Editorial

In light of recent events, it’s perhaps more important than ever for students at the University of Ottawa to be able to get the support they need.

Photo courtesy of Erin Sparks (the Link)

The university states that it’s “committed to providing a respectful learning and workplace environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.” Of the 119 incidents reported to the university’s Office for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in 2011–12, 15 per cent were instances of discrimination, 34 per cent harassment, and 43 per cent sexual harassment. In the last year, the U of O has seen major instances of all three. 

Students at the U of O should know about major incidents that occur, and those involved should work toward ways to prevent them and help make campus a better place to be. Not only that, but all members of the U of O community should know what services are available to them when situations arise and they need some form of help or guidance.

More than 40,000 people call the U of O their school. Let’s make sure those people get to have the university experience they deserve.

Counselling and Coaching Service
www.sass.uottawa.ca
scs@uottawa.ca
University Centre (3rd floor, room 312)
613-562-5806
SASS main office 100 Marie-Curie (4th floor)

International House
sfuo.ca/ihouse
85 University Pvt.
Rooms 211-E & G
613 562 5800 ext. 4405

Aboriginal Resource Centre
1 Stewart Rd.  (1st floor, room 130)
Manager: Patricia Lacroix
placroix@uottawa.ca
613-562-5800 x4566
Aboriginal Outreach Officer: Aryn Lesage
alesage@uottawa.ca
613-562-5800 x4529
Elder Advisor: Morning Star
dor@uottawa.ca

University of Ottawa Health Services
300-100 Marie-Curie
613-564-3950

Foot Patrol
sfuo.ca/footpatrol
foot.patrol@sfuo.ca
85 University Pvt. (UCU) Room 08A
613-562-5800 x4517 (day) x7433 (night)

Sexual Harassment Office
100 Marie-Curie, 4th floor, 613-562-5222

Protection Services
141 Louis-Pasteur
protection@uottawa.ca
613-562-5499
Emergency: 613-562-5411

Pride Centre
sfuo.ca/pride
2nd floor of UCU room 215c

Peer Help Centre
UCU 211d
sfuo.ca/peerhelp
613-562-5249
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Peer Support Phone line: 613-562-5604
Winter/Fall: Mon-Fri 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Spring/Summer: Mon-Fri 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Women’s Resource Centre
sfuo.ca/WRC
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UCU 220
613-562-5800 x5755

Victim/Witness Assistance Program
613-239-1229

Planned Parenthood Ottawa
ppottawa.ca

Immigrant Women’s Services
immigrantwomensservices.com
613-729-3145

National Association of Women and the Law
www.NAWL.ca

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
sandyhillchc.on.ca
info@sandyhillchc.on.ca
221 Nelson st
613-789-1500

Pink Triangle Services
ptsottawa.org
331 Cooper Street, Suite 200
613-563-4818

Mental Health- Crisis Line
No Charge – 1-866-996-0991

Mental Health Helpline
No Charge – 1-866-531-4055

Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
2197 Riverside Drive
613-241-4474

Canadian Mental Health Association
1355 Bank St., Suite 301
613-737-7791

Ottawa Public Health – Sexual Health Centre
179 Clarence St.
Free & confidential 613-234-4641

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
HQ in Toronto
No Charge 1-866-863-0511

Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region
www.dcottawa.on.ca
613-238-3311

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
www.orcc.net
613-562-2333
Office: 613-562-2334 (appointments)

Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
octevaw-cocvff.ca
250 City Centre Ave.
613-237-1000

Anger & Emotions Management Institute
Dr. Lawrence Gouzas & Associates
421 Gilmour St.
613-231-2051

Sexual Assault Support Centre
613-234-2266
Office (individual & group counselling)
613-725-2160