Resources for victims, witnesses and supporters
Medical attention, counselling, and other services for victims, witnesses and supporters.
For immediate, emergency assistance call 911.
Contact the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC)
SMRC Counselors are available 24/7 to provide victim-related supportive counselling, assistance and information. The SMRC has access to a comprehensive database of services and support options for victims, and will be able to help you access the help you need wherever you are located.
Get medical attention from the CAF
Locate your nearest CAF medical centre.
In addition to the SMRC, affected CAF members can contact one of the following resources:
CAF Member Assistance Program
This program is a confidential and voluntary service that provides help to members and families with issues affecting their well-being or work performance 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Family Information Line
As a Morale and Welfare Services initiative, this team of trained professionals provides a wide range of services to the extended military community, including counselling, referrals, information on programs and services and crisis support.
CAF Chaplain Services
Chaplains provide religious and counseling services and support and help you understand theological, moral and ethical views. They can also provide information on a wide range of topics and are available to care for the sick and the troubled.
Veterans Affairs Canada
CAF members or former CAF members who suffered an injury or illness as a result of sexual misconduct while serving should contact Veterans Affairs to discuss benefits and options to ensure continuing support post-release.
The Ombudsman’s Office is a direct source of information, referral, and education. CAF members who are not sure how to have a concern addressed are free to contact the Ombudsman. They can explain options and provide assistance.
Use the Respect in the CAF mobile application
The Respect in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mobile application includes a geolocation feature, which directs you to nearby support resources both in Canada and overseas.
Civilian Defence Team members
Departmental resource persons (Harassment Prevention coordinators, elders, ombudsmen) are available to provide guidance to civilian members of the Defence Team on how to seek support. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can also provide confidential crisis support and referral services.
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