Student Resources

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

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:

Location: W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Phone: 416-736-5211 (24/7 Line)

Email: svro@yorkuca

Website: yorku.ca/sexual-violence-response

Access Centre

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

Email: info@accesscentreyfs.ca

Twitter: @yfsaccesscentre

Facebook: YFS Access Centre

Aboriginal Students Association at York

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

Email: asay.york@gmail.com

Twitter: @yAboriginalSAY

Facebook: AboriginalSay

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.

Location: 2070 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 416-736-5682

Email: rights@yorku.ca

Website: yorku.ca/rights

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.

Location: Osgoode Hall Law School

Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 - 5:30pm, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 - 12:30pm

Phone: 416-736-5029

Website: osgoode.yorku.ca/community-clinics/welcome-community-legal-aid-services-programme-clasp/

Glendon - Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling Centre (AWC)

Glendon — Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling Centre (AWC)

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)

Email: counselling@glendon.yorku.ca

Phone: 416-487-6709

goSAFE (Community Safety Department)

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

Email: goSAFE@yorku.ca

Website: gosafe.info.yorku.ca

Learning Disability Services

Learning Disability Services (LDS; offered through Counselling and Disability Services)

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.

Email: ldinfo@yorku.ca

Phone: 416-736-5383

Mental Health Disability Services

Mental Health Disability Services (MHDS; offered through Counselling and Disability Services)

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

Phone: 416-736-5297

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.

Location: W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Email: oscr@yorku.ca

Phone: 416-736-5231

Website: yorku.ca/oscr/

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.

Location: 1009C Ignat Kaneff Building

Phone: 416-736-5104

Email: omc@osgoode.yorku.ca

Website: osgoode.yorku.ca/community-clinics/osgoode-mediation-clinic/contact-us/

Osgoode Survivors Peer Support Network

Osgoode Survivors Peer Support Network

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

Email: osgoodesurvivors@gmail.com

Website: http://ospsn.legalandlit.ca

Personal Counselling Services

Personal Counselling Services (PCS)

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

Phone: 416-736-5297

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.

Location: 4th Floor of the Student Centre, Room B449

Email: sassl@yorku.ca

Phone: 416-650-8056 (24/7 Peer Support) or ext 40345

Website: sassl.info.yorku.ca

Trans BiSexual Lesbian Gay Asexual at York (TBLGAY)

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

Email: tblgay@yorku.ca

Phone: 416-736-2100 ext 20494

Twitter: @tblgayork

Facebook: TBLGAY

Security Services (Community Safety Department)

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

Hours: 24/7

Phone: General Phone: 416-650-8000 or Ext.58000                                                                                                                                                                                                               Urgent Phone: 416-736-5333 or Ext. 33333

Email: scc@yorku.ca

Website: security.info.yorku.ca

York Federation of Students (YFS)

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.

Location: 336 Student Centre

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Phone: 416-736-5324 or ext  55324

Email: communications@yfs.ca

Website: yfs.ca

York International

York International is here to assist all international students as well as domestic and international students who wish to study or work abroad.

Location: 200 York Lanes

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Phone:  (+1) 416-736-5177

Email: iadvisor@yorku.ca

Website: yorkinternational.yorku.ca/

York United Black Students' Alliance

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

Email: yubsa.org@gmail.com

Phone: 416-736-2100 ext 60272

Twitter: @info_yubsa

Facebook: York United Black Student's Alliance

York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA)

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

Phone: 416-736-5865

Email: info@yugsa.ca

Website: yugsa.ca

York University Psychology Clinic

York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC)

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

Email: yupc@yorku.ca

Phone: 416-650-8488

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.

Location: 297 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2E6

Phone: 416-863-0511

TTY: 416-364-8762

Website: http://www.awhl.org/home

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

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

Phone: 416-323-9149

Email: info@schliferclinic.com

Website: schliferclinic.com/

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.

Phone: 1-877-336-2433

Email: info@femaide.ca

Website: 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.

Phone: 1-866-925-5454 (24/7)

Email: info@good2talk.ca

Website:  good2talk.ca/

Hassle Free Clinic

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

Location: 66 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON

Phone: 416-922-0566

Website:  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.

Location: Toronto, Ottawa or Thunder Bay

Phone: 1-855-226-3904

Website:  https://www.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.

Hours: Sunday to Friday, 4:00pm - 9:30 PM

Phone: 1-800-268-9688

Texting: 647-694-4275

Website:  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.

Phone: 416-591-6565

Email:  services@oasisfemmes.org

Website:  oasisfemmes.org/

Sherbourne Health Centre

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

Phone: 416-324-4180

Email:  info@sherbourne.on.ca

Website: http://sherbourne.on.ca

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.

Location: 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON

Phone: 1-866-887-0015

Email:  services@oasisfemmes.org

Website:  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.

Phone: 416-597-8808 (24/7 Crisis Line)

Email:  crisis@trccmwar.ca

Website:  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.

Location:  Acute Ambulatory Care Unit (AACU) on the 1st floor in Room 1305. 76 Grenville Street, Main floor, Toronto, ON

Phone: 416-323-6040

Email:  services@oasisfemmes.org

Website:  http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/programs-and-services/sexual-assault-domestic-violence-care-centre/

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

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

Phone: 905-883-1212

Website:  yorkcentral.com/main/contact.htm

External Resources

Toronto Police Services

York Region Police Services

Phone: 1-866-876-5423

Website:  yrp.ca/en/index.asp

211Ontario.ca

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.