Other Safety-Related Services at York

Aboriginal Student Services

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.

Centre for Women and Trans People

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.

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion

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).

Employee Wellness

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.

Health, Safety and Employee Well-Being

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.

Legal Advice and Mediation Services

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.

Mature and Part-Time Student Information

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.

Mental Health and Wellness at York

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

Office of the Ombudsperson

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.

Student Counselling and Development

York University's Student Counselling & Development (SCD) provides a professional and supportive environment in which all York students have equitable access to a range of services that assist in facilitating their academic success.

Student Accessibility Services

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.

Sexual Violence

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.

Student Community Relations

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.

Student Unions

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.

Student Wellness

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.

Trans Bisexual Lesbian Gay Asexual at York (TBLGAY)

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.

YFS Access Centre

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.

YFS Food Support Centre

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