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Important Notice

In keeping with the recommendations from Health Canada regarding social distancing, The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre) will continue to provide services to community members through telephone: 416-736-5211 and email:

Additional Updates on COVID-19:

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we all navigate this situation together.

The Invisible List | March 8, 2023

This International Women’s Day join us as we hear from our panelists about the invisible workload of women. Panelists will share their own experiences, research, and ways in which we can do better in taking care of one another.

Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Online
Registration: Email to register


Dr. Homira Osman (She/Her) is a clinician and scientist with a unique mix of clinical, operational, health system, and population health leadership experience. Her work as an audiologist instilled in her a love for the translation of well-designed research evidence into clinical practice for optimal patient care. She has a special focus on patient-oriented research, patient-research partnerships, and influencing health public policy related to equitable access to fair and timely diagnoses and treatments for the rare disease community in Canada. Aside from full-time employment, Dr. Osman is a mother to two young children, wife, sister, daughter, and advocate.

Paula Gowdie Rose (She/Her) Daughter, mother, wife, full time employed, workplace advocate to many, graduate student and student of life. Black woman. Interests include understanding the experiences of Black women, including her own, in Canadian workplaces, the roles that organizations play in the continued oppression of Black women and the effects of racism and oppression.

Joanie Cameron Pritchett has dedicated her life to gender equality, workers’ rights, democracy and social justice. She is currently the Director of the Centre for Sexual violence Response, Support and Education at York University. Pritchett believes that life-long learning is her trajectory and has leaned into her studies with an open mind and the desire to learn and unlearn along the way. She has completed a Masters program in Alternate Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School (LLM) and graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Leadership at the University of Guelph. She is currently pursuing her doctorate and this research is centred around a risk assessment tool for Colleges and Universities to apply to complaints of sexual violence. Joanie is always looking to provide support and resources to the community that she serves and enjoys learning and growing herself and helping her team thrive and develop the work and how we support community members in a trauma-informed and human-centred approach.

Building SAFER SPACES Toolkit

To foster a culture where attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate sexual violence are rejected, survivors are supported, community members are educated and those who commit incidents of sexual violence are held accountable.

We trust in the power of advocacy and education. We believe in diverse and safe accessible services as they are fundamental to social change and empowering survivors. At the Centre, our work is driven by our communities needs. Survivors and all those affected by sexual violence will be provided with compassionate services, dignity, privacy, and respect.

The H.E.R.E model

How We Serve Our Community


Help Survivors have Access to supports Needed


Educate the Community about Sexual Violence


Respond to all forms of sexual violence with Care and Support


Empower Survivors

How We Can Help

What We Do - Supports and Services

Find out how we can support survivors of sexual violence and those who receive disclosures.


Click here to review York University's policy on sexual violence and how you can provide input.

Policy on Sexual Violence / Politique sur la violence sexuelle   

How to File a Report

Review the reporting form and steps to filing a formal complaint.

Sexual Violence Reporting Form

How You Can Help

What You Can Do - How to Respond to a Disclosure 

Review tips and tools on how to respond to survivors of sexual violence.


Online Training Modules

Training Module Step 1: Sexual Violence Response & Awareness (All Community Members)  (use code-CSVRSE)

Training Module Step 2:  Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence (Staff & Faculty) 


Click here for further supports and services on and off campus.

How We Can Work Together

Request a Training or Workshop

Let's learn together.


How you can participate.

Learn & Unlearn

Review myths and videos.

Building Community

Active Bystanders

Meet our Active Bystander Facilitators.

Peer Support Group/Male Identified Group

Meet the Peer Support Group and Male Identified Group.

Get Involved

Let's collaborate.

Need Help Right Now?


York Security, URGENT
416-736-5333 or ext. 33333

Student Counselling, Health & Well-being
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services

Office of Student Community Relations
W128 Bennett Centre for Student Services

York U Mental Health Website

Download the Safety App

Other Numbers

York Security, GENERAL
416-650-8000 or ext. 58000

York Security, TTY
416-736-5470 or ext. 55470


24-hr Crisis Line 416-650-8056

Sherbourne Health Centre - Services for Lesbian, Gay and Trans people

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Multicultural Women Against Rape
24-hr Crisis Line 416-597-8808

Good2Talk 24-hr Student Crisis Line

Women's College Hospital

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse