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National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women


On December 6th, we remember the tragic loss of 14 women at Polytechnique Montreal. An armed gunman entered the institution on this date in 1989 to target women in his anti-feminist attack. This day is both a time to remember their lives as well as a time to take action against the gender-based violence that persists in our society. Women, girls and other members of the LGBTQIA+ community experience disproportionate discrimination as well as sexual assault, intimate partner violence and emotional abuse. Understanding and acknowledging gender-based violence is an important first step to breaking cycles of violence and abuse. We encourage all students to recognize and act against disrespectful behaviours as well as educate themselves on the community resources available to help address the rate of violence. 

Local Resources


Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB) is a provincial organization with over 45 years of experience in preventing and responding to sexual violence. SVNB works with those impacted by sexual violence as well as service providers, government partners and other institutions.
Support line: 506-454-0437 (5pm-8am everyday) 

The Forensic Nurse Examiner Program (formerly SANE) is available at the Emergency Departments in many hospitals to offer services and physical examinations to victims of domestic or sexual violence. 
Phone number: (506) 869-2996



Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB) is a provincial organization based in Fredericton offering local and provincial services to people experiencing sexual violence.
Support line: 506-454-0437 (5pm-8am everyday) 
Office number: 506.454.0460
Email address:



Emergency Centre for Women provides support, counselling and shelter for those experiencing abusive situations. 
Support line (24/7): (506) 622-8865 or Toll free: 1 (888) 836-1016
Address: 611 King George Highway, Miramichi E1V 1N9



The South East Sexual Assault Centre provides support, information and services to individuals impacted by sexual violence.
Support line (24/7): 1 (844) 853-0811
Address: C.P. 1247, Moncton E1C 8P9
Office number: (506) 857-8028
Email address:


Saint John

Family Plus is a non-profit organization specializing in counselling and mental health support. 
Address: Suite 204 Linden Place, 199 Chesley Drive, Saint John E2K 4S9
Office number: (506) 634-8295


St Andrews

Charlotte County Outreach offers assistance to those affected by domestic violence, intimate partner abuse and family violence. 
Support line (24/7): (506) 469-5544
Fundy Region Transition House (24/7): (506) 466.4485



Shelter House is a temporary shelter for women and children, who are survivors of domestic violence.
Crisis line (24/7): 1 (866) 377-3577
Office number: (506) 325-9452


national day of remembrance and action on violence against women

Resources at NBCC

NBCC's Counsellors are available for students experiencing any academic, financial, career or personal challenges. Book a session with your counsellor or reach out to

myWellness connects students with mental health resources on and off campus by video counselling or text chat. Text CONNECT to 686868 to get in touch with a Crisis Responder.