Sexual Misconduct Response Support

If you are a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member affected by sexual misconduct, you can call a Sexual Misconduct Response Centre counsellor toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for:

You can also get support, information and guidance from the Centre if you:

Centre counsellors:

The counsellors can also refer you to a military liaison officer or a military police liaison officer for information and guidance on reporting sexual misconduct. You can be referred anonymously if you request it.

Sexual Misconduct Response Centre support services are confidential within prescribed legal limits. There is no requirement to provide your name or any identifying information to counsellors.

Support and assistance for Defence Team civilians

Defence Team civilians who intend to participate in the Department of National Defence and CAF Sexual Misconduct Class Action Final Settlement Agreement can obtain support, information and referrals to services for which they are eligible through the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre.

Additional support and assistance for Defence Team civilians is available through the Employee Assistance Program.

Response and Support Coordination Program

If you are a CAF member and have experienced sexual misconduct, you can obtain ongoing support and assistance from a dedicated Response and Support coordinator.

Response and Support coordinators can provide ongoing assistance to help you navigate systems and processes. This assistance can include:

You may withdraw from the program at any time.

To join the Response and Support Coordination Program, contact a Sexual Misconduct Response Centre counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ask to self-refer to the program.

You will be contacted by a coordinator during business hours: 7 am to 5 pm, Eastern Time.

For more information on this program, contact a Sexual Misconduct Response Centre counsellor.

Contact a Sexual Misconduct Response Centre counsellor

You can call us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Toll-free (North America): 1-844-750-1648

Telephone: 613-996-3900

You can call this local telephone number in the National Capital Region, collect from anywhere except the United States, and via Iridium satellite.

Email: DND.SMRC-CIIS.MDN@forces.gc.ca

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