24/7 provincial toll-free crisis line 18779770007

  • Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters

MAWS provides information only. If you are in danger call 911. If you or someone you know is being abused, call the confidential 24/7 provincial toll-free crisis & support line at: 1-877-977-0007

What is Consent?

All sexual activity without consent is a criminal offence. In Canada, the age of consent is 16 years or older. Consent must be voluntary, ongoing, enthusiastic & freely communicated verbally & non-verbally, without pressure, intimidation, threats to harm & personal safety, or threats to others.

Here’s some information on understanding consent: