Sexual Violence Support & Resources
St. Thomas University students have access to Sexual Violence Support Advocates Hilary Swan and Megen Gaudet who, together, offer support to survivors of sexual violence. This goes beyond providing resources and allows survivors to develop a personal connection with someone and find a safe place to feel heard, believed, and validated while they work to explore options available to survivors.
The CSASA office is located in George Martin Hall Room 200, and they are available by appointment. For more information or to make a referral for your self or someone else, please contact:
Serving the ÎçÒ¹av community, in partnership with Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB), Megen and Hilary bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ÎçÒ¹av in supporting individuals who have been impacted by sexual assault as well as enhancing the response and prevention of sexual violence in our communities.
Since 2016, Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB) has worked in collaboration with partners from ÎçÒ¹av, UNB, and NBCC to implement a tri-campus sexual assault strategy that focuses on areas of Counselling and Advocacy, Prevention and Awareness, Education, and Policy Development. This multi-faceted approach is coordinated by the CSASAs but is fulfilled by many team members of SVNB. In May 2020, the tri-campus partners signed an agreement with SVNB to continue offering services for an additional five years.
Meet Our Sexual Violence Support Advocates
Hilary Swan (she/her), lives, works and plays on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkatiâ€¯peoples, colonially known as Fredericton.
She is a Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate serving the tri-campus community in providing counselling, advocacy and educational programming.
She approaches her work from a feminist based, trauma informed framework that aims to support survivors in reclaiming power and agency within their lives. Hilary is a fierce advocate for survivors safety and justice as they navigate their healing journeys, always looking for opportunities to remove barriers and increase accessibility. She holds a Master of Education in Counselling degree from the University of New Brunswick and has worked in the fields of counselling, gender based violence, and innovation within the non-for-profit, post-secondary and government sectors. In her spare time she can be found exploring the outdoors or trying out a new hobby.
Megen Gaudet (she/her) is a registered social worker who currently lives and works on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkatiâ€¯peoples.
Megen joined Sexual Violence New Brunswick (SVNB) as a Collective member and volunteer supporting those impacted by sexual violence through their support line. During her tenure at SVNB, she has worked as an advocate for survivors in government and social systems, as well as the criminal justice system. In her role as a Campus Sexual Assault Support Advocate, she provides therapeutic support and advocacy for survivors on campus.
Megen is passionate about reducing barriers to accessing services for survivors and is dedicated to on-going learning and working from a feminist and anti-oppressive framework.
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Support Grows Here
The goal of this film is to show the journey of support seeking that follows an experience of intimate partner sexual violence and the ways we, as potential supports, can make meaningful change for those who have experienced trauma.