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 for Students
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:
Location: W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: 416-736-5211 (24/7 Line)
The Access Centre strives to identify and take action around issues of concern for students with disabilities by providing advocacy, social networks, and education.
Location: Room 429 Student Centre
Phone: 416-736-2100 ext. 77612
Facebook: YFS Access Centre
ASAY's primary mandate is to advocate for the Aboriginal student body of York University. ASAY's mandate includes, but is not limited to: community awareness campaigns, cultural programming, social events and alliance building.
Location: Room 431 Student Centre
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.
Location: 2070 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Osgoode Hall Law School
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 - 5:30pm, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 - 12:30pm
The AWC offers a variety of services for Glendon students. These services include personal counselling and accessibility services for students with learning disability, mental health disability or physical, sensory and medical disability.
Location: Glendon Hall. Room 111A
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm (September 1 to June 30)
goSAFE teams will go with you to and from any on-campus location, such as the Village Shuttle pick-up hub, parking lots, bus stops or residences. Upon request goSAFE staff will gladly wait with you until your bus or transportation arrives or your car starts, and we strive to meet you at your pick-up location within 10 minutes.
Location: 121 William Small Centre
Hours: 6:00pm - 2:00pm (Keele) 6:00pm to 11:00pm (Glendon)
Phone: 416-736-5454 or Ext. 55454
Students with disabilities can register with MHDS. Counsellors are assigned to students and remain their key contact throughout their academic career at York. They work with the student to help them navigate the academic and administrative landscape.
Location: W128 Bennett Centre for Student
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am-4:30 pm (closed from 10 am - 11 am for a staff meeting); Tuesday 9 am - 7 pm.
A unit within Disability Services; the role of this unit is to provide academic accommodations for students with documented mental health disabilities in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and York Senate Policy on Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities. This unit focuses on providing academic support to students with mental health disabilities and does not include treatment. Part-time and full-time undergraduate or graduate students registered at York University and living with a mental health disability and who require support related to their education can register with MHDS.
Location: Bennett Centre for Student Services, N110, 99 Ian MacDonald Blvd
Hours: 9am to 4:30pm - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 9am to 7pm - Tuesday
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.
Location: W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 1009C Ignat Kaneff Building
The Osgoode Survivors Peer Support Network provides non-judgemental support and resource referrals to female survivors of sexual assault in the Osgoode Hall Law School community.
Location: Osgoode Hall, Room 0014G
Hours: Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:30pm
This unit helps York students to realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience and manage the challenges of university life. Students come to PCS because of a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, eating and body image as well as issues related to sexuality, short-term individual, couple, and group counselling, crisis intervention and consultations regarding students in distress/crisis and issues related to overall mental health.
Location: N110 Bennett Centre for Student
Hours: 9-4:30: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 9-7pm: Tuesday
Location: 4th Floor of the Student Centre, Room B449
Phone: 416-650-8056 (24/7 Peer Support) or ext 40345
Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Asexual at York (TBLGAY) provides services to York University's trans, bisexual, lesbian, asexual and gay communities and their friends. TBLGAY offers support, social, political and educational programming, a safe place, community referrals, and a small resource library.
Location: 449A Student Centre
Phone: 416-736-2100 ext 20494
York Security Services is a team of dedicated security personnel who are focused on the delivery of quality security services, through patrols, campus relations and investigations, to all people within our York community.
Location: 228 William Small Centre
Phone: General Phone: 416-650-8000 or Ext.58000 Urgent Phone: 416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333
Location: 336 Student Centre
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Phone: 416-736-5324 or ext 55324
Location: 200 York Lanes
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (+1) 416-736-5177
As a Pan-African organization YUBSA's mission is to provide services that will foster the Self-empowerment of students of African decent academically, financially, and socially on the York University Campus.
Location: 436 Student Centre
Phone: 416-736-2100 ext 60272
Facebook: York United Black Student's Alliance
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.
Location: 325 Student Centre
Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm
YUPC is a community mental health and training centre associated with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health. The clinic utilizes the latest knowledge on effective assessment and treatment. The clinic provides a range of leading edge, effective mental health services to keep people of all ages living healthy, productive lives.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building, Reception Room 104
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm; appointments can be arranged outside these hours
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.
Location: 297 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E6
The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence. Our diverse, skilled and compassionate staff accompany women through personal and practical transformation, helping them to build lives free from violence.
Location: 489 College Street, Suite 503, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
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.
Phone: 1-866-925-5454 (24/7)
Location: 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.
Location: Toronto, Ottawa or Thunder Bay
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.
Hours: Sunday to Friday, 4:00pm - 9:30 PM
Sherbourne Health Centre offers a variety of programs and services to help you access community resources, care for your children and family, cope with trauma, address lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health issues, and obtain much needed health support. Our team strives to offer programs and services in a welcoming, safe environment.
Location: 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON
Location: 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON
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.
Phone: 416-597-8808 (24/7 Crisis Line)
Location: Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) on the 1st floor in Room 1305. 76 Grenville Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON
Provides medical and counseling to victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse * offers counselling support to family members and caregivers * information and referral to other agencies for follow-up care if needed * must be age 13 and older for counselling services
Location: 955 Major MacKenzie Dr, Richmond Hill, Ontario
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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.