-mail. Mount Allison will provide space for Crossroads/SESAC staff members to meet with students as required. Students can also meet with staff privately off campus.
Contact Crossroads for Women/South East Sexual Assault Centre
- 24-hour crisis line: 1-844-853-0811
- Melissa Godin-Belliveau, outreach worker for the Sackville area: (506) 381-8808, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Crossroads for Women
- South East Sexual Assault Centre
Sexual violence prevention facilitators
Students may also choose to formally or informally report an incident of sexual violence to the University.
Students can be referred to the University’s sexual violence prevention facilitators by Crossroads or can reach out directly. The facilitators will assist survivors in determining what steps they want to take, if any.
Meeting with a facilitator
- Meet with a facilitator of your choice. Someone from Crossroads may accompany you to this meeting if you wish. You may also bring another support person to this meeting.
- The facilitator will provide information on existing University and criminal justice system processes and explain the options open to you.
- The facilitator can provide referrals to campus services that can assist you, such as counselling, and help in determining and recommending academic accommodations, housing accommodations, and restrictions, bans, and no contact agreements, among other things.
When an informal report is made, facilitators will make recommendations on actions to be taken, such as education, no contact agreements, campus bans, accommodations, etc.
When a formal report is made, an investigation will be undertaken by an external third party with expertise in investigating sexual violence complaints.
- Krista Steeves, director of experiential learning, email@example.com — Krista holds an MEd and is a licensed therapist.
- Susan Waye, peer tutor co-ordinator in the Meighen Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org — Susan holds a BSW and is trained as an investigator.
- Matt Maston, acting director of accessibility and student wellness, email@example.com — Matt holds an MEd and is trained as an investigator.
For more information on Mount Allison’s procedures, see the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Procedural Information.
Other community resources available to students include:
Sexual Violence New Brunswick recognizes that all sexualized violence, regardless of sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation is gender-based violence.
- Helpline with 24-hour service: call collect 1-506-454-0437
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE)
Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre also serves men and male-identifying people. They do sexualized violence response and help with all other kinds of mental health crises too.
- Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Office/reception line: 1-506-533-9100
Chimo Helpline is a provincial crisis phone line, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and free to all residents of New Brunswick.
Chimo Helpline can help you by providing a listening ear, helpful information, crisis intervention and referrals to resources in the province. They are confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive.
Kids Help Phone counsellors — Whether by phone, text, mobile app, or through its website, you can connect with the Kids Help Phone whenever you want; however you want.
- Text 686868