Survey on Sexual Misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces (SSMCAF)

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The purpose of this survey is to collect information about the frequency and nature of inappropriate sexual behaviour within the military, the reporting of inappropriate sexual behaviour to authorities, military member’s perception of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)’s response to this issue, and CAF’s progress in addressing sexual misconduct in the ranks.

The information you provide will be used to develop programs and services to better address this issue. It may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
From September 14 to November 15, 2018
Collection method:
Electronic questionnaire
Survey participation:
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    This voluntary survey is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential.

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    Record linkage

    With consent of the respondent, Statistics Canada will add information from the Human Resources Management System of the Department of National Defence. The responses will not be linked to any other surveys or administrative data sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • self-reported sexual misconduct within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
    • reporting of sexual misconduct to authorities
    • consequences of experiencing a sexual misconduct
    • actions taken after witnessing a sexual misconduct
    • reasons for taking or not taking action after witnessing a sexual misconduct
    • perceptions of CAF’s response to the issue of sexual misconduct
    • CAF’s progress in addressing sexual misconduct in the ranks
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    Published data

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    Other Information: List of services for respondents

    List of services for respondents

    Should you need any support to help you deal with situations related to sexual misconduct, please contact any of the following resources:

    Confidential Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) support lines:

    • Sexual Misconduct Response Centre
      Telephone: 1-844-750-1648
    • Family Information Line
      Telephone: 1-800-866-4546
    • CAF Member Assistance Program
      Telephone: 1-800-268-7708
    • National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman
      Telephone: 1-888-828-3626

    Non-military support services are also available to you. The Department of Justice has an online directory of support services, which is available at

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5235
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