Urgent medical care following an assault

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres are hospital-based centres located across Ontario that provide 24/7 emergency care to women, children and men who have been sexually assaulted or who are victims or survivors of domestic violence (intimate partner) abuse. Services include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Crisis intervention
  • Collection of forensic evidence
  • Access to emergency contraception and preventative treatment for sexually-transmitted infections
  • Medical follow-up
  • Counselling
  • Referral to community resources

You can choose to have centre staff conduct a physical examination, offer medical care and/or collect any physical (forensic) evidence of a recent sexual assault. It is your decision whether you wish to report the assault to the police or provide the forensic evidence. If you think you were drugged and sexually assaulted, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres can also test to determine the presence of drugs in your body.

The nearest Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre to the OCAD University campus:

Women’s College Hospital:
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)

76 Grenville St., Main Floor (Bay & College)
If assaulted in the last 72 hours, call 416-323-6040
The SA/DVCC offers medical care centre for individuals who have been victims of sexual assault, providing acute and emergency care, follow-up care and counselling M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Outside those hours, the SADVCC will send a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to their affiliate emergency rooms across the city to care for a survivor if the survivor requests that service.

Other emergency rooms near the OCAD University campus:

Mount Sinai Hospital: Emergency Room
600 University Ave, Toronto

Toronto General Hospital: Emergency Room
200 Elizabeth St, Toronto

Toronto Western Hospital: Emergency Room
399 Bathurst St, Toronto

St. Michaels Hospital: Emergency Room
30 Bond St. Toronto

Other emergency rooms in Toronto:

The Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Ave, Toronto

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre
30 The Queensway, Toronto

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto

View a list of other Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres across the Greater Toronto Area and across Ontario.

Staff from OCAD U’s Safety & Security team are available to escort you to nearby facilities, or to the Health & Wellness Centre. For assistance, contact 416-977-6000, Ext. 366.


Emergency info

If you are on campus and you — or anyone else — is at immediate risk of harm:

Contact 911 and OCAD U Safety & Security
at 416-977-6000, Ext. 511
or pick up any red phone to be immediately connected

Health & Wellness Centre
416-977-6000, Ext. 260
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you safe?

If the perpetrator is at risk of harming you or others, contact 911 immediately and get to somewhere safe.

If you do not feel safe in your home, arrange to stay with friends or contact emergency housing services.

If you are having suicidal thoughts and/or think you may harm yourself or someone else, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

If you are having trouble discerning how you feel or what you need, contact OCAD U’s Health & Wellness Centre, or any of the helplines or mental health services available in the community.