- Get to a safe place.
- Seek support from someone you trust.
- Receive medical attention
- Access supports
Brandon University encourages all members of its community who have experienced sexualized violence to consider accessing the services of the Sexual Violence Education and Prevention (SVEP) Coordinator or Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Program 24 hour Hotline 1-888-292-7565.
By reaching out to our Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator or Klinic’s Sexual Assault Crisis Program, an individual can receive help from people who have extensive experience and skill in assisting individuals who have been sexually assaulted. Connecting with our SVEP Coordinator or Klinic can empower the individual in their decision-making process and can minimize further trauma by limiting the number of places, times, and people to whom an individual may have to disclose and receive the help that they need.
On Campus Options
For an Emergency call 911
You can contact Campus Security 24 hours a day at:
- 204-727-9700 (Supervisor on call)
Emergency Blue Phones
Brandon University has four Emergency Blue Phones on campus (view campus map). The phones are located outside on the following buildings:
- On the north side of the Knowles-Douglas Student’s Union Building
- On the north side of the A.E. McKenzie Building
- On the west side of the George T. Richardson Building
- On the south side of the Brandon University Gymnasium
The “emergency” buttons on the Blue Phones connect directly to 911 24 hours per day.
The phones can be used by anyone who feels they are in danger, or if they believe someone else is in danger.
You can contact the Sexual Violence Education and Prevention Coordinator Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
- Office: 227 Health Studies
- Direct: 204-727-7498
Student Services’ Personal Counselling office provides both crisis support and trauma counselling to students at Brandon University, which is free and confidential.
- Office: Room 102 A. E. McKenzie Building
- Phone: 204-727-9737
Human Resources personnel can help anyone in crisis to access the support they need.
- Office: Room 337 Clark Hall
- Phone: 204-727-9782
Diversity and Human Rights Advisor
- Phone: 204-573-6085
Employees and their families also have access to free and confidential counselling services through LifeWorks Employee and Family Assistance Program (user id: bueap, password: bueap)
Off Campus Options
Klinic Community Health Centre, Sexual Assault Crisis Services
Klinic Community Health Centre, Sexual Assault Crisis Services in Winnipeg provides a 24 hour sexual assault hotline that is a province-wide service available seven days a week.
- Toll free 1-888-292-7565
If you have experienced a sexual assault, it is very important to seek medical attention, even if you are not wishing to have a forensic exam (rape kit) performed for evidentiary purposes. You can also schedule with your family physician for follow-up to ensure your physical well-being.
Brandon Regional Health Centre – Prairie Mountain Health
Brandon Regional Health Centre – Prairie Mountain Health provides S.A.N.E. nurses (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) who are able to provide forensic exams up to 120 hours after a sexual assault to individuals over the age of 18. The BRHC also provides choices and options related to medical care (including medications to provide medical care to prevent possible sexually transmitted infections ) or pregnancy. They provide support and referrals to counselling supports and options.
- Health Links: Call anytime 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257
- 24-hour, 7-days a week telephone information service. Staffed by registered nurses with the knowledge to provide answers over the phone to health care questions and guide you to the care you need.
- Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC)
If you are interested in speaking with law enforcement, please consider the following:
- The primary role of police in responding to sexual offences is to ensure safety and conduct an investigation.
- When police receive a sexual assault report, police try to interview the victim as soon as possible.
Brandon Police Service and Victim Services
The Brandon Police Service and RCMP are organizations that provide a legal service. They can be accessed by the individual directly or with the support of the Brandon University SVEP Coordinator. Brandon Police Services also has a Victim Services Department that work closely with law enforcement to provide support and resources during the investigation process.
As cases move through the criminal justice system, Victim Services (Provincial) provides:
- court and criminal justice system information
- counselling referrals
- information about what to expect if subpoenaed to court (a special notice telling witnesses when and where to appear in court)
- court preparation, as required (including a visit to the courtroom to help familiarize witnesses with their surroundings and make them feel more comfortable)
- court support, when possible
- safety and protection planning
- information on possible financial assistance that may be available to victims of crime
- information about Victim Impact Statements and guidance on how to prepare them
- information on the offender’s sentence once she or he is convicted, and how to contact the correctional facility if the offender receives a jail sentence
- information on how to find out about the offender’s release from a provincial jail
- information on how to register with the National Parole Board, if the offender is sentenced to a federal institution.
Victim Services (Provincial)
Victim Services helps people understand their rights, understand their responsibilities, and connects them to other services or agencies. Services are provided free of charge, and are available in person, by phone, fax or Internet.