If you are ready to pursue justice and tell your story, we’re here for you. We also understand that you may be looking for information and need access to community resources. Below are links to information, crisis lines, and additional support available to survivors.
If you believe you are in immediate danger, please dial 911.
Help Starts Here. Information on Sexual Assault (a sexual assault fact sheet provided by Victim Services and Crime Prevention)
VictimlinkBC provides information and referral services to all victims of crime, and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking. Multilingual service is available across BC and the Yukon 24 hours a day, accessed by calling or texting 1.800.563.0808 or emailing victimlinkBC@bc211.ca.
VictimLinkBC provides service in up to 150 languages, including many North American Indigenous languages. Even if you’re not sure if you have been a victim of crime, you can call or text VictimLinkBC at 1.800.563.0808 or email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca for assistance. Your call will be completely confidential.
VictimLinkBC staff can connect you to a network of community, social, health, justice and government resources, including victim services, transition houses, and counselling resources. They also provide information on the justice system, relevant federal and provincial legislation and programs, crime prevention, safety planning, protection order registry, and other resources as needed.
Salal Sexual Violence Support Centre. All of Salal’s services are free and confidential. Salal provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who are of marginalized genders: women, trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people. For urgent support call the 24-Hour Crisis & Information Line: 604.255.6344 or 1.877.392.7583.
Fraser Health: Information and resources on sexual assault and violence.
Island Health: Information on sexual assault and relationship violence.
Comox Valley Sexual Assault Services: The Sexual Assault Service provides free coordinated services for survivors of sexual assault. This service is for people of all ages and genders, serving Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and rural areas, including Denman Island and Hornby Island. Download Comox Valley Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors.
Help Starts Here: Find mental health and substance use supports.
If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone call the Helpline for Children at 310.1234. You do not need an area code. You can call at any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.
The BC Mental Health Support Line can help when you’re upset or scared, but you can also call if you just need to talk with someone. They can also connect you to help in your community. It’s free, anonymous, confidential, and available 24/7. Call 310.6789 (no area code).
Suicide Crisis Hotline: Call 988 to speak with someone today. It’s available 24/7 for calls and texts. Languages: English and French.
Healthlink BC: Registered nurses at HealthLink BC can help you with non-emergency health concerns, to discuss symptoms and procedures, and to recommend whether you should see a health care provider in person. At any time of the day or night, every day of the year, you can call 811 to ask a registered nurse your health questions.
The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Find a counsellor or access resources and mental health information. Call 1.800.909.6303.
Anxiety Canada: Resources and programs to help you better manage and understand anxiety. Anxiety Canada also offers evidence-based anxiety relief with the free MindShift CBT App. The App uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. A new feature, the Community forum, now enables you to find and offer peer-to-peer support.