On-campus support for student survivors of sexual violence
The Health & Wellness Centre is OCAD University’s primary point of contact for students affected by sexual or gender-based violence. Staff will provide information on internal and external supports and services, coordinate academic accommodations, outline options for reporting the incident and formal complaint options through the university’s Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based Violence policy.
Health & Wellness Centre
416-977-6000 Ext. 260
6th Floor, 230 Richmond St. W.
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Urgent same-day appointments are available. Drop-in for a day-of appointment or email/call to make a scheduled appointment time.
Safety & Security Services
Emergencies: 416-977-6000, Ext. 511
or pick up the closest red phone on campus to be immediately connected
Non-emergency: 416-977-6000, Ext. 366
Safety & Security Services staff are trained to respond to sexual assault disclosures. They will support members of the OCAD U community who wish to report a sexual assault either to the Toronto Police or internally through the Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based Violence. Safety & Security Services can also work with you to develop a personal safety plan.
Through the Safety & Security Services Walk Safe Program, a personal security escort can be arranged 10 minutes prior to departure to walk you to or from the subway station/streetcar stops, parking facilities, between buildings on campus, inside buildings when changing locations, as well as to the Health & Wellness Centre or nearby supports.
Your experience may affect your participation and ability to focus on your courses at OCAD U. In such cases, the Health & Wellness Centre will help facilitate academic accommodations such as extensions on assignments, exam deferrals or late withdrawal from courses. These accommodations will be facilitated without providing detail about your experience to your instructors.