UR Safe, UR Supported, UR Strong

The University of Regina Sexual Assault-and-Violence Policy (GOV-100-018) ensures that those who report sexual assault and violence are given the opportunity to be heard and to have their rights and medical needs respected. The UR Safe website is intended to:

  • help educate our community about sexual assault-and-violence;
  • provide an online mechanism for reporting incidences of assault;
  • provide resources and support for survivors; and,
  • raise awareness to help prevent sexual assault-and-violence.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault affects people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, sexual assault refers to any unwanted sexual touch. Sexual assault is any form of sexual contact without voluntary consent. This includes:

  • kissing;
  • grabbing;
  • attempted or completed oral, vaginal or anal intercourse, or other forms of penetration; and,
  • forced sexual intercourse.

What is Consent?

According to the Criminal Code of Canada, consent is the voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage in the sexual activity in question. It is a voluntary, sober, and clear "yes" to engage in sexual activity.

Confused About Consent?

Watch the video "Consent, It's Simple as Tea", below:

When is Consent Not Present?

Consent is not present when one or both:

  • is impaired by the use of alcohol or drugs;
  • fears the consequences of not consenting;
  • feels threatened or intimidated;
  • is physically forced to comply;
  • is not an active participant in the sexual activity;
  • lacks full knowledge or information of what is happening;
  • says "no"; or,
  • has a disability or mental impairment that prevent the person from making an informed choice.

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