Sexual Assault Support
If you or someone you know may have been sexually assaulted there is support available at Health and Wellness and OCAD University.
You can walk-in to the Health and Wellness Centre and speak to a counsellor between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Alternatively you can also call or email us to set up an appointment to speak with a counsellor. This meeting can be an informal way to talk about the incident and get more information on next steps.
Location: 230 Richmond St. W., Level 6
T: 416-977-6000 x260
OCAD U Security & Emergency Services
OCAD U's Security & Emergency Services office will support members of the OCAD U community who wish to report a sexual assault either to the Toronto Police or internally through the Response to Violent and Threatening Behaviour Policy, the Non-academic Misconduct Policy or the Respectful Work & Learning Environment Policy.
Additionally, here is a list of resources you can access in the community:
Assaulted Women’s Help Line
The Assaulted Women’s Help Line provides an anonymous emergency help line for women that have been assaulted, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- 416-863-0511 or 1-866-863-0511 (toll-free in Ontario)
If assaulted in the last 72 hours, call 416-323-6040.
Women’s College Hospital
The Sexual Assault /Domestic Violence Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital offers a 24-hour medical care centre for individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, providing acute and emergency care, follow-up care and counselling.
- 76 Grenville St., Main Floor (Bay & College)
Toronto Police Service
The Toronto Police Services have developed A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors that provides an overview of the investigation process as well as resources for survivors.
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre offers legal support, referrals, a 24-hour crisis line, support groups and in-person counselling for victims of sexual assault. The office is open for in person visits Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 416-597-1171 (main line) or 416-597-8808 (counselling line)
Barbra Schlifer Clinic
The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal support, counselling, information and referrals, as well as interpreter services for women who have experienced abuse.
- email@example.com (email for intake department)