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Other Safety-Related Services at York

The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) helps to nourish a diverse and inclusive Aboriginal community within the broader York University community. CASS provides a community space that offers culturally-appropriate services and programs with the desire of empowering Aboriginal students with a sense of belonging that further enables their success throughout their post-secondary studies. CASS supports educational initiatives to encourage the awareness, understanding, acceptance and growth of the Aboriginal community on campus and to enrich the overall York University community.

The Centre for Women and Trans People is a student-funded, collectively run, volunteer-driven organization at York University. The Centre is a progressive, pro-choice, anti-racist, queer-positive, trans-positive, feminist organization.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion responds to questions, concerns, or complaints under provincial human rights legislation and related York policies and procedures. They provide free and confidential consultation to members of the York community, case resolution services and training on human rights, equity and inclusion (REI).

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all non-academic permanent employees. EAP is a confidential service that can help employees resolve work, health and life issues and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For any human-resource-related questions, please visit the Human Resources website.

The Health, Safety & Employee Well-Being team provides a range of services to the University community, such as advice and support to ensure compliance with occupational health and safety legislation and conducting workplace assessments and testing.

Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP) provides free legal advice and representation to members of the community, and to York students. Under supervision, Osgoode Hall Law School students assist low-income individuals in the City of Toronto with eligible issues that may involve administrative law (ODSP, CICB, human rights, tenant rights), criminal law, family law and immigration law. CLASP also has an identification clinic and a tax dispute clinic.

Osgoode Mediation Clinic (OMC) provides free mediation and conflict resolution services to the community within and surrounding York University. Under supervision, Osgoode Hall Law School students assist with various issues, such as family conflict, housing conflict, youth conflict, campus conflict and personal and professional conflict.

The Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students (ACMAPS) was established to provide a pan-university physical and philosophical home for mature and part-time students. The mandate of ACMAPS includes raising awareness of issues that affect mature and part-time students across the university, leading and facilitating initiatives responding to the needs of these students, and advocating on their behalf.

Find mental health and wellness resources on and off campus, event information and wellness tips.

The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff), and in some instances non-community members, who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities' application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.

York University's Student Counselling, Health & Well-being 

Hi there! We hope you have been doing well. Allow us to introduce ourselves: Student Counselling, Health & Well-being helps students to realize, develop, and fulfill their personal potential, and manage the challenges of university life. We offer: same day counselling, workshops on health, nutrition, sleep, sexual health, alcohol, and drug use, peer-to-peer consulting, support groups for LGBTQ2S+ students and racialized students, and more.

We want you to know that we care about and are here for you. Whether you want to meet with a peer health educator or registered counsellor, one time or on an ongoing basis, we are ready to listen about your day, chat about life, and support you in any way that we can. Please reach out to us! We look forward to connecting with you.

SCHW is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which students, staff, and faculty feel respected, valued and celebrated for their unique identities and experiences.

Education environments should be designed inclusively and must be adapted to accommodate the needs of a student with a disability in a way that promotes integration and full participation. Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides academic accommodation and support to students with disabilities in accordance with York University's obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education facilitates support, services and accommodations for those who have experienced sexual violence for all York students, staff and faculty.

The Sexual Assault Survivors' Support Line and Leadership (SASSL) is not a crisis line. SASSL is a peer-based support line. SASSL provides support from a trauma-informed and survivor-centric lens.

The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR) is committed to fostering student success by upholding the behavioural expectations outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. OSCR strives to build community by providing advice, referrals, education, alternate dispute resolution methods, local adjudication, the University Tribunal process, critical incident support and student leadership opportunities.

The York Federation of Students (YFS) offers services for undergraduate students, including academic advocacy, a health and dental plan, various campaigns as well as discounted TTC passes and event tickets.

The York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA) is organized around principles of accessibility, social justice, and equity as it works to improve the learning, teaching, and working environments for all graduate students at York University. The YUGSA is dedicated to providing advocacy and support to all members across various graduate departments on this campus. As a student union, the YUGSA is committed to representing graduate students’ diverse interests and defending and advancing students’ and workers’ rights across and beyond York’s campuses.

Health Education and Promotion is a team comprised of York students and staff that collaborate with on and off campus stakeholders to create a community that supports students' health and well-being. Programming topics are: alcohol and other drugs, mental health, nutrition and sexual health.

TBLGAY provides services to York University's trans, bisexual, lesbian, asexual and gay communities and their friends. TBLGAY offers support, social, political and educational programming, a safe place, community referrals, and a small resource library.

The YFS Access Centre promotes the rights of students with disabilities on campus and provides a number of services and disability resources for York students, staff, and faculty. The Access Centre strives to identify and take action around issues of concern for students with disabilities by providing advocacy, social networks, and education.

The YFS Food Support Centre is open to any York University or Seneca@York student (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate).