Do you need help with Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment?

Use the menu below to find the resources and supports to help you.

Get Help: Contact the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre

You can contact “the Centre” at 416-978-2266 to learn how to supportively respond to a disclosure.

People disclose for a variety of reasons. They may be looking for emotional support or requesting some form of workplace or academic accommodation.

If someone chooses to disclose an incident(s) of sexual violence to you, it’s important that you listen and validate their experience. You may not have all of the answers, but there are supports available that can assist both you and the person disclosing violence. You are not alone.

To access supports now contact (“the Centre”) 416-978-2266 or make initial report of sexual violence to the University

Help get them connected them to one of “the Centre” locations:

University of Toronto, Mississauga
3094G, Davis Building

University of Toronto, Downtown
Room 606, Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street (Location as of July 2017  - 702 Spadina Avenue).

University of Toronto, Scarborough
Room 141, Environmental Science & Chemistry Building

U of T Health Services

Health care professionals with specialized trauma informed training meet with students who have experienced physical assault, sexual violence and/or sexual harassment to understand their needs and offer appropriate care and/or referrals.

During University business hours, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Downtown Toronto Health and Wellness Centre: 416-978-8030
Health & Counseling Centre: 905-828-5255
UTSC Health & Wellness Centre: 416-287-7065

24-hour Crisis Resources Off Campus

Hospital Care

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

For information/assistance related to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment call: 416.978.3908

The Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF) covers all members of the University community – staff, students, and faculty. Sexual violence and sexual harassment is unwanted sexual attention or unwanted emphasis on your sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. It includes any unwelcome pressure for sexual favours, any comments, gestures or other conduct which places an offensive focus on the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of another person, and any gender-based conduct that is directed at you and that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment for you.

Sexual Violence - Help for Students

Tri-campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

Tri-Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Support Centre (“the Centre”) 416-978-3908. The Centre has a mandate to conduct intake, accept disclosures and reports of sexual violence, and to provide support to individual members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence. 

Do you need help now? Contact the Centre 416-978-2266

If you would like to explore options regarding formal reports please call "the Centre" or click the link above to make an online initial report.

Or call Campus Police (24 hours)

To access services or supports or make a report of sexual violence to the University

If you live in residence, the residence staff (dons and residence life staff, or dean) are available to assist you to be connected to “the Centre” .

If you do not live in residence or if you prefer not to disclose to residence staff you can seek assistance from:

Community Safety Office (Business hours)

  • All campuses 416-978-1485

U of T Health Services

(during regular business hours)

Downtown Toronto: 416-978-8030
UTM: 905-828-5255
UTSC: 416-287-7065

Medical Services Related to Experiences of Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

You have the option of obtaining medical care after a sexual assault and can choose to have a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit examination to preserve evidence from an assault, even if you are unsure if you want to contact the police or pursue an investigation. It is advised to obtain the examination as soon as possible following the incident.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres are located within a hospital and provide a team of nurses and doctors who are specially trained to care for people who have been sexually assaulted. There is a doctor and a nurse on call 24 hours a day to help individuals following a sexual assault. The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres provide: medical treatment; documentation should you consider now or in the future to inform the police; safety planning and risk assessment; social work/counselling services; referrals to services in the community; cultural interpretation services; and, follow-up services.

Downtown Toronto (UTSG)
Women's College Hospital: 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON. The clinic is located on the first floor in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit Room 1256.
Phone: 416-323-6040

All services are provided by registered nurses. The services include, but are not limited to:
Crisis support; Assessment and documentation and of injuries/ assault history; Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; Emergency contraceptive options; Testing for drugs that may have been used to commit the assault; Assessment of risk and safety planning ; Referral to community resources. If the victim chooses to involve the police: the hospital will carefully collect and document the necessary evidence for release and analysis.

Mississauga (UTM)
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services located at Trillium Health Centre:
100 Queensway West, Mississauga ON
Phone: 905-848-7493

Clients may access this 24-hour, 7-day a week service through the Emergency Department. A specially trained nurse provides one-on-one care including assessment, treatment, documentation of injuries (may include photographing), safety planning, emotional support and information concerning medical, legal and counselling options. This process takes place in the safety and security of a private unit separate from the Emergency Department.

Scarborough (UTSC)
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH):
3030 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON
Phone: 416-495-2555
TTY: 416-498-6739

Provides care that is offered 24 hours a day to men, women and transgendered individuals who have been sexually assaulted or experienced intimate partner violence.

For Sexual Assault Care Centres (SACC) in other Ontario cities click here.

Sexual Violence - Staff & Faculty

Tri-campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

Tri-Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Support Centre (“the Centre”) 416-978-2266. The Centre has a mandate to conduct intake, accept disclosures and reports of sexual violence, and to provide support to individual members of the University community who have experienced sexual violence. 

Do you need help now? Contact the Centre 416-978-2266

If you would like to explore options regarding formal reports please call "the Centre" or click the link above to make an online initial report.

