Assault is the intentional use of force or threatening to use force against a person’s will. A person who has been assaulted may have been kicked, touched, slapped, pushed or punched.

The Criminal Code of Canada states a person commits an assault when:

  • without the consent of another person, he applies force intentional to that other person, directly or indirectly;
  • he attempts or threatens by act or gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that person to believe upon reasonable grounds, that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or
  • while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

If you believe you have been assaulted and you wish to know what you can do, please contact a police service close to you or the police where the assault occurred.

If you would like to know what you can expect from the criminal justice system please click on Victims of Crime Protocol  developed by the Alberta government.

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If you have been assaulted you may be:

If you would like more information regarding any of the topics listed above, please click on these links, email your questions to Bow Valley Victim Services, or phone 403 760-0197. We would be pleased to be of help.