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Sexual Violence Support

Sexual Violence Support for Students


Need help now?

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

If on campus, call McGill Security Services:
Downtown at 514.398.3000 | Macdonald Campus at 514.398.7777

A 24/7 provincial helpline offers toll-free bilingual services for immediate support and referrals:
514.933.9007 in Montreal | 1.888.933.9007 throughout the province

 


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The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE)

Type of Resource: University Service

This office provides confidential, non-judgmental and non-directional support and education to students, faculty and staff of all genders who have been impacted by sexual violence.

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Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)

Type of Resource: Peer

A student-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.

 


 

There are a number of other resources available on campus related to providing support to survivors of sexual assault and to preventing sexual violence. Discover these resources below.

Peer Resources

Website: www.licm.mcgill.ca
Telephone: 514-398-6792 (Legal Questions), 514-398-4384 (Dispute with McGill)

Free and confidential information, advice and representation in cases where McGill students are going through disciplinary, grievance or appeals processes.

Disclaimer: The Legal Information Clinic at McGill does not provide legal information for criminal matters but can refer to other, off-campus legal and support services.

Nightline

Website: ssmu.mcgill.ca/nightline/
Telephone: 514-398-6246
Language: English

A confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental listening service, run by McGill students. Services include active listening, resource referrals and crisis management.

Peer Support Centre

Website: psc.ssmu.ca/

Provides free, confidential drop-in space offering non-judgmental peer support, information, and referrals to the McGill community. Facilitates and encourages communication so that students feel empowered to resolve whatever they may be going through.

Walksafe

Website: www.walksafe.ca
Telephone: 514-398-2498

A volunteer SSMU service that provides free night-time accompaniment for those who feel uncomfortable, or who are unable to walk home alone.

 

University Services

Ombudsperson for Students

Website: www.mcgill.ca/ombudsperson
Telephone: 514-398-7059

Offers confidential, informal, and independent dispute resolution services by providing information, advice and referrals.

Security Services

Website: www.mcgill.ca/security
Telephone: 514-398-3000 (Downtown), 514-398-7777 (Macdonald Campus)
Language: English and French
Services includes support, guidance, prevention and response.

Student Wellness Hub

Website: www.mcgill.ca/wellness-hub

Telephone: 514-398-6017

Language: English and French

Provides physical and mental health services. Their team includes doctors (general practitioners), nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, and dietitians, as well as health promotion and outreach staff. Some examples of services you can receive include: mental health support (including care for trauma, depression, crisis support, and more), drop-ins, walk-in clinic for urgent care, prescription renewals, STI testing, and referrals.

 

Policies

 

Other Resources

Off-Campus Sexual Assault Resources

Office of the Dean of Students

Type of Resource: Administrative
Website: www.mcgill.ca/deanofstudents
Telephone: 514-398-4990
Language: English and French

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.