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Consent to Sexual Activity

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

Some indicators of legal issues

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 and Information

Records for Consent to Sexual Activity
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Ontario Legal Information Centre COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone…
Ligne de soutien pour les femmes touchées par la violence - Femaide - Ligne de soutien pour les femmes touchées par la violence - Femaide COVID-19 (28 July 2021) The Francophone helpline for women dealing with violence remains open. Call 1 877-336-2433 for assistance.This information is regularly updated on their…
University of Ottawa - Community Legal Clinic Student Legal Aid Services Society clinic staffed by students and supervised by lawyers provides legal services to low-income members of the community conducts legal education…
Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities - Reach Canada - Equality and Justice for People With Disabilities COVID-19 (July 12, 2021): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance. Referrals…
JusticeNet Non-profit organization * links individuals seeking legal advice that are unable to obtain legal advice due to high cost or due to their ineligibility to…
Legal Line Free legal answers covering 2,100 topics on provincial and federal laws available by website referrals publishes legal guides and Your Guide to Canadian Law

Social Services and Information

Ottawa Social Services