Or call Campus Police (24 hours)

To access services or supports or make a report of sexual violence to the University

Community Safety Office (Business hours)

  • All campuses 416-978-1485

U of T Health Services

(during regular business hours)

Downtown Toronto: 416-978-8030
UTM: 905-828-5255
UTSC: 416-287-7065

Medical Services Related to Experiences of Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

You have the option of obtaining medical care after a sexual assault and can choose to have a Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit examination to preserve evidence from an assault, even if you are unsure if you want to contact the police or pursue an investigation. It is advised to obtain the examination as soon as possible following the incident.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres are located within a hospital and provide a team of nurses and doctors who are specially trained to care for people who have been sexually assaulted. There is a doctor and a nurse on call 24 hours a day to help individuals following a sexual assault. The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres provide: medical treatment; documentation should you consider now or in the future to inform the police; safety planning and risk assessment; social work/counselling services; referrals to services in the community; cultural interpretation services; and, follow-up services.

Downtown Toronto (UTSG)
Women's College Hospital: 76 Grenville Street, Toronto ON. The clinic is located on the first floor in the Acute Ambulatory Care Unit Room 1256.
Phone: 416-323-6040

All services are provided by registered nurses. The services include, but are not limited to:
Crisis support; Assessment and documentation and of injuries/ assault history; Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; Emergency contraceptive options; Testing for drugs that may have been used to commit the assault; Assessment of risk and safety planning ; Referral to community resources. If the victim chooses to involve the police: the hospital will carefully collect and document the necessary evidence for release and analysis.

Mississauga (UTM)
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services located at Trillium Health Centre:
100 Queensway West, Mississauga ON
Phone: 905-848-7493

Clients may access this 24-hour, 7-day a week service through the Emergency Department. A specially trained nurse provides one-on-one care including assessment, treatment, documentation of injuries (may include photographing), safety planning, emotional support and information concerning medical, legal and counselling options. This process takes place in the safety and security of a private unit separate from the Emergency Department.

Scarborough (UTSC)
The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH):
3030 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON
Phone: 416-495-2555
TTY: 416-498-6739

Provides care that is offered 24 hours a day to men, women and transgendered individuals who have been sexually assaulted or experienced intimate partner violence.

For Sexual Assault Care Centres (SACC) in other Ontario cities click here.

Do you need help now? Access 24-hour Crisis Resources Off Campus


General Safety Related Programs & Resources

Campus Police

Downtown Toronto Police:  416-978-2222
U of T Mississauga Police:  905-569-4333
U of T Scarborough Police:  416-287-7333

Working in partnership with the community, the University Police are dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment. They provide programs on personal safety, protection of property, conflict resolution, maintenance of public order, community service and referral, emergency response assistance, crime prevention and detection, enforcement of the criminal code and selected provincial and municipal statutes and University policies.

Community Safety Office

Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485

Working in partnership with other university resources, the Community Safety Office responds to the personal safety concerns of members of the University of Toronto community. It is a tri-campus service, providing:

  • Support and assistance in cases of stalking, harassment, bullying, intimidation, threats, family or intimate-partner violence, sexual violence and assault, workplace conflict and volatile behaviour or thoughts of suicide
  • Workplace safety consultations and support
  • Co-ordination of women’s self-defence programming
TravelSafer Programs

Students who feel uncomfortable walking or traveling alone between University buildings, parking lots and transit stops near campus, should contact the university police to organize a Travelsafer escort. The service is free.

U of T Downtown TravelSmart: 416-978-SAFE (7233)
U of T Mississauga TravelSafer: 905-607-SAFE (7233)
U of T Scarborough UTSC Patrol: 416-287-7022

Do you need help now? Access 24-hour Crisis Resources Off Campus
Mental Health

On Campus Health and Wellness Counselling

Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health & Safety: 416-978-4467

EHS ensures an environmentally responsible, safe and healthy work, research and study environment at the University of Toronto. EHS develops and implements innovative, practical and sustainable processes to manage hazards, including training and awareness, teaching, provision of expert advice, emergency response and assurance. Contact EHS if you have any questions or concerns relating to identifying risks.

Self Defence Programs

Community Safety Office: 416-978-1485

Attackers often avoid people who look secure, confident and strong. Students should plan to take a protective skills or self defence course where they can learn how to assert themselves in ways that will intimidate a would-be attacker. Workshops in women’s self-defence, including basic Wendo, Urban Defensive Tactics (for men and women) and Rape Aggression Defence, are offered on campus throughout the year.

Safety Abroad Program

The Safety Abroad Program offers advice and assistance to members of the University community travelling outside of Canada on University sponsored activities.  The Go Global Guide provides online information for international travel as well as information on travel aptitude, budgeting, passports, visas and other documents, packing, emergency contacts, culture shock, issues of diversity and re-entry.

Emergency Housing

Housing Services: 416-978-8045 ext. 0

The Student Housing Service is available to assist students who are experiencing a temporary housing crisis. If you do not have a place to stay for the night, and it is after hours, please contact Campus Police.

U of T Alert

The UTAlert service allows the University to quickly send important messages via telephone, email, and text. Alert complements other University communication channels such as websites and social media.

To learn more about this service and to update your contact information visit alert.utoronto.ca.


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