Sioux Lookout Assault Care and Treatment Program :: Confidentiality & Consent :: Assault Care & Treatment Program

Confidentiality & Consent

All are services are confidential. 

We do not report to police without your permission.

The only time we are obligated to report a sexual assault is when you are UNDER 16 years of age and:

  • the person who assaulted is someone who is in a position of power and control 
  • the person who assaulted is your caregiver

Consent is:

  • based on choice
  • not passive
  • only possible when power is equal

Consent is not:

  • giving in because of fear
  • going along with something because you want to fit in, are being deceived or feel bad

If you can't say "no" comfortably then "yes" means nothing.