The Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART) team provides specialized care to individuals who have been sexually assaulted within the past 7 days (168 hours).
Individuals who have been sexually assaulted in the last 7 days (168 hours) can access confidential services at the Sheldon M. Chumir Urgent Care Centre, where the CSART team has a specialized space. CSART services are also available through any Calgary emergency department.
CSART is a team of registered nurses, doctors, and CCASA support counsellors who have specialized training and expertise to support people who have been sexually assaulted. Clients can choose which members of the team are involved and can also have police involved if they want to report the sexual assault.
The CCASA support counsellors can provide emotional support and strategies for coping after a sexual assault, assess and support immediate needs, and offer follow up for clients if they choose.
The CSART team can provides the following optional services:
About this service
In Alberta, there are three reporting options:
The option to not report to police
The option to report to police
Both AHS and CCASA will maintain confidentiality within the limits of the law. If a person chooses to not report, they can still receive medical attention and support from CCASA. All services are judgment-free and we recognize that each individuals needs will be different. The limits of confidentiality can be found here: FAQ & CONFIDENTIALITY
If more than 7 days (168 hours) have passed since the sexual assault, there are other options for medical attention available. Please contact the CCASA support and information line at 403-237-5888 for more information and support.