Sexual violence, domestic violence or childhood abuse
Regulation to amend the Regulation of the Superior Court of Québec in family matters
Since October 7, 2021, the parties in a family law case must attest to whether or not they are subject to:
• A civil protection order under section 509 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a request related to such an order;
• An order, application, agreement or decision related to youth protection;
• An order, indictment, undertaking or recognizance related to a criminal matter.
Parties who fall into any of the above situations must file a notice with the court office and, if applicable, attach documentary evidence. The same applies if the situation changes in the course of proceedings.
Were you a victim of sexual or domestic violence? Were you abused as a child ? Learn about the rights, recourses and resources available to you.
In Québec, the Act to assist persons who are victims of criminal offences and to facilitate their recovery guarantees rights to persons whose physical or psychological integrity has been interfered with following sexual violence, domestic violence or childhood abuse. .
Contact an aid agency
If you are the victim of sexual violence, you can:
- call the Sexual Violence Helpline;
- reach out to the CALACS Sexual Assault Prevention and Aid Centre in your region;
- reach out to the Centre d’expertise Marie-Vincent.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact:
- SOS violence conjugale;
- the Lesbian Solidarity Centre;
- the Federation of women’s shelters;
- the Regroupement des organismes ESPACE du Québec;
- the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale.
Filing a complaint
To file a complaint, contact your police service.
Applying for a protection order in a civil matter
If you want to protect yourself against a perpetrator, you may apply for a protection order with the court. A third person can also apply for you.
Terminating your lease
If you no longer feel safe in your apartment, you may terminate your lease