The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education
T: 416.979.5000 ext.3596 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
How our office helps
You have access to our support regardless if you were impacted by sexual violence that happened on- or off-campus, or if you experienced sexual violence before you came to Ryerson.
With your consent we can help you with:
Navigating systems and resources within the university and the community
Academic consideration and workplace accommodations
Referrals to counselling and medical services
Understanding the reporting options available
Other On-Campus Resources
Dial (80) from internal phones or call 416-979-5040
24-hour emergency response, including crisis intervention/emergency management and referral. They provide safety planning and can assist you in making a report to the police if you choose to. Walk Safe program and free self-defense courses available.
Centre for Student Development and Counselling: Provides confidential, on-campus, individual and group counselling.
Ryerson Medical Centre: You can obtain medical attention at the Ryerson Medical Centre during regular business hours but they cannot provide specialized sexual assault care. They can test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or pregnancy. If necessary, referrals to local hospitals or specialists can be arranged. Payment through OHIP or a similar out-of province insurance plan is required.
Housing and Residence Life: Direct connection to the professional staff Residence Life On Call personnel, Residence Advisors (RA) on-call and/or Residence Service Desk (RSD) Agents; personal connection/referrals to the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education, and the Centre for Student Development and Counselling.
416-979-5000, ext. 5284
Aboriginal Student Services: A culturally supportive environment where all First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit, Metis, status and non-status students can balance academic learning with traditional teachings.
416-979-5000, ext. 7699
Human Rights Services: Support for the Ryerson community, promoting a study, work and living environment free of discrimination and harassment based on prohibited grounds (e.g. race, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, etc.). Human Rights Services manages an informal and formal complaint process.
Ryerson Students' Union (RSU) Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line: The RSU Sexual Assault Survivor Support Line works to provide peer-to-peer support for survivors of gender-based violence. The support line is open Monday to Friday 12pm – 9pm.
Centre for Women and Trans People: A safe and inclusive place for all self-identified women, trans people and non-binary individuals on campus. Provides educational pamphlets, referrals and resources on issues that include racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, eating disorders, housing, sexual assault, pro-choice resources, violent relationships, support programs, women’s health and many more. Men are welcome to use the resources, but need to be let in.
416-979-5255, ext. 2350
Ryerson Students' Union (RSU) Legal Advice and Referral Services: Legal advice related to family and criminal law, legal procedures and documents, and dealings with lawyers.
Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR) Legal Clinic: Free, in-house legal services to CESAR members with in-house lawyer, Bill Reid.
Book online appointment
Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR) Students Rights Coordinator: CESAR's Student Rights Coordinator can assist with grade appeals or standing, charges of academic misconduct or other issues at the university. They can guide you through the university's policies to protect your student rights.
416-979-5000 ext. 1-7056
Ombudsperson Office: A confidential information, advice and assistance resource for those who wish to address what they believe to be unfair treatment at the university.
416-979-5000, ext. 7450