Age is important when it comes to laws about giving and getting consent for sex. Age of consent is the age a person must be, to give consent to participate in sexual activity. It is against the law to have sex with a person outside the age of consent.
Just because you can give consent, doesn’t mean you have to.
A person in a position of trust and authority includes people such as a teacher, coach, police officer, health care worker, parent or other older family member, foster parent, babysitter, religious leader.
If you experience sexual violence, remember it is not your fault. You can get help.
- Health centre, mental health nurse, RCMP, KRPF (Nunavik)
- Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line 1-800-265-3333
- Kidshelpphone.ca 1-800-668-6868
- If you live in Nunavik, click here.