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.
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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
University Centre (3rd floor, room 312)
SASS main office 100 Marie-Curie (4th floor)
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
Aboriginal Outreach Officer: Aryn Lesage
Elder Advisor: Morning Star
University of Ottawa Health Services
85 University Pvt. (UCU) Room 08A
613-562-5800 x4517 (day) x7433 (night)
Sexual Harassment Office
100 Marie-Curie, 4th floor, 613-562-5222
2nd floor of UCU room 215c
Peer Help Centre
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
Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Planned Parenthood Ottawa
Immigrant Women’s Services
National Association of Women and the Law
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
221 Nelson st
Pink Triangle Services
331 Cooper Street, Suite 200
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
Canadian Mental Health Association
1355 Bank St., Suite 301
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
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Office: 613-562-2334 (appointments)
Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women
250 City Centre Ave.
Anger & Emotions Management Institute
Dr. Lawrence Gouzas & Associates
421 Gilmour St.
Sexual Assault Support Centre
Office (individual & group counselling)