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Consent to sexual activity

Services

Includes information on the requirements for consent to sexual activity, including age.

What the clients may say:
  • "My partner was drunk or high and forced me to have sex."
  • "I agreed to have sex, but then I changed my mind when it started to feel uncomfortable."
  • "I was drinking at a party and blacked out. I think I was sexually assaulted."
  • "I was sexually assaulted when I was a child, but I never reported it."

Legal Services

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Community legal aid clinic for women who have experienced violence. 

JusticeNet

Connects low to middle income individuals with legal professionals – lawyers, mediators and paralegals- who have agreed to work at a reduced rate. In order to use JusticeNet, individuals must make a net family income that is no higher than $59,000 per year.

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Assaulted Women's Help Line

Provides confidential and anonymous telephone crisis counselling, information and support, referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services, safety planning, and culturally appropriate resources for abused women, 24/7.

Fem'Aide [1-877-336-2433]

Offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information & referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24/7.