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Respect • Educate • Empower Survivors

If you have experienced sexual violence know that it is not your fault. You are not alone, and support is available.

REES offers online reporting for sexual violence, with access to information about the reporting processes, community resources, post-secondary policies and supports. You don't have to make any choices today about reporting. When you create a Record with REES, only you can access it until you choose if and when to share it and with whom.

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Learn more about your reporting options through REES:

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Anonymous Report

An Anonymous Report includes only the gender and multiple choice questions from your Record. Anonymous Reports are stored together and REES provides the aggregate data to your post-secondary institution to inform policy, prevention education and security on campus.

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Report to Police

REES will send your Record directly to police. Once police receive your Record, they will contact you by phone to follow up.

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Connect to My Campus

REES sends your contact information to a designated staff person at your post-secondary institution. You can choose to include your Record and/or Narrative. They will contact you directly to follow up and explore what supports you may need and how they can help.

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Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI)

REES allows you to identify the person who harmed you and will notify your campus if two or more people identify the same perpetrator. You do not need to Create a Record to use RPI.

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Limits to Confidentiality

If you decide to Connect to My Campus or Report to Police an incident that involves the sexual assault of a person under the age of 18, or if minors were present and witnessed the sexual assault, the institution receiving the report will have the mandatory obligation to contact Child and Family Services. If you submit an Anonymous Report REES does not collect your age.

When a sexual assault is perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner (e.g. boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse) Law enforcement policy requires that an investigation is conducted. This means that if you report a sexual assault involving a current or past intimate partner to police, and you later change your mind about wanting police involved, police may still be required to continue with the investigation.

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Medical Care

It is strongly encouraged to seek medical attention following a sexual assault - even if you don't seem to be physically injured. A medical practitioner can address concerns around:

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Pregnancy and emergency contraception
  • Other forms of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Depending on how many days have passed since the sexual assault, you may be able to get a forensic exam.

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REES considers privacy in all aspect of software design. Data is stored in Canada and is encrypted. We do not require any personal identifying information, store a computer's IP address, or user cookies to store a Record. REES gives control to survivors over their personal data.

What to Expect when you Create a Record?

You will be asked questions about where and when the assault occurred and information about the perpetrator. REES provides a space for a Narrative - to explain what happened in your own words. All portions of the Record are optional.

It is often very difficult to talk about or revisit the sexual violence. It is common for this process to bring up strong feelings. You may want to consider making a plan to take care of yourself which may include talking to someone you trust or a sexual assault counselor. Learn more about resources and how you can access support on campus and in your community.