We provide supportive services to University community members who have experienced sexual violence. If you want to speak to someone in the Sexual Violence Response Office, please call 416.736.5211.
There are also a variety of support networks and services available to support you both on-campus and off- campus. Please refer to the services below for more information.
On Campus Supports and Services (Students / Staff / Faculty)
Is the recommended first point of contact for survivors who have experienced sexual violence and will support all members of the York Community, including students, staff, and faculty. The Office can outline complaint processes, academic/workplace accommodations, supports, and resources available.
If someone discloses an instance of sexual violence, direct or offer to accompany them to the Sexual Violence Response Office:
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion provides free services to current York students, faculty and staff, including information, guidance and consultation on human rights best practices, and communication on our services and progress to the University community.
Urgent Phone: 416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333
228 William Small Centre
Supports and Services for Students
The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) is committed to fostering student success by upholding the behavioural expectations outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. OSCR strives to build community by providing advice, referrals, education, alternate dispute resolution methods, local adjudication, the University Tribunal process, critical incident support and student leadership opportunities.
416-736-5231, Fax: 416-736-5565
W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Learning Disability Services provides educational support to university students with documented learning disabilities, attention disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources on Campus provides educational resources on and off campus, event information and wellness tips.
Physical, Sensory & Medical Disability Services provides educational support to university students with physical, sensory & medical disabilities.
York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA) is organized around principles of accessibility, social justice, and equity as it works to improve the learning, teaching, and working environments for all graduate students at York University. The YUGSA is dedicated to providing advocacy and support to all members across various graduate departments on this campus. As a student union, the YUGSA is committed to representing graduate students’ diverse interests and defending and advancing students’ and workers’ rights across and beyond York’s campuses.
Supports and Services for Staff / Faculty
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all non-academic permanent employees. Your EAP is a confidential service that can help solve a number of problems and challenges in your life and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For any other human resource related questions, please visit the Human Resources website.
The Why Work Alone Program offered in conjunction with Security Services, is offered to those working at night. You can contact Security Services and a security operator will arrange to phone hourly or to have a Security Official visit you periodically.
Union Supports and Services
Sheila Wilmot - Equity Office
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 3
Sandra Hudson - Staff Representative
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 4
Raj Virk - Staff Representative
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 5
Central Utilities Building, 169 Albany Rd.
416-736-2100 Ext. 55453
The Osgoode Hall Association represents some 50 faculty members at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Osgoode Hall Faculty Association
OHFA Office, Room 4062
Osgoode Hall Law School
Dayna Beth Aguilera
York Lanes, Suite 240
190 Albany Rd. 2nd Floor
External Supports and Services
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. They provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.
416-863-0511(24/7), TTY: 416-364-8762
Toll-Free: 1-866-863-0511, TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Fem’aide offre aux femmes d’expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l’aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité, 24 heures par jour, 7 jours par semaine. Fem’aide peut également répondre aux demandes de renseignements faites par les proches des femmes victimes de violence.
Fem’aide concentre son intervention auprès des femmes ayant subi de la violence dans une relation intime ou encore une agression à caractère sexuel.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.
416-922-0566, Fax: 416-922-2018
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON
Ontario is piloting a new program that will give survivors of sexual assault access to free legal advice, regardless of how much time has passed since the incident.
Survivors of sexual assault living in the City of Toronto, the City of Ottawa, and the District of Thunder Bay will be able to receive up to four hours of free, confidential advice from a lawyer. The legal advice may be provided over the phone or in person.
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.
1-800-268-9688, Text: 647-694-4275
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
1-866-887-0015 – Information 1-888-579-2888
TRCC/MWAR is a grassroots, women-run collective working towards a violence-free world by providing anti-oppressive, feminist peer support to survivors of sexual violence through support, education and activism.
416-323-6040, Fax: 416-323-6489
76 Grenville Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON
905-832-1406 – DASA ext. 2 (Information)
955 Major MacKenzie Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario
211Ontario.ca provides comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information on community, social, health and related government services provided by nonprofit, community-based organizations or the public sector.
For information about supports, resources, and services available, contact the Sexual Violence Response Office at 416-736-5211. A full list of community support resources and services is available.