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Psychological harassment

The INRS Employee and Students Assistance Program

Our Employee and Students Assistance Program is available to everyone, 24/7. It is completely confidential and entirely free of charge. No one will know you are using the program, unless you tell them yourself. Call toll-free at 1-877-257-5557, or 1-800-361-2433 if you speak French.

The Employee and Students Assistance Program provides free access to a wide range of resources, support and tools. It reflects INRS’s ongoing commitment to promoting the well-being of staff and students and protecting their personal information. A range of professional services are available 24/7, including in the fields of psychology, social work, etc. For more information, please consult the Employee and Student Assistance Program brochure (hyperlink) (PDF).

Sexual harassment

Specialized resource of the Crime Victims Assistance Centre (CAVAC)

Call toll free at 1-888-401-VACS (8227) for help, attentive listening and any questions you may have about sexual violence. Your call will be forwarded to the CAVAC in your region. The service is available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you leave a voicemail, your call will be returned within the next 48 hours. There are in a number of regions across Quebec and they provide services in English and French.

Sexual Violence Committee

The INRS Sexual Violence Committee can provide support and guidance. Call toll free at 1-888-401-VACS (8227) or email

Note that all communication is confidential, unless disclosure of information is required to enforce the INRS Policy against Sexual Violence.

To adjust the security measures at a facility

Please email

Pour faire une déclaration de lien intime dans une relation pédagogique ou d’autorité

Please email

Other resources

In case of an emergency or if you fear for your safety

Call 911.

Provincial 24/7 helpline

Call 1 888 933-9007.

Sexual assault assistance centres (CALACS)

Visit the Viol-Secours website (24/7, French only) to find a CALACS in your region. There are in a number of regions across Quebec.

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (human and youth rights commission)

The human and youth rights commission website contains information on gender-based forms of harassment and discrimination, prohibited grounds of harassment and areas where harassment is prohibited. You can contact the Commission at 1-800-361-6477 outside normal business hours.