Employee Resources

We provide supportive services to University community members who have experienced sexual violence. If you want to speak to someone at the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education, 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 Employees

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education

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: 301 York Lanes

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

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

Email: svro@yorkuca

Website: http://thecentre.yorku.ca/

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

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

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

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/

Employee & Family 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.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) -  Support Resources (PDF)

For any other human resource related questions, please visit the Human Resources website.

Phone: 1-844-880-9142 (English) 1-844-880-9143 (French) 1-877-338-0275(TTY) (24/7)

Email: hsewb@yorku.ca

Website: https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/employee-and-family-assistance

Health, Safety & Well-Being

The Health, Safety & Employee Well-Being team at York University provides a broad range of services to the University community. We promote prevention as a key driver in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.

Location: 8 Chimneystack - Kinsmen Building

Phone: 416-736-5491 ext. 55491

Email: hsewb@yorku.ca

Website: http://hr.info.yorku.ca/health-safety-employee-well-being/

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/


Union Supports and Services

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356

CUPE 1356 represents custodial, grounds, housing, maintance, transportation and vechiles full and part time. CUPE  1356-1 represents parking and security full time. CUPE 1356-2 represents cctv, parking and safety part time.

Location: 031 Steacie Science Building

Phone: 416-736-5133 or ext 55133

Website: http://1356.cupe.ca/

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903

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

Location: 143 Atkinson Building

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 416-736-5154 (voicemail only)

Email: cupe3903chairperson@gmail.com

Website: https://3903.cupe.ca/

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

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

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

International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 772

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

Osgoode Hall Faculty Association

The Osgoode Hall Association represents some 50 faculty members at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Location: OHFA Office, Room 4062, Osgoode Hall Law School
Email: ohfa.exec@gmail.com                                                                                                                              Website: http://www.osgoodefaculty.ca/

Ontario Public Service Employees Union Stewards

Unit 1
Dayna Beth Aguilera
Email: dbz@yorku.ca

Kristina Laperle
Email: laperle@yorku.ca

Lindsey Gutt
Email: lindseygutt@yahoo.ca

Unit 2
John Quinn
Email: quinnjg@hotmail.com

Doina Nugent
Email: dnugent@yorku.ca

Lisa Koster
Email:  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.

Location: York Lanes, Suite 240
Phone: 416-736-5235
Email: 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.

Location: 190 Albany Rd. 2nd Floor
Phone: 416-736-5109
Email: 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.

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 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

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

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


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For information about supports, resources, and services available, contact the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at 416-736-5211. A full list of community support resources and services is available.