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Community Safety

The Community Safety Department works closely with other departments and community partners to provide services that ensure the safety of York's campuses.

We take a holistic and intersectional approach to safety that reflects the diverse experiences of members of our community.  We are committed to working proactively with the York community to build safe and inclusive campuses. Each of us can – and should – play a role as underscored by our message of “Safer Together.”

Building a safe community is an ongoing endeavour.  We continually strive to update our services and infrastructure to better respond to emerging safety and security concerns.  We welcome your feedback at

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Better Together

Committing to the Better Together message of care is essential to ensure the comfort and safety of everyone on campus. This means that all community members have a shared responsibility for supporting community well-being through healthy personal behaviours and actions, maintaining compassion, kindness, and empathy towards one another. 

The University continues to encourage community members to wear a mask in indoor spaces, especially where physical distancing is not possible. For additional COVID-19 information and updates please visit the Better Together website.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.