We're here for you. 24 hours a day. 416-736-5211

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)

Sexual Violence Response Office

Sexual Violence Response Office

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:

416-736-5211 (24/7)
W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services
svro@yorkuca
yorku.ca/sexual-violence-response

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

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.

416-736-5682, Fax: 416-650-4823
2070 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
rights@yorku.ca
yorku.ca/rights

goSAFE (Community Safety Department)

416-736-5454 or Ext. 55454
goSAFE@yorku.ca
gosafe.info.yorku.ca

Security Services (Community Safety Department)

General Phone: 416-650-8000 or Ext. 58000
Urgent Phone: 416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333
228 William Small Centre
scc@yorku.ca
security.info.yorku.ca

Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP)

Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) is an interdisciplinary Student Legal Aid Service Society with students from Osgoode Hall Law School and the School of Social Work at York University. Under the supervision of lawyers and the Community Outreach Counsellor, students give client referrals, summary advice, and representation.

Osgoode Mediation Centre (OMC)

Osgoode Mediation Centre (OMC) is a dedicated group of law students from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada providing Free Mediation Services and Conflict Resolution Training to the community surrounding York University with specialization in Youth Conflict, Housing Conflict and Family Conflict.

Supports and Services for Students

Office of Student Community Relations

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
oscr@yorku.ca
yorku.ca/oscr/

Personal Counselling

Personal Counselling Services (PCS), which is located within Counselling & Disability Services (CDS), provides a range of counselling services to all York students including: individual, couples, and group counselling, personal development workshops, and crisis intervention.
416-736-5297
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
pcs.info.yorku.ca

Disability Services

Counselling and Disability Services provides a range of essential counselling and disability-related services. The primary aim is to help students realize, develop and fulfill their personal and academic potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience.

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.

Sexual Assault Survivors' Support Line and Leadership (SASSL)

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line and Leadership (SASSL) The Sexual Assault Survivor's Support Line and Leadership (SASSL) provides unbiased and non-judgmental peer support and referrals to survivors of sexual violence 24/7.

416-650-8056 (24/7 Peer Support)
416-736-2100 ext. 40345 (Office Line)
4th Floor of the Student Centre, Room B449
sassl@yorku.ca
sassl.info.yorku.ca

Student Unions

The York Federation of Students (YFS) represents over 55,000 undergraduate students at York University, providing cost saving services, equitable events and campaigns advocating for an affordable and accessible education.  Furthermore, through it's community service groups (CSG's) TBLGAY, USAY, ASAY, YUBSA and Access Centre the YFS continues to ensure that marginalized identities are provided independent spaces to organize and mobilize on campus and in the community.  As Local 68 of the Canadian Federation of Students' the YFS is committed to mobilizing with students municipally, provincially and federally

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.

Student Wellness

Health Education and Promotion plans programs on and around campus focusing on health topics relevant to university students. Events are hosted to raise awareness about health issues, health solutions, and resources and organizations where students can seek out support.

TBLGAY (Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Asexual at York)

TBLGAY offers resources and support for the LGBTQ community in and around the York University campus.

Supports and Services for Staff / Faculty

Employee Well Being Office

Information regarding employee well being, including facilitation and implementation of return to work programs can be found on the Employee Well Being website.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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.

Occupational Health & Safety

Occupational Health and Safety provides a number of occupational health and safety programs services to employees of the University.

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

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903

CUPE 3903 represents the contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and research assistants at York University.

Sheila Wilmot - Equity Office
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 3
CUPE3903.equity.officer@gmail.com

Sandra Hudson - Staff Representative
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 4
shudson3903@gmail.com

Raj Virk - Staff Representative
143 Atkinson College
416-736-5154 ext 5
rvirk66@gmail.com

International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 772

Larry Pugliese
Central Utilities Building, 169 Albany Rd.
416-736-2100 Ext. 55453
pugliese@yorku.ca

Osgoode Hall Faculty Association

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
ohfa.exec@gmail.com

Ontario Public Service Employees Union Stewards

Unit 1
Dayna Beth Aguilera
dbz@yorku.ca

Kristina Laperle
laperle@yorku.ca

Lindsey Gutt
lindseygutt@yahoo.ca

Unit 2
John Quinn
quinnjg@hotmail.com

Doina Nugent
dnugent@yorku.ca

Lisa Koster
lisar67@yorku.ca

York University Faculty Association

The York University Faculty Association is the professional association and certified bargaining agent for approximately 1500 faculty, librarians and postdoctoral visitors at York University.

York Lanes, Suite 240
416-736-5235
yufa@yorku.ca

York University Staff Association Unit 1,Unit 2

YUSAPUY (York University Staff Association – Association du Personnel de L’Universite York) represents thousands of workers at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

190 Albany Rd. 2nd Floor
416-736-5109
yusapuy@yorku.ca

External Supports and Services

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

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

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.

1-877-336-2433
info@femaide.ca
femaide.ca

Good2Talk

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.

1-866-925-5454
info@good2talk.ca
good2talk.ca/

Hassle Free Clinic

The Hassle Free Clinic provides free medical and counselling services in many areas of sexual health.

416-922-0566, Fax: 416-922-2018
66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON
hasslefreeclinic.org/

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors Pilot Program:
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.

1-855-226-3904
attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/ila.php

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

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
youthline.ca/

Oasis Centre des femmes (Francophone)

Oasis Centre des femmes: Outiller les femmes francophones du Grand Toronto et Halton-Peel, touchées par la violence sous toutes ses formes pour améliorer leur situation et devenir totalement autonomes.

416-591-6565
services@oasisfemmes.org
oasisfemmes.org/

Sunnybrook Hospital Bayview Campus

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

416-480-6100
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Program

The Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse program provides help for male survivors of sexual abuse, both recent and historical. The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is delivered by agencies across the province.

1-866-887-0015 – Information 1-888-579-2888
attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/male_support_services/

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/ MWAR)

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.

416-597-8808 (24/7 Crisis Line)
crisis@trccmwar.ca
trccmwar.ca/

Women's College Hospital Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)

The Women’s College Hospital SA/DV centre is located in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) on the 1st floor in Room 1305.
http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/sexual-assault-domestic-violence-care-centre/

416-323-6040, Fax: 416-323-6489
76 Grenville Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON

York Central Hospital Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre (DASA)

905-883-1212
905-832-1406 – DASA ext. 2 (Information)
955 Major MacKenzie Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario
yorkcentral.com/main/contact.htm

External Resources

 

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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.